Discovery tour in the Ba Be reserve, Vietnam

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6 days / 5 nights
Availability : January - December
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Waterfalls, caves, and excursions: the wildest Vietnam

This 6-day long discovery tour will take you beyond the usual holiday made of sand and cocktails, tolet you experience the wildest, most fascinating side of Vietnam. From Dau Dang waterfalls to lake Ba Be and the caves of Puong, our tour guides will show you the most beautiful spots of the natural reserve. And since the tour starts in Hanoi, you will have the chance to visit the temples of the Vietnamese capital. From the chaos of the city to the tranquillity of lakes, embrace Vietnam for an unforgettable experience.


Day 1 The Adventure begins - Hanoi

Arrival at Hanoi airport, transfer to the city. Hanoi, or the “River-bound City”, is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes that made it into one of the most charming cities of Asia. Overnight in hotel.

Included meals: none

Day 2Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

Get ready for a 7-hour drive to Ba Be Lake, situated 260 km from Hanoi, famous for its crystal-clear water. Stop to visit a tea plantation and a sugar factory. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Can town. In the afternoon, short trekking tour to take you on a trek to Pac Ngoi Village; you will then walk along the edge of the stream to view the stilt houses. After that, take a quick bike ride to the Tày ethnic village area where you will explore an amazing cave in the mountain.

Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3Dau Dang Waterfalls and Puong Cave

As you float on the Ba Be Lake you can relax, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters. The boat will take you along the Nang River, with time to explore the caves of Puong. You will then get back to Hanoi, on a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers).

Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Nguom Ngao Cave

After breakfast, set off to Ban Gioc Waterfalls. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people of the village of Phuoc Sen, famous for the production of farming tools. The journey continues to the Ban Gioc Waterfalls, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. After lunch at a local restaurant and some photos, you will see the Nguom Ngao Cave.
You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town, check in hotel and rest.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Cao Bang- Pacpo Cave - Hanoi

After breakfast, morning drive to visit Pac Po cave, where President Ho Chi Minh came back to Vietnam after 30
years abroad. Visit Pac Po cave, Lenin river, Karl Marx mountain, stone table.
12:00: Lunch in the local restaurant on the way back to Hanoi (via Road 3)
19:00: Arrival in Hanoi.

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6Hanoi - the Adventure ends

Free time around Hanoi. Transfer via bus/shuttle to the airport.

Included meals: breakfast

Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.

The price includes

  • 3 nights in Hanoi hotel in double room with breakfast
  • 2 nights in a local house in Ba Be
  • Meals as scheduled
  • Bike excursions and boat tour
  • Bus/shuttle transfers
  • Tour guides for the whole tour
  • Entrance fees to natural reserves

The price does not include

  • Contract management fee (10€ per person, mandatory)
  • National/international flights
  • Transfer from/to meeting point in Hanoi
  • Visa fees (if necessary)
  • Extra costs and tips
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes"

Partner terms and conditions


Shall the client cancel the reservation, a 50$ management fee will apply. Moreover, the following cancellation fees may apply:

1. 52 days before departure date: total refund, but 50$ fee will apply;
2. 51 to 35 days before departure date: fees will amount to 10% of total price;
3. 34 to 21 days from departure date: fees will amount to 25% of total price;
4. 20 to 14 days from departure date: fees will amount to 50% of total price;
5. 13 to 6 days from departure date: fees will amount to 90% of total price;
6. 5 days from departure date: fees will amount to 100% of total price.

Percentages do not include any travel costs (plane, train… tickets) paid by the partner. Those will not be refunded.
Refunds will apply within 30 days from request.


The partner supports the will of clients who may want to change their itinerary, but every case will be analyzed differently. Additional costs may apply.


It is mandatory for all clients to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from booking date and any other visas.
Clients declare, under their own responsibility, to have all needed personal documents.


Participants must be in good health, any issues are taken under their own responsibilities.


The partner will give confirmation of the booking only after having made sure that clients have a valid insurance. Clients must undersign a “Assistance, Medical, Luggage” insurance before departing.

Sharewood can also provide for:

  • Airline ticket office
  • Transfers on site
  • Reservation of any extra nights (aside from the selected package)
  • Cancellation insurance policy
  • “Assistance / Medical / Luggage” insurance policy