Kayaking on Ba Be lake is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of the sublime national park. Paddle through islets; visit hidden caves and fishing villages. Kayaks go where other big boats cannot, getting you up close to the incredible surroundings and fascinating wildlife. This is a short but exciting tour which allows you to see the best bits of Ba Be.
Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BBK01E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Ba Be National Park
Duration: 2 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake Kayaking
Day 2: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi
Hanoi - Kayaking on Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You will make an early start, leaving Hanoi at 07:30 in order to maximise your time in Ba Be
. You will notice the landscapes changing as you leave behind the city and head into the mountainous provinces of Thai Nguyen
and Bac Kan
. Along the way, you will enjoy the marvellous views of rice paddies, tea plantations and bamboo paddle wheels on the banks of the river. You will have lunch en route in a local restaurant where you can try several local dishes. Upon arrival at Boc Lom Quay
, you will transfer to kayaks and paddle down the Nang River
towards Ba Be Lake
. You will enjoy the dramatic landscapes of chalky cliffs, not bare, but with small wild gardens clinging to the flanks and lianas with their long roots seeking the earth. You will visit Puong Cave
, studded with stalagmites and stalactites and home to thousands of bats (18 different species) before continuing on to Ba Be Lake and Bo Lu Village where you can check in and have dinner at Mr Linh's Homestay, the beautiful Tay stilt house where you will be spending the night.
Highlights and activities: a 5 hours kayak
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Ba Be Lake - Hua Ma Cave - Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, you will walk around the lake shore to enjoy the sunrise, and we will also get a view of the whole lake from a high viewpoint. We stop to visit the village of Pac Ngoi
, a village centred around agriculture and fishing. You will also see many local stills where the villages make their corn wine. You will then continue to the Hua Ma Cave
, one of the least touristy caves not only in the north but in the whole of Vietnam, which locals still regard as a religious site. You will drive back to Thai Nguyen Province, having lunch on the way at a local restaurant. You will arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi in the late in the afternoon.
Highlights and activities: a 2-4 hike
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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 brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
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
Experienced English speaking guide.
Boat trip, Kayak
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...Save