Ba Be Lake This adventure travel is specially designed for visitors who want to have an excursion to the northeast of Vietnam from Hanoi. Ba Be Lake belongs to Ba Be National Park and it is Vietnam only natural mountain lake and stunning Ban Gioc waterfall in the Vietnam and China border. Many photo opportunities, chances to connect with local people make your trip worth within only three days.

Tour Code: VBBW1503
Tour Route: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Soft Adventure
Tour Categories: Adventure Holidays in VietnamBa Be tours


Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang – BanGioc Waterfall
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi

Highlights of 3-Day Ba Be Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

  • Tour all the tourist attractions on the route in Ba Be and around
  • Cruise on Ba Ba Lake with alluring landscape
  • Enjoy the fresh air and spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains
  • Trek to Pac Ngoi Village and visit homes of ethnic minority people
  • Discover the beauty of the World’s 4th largest waterfall: Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • Have chances to get stunning shots of green lush vegetation
  • Spend a home-stay night with a hospitable host family
  • Savor the culinary delights of Bac Kan town
Experience our Service with
  • Guides: Hand-pick from our best guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
  • Drivers: friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience, door-to-door services
  • Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
  • Viet Vision Travel Office: 24/7 customer service, accommodate all your needs
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Photos

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Homestay (L, D)

Today, you will meet our tour guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi, then travel up north to Bac Kan province where to take a boat trip to explore the beauty of poetic Ba Be Lake. It takes you a morning for driving and having lunch at a local restaurant in the Ba Be National Park area. Ba Be Lake is considered as the green pearl of Northeast of Vietnam surrounded by rugged limestone mountains. Enjoy the fresh air, tranquil lake while cruising around.

ba be national park in bac kan vietnam

You will see the differences between water from the lake (green, clean) and water from Nang River (red) in the border of the lake and the river. After that, stop to visit Dau Dang waterfall, starting from Nang River and fall down to the valley, Puong cave, Fairy Pond and An Ma Temple. Later today, have a short trek (3km) to Pac Ngoi village, home of Tay ethnic minority people. Check-in and enjoy the home-stay hosted by a local family. Overnight in Ba Be National Park.

ba be lake the largest fresh lake in vietnam

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

After breakfast with the host, farewell Ba Be National Park and depart to Cao Bang province, head to Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh district. Ban Gioc waterfall is located in the border between Vietnam and China. This is the world’s 4th largest waterfall with half in Vietnam and a half in China.

ban gioc waterfall in Cao Bang vietnam

Standing in the waterfall area, you will feel the fresh, cool and very pleasant water which is generated by tiny drops. Later afternoon, return to Cao Bang town for our overnight stay. On the way back, stop at Nguom Ngao cave (Tiger cave). Overnight in Cao Bang

nguom ngao cave as known as tiger cave

Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B, L)

It’s not hurried for this morning so you can take our breakfast a little bit late, enjoy the daily life of local citizens then travel back to Hanoi after that. It’s approximately 310km from Cao Bang to Hanoi but it will not make us tired because of stopping at many rice fields or remote villages for relaxing or photo hunting. Lunch will be at a local Vietnamese restaurant then catch your hotel in the afternoon. Trip ends.

rice field in northern vietnam

Trip Price included:

  • English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
  • Private ground transportation with an experienced driver
  • Standard home-stay and hotel
  • Vietnamese food meals indicated as itinerary (B=Breakfast,  L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Boat excursion
  • Water during the trip
  • Viet Vision Travel’ hat
  • Many photo opportunities

Trip Price excluded:

  • Pre and after accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa and visa fee (if any)
  • VAT tax
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips…)
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary