This tour will bring you a fantastic experience traveling to Ba Be National Park’s tropical forest, wild and rugged landscape of Cao Bang and the spectacular Ban Gioc Waterfall
Experience Code : 10589
Day 1: Hanoi - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (Lunch/Dinner)
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. 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 during September and October of 1950 and ended in a resounding victory for the Vietnamese soldiers. In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local homestay owned and operated by a local Nung family.
Day 2: Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (Lunch/Dinner)
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 and are used in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.
Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking 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.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (Lunch)
After breakfast, we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto Ba Be lake. Here you will have the chance to relax, take in the views, or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. On your boat ride, you will pass by stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and rich wildlife. The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe a bat colony that is home to thousands of bats.
Now that you’ve reached the end of your tour, you’ll be driven roughly 230 kilometers back to Hanoi. On this journey there will be a chance to stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills. Once you arrive in Hanoi it is time to say farewell, having made lifelong memories and connections.
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