Northeast Vietnam: Ba Be Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall - 5 days

Duration: 5 Days
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US$ 699.00


Let’s create a never-to-be-forgotten adventure at these two hidden gems in Northeast Vietnam: Ba Be Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall. During the tour, you will discover off-the-beaten-track areas, enjoy a meal in the middle of a huge lake, have intercultural exchange with ethnic local communities and so much more.
Departure: Hanoi
Categories: Autumn experience
Theme: Ecotourism


Retreat at the stunning Ba Be Lake, a hidden gem of Northeast Vietnam, with emerald waters and breathtaking natural scenery

Stay with a welcoming homestay family, experiencing traditional way of life and enjoying authentic Vietnamese dishes

Witness the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Southeast Asia

Trek through picturesque landscapes and villages to get a glimpse of local life

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Tour Itinerary

Hanoi - Ba Be Lake Transfer


8:30: Our private driver will pick you up from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake - a captivating destination known for its pristine beauty, emerald waters, majestic limestone mountains, and verdant forests. 

Recharge your energy with an early lunch in Bac Kan town with local dishes. 


Continue your journey with a 2-hour drive to homestay at Ba Be Lake. Relax after a long day traveling by car, or take time to wander around and explore the surrounding area. 

Seek out new flavors with special dishes prepared by our friendly locals.

Meals: Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be

Ba Be Lake Boat - Dau Dang - Trekking


Get ready for a day full of exciting activities with a full delicious breakfast at homestay. Then get on a private boat tour and do sightseeing around the peaceful Ba Be Lake - the largest freshwater lake in North Vietnam.

Blow your mind with the enchanting scenery and the nature-rich landscape of this sprawling lake.

Stop at Dau Dang Waterfall for lunch. Take a rest to gain energy for afternoon trekking.


Hike to remote Dzao Village in town. Immerse in the refreshing atmosphere and admire the cultural life of local inhabitants.

Return to the junks and transfer back to the local house. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 2 Interact With Dzao People

Interact With Dzao People

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be

Ba Be - Cao Bang Ethnic Communities


Have a delectable breakfast. Hit the road to Cao Bang Province, where you see various minor communities like Nung, H’mong, and Tho people.

Recharge energy with lunch at a local restaurant in Cao Bang. Complete the check-in procedure at the hotel.


Spend about 2 hours on an exploration of local lives in a traditional village in Cao Bang City.

Day 3 Cao Bang Locals

Cao Bang Locals

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang City

Cao Bang - Ban Gioc watefall - Nguom Ngao Cave


Explore Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the most impressive natural sights in North Vietnam. Keep memories of the most majestic and gorgeous waterfall in Vietnam in wonderful photographs.

Head to a local restaurant for lunch after the morning excursion.


Visit Nguom Ngao Cave, a natural masterpiece that will be worth every second. Strike at the outstanding stalactites in diverse shapes as well as mesmerizing scenery and unique sounds of wind and water through rocks.

Return to Cao Bang City. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 4 Witness Amazing Ban Gioc Waterfall

The Amazing Ban Gioc Waterfall

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang City

Cao Bang - Hanoi


Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the homestay. Settle the bill and check out. Then our private driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Hanoi.

We'll make a stop on the way for a delicious local lunch.


Arrival at your hotel in Hanoi.

NOTE: Please note that the hotel in Hanoi is not included in this tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

Accommodation: NA

What's Included

4 Breakfasts, 5 Picnic Lunch, 4 Dinner

Car, Trekking

Hotel (2 nights), Homestay in Ba Be (2 nights)

Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except home-stay.

All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary

All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.

Meals as indicated in the program

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out

Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)

International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes

Transfer from and to airport

Visa or Passport Fees

Travel Insurance

Tips, laundry and gratuities

Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Additional Info

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • Not recommended for child under 6
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