3 days Ba Be National Park Adventure


Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, Hanoi

Ba Be National Park is located in north-east Vietnam in an area of hilly and picturesque landscape. Together with diverse ethnic cultures, we experience the intrigue of tribal life in charming villages and seeing their traditions and cultures, explore the riches of the national park and get away from the tourist trail. We discover it all on this adventure.


Day 1 Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

Departing from your hotel in Hanoi between 7:45 am and 8:00 am, we embark on a journey into the mountainous areas north of the city, heading towards Ba Be Lake National Park. This park, one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam, is home to various bird species, scenic valleys, towering rocky outcrops, underground river tributaries, a gigantic cave, and local ethnic minorities, including the Tay, Red Dao, and Hmong. After exploring a spectacular cave, we hike around small villages and along the riverfront.  Eventually, we descend to the village of Pac Ngoi, home to a Tay ethnic community. Here, our homestay welcomes us for an overnight stay. (Lunch and dinner included)

Day 2 Ba Be Lake EXploration

The day begins with a morning trek in the park as we descend into the scenic valley, home to the Tay minority people and encircled by rock formations. In the afternoon, we cross the rolling hills and pass through Hmong and Red Dao villages. The scenery is extraordinary, featuring rural farmland and rugged mountains jutting out of the tangled jungle growth. We end our day with the same local family for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)


Day 3 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

After breakfast we enjoy a serene boat ride along the picturesque lake, which encompasses three freshwater lakes: Ba Be (Pe Lam, Pe Lu, Pe Leng). Situated at an elevation of 145m above sea level, the lake spans 8 kilometers and boasts a fascinating cave and underground stream system, contributing to its rich biodiversity and geological diversity.

Our boat journey continues along the Nang River, leading us to Puong Cave. This cave entrance stands impressively at 30 meters high, adorned with white limestone, and extends for 300 meters. Inside, vibrant stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes and sizes create a fascinating sight, offering panoramic views of the river.

Our next destination is Dau Dang Waterfall, nestled in the far west and upper reaches of the river. Set amidst karst formations, the waterfall cascades in three tiers, surrounded by massive rocks and lush forest foliage. Despite its narrow width, the waterfall's force creates a misty spectacle of nature.

Following our exploration of the waterfall, we embark on a leisurely hike along the verdant riverfront, passing by charming Tay ethnic villages. Finally, we return to the dock to board our waiting vehicle and make our way back to Hanoi. (Lunch and dinner included)


The facts…
 

Physical activities: Hiking and trekking with: 
 

  • A 3-6 km hike on Day 1
  • A 12-15 km trek on Day 2
  • A 5-7 km hike on Day 3


From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot. From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.


Transport: 
 

  • Air-conditioned vehicle (Car or Bus)
  • Boat


Tour Guide: Our experienced, friendly and professional tour guide speaks good English. He is knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Meals: 
 

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners


We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.


Accommodation: 
 

  • Homestay (2 nights)


A clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito nets provided.


Trip cost: 
 

  • $189USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people. 
  • $168USD per person for a group of 7 to 8 people.
  • $147USD per person for a group of 9 to 10 people.


The cost of the trip includes: 
 

  • Accommodation
  • Tour guide
     
  • Meals listed on the itinerary
  • Purified drinking water
     
  • Entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes


The cost of the trip does not include: 
 

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
     
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


What to Bring:

Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable hiking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking. It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...

Have a great journey!!!