Ban Gioc waterfall – Ba Be lake tour 4 Days

PRIVATE TOUR – TOUR CODE: CBB02

Picturesque landscape of Ban Gioc waterfall at Vietnamese-Sino border lures everyone at the first sight. The excursion is followed by homestay in Ba Be Park, 1 of 4 RAMSAR sites of Vietnam.

PRICE

No. Persons 2 4 6 8 Single supplement
Price (US$) per person 363 224 166 139 39

This Private tour will offer you the best of Cao Bang province & Ba Be national park within a short time.

TIME: 8:30 am (Day 1) – 18:30 (Day 4)

INCLUSION

  • The 1st night in Cao Bang mountainous town
  • The 2nd night homestay in a stilt-home in Pac Ngoi village, Ba Be lake
  • Private transfer from Hanoi by 7-seat car or 16-seat van.
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the tour. A surcharge of US$ 15 per person is added in case you need 1 French speaking guide.
  • Meals as indicated: 3 breakfasts ; 1 Lunch ; 1 Dinner
  • Halfday punting a raft downstreaming Ban Gioc waterfall, Quay Son river on Day 2
  • Halfday discovering Nguom Ngao enormous cave, 5km from Ban Gioc waterfall
  • Halfday boating on Ba Be lake, Nang river on Day 3
  • Admission fees to sightseeing places

EXCLUSION

  • Other meals
  • Drinks & other personal expenses

TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1 HANOI – CAO BANG

Morning private pick-up with tour guide from your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Cao Bang town (280km including 180km uphill) driving through the 2 incredible mountain passes of Giang (Wild pass) and Gio (Wind pass).

DAY 2 BAN GIOC WATERFALL TOUR – NGUOM NGAO CAVE (B)

Morning transfer Cao Bang – Ban Gioc in nearly 3 hour driving to the North border. Upon arrival, you go on rafting on Quay Son river (Vietnam zone). Easy to take photos of Ban Gioc waterfall from the downstream or from a village on both river banks.

Lunch by yourselves.

Continue discovering Nguom Ngao cave, 5km from Ban Gioc, discovered by British Caving Association in 1995 and opened to tourists since 1996.

Late afternoon arrival in your hotel. Overnight in Cao Bang town.

DAY 3 CAO BANG – BA BE LAKE – HALFDAY BOATING (B,L,D)

Morning transfer Cao Bang – Ba Be lake (3-hour driving). Check in homestay/ 2-star hotel in Ba Be. Lunch is served.

In the afternoon, you enjoy a motorised boat trip or dugout canoe on Nang river to discover Puong cave, Dau Dang waterfall, Fairy pond, An Ma temple. Enjoy meals of ethnic minorities. Overnight in homestay/hotel.

DAY 4 BA BE LAKE – HANOI (B)

Free & Easy to intermingle with local people and take photos.

Say goodbye to the host after lunchtime. Land transfer to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at around 18:00. End of services.

Ban Gioc waterfall

Ban Gioc is the World’s 4th largest waterfall on the national border after Iguazu (Brasil – Argentina), Victoria (Zambia – Zimbabwe), Niagara (Canada – USA). Despite the sovereignty dispute between Vietnam and China about which country Ban Gioc waterfall belongs to, both country name this waterfall as their premium landscape. In 2005, CCTV China listed it in Top Ten wonderful falls of China. Vietnam has topped it as the largest natural fall of South East Asia and will inaugurate a 4-star resort in Ban Gioc in 2014.

MAYBE YOU DON’T KNOW

Ban Gioc waterfall is currently the 4th largest waterfall along a national border, after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls.

Ba Be lake is the biggest natural lake of Vietnam, 1 of the 4 RAMSAR sites of Vietnam, 1 of 20 world’s largest lakes.

The best time to visit Ba Be lake is during the dry season (from September to April). In the wet season, the lake takes up water from the Nang River and regularly flooded. If travel at the time of Long Tong Festival on the 10th and 11th days of the first Lunar month, there are traditional games and performance of surrounding ethnic tribal groups.

This tour has it all ! Not too much time for transfer like overnight trains to Sapa. As you see, each day is a combination between halfday transfer through mountains, high passes and halfday visiting. Each day you can intermingle with hilltribes and experience their lifestyles. Restaurants are abundant in towns so we remove lunch and dinner in Cao Bang. In contrast, meals in homestay in Ba Be are inclusive.

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