Visit Ban Gioc waterfall

Ban Gioc waterfall is located on the border line between Vietnam and China in the northeast province of Cao Bang. Ban Gioc is known as the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam and Asia, but it is about 326km from Hanoi. Therefore, tourists want to see this masterpiece of nature need to spend 3 days or more.

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How to get to Ban Gioc waterfall?

There are two ruotes to get to Ban Gioc waterfall, the distance is about the same.

1. From Hanoi you get to Cao Bang via Thai Nguyen and Bac Kan province
2. From Hanoi you get to Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Lang Son province.

Note: Hanoi - Cao Bang is about 240km. Cao Bang - Ban Gioc is about 86km.

Tour itinerary 1:

Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Bac Kan - Cao Bang - Overnight in a hotel
Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc - Nguom Ngao cave - Cao Bang - Overnight in a hotel
Day 3: Cao Bang - Hanoi

Note: This itinerary can be shortened in 2 days - 1 night, but you need to start early from Hanoi and get back to Hanoi late the day after.

Tour itinerary 2:

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang - Overnight in a hotel
Day 2: Ha Giang - Dong Van - Overnight in a hotel
Day 3: Dong Van - Bao Lac - Overnight in a hotel
Day 4: Bao Lac - Ban Gioc waterfall - Overnight in a hotel
Day 5: Ban Gioc waterfall - Ba Be lake (Homestay)
Day 6: Ba Be lake discovery (Homestay)
Day 7: Ba Be lake - Hanoi

Note: This itinerary combines the best places to visit in the northeast region of Vietnam. Dong Van karst plateau is a little - visited, but stunning place. Ba Be lake is perfect to relax before heading back to Hanoi. Vivutravel recommends this trip for all and the itinerary can be customized to meet your wishes.

Best time to visit Ban Gioc waterfall

The dry season from October to May must be the best time to visit. It is when the falls are gentle like a charming girl. From May - September, the falls are like Rolling Thunder.

Things to see on this Ban Gioc tour

National museum of ethnology in Thai Nguyen city is a must. The museum shows you life, culture, tradition, festival of all different ethnic groups living in Vietnam. more lively than the one in Hanoi.

Nguom Ngao cave or tiger cave is close to Ban Gioc waterfall with 2144m long. If you have seen some caves in Vietnam like in Halong bay or Ninh Binh, Nguom Ngao will still surprise you.

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