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3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi provided by Mr Linh's Adventures

3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
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Tour snapshot
Escape the tourist trail and get back to nature in Ba Be National Park
Duration:
3 days
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
It’s difficult to experience Ba Be National Park without private transportation and a guide to connect you to the ethnic groups who live here. On this small-group tour—the perfect choice for adventurous travelers—immerse in local culture, landscapes, and lifestyles, and mingle with Nung and Tay people. Along the way, see the Nang River, Ban Gioc Falls, Nguom Ngao Cave, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise the Nang River, see Ban Gioc Falls, explore Nguom Ngao Cave, and more
  • Experience local life on village visits and stays with Nung and Tay people
  • Enjoy seven delicious meals, plus hotel pickup and drop-off in a small group
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, learn about local cultures at the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen city. Enjoy lunch and then travel north. You might stop at a tobacco-producing village before you reach your homestay, with a Nung family in Quang Uyen, in time for dinner. After breakfast at your homestay, visit Phuc Sen village, known producing farming tools. Travel through spectacular rice paddy scenery to Ban Gioc Falls. Soak up the spectacular views before journeying to Nguom Ngao Cave, Cao Bang town, and Ba Be Lake, with lunch en route. Enjoy dinner with your Tay family hosts for the night. After breakfast, experience Ba Be Lake: Swim, look for wildlife, and soak up the karst scenery. Board a boat to cruise Nang River, Ba Be Lake, and Puong Cave. Finally, head back to Hanoi, enjoying lunch and a stop at a tea plantation on the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Cruise the Nang River, see Ban Gioc Falls, explore Nguom Ngao Cave, and more
  • Experience local life on village visits and stays with Nung and Tay people
  • Enjoy seven delicious meals, plus hotel pickup and drop-off in a small group
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, learn about local cultures at the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen city. Enjoy lunch and then travel north. You might stop at a tobacco-producing village before you reach your homestay, with a Nung family in Quang Uyen, in time for dinner. After breakfast at your homestay, visit Phuc Sen village, known producing farming tools. Travel through spectacular rice paddy scenery to Ban Gioc Falls. Soak up the spectacular views before journeying to Nguom Ngao Cave, Cao Bang town, and Ba Be Lake, with lunch en route. Enjoy dinner with your Tay family hosts for the night. After breakfast, experience Ba Be Lake: Swim, look for wildlife, and soak up the karst scenery. Board a boat to cruise Nang River, Ba Be Lake, and Puong Cave. Finally, head back to Hanoi, enjoying lunch and a stop at a tea plantation on the way.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 13034P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up all of customers who is stay at hotels located in Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, 7 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110213, Vietnam Pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter hotels
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up all of customers who is stay at hotels located in Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, 7 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110213, Vietnam Pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter hotels
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National...
Day 2
Day 2: Ba Be National Park - Ban...
Day 3
Day 3: Ban Gioc waterfall – Lang...
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5.0
116 reviews
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Kathryn C
2 contributions
Couples
My partner and I had an absolutely amazing time on our tour with Ninh on the Ban Gioc and Ba Be lake tour. Our tour guide Ninh was just amazing. His English was really good and he went above and beyond to describe the country and the landscape to us. We really enjoyed the small village we stayed at the first night and the hostess Ms. Kim was just the most precious host.
We actually enjoyed the Ba Be lake more than we did the waterfall because the waterfall was pretty packed with tourists. At the lake we stayed at the home stay of Mr. Linh and it was actually his wedding and so we celebrated his wedding day which was just a blast. His family was super welcoming and I thought we got to see a lot of culture through this experience.
We loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone!
Written July 13, 2022
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Globepouncing
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam357 contributions
Getting up into Vietnam's wild northeast is not easy, and Mr. Linh's outfit is a pretty clear best option among relatively few decent operators. The 3-day Ba Be and Ban Gioc trip was as advertised and about what we expected - rural homestays and lots of driving. Seeing Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Viet-Chinese border was worth it, and the 'Tiger Cave' was quite a sight to see, too. On this tour we also hiked along the border with China to Ho Chi Minh's digs upon his return to Vietnam. Long stretches in the back of the van are the key drawback of this tour, but at this point, if you want to see Ban Gioc, there's really no better way.
Written June 13, 2021
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Batjargal B
3 contributions
Friends
Mr. Long is an excellent tour guide who is passionate about sharing Vietnam’s diverse history, nature and cultures. He is a natural story teller and offered rich narratives when introducing us to each site/stop on our busy itinerary. We felt like he and Mr. Duy (our driver) catered to our every need!

This is a wonderful trip if you want to experience Vietnam’s natural wonders and visit villages of hospitable ethnic minorities (like the Tay or the Hmong), eat their local dishes and watch them work their craft (paper-making, blacksmiths, incense-making). If you’re lucky, you might even get the opportunity to participate in some of their craft. We arrived at the paper making village just in time to help the locals with parts of their paper-making process! Needless to say, Mr. Long and his team have a lovely relationship with the locals and their positive rapport definitely contributed to the smiles, laughter and memories we shared on this tour.

Thank Mr. Linh’s Adventure for a wonderful trip!
Written April 17, 2022
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Océane J
20 contributions
Our private tour with Mr. Linh's Adventures was one of the highlights of my travels within Vietnam! Our tour guide, Mr. Long, and driver, Mr. Duy, were both incredibly kind and patient.

Mr. Long spoke great English, was very knowledge about the local cultures and their histories, and was overall a pleasure to traveling with. The sights were absolutely breathtaking and worth the long stretches of driving. The homestays, food and activities far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the true beauty of northern Vietnam. Helen from Mr. Linh's Adventures was also very responsive and answered any questions of ours before the trip.
Written April 19, 2022
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Hi Océane J, Thank you for taking your valuable time to review the trip “3-Day Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall”. We are so glad to hear that you had wonderful experiences on your trip. You had a memorable trip with our experienced guide, as passionate about his country as sharing his knowledge with travelers. We are also thankful for your beloved our conscientious driver and Ms Helen. They will definitely be happy to see your feedback. Hope that we can meet on your next trip to Vietnam! It’s our pleasure to be your partner on the journey to discover Vietnam. Thank you so much for trusting in us! Mr Linh’s Adventures’ Team
Written July 1, 2022
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Ashley L
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
My 5 friends and I did the 3 day tour to Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall guided by Mr. Long. He was very knowledgable and passionate about sharing Vietnam with us. Mr. Long was very in tune with our interests and adapted the tour accordingly. We swam, rock-jumped and kayaked in the beautiful lake, had a delicious BBQ dinner, visited caves and learned many interesting facts at different pit stops along the way. Highly recommend. A shoutout to Dr Duy for being a safe and patient driver who stopped every time I needed to use the restroom.
Written April 21, 2022
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Hi 878ashleyl, Thank you for taking your valuable time to review the trip “3-Day Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall”. We are so glad to hear that you had wonderful experiences on your trip. What a real adventure! It looks like you had many exciting moments in Ba Be National Park and Mr Linh’s Homestay with an outdoor BBQ dinner. So amazing! Hope that we can meet on your next trip to Vietnam. We would like to take you to the rest of the pretty parts of Vietnam. Thank you so much for trusting in us! Mr Linh’s Adventures’ Team
Written July 1, 2022
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Jules_A-G
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed this tour in the north of Vietnam. Even though the sun wasn't shining the mist provided many atmospheric scenes. It is a lot of time in the bus but you do get to see some sites less visited.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are glad you enjoyed your time in the northeast of Vietnam. Indeed the road can seem rather long as we need to drive on mountain roads, we do try to stop as soon as possible but we cannot cheat the number of kilometers! The scenery of each destination is worth it though as well as the time spent with local ethnic families. We hope to see you again, on a sunny day this time ;) Mr Linh's Adventures Team
Written January 21, 2020
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Damien
11 contributions
I did a group tour of 20 members with Mr. Linh Adventures on May 2022 from Hanoi. The tour includes transportation, food and beverage, accommodation and activities. The sights were very nice and all activities were well-prepared to avoid any waste of time. I spent 3 amazing days thanks to Mr. Li, our guide. We learnt many interesting facts at different pit stops along the way despite a tight planning. Pain point can be the long driving distance. Mr. Li's secret is happiness and you will spend priceless moments with locals in homestays. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the true beauty of northern Vietnam.
Written May 15, 2022
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Hi Mastapince, Thank you for taking your valuable time to give us feedback about the trip “3-Day Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall”. We appreciate that! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on your trip. Because the trip lasted just 3 days, we would like to prepare well and take advantage to give you all the amazing experiences. We usually use Homestay as the accommodation in order that you have more chances to discover the beauty of local life and also be closer to the partners. We value the visitor experience more than a simple sightseeing trip. That is really touching when you can feel our enthusiasm on each trip. It's our success! Hope that we can meet on your next trip to Vietnam! We would like to take you to more pretty parts of Vietnam. Thank you so much for trusting in us! Mr Linh’s Adventures’ Team
Written July 1, 2022
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Susel
7 contributions
Wow!! What an amazing experience it was. It ended up being just my husband and I and they can have a max of 15 people per group, so we were really fortunate. Definitely recommend this trip to everyone! Our tour guide Mr.Long and driver Long were both fantastic, very knowledgeable, and made us feel safe the entire trip. Meeting the local people and staying in their home stays was such a special moment.
It does require a lot of time in the car but they take bathroom breaks and the lunch spots are just one of the best authentic Vietnamese food.
We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives and you could too if you book this trip. You won’t be disappointed.
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you for this great review, we are so glad to read this trip is part of your best experiences! In a few days, we try to make travelers discover less touristic destinations in Vietnam, and more importantly, the beauty of its people too by orginasing overnight in a local homestay. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you again someday! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
Written January 21, 2020
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David R
Naples, FL13 contributions
Couples
We had a great time with Long our tour guide and Long our driver, they were extremely friendly and welcoming, they truly showed us how beautiful and breathtaking Vietnam can be, every place we went to was picture perfect. The home stays and the families that live there were an absolute privilege to experience. We were fortunate enough to share in the celebration of their approaching new year and the party we enjoyed with other guests and village people in Babe lake was something that I will cherish forever. Long and Long thank you for everything 🙏, Mr Linh’s is a must if you go to Vietnam
Written January 18, 2020
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Such an amazing review thank you so much. Indeed you traveled just before Tet, the families are busy preparing the celebration of the Lunar New Year, and the parties start early ;) You had the perfect dream team to accompany you, our two Longs are great in their respective fields. Last but not least, the aura of Ba Be Lake also participates in leaving a long-lasting memory! Do not hesitate to pass by on your next visit to Vietnam! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
Written January 21, 2020
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bikingmom
Cleveland, OH531 contributions
We used Mr. Linh,s adventures to organize our trip to Ba Be Lake. Working with Helen in Hanoi was very professional and easy. We wanted to do a trek to a different home stay and spend the night which she was able to arrange for us. Because we didn’t,t do the specific package we had to arrange our own travel to the lake area. We ended up hiring a car to take us both directions because of timing. Mr Linh’s home stay was very comfortable and clean. Food was plentiful and the showers were hot. It is located on a small lake that has access to Ba Be Lake. The weather was cool so we didn’t get to use the kayaks, but if it was warmer it would have been a fun activity. The waterfall is ok, the food at the local restaurant was good and the cave that they tKe you to via boat was spectacular. Bring warm cloths and a rain jacket because you are on the boat for at least 2-3 hours. The trip from Hanoi takes about 4-5 hours and is very curvy, if you are prone to motion sickness then take something ahead of time. All in all worth the trip.
Written February 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your time in Ba Be. The park and its lake are so special, we are happy to introduce it to travelers. In one area you can find so many characteristics of Vietnam's unique landscape between the karst mountains, the caves and the waterfalls. Thanks again for your trust, Helen will be delighted to read your review of her services! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
Written February 13, 2020
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