visit ban gioc waterfall in north east vietnam tours A fantastic northeast Vietnam tour to visit the wonderful triangle Ha Giang - Cao Bang - Lang Son with a mountain of attractions and cool experiences with the life of local people. Spend one week enjoying true feelings of beautiful northeast S-shaped country.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Bac Me – Cao Bang – Lang Son
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Adventure, Landscapes, Nature
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Moderate
Tour Categories: Adventure Tours to Vietnam, Ha Giang Tours


Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac
Day 3: Meo Vac – Bac Me
Day 4: Bac Me – Cao Bang
Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang
Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi

  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
  • Photos

Day 1: Hanoi – Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang (D)

Pick up at the hotel in Hanoi in the early morning, take a 291-KM drive north to Ha Giang. The drive takes at least 6 hours passing through the countryside, villages, and towns in far Northeast Vietnam. Along the way, stop to visit Mac Dynasty Citadel in Tuyen Quang Province and a nearby local market.

mac dynasty citadel northeast vietnam tour 6 days

After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Ha Giang. On arrival in the mid-afternoon, visit Tha Cultural Village which is 5 Km away from the town center. The village is home to Tay people and surrounded by rice terrace. Back to the town and check-in your hotel which overlooks the river. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang.

ha giang ethnic group northeast vietnam tour

Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, start our journey to Meo Vac passing through Quan Ba, Yen Minh, this is considered one of the most stunning routes in Vietnam. Stop to visit some minority communities en-route and talk with the lovely local children. You can bring them some sweets, candy or snacks but not money.

yen minh ha giang vietnam

After lunch, the scenic route takes you to Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of the most spectacular passes in Vietnam. Take a panorama view of Nho Que river from the top and admire the stunning sunset before continuing to Meo Vac. Arrive in the small town of Meo Vac in the late afternoon, check-in our hotel and spend the night there.

ma li peng pass is worth your visit in north east vietnam tours

Day 3: Meo Vac – Bac Me (B, L, D)

After a local breakfast, visit the colorful Meo Vac local market before returning to Yen Minh via the different scenic routes. Stop en-route to visit the Heaven Gate in Quan Ba town before continuing to Bac Me in the afternoon. Take a short visit to the nearby Tay ethnic minority village to see the daily life of the local people. Return to Bac Me town for dinner and overnight in a small hotel in the town.

ha giang local market northeast vietnam tour

Day 4: Bac Me – Cao Bang (B, L, D)

Today’s drive will be through three passes with the beautiful landscape of forest and mountains. Lunch in a local restaurant with specialty and arrive Cao Bang Town in the late afternoon with some stops en-route to visit the local villages. Dinner and overnight in Cao Bang.

try Cao Bang rice steamed rolls on northeast vietnam tours

Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit Ban Gioc Waterfall on the China-Vietnam border which is 85 KM from Cao Bang. Ban Gioc is one of the largest and the most impressive waterfalls in Vietnam, get your eyes amazed by the white water, picturesque blue sky, great limestone mountains, and stunning rice fields – a great chance ever for the photo shoot.

ban gioc waterfall in cao bang province vietnam

After a picnic lunch, visit Nguom Ngao Cave, one of the largest in the area. It has many fascinating stalactites in different shapes. After that, back to Cao Bang with time to relax before dinner and overnight stay.

explore the mysterious nguom ngao cave in northeast vietnam tours

Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, head back to Hanoi with a stop in Lang Son en-route. Explore a local border market with thousands of local items are being sold every day. After lunch in Lang Son City with its authentic food, we will drive back to Hanoi and end the tour at our hotel in the late afternoon. The Northeast Vietnam tour ends.

rice field in lang son vietnam

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing
  • English speaking tour guide, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation based on double or twin sharing room.
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water on the car

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Recommended Hotel List:

LocationHotelRoom type
Ha GiangCao Nguyen Da HotelSuperior room
Meo VacHoa Cuong HotelDSuperior room
Bac MeGam River HotelGSuperior room
Cao BangHoang Anh hotelSuperior room