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3-Day Nature Tour To Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang & Ba Be Lake From Hanoi
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Climbing, Sightseeing, Cave

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Go on a refreshing nature tour of the Vietnam countryside and take in the views of limestone islands and terraced rice fields. Visit ancient sites like the Nguom Ngao Cave, marvel at the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall and learn about the Vietnamese culture by native Nung people. Also, go on a boat ride or take a dip in the gorgeous Ba Be Lake and enjoy the scenic environment.

  • Visit the gorgeous Ba Be Lake and enjoy a serene boat ride along the Nang River
  • Admire the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • Check out the ancient Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Enjoy scenic drives through rice paddy fields and small villages
  • Explore Vietnam's culture as you interact with the traditional Nung people
  • Day 1- Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Cao Bang (L, D) expand_more
    • Pick up will be between 7:30 to 8:00 am from your hotel in Hanoi. Then, you will begin with a drive on Highway No: 3. En route, you will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups at Thai Nguyen city. You can browse through the objects, photographs, and exhibits on display to better understand the various ethnic groups in Vietnam. You will also see their agricultural tools, handicrafts and the traditional costumes worn during worship time.

    • There will be a stopover for lunch before your transfer extremely north to Cao Bang, passing by scattered villages and rice paddy fields. You will get a chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production (depend on the growing season). This is the road less travelled; therefore, it is sure to give you scenic views that you can enjoy in peace.

    • Tonight, you will have dinner and stay overnight at a homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.

  • Day 2- Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D) expand_more
    • After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh, which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle, evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall, which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder.

    • Proceed to see the Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is filled with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

    • You will then make your way to return to Cao Bang town and go down through the snake pass at Ba Be Lake.

    • Tonight, you will stay at a traditional house of the Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home-cooked local food.

  • Day 3- Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L) expand_more
    • You can relax onboard, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim today! As you float on Ba Be Lake, take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River will give you time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto for stalactites and stalagmites formations that result from the erosion of the river. You will also see many bat colonies here.

    • You will depart for the journey back to Hanoi. The drive is approximately 150 miles (230 kilometres). You will stop at some hilly tea plantations before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

What's Included
  • A/C transfer

  • Boat trip on Ba Be lake

  • Homestays

  • Experienced English speaking Vietnamese tour 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

What's Excluded
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Beverages

  • Other services not mentioned above

What to bring
  • Pack essentials, including light, comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes.

  • Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.

  • It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.

  • We also recommend packing insect repellents, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.

Know before you go


  • Single supplement: USD 60

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.

  • Special requests (diet or vegetarian) should be sent before your departure date.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
2 To 10 USD 220 Per Person
1 To 1 USD 280 Per Person
1 To 4 USD 165 Per Person

This is a group tour

Private Tour Price USD 700
Maximum no. of people 4
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USD 220 / person

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