This north western Vietnam tour is a captivating mix of great limestone mountains, crisp fresh air, a larger than life waterfall, sprawling rice fields and a fresh water lake.This 4 days nature tour takes you from Hanoi to the natural wonderland of Northwestern Vietnam where we visit Ba Be National Park, Ban Gioc Waterfall and the famous Ba Be Lake. which is well-known as a 50-hectare freshwater lake in the altitude of 145m above sea level created by the confluence of three river tributaries orchestrated by an earthquake tens of millions of years ago, Ban Gioc – the world’s fourth biggest border-crossing waterfall is attractive for its picturesque painting of blue sky, great limestone mountains and stunning rice fields. Each and every guest so far has gone back awe struck and spell bound. What are you waiting for?
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L/D)
At 7:00 AM: Our Green Discovery Indochina tour guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Hanoi then take a drive on a 250-kilometers (5 hours) journey to Ba Be National Park. On the way we will have several scheduled stops for lunch and visiting Tay ethnic minority community and mostly living by rice cultivation.
Arrive Ba Be Lake, we will check-in home-stay at Pac Ngoi Village, take a rest an hour then we will start a boat trip along Nang River to discover Ba Be Lake, Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang Waterfall and tiny Widow Island. These poetic landscapes will bring us relaxing time with fresh air and green environment, so don’t forget your camera for nice photos.
In the afternoon, we will arrive to the stilt houses of the Tay community in Pac Ngoi Village and also spend your night in a home-stay in the village.
Day 2: Ba Be National Park – Hua Ma cave exploring – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the host family, we will take a short walk visit Hua Ma cave, a huge grotto with thousands of stalactites. We will then depart for Quang Uyen, frontier town which is inhabited mostly by the Nung ethnic minority people. They still retain their centuries old cultural traditions and are recognizably distinct from each other by their dress. The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of the area’s local people are highlights of Quang Uyen. Living conditions are very basic here. Overnight in a small but comfortable hotel.
Day 3 – Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang city (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will depart for Ban Gioc waterfall, which is closed to Vietnam’s northern border with China.
On the way to Ban Gioc Waterfall, you will see many terraced rice paddies dotted with some houses creating a peaceful and poetic landscape. Arrive at Ban Gioc, you will marvel at its spectacular beauty, which is worth to be the Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall. After spending some time relaxing and taking nice photos, you will visit Nguom Ngao Cave, listen to its interesting legends then come back Cao Bang Town for overnight in a local hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang Town – Hanoi (B/L)
On the next day, on the way transferring back to Hanoi (about 310 kilometers), you will enjoy the charming sceneries deeply reflecting the Northwest color: stunning limestone peaks, long-lasting lush paddy fields and untouched peaceful villages. To satisfy your desire of discovering, we will stop at an ethnic village known for its tobacco production, where you can not only learn more about the daily life of the locals but also enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is a stop for lunch before getting back to Hanoi city and ending the trip.