This three-day tour combines adventure with cultural discovery as you spend your days exploring
3 different caves, dry cave Hua Ma, the tunnel of Puong Cave and the river cave Lo Mo. On top of these caves, you’ll also visit national parks and spend your nights in ethnic village homestays. Although there are several huge caves in Central Vietnam, Lo Mo Cave is a major new discovery in the north and another great reason to visit Ba Be National Park, an area of limestone karst mountains surrounding spectacular lakes. This cave is yet to be documented by geologists and is sure to bring out your inner explorer.
Type of tour: Private
Tour code: ADB 03E
Departure date: On request
Destination: Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
HANOI - BA BE NATIONAL PARK (L, D)
Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8am and drive you to Thai Nguyen, where you’ll visit the Museum of the Culture of the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam
followed by lunch at a local street restaurant. After lunch we’ll take you the rest of the way to Ba Be National Park, arriving in the early afternoon and first stopping by Hua Ma Cave
. This dry cave is ranked among the most beautiful and interesting cave in the entire park due to its magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, and the local legend surrounding the cave that has been passed down for generations. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure, perhaps cycling to the various villages or kayaking on the lake. We’ll have dinner and spend the night in a homestay set in a traditional Tay stilt house.
Highlight and activities: Ba Be National Park, Hua Ma Cave, and a 3 -5 km hike
Accommodation: Mr Linh’s Homestay
Meals: Lunch at local restaurant, dinner at Mr Linh’s Homestay.
LO MO CAVE EXPEDITION (B, L, D)
You’ll be picked up at the homestay after breakfast for the main event of your tour. After a quick drive you’ll reach Lo Mo Cave
, where you’ll spend about three hours exploring this 4km deep river cave, so far uncharted by geologists. We will of course provide you with the necessary gear, like hardhats and strong headlamps. The cave dramatically widens once you pass the initial entrance, and presents some great opportunity for excellent photographs. During your three hours of exploration you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful rock formations, enormous passages and even an underground river. Leaving Lo Mo
, you will have lunch in the campsite then travel back to the homestay where you will have dinner and stay the night.
Highlights and activities: Lo Mo cave, a 3-5km trek, 4-hour expedition
Accommodation: Mr Linh’s Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
BA BE LAKE - HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will walk to Bo Lu Boat station to begin the boat trip around the stunning lake. This is a fantastic way to explore and take in the dramatic scenery. If the weather is hot and you feel like a swim, you can make like the locals and jump into the cool Ba Be Lake. As well as voyaging around the lake, you will also venture down the Nang River before coming to another fascinating cave; Puong Cave, which is a tunnel created by the river which passes all the way through the limestone mountain. It features both stunning rock formations and a gigantic colony of bats. Once the boat trip is over, we’ll head back to Hanoi, stopping for lunch along the way. We’ll arrive in Hanoi and you off at your hotel around 5:30pm.
Highlights and activities: 3-hour boat trip on Ba Be Lake.
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast at homestay. Lunch at local restaurant.
We take you to the parts others can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June the weather is cooler and more pleasant.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
Tour price includes
Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
All private transfer and transportation
Petzl helmets and Hope Technology 1500 lumen head lamps
Experienced English speaking guide
Boat trip on Ba Be lake
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
All sightseeing tickets.
No extra charge after confirmation
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Other services not mentioned above.
What to take
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking 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...
Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.
Please be noted that you need to sign our Release Form before driving through the National Part to the trailhead.
Mr Linh's Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.