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Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall Group Tour 3 Days 2 Nights

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    Day 1: Hanoi - Lang Son - Cao Bang (L, D)

    Pass By: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son. We will start by driving in the direction of the Chinese border for about 3 hours, before stopping at Chi Lang Pass - a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains.

    This place occupies an important position in Vietnamese history, being the place of many victories against various Chinese invasions over the centuries and millennia, as far back as 981AD. As such it bears the reputation of Vietnam’s strongest citadel and bastion. Here you will have roughly an hour to walk around and explore the area around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, which translates as “The Gate of Monsters”, named for the many invasion forces that would spill through the pass over the course of history only to be beaten back by stalwart Vietnamese defenders.

    After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, you will continue your trip into the pass, stopping to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. In fact, this was the very first battle of the Indochina Wars, and the fighting here took place through September and October 1950, ending in a resounding victory for the Viet Minh.

    In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local homestay owned and operated by a local Nung family.

    Highlights and activities: Chi Lang, Quy Mon Quan Gate, Dong Khe Battle Site, Ethnic Villages, and a 3-5km walk.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel/Homestay

    Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

    Pass By: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
    After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China. Here you will have another chance to meet and interact with the local Nung people living in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmithing. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.

    Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breath-taking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography.

    Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

    You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.

    Highlights and activities: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, Ethnic Villages

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel/Homestay

    Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)

    Pass By: Ba Be National Park, Bo Lu Village Ba Be district, Nam Mau 270000 Vietnam
    After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.

    The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.

    Now that you’ve reached the end of your tour, you’ll be driven the roughly 230 kilometres back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills. Once we arrive in Hanoi it is time to say farewell, having made lifelong memories and connections.

    Highlights and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Tay ethnic villages.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up guests from hotel at Hanoi Old Quarter or the meeting point at Hanoi Opera House (No 1 Trang Tien Str, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi City).
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • A/C transfer
    • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
    • Homestays
    • Experienced English speaking guide.
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
    • No extra charge after confirmation
    • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
    • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Beverage
    • Other services not mentioned above.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
    • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    4 of my friends and I’ve joined Vietnam Travel Top on 29/9/19 to Ban Gioc waterfalls. It was a nice and giant waterfall between border of Vietnam and China. It worth to visit to this waterfall. Luan our tour guide is a very nice guy...More

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    Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

    I and my wife came back to Vietnam with my son in this trip. We met Vietnam Travel Top for Ban Gioc - Ba Be Trip in 3 days 2 nights. It was so good with captivating views of northern Vietnam, experienced different traditions and...More

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    VietnamTravelTop, Manager at Vietnam Travel Top, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    On behalf of Vietnam Travel Top, we would like to say “Thank you so much” for being our customer. Reading your lovely comment about your holiday in Vietnam makes us very happy and proud of what we are doing. All your feelings are big motivation...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    I went with my brother and a friend and it was only us so basically a private tour. Our tourguide Loi was very enthusiastic and helped us with some minor inconveniences for us to adapt to the local lifestyle. If you want to escape the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    VietnamTravelTop, Manager at Vietnam Travel Top, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Dear Ngoc Lee, Thank you for your lovely words and your recommendation for us - VIETNAM TRAVEL TOP! On behalf of Vietnam Travel Top, we would like to say “Thank you so much” for being our customer. Your lovely comment about Vietnam Travel Top service...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    I did this tour with three of my friends. The places we visited were amazing and the guide (Leon) has always been available to explain us the history of Vietnam and stop the car every time we wanted to take pictures of the landscapes around...More

    Thank valeriomaz
    VietnamTravelTop, Manager at Vietnam Travel Top, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for sharing your experience when you was travelling with us. To make sure that everything run smoothly as your trip did, our team was very hard working from email, consult, operate and follow up from head to...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    Spent three days in Ba Be with 3 friends and it was just amazing. The guide (Leon) is great, always available for us when needed and really helpful in all occasions. Long ride in the car but was comfortable and driver was just expert on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    VietnamTravelTop, Manager at Vietnam Travel Top, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Dear Romeo Ferri, Thank you very much for your review about Us. Our team are so happy to know that you had great experience in your trip with us. We are so happy when you said you were satisfied with our services. Please kindly recommend...More

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