Adventure to Ban Gioc Waterfall

9DAYS -> Hanoi -> Ba Be Lake -> Ban Gioc Waterfall -> Ninh Binh -> Halong Bay

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Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi - Ba Be Lake Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Ba Be lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National park - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Hanoi, Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay, Hanoi Brunch
Day 9 Hanoi Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Noi bai International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. 


Day 2

Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

After breakfast, 07.30 meet our guide and heading to 3-hour-drive to the peaceful countryside of Vietnam to Bac Kan province. Your first stopover is Ba Be National Park. Upon there, feast yourself on authentic Vietnamese foods for a lunch at a local restaurant before taking a kayak trip to explore Ba Be Lake where you can immerse in tranquil ambiance while cruising around the emerald water. 

Return to the homestay in the late afternoon and enjoy a local meal for dinner.

Overnight at a homestay in Ba Be.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Ba Be lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall

After breakfast, depart from Ba Be to Cao Bang after a cozy breakfast in the early morning, say goodbye to the host then drive up to Cao Bang for a morning sightseeing at Ban Gioc waterfall in Trung Khanh district which is one of the most beautiful and magnificent waterfalls in Vietnam sharing a part of the border with China. Indulge in the fresh and cool water then return to Cao Bang. Stop at Nguom Ngao cave along the way to visit and admire the amazing stalactites for the rest afternoon. Arrive at Thanh Loan hotel to check in. Overnight here.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi

Enjoy the last breakfast in Cao Bang before coming back to Hanoi via Lang Son, ON the way back we will be stopping at the historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. The fight took place in Dong Khe, in the Province of Tonkin, during September and October 1950, ending with a Viet Minh victory. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility. Have a lunch before visiting Mother's Temple and Dong Dang Market (a border market between Vietnam and China). Arrive Hanoi late afternoon, free at leisure in your own way.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, heading to Ninh Binh, the world heritage site.

The trip starts at Tam Coc area. Taking a rowing Tam Coc Boat Tours from Tam Coc wharf. The boat tour is arranged by local people with their both hands and legs.

Visit 3 Magical Grottos: Hang Ca (First Grotto), Hang Hai (Second Grotto), Hang Ba (Third Grotto) during Tam Coc River Tour

Relax with biking around Tam Coc in 30-45 minutes. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many rice fields in golden colors

Enjoy special food at local restaurant in Tam Coc. Learn how to make Vietnamese cuisine

The tour guide will take you to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, founded in 968, it remained capital until the early 11th century when Emperor Ly Thai To moved it to today’s Hanoi. Arriving in this beautiful mountainous landscape, you’ll walk 300m to the temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasty

The last destination, Mua cave. The cave is compared with “Great wall of China”. Here you walk 500 steps to reach the top of Mua cave then take a lookout of a splendid overview of Ninh Binh


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

08.00: Have breakfast and check out hotel and be ready for Cuc Phuong National Park.

09.30: We will firstly visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre – a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats.

12.00: Have lunch in the restaurant with the local foods.

Continue taking a short trek into the National Park for sightseeing and learn more about the fauna and flora in this oldest forest of Vietnam. Back to the Park Centre visit the “Cave of Early Man”.

16.30: get on bus and return to Hanoi. 

19.00: Arrive Back to Ha Noi and get dropped at the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 8.00 - 8.20AM and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to get back Hanoi 

Meals: Brunch

Day 9

Hanoi Departure

All things come to an end and, unfortunately, this is the end of your journey! Meet up with your driver who will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

The regular check-out time is at 1200; late check-out is NOT included.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes


All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation at 3, 4, 5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with double/twin room 

Tours with local English Speaking Guide

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)

Airport transfer at destination

Boat trip/ kyaking 

Cooking Demonstration

Sunset party/ welcome drink 

Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)


Domestic & International airfare 

Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Visa to Vietnam

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single Supplement

Early check in & late check out

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.



Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star

La Passion Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Melia Hotel

Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Cao Bang

Thanh Loan hotel

Luxury Hotel

Ba Be

Ba Be Homestay

Ninh Binh

Tam Coc holiday

Lalita Boutique Hotel

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm


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