Hanoi - Ba Be Lake Group Tour 3 days 2 nights - Goasiatravel

Day 1: Hanoi – Lang Son – Quang Uyen (L/D)

Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son. We will start by driving in the direction of the Chinese border for about 3 hours, before stopping at Chi Lang Pass – a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains.

This place occupies an important position in Vietnamese history, being the place of many victories against various Chinese invasions over the centuries and millennia, as far back as 981AD. As such it bears the reputation of Vietnam’s strongest citadel and bastion. Here you will have roughly an hour to walk around and explore the area around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, which translates as “The Gate of Monsters”, named for the many invasion forces that would spill through the pass over the course of history only to be beaten back by stalwart Vietnamese defenders.

After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, you will continue your trip into the pass, stopping to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. In fact, this was the very first battle of the Indochina Wars, and the fighting here took place through September and October 1950, ending in a resounding victory for the Viet Minh.

In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local homestay owned and operated by a local Nung family.

Highlights and activities: Chi Lang, Quy Mon Quan Gate, Dong Khe Battle Site, Ethnic Villages, and a 3-5km walk.

Ban Gioc Waterfall Ba Be LakeBan Gioc Waterfall Ba Be Lake

Day 2: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/L/D)

After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China. Here you will have another chance to meet and interact with the local Nung people living in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmithing. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.

Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breath-taking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography.

Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.

Highlights and activities: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, Ethnic Villages

Ban Gioc Waterfall Ba Be LakeBan Gioc Waterfall Ba Be Lake

Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L)


Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

Price: 175 USD/person/ small group


  • A/C transfer
  • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
  • Homestays
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above.

Extra service

  • Single supplement: US $40

What to bring:

  • Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather condition.

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