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

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

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Swap bustling Hanoi for the tranquil Ba Be National Park on this 3-day back-to-nature tour, including accommodation, meals and round-trip transport. Take a scenic cruise along the Nang River and Ba Be Lake; explore the caves of Puong Grotto; and spend a night at Mr Linh's homestay in the Tay village of Bo Lu. Then, venture even further off the beaten track as you admire natural wonders like the Nguom Ngao cave and the Ban Gioc Waterfall, on the border of Vietnam and China.
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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2 nights accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
National Park fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch (3)
Dinner (2)
Breakfast (2)

Departure Point

7 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110213, Vietnam

Pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter hotels

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Mr Linh's Adventures
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    • "This tour is a must for people who want to experience the home stay with a local family." See review
    • "May be difficult for some during the second and third day of you get car sick as it is a lot of twists and turns in the mountains." See review
    • "You must take under consideration that in 3 days you have to travel a lot (about 1000 km" See review


    118 Reviews
    1 star

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    Nice paced tour with beautiful sights
    , Oct 2020
    Definitely off the beaten path! Since less tours are running due to Covid, we often found ourselves being the only ones at certain locations like the caves and out at the first home stay. We essentially had a private tour as it was just my husband, myself and one other person. Our guide, Sonny took good care of us every step of the way. We always felt safe with our driver and he often got us places ahead of schedule. Would recommend to anyone who is down for an adventure at a good pace. The drive alone was incredibly entertaining just looking out the window. May be difficult for some during the second and third day of you get car sick as it is a lot of twists and turns in the mountains. Overall my husband and I are quite happy with this tour and who use this company again in the future.
    Tour of North East Vietnam
    , Mar 2020
    An excellent trip. A lot of time on the road, but that was balanced by by the highlights. Just us and another couple on this trip. If you’ve already done the Sapa area, this will give you a very good feel for the NE. Homestays lovley and everyone very friendly.
    highly recommended
    , Feb 2020
    beautiful experience, funny guide, very nice places visited. You must take under consideration that in 3 days you have to travel a lot (about 1000 km)
    Amazing place, brilliant operator
    , Jan 2020
    We used Mr Linh's adventures for this tour and it was absolutely breath taking! The first day we saw the old french war post and the mothers temple, among other things, we then stayed in a homestay over night with a lovely family hosting us all. Fay two saw us going to a magnificent cave and the Ban Gioc Waterfall both places had very few tourists and it was most just our group of 5 of us, we then travelled to Ba Be National park and stayed in Mr Linh's homestay right on the lake! It was breathtaking. Day three started with early morning kayaking before breakfast and then saw us take a boat trip through the lake, down the rivers, through a cave and a walk through a small village. Again everything was so peaceful and we were virtually the only people there! Amazing experience that everyone needs to have!
    Fantatic Amazing Trip
    Peter M
    , Nov 2019
    What can I say fantastic tour value for money. This tour is a must for people who want to experience the home stay with a local family. 2 nights 3 days packed with beautiful sights and scenery and a very warm welcome from the local family at the Home Stay at night, the food throughout our tour was excellent especially at the Home Stay. We had a group of around 15 people a great bunch really friendly and we had lots of laughs along the way as we covered around 800km. A special thank you to our very knowledgeable tour guide Nha who could not do enough for us all on our trip, I would defiantly recommend this trip if you want to see the authentic north of Vietnam.
    Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour
    , Oct 2019
    Excellent tour.. would recommend this tour to all. beautiful country and Mr Lynn (aka) Happy Water. is a excellent tour guide.
    Julie S
    , Oct 2019
    Our guide Long was awesome couldn't do enough, it all ran smoothly, the tour is worth every cent one of the best I've done and the homestays are great, our driver Duy is the best and safest on the crazy mountain road .. thanks for an amazing 3 days
    Incredible experience!
    , Aug 2019
    From start to finish, Long (our guide), was on point with great story telling and historical facts and explanations as well as answers to all our questions about Vietnam. Amazing homestays, especially the first one, and great little detours! Much better than we expected!
    This was an awesome add on at the...
    Eben F
    , Mar 2017
    This was an awesome add on at the end of a several week group tour. I think the description is underrated. While the time in the van coming and going on the first and third day is long, the experience is remarkable, driving through local villages with great commentary on the different native tribes. Ba Be Lake is remarkable and included the visit to a cave. The following day after about a 4 hour drive we got to the Ban Gioc Waterfall and had a boat ride to get up close to the falls. This is on the boarder with China and part of the river and falls belong to China so at some point on the boat trip we were in China. About an hour later we traversed through a remarkable cave about a mile walk in the cave. We were fortunate that it was only my wife and I on this tour so it was a private tour in a van with our own driver and guide for the entire 3 days. Our guide, Hugh Uie in Vietnamese was EXCELLENT. When we'd stop for lunch or dinner included along the way, they'd sit with us and order food for the table and we'd all eat together. We were always very pleased with the local restaurants and the food. It was a great way to learn about local foods, which are different in this far northern part of Viet Nam from other parts. There were bathroom stops about every two hours along the way. The first night we stayed at Mr. Linh's Homestay, an interesting local place. We had about a half mile walk through rice fields and a pasture to get to the homestay. Our luggage was delivered another way, using a motor bike. The bedrooms are on the second level and the dining area is on the main level. We had a nice room with a quality king sized bed and a small dresser and air conditioning. Bathroom facilities are shared. You walk outside your room onto a porch and then past about five rooms to take a BIG step down to two toilet/shower rooms. Dinner and breakfast are included and served at a specified time. You sit down in the dining area and they bring you whatever food has been prepared. The food was good, but unremarkable. I don't recall the dinner items. Breakfast was rice pancakes and fruit and coffee or tea. One interesting bathroom feature at Mr. Linh's and at the hotel the next night was how the shower is a shower head next to the sink so that when you take a shower, most of the bathroom gets wet a different approach. The hotel the second night was very nice. Breakfast was included. Just like at Mr. Linh's, you show up at a set time and they bring you the meal. Breakfast was one fried egg, a loaf of French bread and some pineapple with coffee instant coffee here or tea. I noticed some comments in other reviews about people being concerned about driving techniques on this tour. Perhaps because we'd been in other parts of Viet Nam for two weeks, we were accustomed to it. We always felt safe, but they do have a different style of passing and cutting through traffic. Our driver was very good.
    The falls are magnificent but it is...
    Christopher E
    , May 2016
    The falls are magnificent but it is a long drive. Our guide spoke English well and engaged easily with us and was knowledgable about the area. He went out of his way to accomodate any needs or wants that we had along the way. We are still trying to come to grips with driving practices in Vietnam!

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