The calm lakes, towering karsts and jungles of Ba Be are a world away from the noise of the city. Kayaking and cycling are the perfect ways to get up close and discover the peaceful park and its diverse landscapes and wildlife. After an exciting day trekking, you will be able to relax, refuel and discover local culture by staying with local families, in their traditional style homestays.
Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BBK 02E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Ba Be National Park
Duration: 3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Full day of biking and kayaking around Ba Be National Park
Day 3: Bo Lu village - Hanoi
Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You will be collected at 08:00 to begin your journey to Ba Be National Park
. Ba Be Lake
is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Vietnam, and because of its higher altitude, it is sometimes nicknamed Halong Bay in the Mountains. On the way, we will visit the Thai Nguyen Museum
where you can gain an insight into the culture and ethnic groups from the whole of Vietnam but particularly in the north the where locals still adhere to their minority languages, beliefs, architecture and clothing. You can try some local dishes at lunch in a restaurant in Bac Kan. Upon arrival in Ba Be
, you can stroll around the lake shore to enjoy the marvellous sunset before enjoying a great dinner and an overnight stay at Mr Linh's Homestay, a beautiful, traditional Tay wooden stilt house.
Highlights and activities: a 8-10 km bike & 5 hours kayak
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: lunch, dinner
Cycling And Kayaking (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at the homestay overlooking the magnificent scenery, you will take a bike ride and head to Pac Ngoi Village
to meet more of the local Tay community. As you cycle over the undulating hills, you will be treated to a great view of the whole of the lake. In the village, you may observe how the Tay people make their living by farming and fishing and find out more about their traditional lifestyle. A further 4 km down the road, you will come to Boc Lom Quay
where you will a boat will be waiting for you. You can leave the bikes on the boat and transfer to a kayak. You'll now use some different muscles, paddling along the Nang River
to the Puong Cave
. Here you will see the dramatic stalagmites and stalactites and the thousands of bats who call this home. You will continue your journey by kayak to the main lake stopping to visit the Fairy Pond
and An Ma temple
. If the weather permits, there is a lovely swimming spot where you can jump into the cool waters before returning to Bo Lu Village in the late afternoon. In the evening, you will have a delicious dinner and a good night's rest at Mr Linh's Homestay.
Highlights and activities: a 5-10 km hike
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breaksfast, lunch, dinner
Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, you will visit the biggest cave in Ba Be, Hua Ma Cave. the biggest one in the Ba Be area before driving through Dog Flower Pass with the chance to take amazing photos of terraced rice fields. You will stop for lunch in a local village and arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon, where you will be ped off at your hotel.
Highlights and activities: a 2-4 km hike
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 & Bicycles
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...
Have a great journey!