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Nguom Ngao Grotto

Nguom Ngao Cave is Located about 4km to the south of Ban Gioc Waterfall. Nguom Ngao Cave has formed about 300 million years ago. In the Tay language, Nguom Ngao means Tiger Cave (Nguom: cave, Ngao: tiger). Legend has it that in the past many dangerous tigers were living in this cave. Some people say that the name of the cave originates from the fact that the sound of a running stream in the cave sounds like the roar of a tiger. This cave is also called Wind Cave because inside the cave there is an underground stream that flows very fast, creating a gust of wind and a loud echo in the mountains. Some French people and Vietnamese mandarins discovered this cave when they visited Ban Gioc Waterfall in 1921. 

The temperature inside the cave ranges between 18-250C so it is cool in summer and warm in winter. Nguom Ngao Cave is 2,144m long and has three main gates, including Nguom Ngao, Nguom Lom, and Nguom Ban Thuon. People visit the cave through the Nguom Ngao gate near Gun Hamlet and can go 1km deep into the cave. 

According to scientific research, Nguom Ngao is a karst cave formed nearly 300 million years ago. Stalactites and stalagmites in the cave create lively, splendid scenes fascinating visitors. With some imagination visitors named the stalactites and stalagmites after Vietnamese beliefs. The cave is divided into different sections, such as the “four highest-ranking court officials” section with stone pillars looking like they are propping up heaven. The central section has a large space and the treasure section has stalactites that sparkle in gold and silver colors.


The colors of the stalactites and stalagmites in Nguom Ngao Cave are quite different from those of other caves because the calcium in the stone has many impurities. On the walls of the cave, there are many beautiful stalactites. One looks like a dodder tree, while others look like a mother’s breast, a sacred frog, or a stone musical instrument. The most outstanding features of the cave are stalactites and stalagmites in the shapes of a ship, a golden waterfall, a silver waterfall, an upturned lotus-shaped pedestal, and a lonely stone pillar. Nguom Ngao is an invaluable gift that nature has given to the local people.

Ban Gioc Waterfall Tours in Cao Bang Province such as Pac Bo Relic Site, Lenin Stream, Thang Hen Lake, Nguom Ngao Cave.

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Amazing Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake Tour: 4 days

Day 01


  • Breakfast at hotel, check out the hotel in Hanoi
  • 09:00 Am: Depart from Hanoi to Cao Bang, you enjoy sightseeing the natural landscape of the midland then highland from the bus during the drive and we will flexibly making stopovers for relaxing and taking
    photographs.  You will have chances to view unique and wild beauties of mountainous area, green rice terrace and meet the ethnic minority along the way with their colorful traditional costume
  • You will have lunch at the local restaurant on the way (local foods only).
  • After the lunch, we keep driving on the adventurous way to Cao Bang,
  • On arrival, Cao Bang city, check-in the hotel in Cao Bang
  • You will have dinner at a local restaurant
  • Free & easy time and overnight at hotel in Cao Bang city, Cao Bang province

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer with 29 seater bus, English speaking tour guide, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, hotel accommodation in Cao Bang city, water

Day 02


  • After breakfast at the hotel, Driving up to visit Ban Gioc waterfalls – the biggest waterfall in Vietnam however it is not full water in the dry season, This area is the highest and most spectacular in the area in China and Vietnam border.
  • Enjoy an imposing scene of Ban Gioc waterfalls. Visit Nguom Ngao Cave. then returning to Cao Bang
  • Overnight in Cao Bang.

Day 03


  • Getting started at 8 Am from Hotel in Cao Bang. Taking adventurous ways to Ba Be lake about 2.5 hours.
  • Then we will take about a 2 hours walk on flat road through Ba Be national park to Pac Ngoi village.
  • We have a picnic lunch on the way. After arriving at our homestay in Pac Ngoi village of Tay people, we will have free time to walk around and meet the Tay people
  • Dinner and homestay with Tay people in Pac Ngoi village.

Day 04


  • After Breakfast, tour today leave at 07:30 am for the Harbor, we will spend half-day visiting the beauty of Ba Be Lakes, we take our canoe navigating into the tranquility of Ba Be Lakes and be witness to all of its majesties, if you wish to, the
  • Cruise tour can include a swim before we head back to harbor,
    Back to Pac Ngoi Village for lunch
  • 13:00, We take a drive from Pac Ngoi directly to Hanoi
  • On arrival in Hanoi city, re-check in the Hotel & free time
  • Your arrangement for dinner on own payment
  • Free time & Overnight at hotel in Hanoi city

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer with 29 seater bus, English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, hotel accommodation in Hanoi capital city, water

What's included in this trip

  • Full transportation by private car  as tour program indicated.
  • Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English- speaking guide
  • Entrance fees.
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room).

What's excluded in this trip

  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.




Room Type


Cao Bang Hotels

Deluxe room

Hoang Anh Hotel/ Thanh Loan Hotel  http://www.hoanganhhotel.com/



September 2019

Private tour to Cao Bang Ban Gioc Waterfall and Homestay at Pac Ngoi village

Private tour to Cao Bang Ban Gioc Waterfall and Homestay at Pac Ngoi village
Our tour was organised on line with Alex and Tommy. It was easy and we were given all the information we needed. Our guide Trung was friendly and easy to communicate with. Viet our driver was also very friendly and a competent drive .Our accomodation was clean and comfortable . Our meals were all local varied and good quality.
April 2019

Amazing tour in Saigon Ho Chi Min

We took the two amazing tours, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta, the information was perfect, we learned a lot, the landscape was so beautiful and our both guides Mr. Lee and Mr. Law were the best in the world, very friendly and professional. Thanks!

December 2019


I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee
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ebrahim S
January 2020

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

January 2020

So glad I found Impress Travel

At first, I was just planning a trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh for my small family.
Some close friends heard about our plans and wanted to join the trip. Eventually the group grew to be 7 families, with 25 adults and children of varying interests and expectations.
 While I was excited at the prospect of touring Vietnam with good friends, I felt anxiously responsible to ascertain that everything must be well organized and everyone satisfied. This is why I am so very, very glad to have found Impress Travel. Mr. Mark responded quickly to all my inquiries, customized a wonderful trip according to the group's preferences, tirelessly worked out every detail for our 7-day trip, all at a reasonable price. Our guide, Trung, is knowledgeable, helpful, quick to respond to any need, and well-loved by everyone in the group. All my friends found this a marvelous trip, filled with beautiful memories, very much to my delight and relief!

October 2019

North Vietnam - Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi+ Bai Dinh

Mr Tommy, on behalf of our group, we thank you for your efforts in putting together such a memorable vacation and experience of Sapa, overnight train, Halong Bay, Hanoi + Bai Dinh, your tour guides are so knowledgeable, passionate + helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will certainly recommend your tour agency to our friends and share our experiences in social media.
Thumbs up, best regards, 

Dave Chia Hong
November 2019

Vietnam Travel with Mr. Mark

It was amazing place to visit in the north of vietnam , we really enjoy all the trip especially their foods , culture, beautiful view and so on.

November 2019

Hanoi,Sapa,Hanoi,Danang,Hanoi 8D7N Online searching for a reliable travel agent n come across Impress Travel. Contacted

Accommodations were good especially Thang Long Espana Hotel (the Hotel Management automated upgraded us to VIP rooms.Is really unexpected). Overalled tours n places visited very well but only local guides r not good organizing the itineraries. Especially at Sapa Lao Cai and Cat Cat Villages walking tours push to the same day about 8hours for 7km (which is on 1st&2nd days arrival) so tiring. Lunch not good enough 4 so many hours of walking. In Danang Bana Hill the local guide shd arrange 2 visit Bana Hill 1st n not last coz' spend a short time n not nice photos taken due to rain (went in morning time no rain).
Overall tours, hotels, transportation, prices are strongly recommended. Especially Daniel Dang Impress Travel for welcoming and bye-bye wishes.
Daniel Dang tks from 8 of us having a wonderful time n memorable trip for 8D7N Sapa, Hanoi, Danang with Impress Travel. Meet u all again.

November 2019

5days Hanoi-Tam Coc-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

We are family of 6 from Singapore and Malaysia joining Hanoi Impress Travel on 30 October-04 November 2019. We are really impressed with the company and tour guides with their professionalism and well organised arrangement. Lily is our guide for Hanoi, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. She is excellent and very informative. She even taking care of us until late night. We walk us from Old Quarters to the hotel and brought us to try the famous road side foods. She even helped us to pay for our order to avoid overcharge by the stall. Another guide, David BK (Swan Cruise) brought us to Halong Bay cruise. He is excellent and humorous. He handles everything throughout the trip. He served meals for guests on the cruise, organised happy hour, guiding us for Kayaking, teaching Taiji and cooking class on cruise. The cruise ship is ok and the hotel in Hanoi-Adamas Hotel is small but new and clean with reasonable ok breakfast. Anyway thank you for the wonderful arrangement.

November 2019

Professional and well organized

We booked a 8 day private tour package for 9 persons for Northern and Central Vietnam . We experienced great and very professional service from the Impress travel team. Tommy was very easy to contact and accommodated our requests.
All the tour guides were very good, spoke good English, friendly and patient. All the vehicles were very clean , spacious enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. The drivers were extremely safe and ontime.
Meals were served in clean restaurants.
Overall we had a good holiday .Thank you Tommy and Impress travel for a great experience.

November 2019

Great service from Impress travel during in Hanoi

We booked package for 9 persons in Hanoi and i was experienced great service during my stay! the PIC (Mr. Mark) was very pleasant and so easily to contact, i was communicated so easily for trip preparation..the tour guide for Trang An was good, Mr Hiep was helped us very well, and he was so patient on witing us shopping! Thank you Hiep!!
during in Hanoi we were stayed in great hotel with nice service also, and during in Halong Bay, they also choosen the best cruise for us! Swan cruise and also the Mr Cong was great!! thank you!!
for transporation, the car was good and driver are pleasant, but only a little bit communication since the driver less good in english. but overall great!!
all the choosen food for lunch and dinner was delicious
Thank you so much Impress travel

November 2019

Excellent, Polite and Helpful Team

Impress Travels has been very helpful in making our vietnam travel amazing. We were a bunch of 7 friends wanting to go on a budget trip covering most locations. Hence, this subjected to a lot of changes during our discussion with the tour guide Daniel.
However, he has been patient enough in hearing out our needs - be it itienary , hotel bookings or even the mode of payment.

They really understand your needs. And needless to say our experience was amazing. All of this support and help has really made our vietnam trip the most memorable as far ❤️

November 2019

5D/4N Hanoi-Ninh Binh- Halong Bay

I was searching for a reliable travel agent and come across Impress Travel and the many reviews of them. I booked 5D/4N, Hanoi-Trang An-Halong Bay private trip for a party of 6. I communicated with Mr Daniel Dang throughout the time until the day we arrived. Mr Daniel is very patient, helpful, and accommodating to our requirements despite many changes made to the itinerary. The price is very reasonable unlike other travel agents.
Our tour guide, Lily was very friendly and efficientknowledgeable and speak good English.
Highly recommend “Trang An Boat Tour”. The caves was spectacular and beautifully.
2D/1N Halong Bay – Swan Cruise was awesome with amazing view of the cave. Our guide Mr David was hilarious, helpful, accommodating, and everything was well organized. Beside the normal
activities of kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi, culinary lesson, we are indeed very very fortunate to have
the chance to celebrate the “Mooncake Festival” while cruising and admiring the full moon.
Spread of mooncake, dessert, sweet snack, fruits, cocktail, beer and mini dragon dance complete the celebration. Tourists from all over the world party all night long.

Although we paid for a 3-star package, the hotel (Thang Long Espana Hotel), meals and transport provided were also above average. Our gang have a very enjoyable and memorable trip in Hanoi.
Impress Travel really impressed us with their service and will engage their service in future.
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November 2019

16 days Private Tour

Hanoi – Duong Lam - Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh city.
It is worth talking about details, say what you want to see, watch the hotels, indicate which rooms you want, the office will organize everything for you. I highly recommend!
The whole trip was arranged with the active help of Mr. Daniel Dang.

November 2019

Our 3 week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was excellent

Thanks to Mr Tommy and staff for putting together an active and interesting tour in all 3 countries. In every city or town we had we met by very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guides. We went in June which was HOT HOT HOT and were always so happy to have an air conditioned vehicle with cold water waiting for us. We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and boats and all were fabulously coordinated by Mr Tommy without fail. The selection of sites helped us enjoy so many aspects of all 3 countries!


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