Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguyen Binh From Hanoi (3 Days)

Travel Highlight: Cao Bang Tours, Vietnam Tours

Duration: 3 days

From $242pp


The Northeast of Vietnam offers spectacular scenery. Giant limestone mountains surrounded by emerald green rice fields, pristine rivers, bustling ethnic markets and untouched minority villages

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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Hanoi – Lang Son – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/ L/ D)

    Depart at 6:00AM. This morning we drive 160km in high-way National No.1 to Lang Son city where is one of the biggest border city of the Northeast, also is the terminal of National Road No.1 lengthen from Lang Son city to Chau Doc city the end most of the map in the Sounth of Vietnam. We will arrive at Lang Son slightly before lunch-time, have noodle with pork (thịt ba chỉ quay và thịt xá xíu) for a late breakfast. After breakfast we will join the mountain road toward That Khe, Dong Khe, Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, then drop in Ban Gioc border gate, Ban Gioc waterfall for a late lunch. After lunch we go to visit Ban Gioc waterfall and take picture of this most beautiful waterfall of Vietnam. Back to our vehicle to go to hotel. Overnight in Ban Gioc Quay Son hotel.  

    • Hotel: Ban Gioc Quay Son hotel / Deluxe room
    • Distance/duration transfer: ~ 337 km
  2. Day 2: Ban Gioc Waterfall – Phja Oắc Peak - Hoai Khao (B, L, D)

    Located in 1,100 meter above sea level, Nguyen Binh district is the roof of Cao Bang province. Living in this only last and foremost natural forest of Cao Bang province are many groups of ethnic minorities such as Dzao, Tay, Nung, H’mong, Kinh, Ngai, Hoa with the subsistence livelihoods like growing precious medicinal plants, growing water rice in terrace fields, maize, raising poultries, weaving raw fabric weaving, build wooden houses, etc. Because of un-touching by tourists so that people call Nguyen Binh is a sleeping princess, still waiting for a prince to wake her up, alike of the mystery of Phia Oắc peak at 1,931m for a magnificent view, a giant grass hills of Phan Thanh commune, Kolia tea farm with Gate to heaven, a very large natural bamboo forest Truc Sao and colorful livelihood of minorities…. 

    7:00 We join the car to drive to the Ban Gioc Truc Lam pagoda, where is considered as a sacred place guarding the border of Vietnam. From the temple’s cloud courtyard we can have the valley photo and Ban Gioc waterfall photo.

    8:00 Have breakfast and check out

    8:30 We join the car to drive to Nguom Ngao grotto and visit it in an hour.

    9:30 Depart for Nguyen Binh district with our tour guide and driver. Through 2 hours via Quang Uyen then stop at Cao Bang town for lunch. After lunch we drive another 2 hours to Nguyen Binh district and have first stop at Phja Oắc peak which is considered as the top roof of Northeast of Vietnam. After visit the magnificent view, we drive to Hoai Khao village where we stay tonight with the Coin Dzao ethnic group. Have dinner with family of Coin Dzao and overnight here.

    Herbal foots soaking is a great experience in the evening. We just need only thirty minutes to soak foots in a wooden bow of warm water with traditional herb of Dzao minority that can kill the tired of the day and healing your physical for a great sleep.

  3. Day 3: Hoai Khao – Ha Noi (B, L)

    7:30AM after breakfast, we have a leisure morning for a walk around the fairyland of Hoai Khao village, enjoying the peaceful area then walk 2,5km or motor bike to Bee Grotto where have plenty of natural giant bee nests. If elsewhere the product of the bee is honey, the Dao people in Hoai Khao only take beeswax for printing beeswax on the traditional costumes of the Dao ethnic group. Beeswax season is in Winter, the bees will have died or flied away to save food for their Queen, the local Coin Dzao will come to take beeswax. When the Spring comes, bee larvae will hatch into baby bees and continue their vibrant life cycle in hundreds of flowers bloom over the Phja Oắc forest of Phja Oắc National Park. It is said that, the bee nests here are older than the village so that they are seem the very secret with Coin Dzao spirit’s life. 

    After visiting the bee nests, we return our homestay for lunch then bit farewell the family to go to Hanoi city.

    13:00PM: we leave Hoai Khao behind for the next section, drive to Hanoi.

    The tour end at around 19:00 PM.

Price & Inclusion

Price with accommodation

Group Size Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
1 $654 pp $ pp $ pp
2 $366 pp $ pp $ pp
3 $298 pp $ pp $ pp
4 $242 pp $ pp $ pp
5 $219 pp $ pp $ pp
6 $194 pp $ pp $ pp
7 $184 pp $ pp $ pp
8 $172 pp $ pp $ pp

All prices are quoted per Person in US Dollars


  • Air-conditional vehicle through-out
  • Tour guide speaking English
  • All entrance fee and permission papers
  • All meals as indicated as in itinerary
  • Boat tickets in Ban Gioc waterfall
  • 1 night in hotel Quay Son Ban Gioc
  • Homestay of Coin Dzao ethnic minorities
  • Sight – seeing as indicated in itinerary
  • Motor bike from Hoai Khao to Forest before trek to Bees nests grotto
  • Set for herb foots soaking in the evening of second day
  • Insurance
  • Water bottles along the tour 


  • Other drinks
  • First day breakfast and last day dinner
  • Other personal expenses

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