This 3-day, trekking and cycling adventure will take you through the incredible scenery of Ba Be National Park in the northeast of Vietnam. You have almost three days packed full of adventure and cultural activities including jungle trekking, visiting ethnic villages, taking a boat cruise and biking around the national park. You will spend two nights in a local homestay in a Tay village which will give you the chance to meet the local people and experience their way of life.
Tour code: BBT 11E
Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ba Be National Park
Day 2: Trekking And Cycling
Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi
Hanoi - Ba Be National Park (L, D)
You will leave for Ba Be National Park early in the morning. The beautiful Ba Be Lake is situated in the Bac Kan province, approximately 240 km northeast of Ha Noi capital. Today, on the way from Ha Noi you will pay a visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where you can discover more about the customs and traditions of the different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. After having lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue your journey to Ba Be Lake. On arriving at Ba Be Lake in the afternoon you will have the chance to relax before your evening meal of locally sourced delicious food. You will stay overnight with a local Tay minority family in their traditional stilt house.
Day Of Trekking And Cycling (B, L, D)
At around 08:30, after breakfast, your tour guide will take you on a trek to Pac Ngoi Village where the local people live by fishing and growing rice and corn on the land of "Soi Bai". You will then walk along the edge of the stream to view the stilt houses. After, you will borrow bikes from a local family and cycle to the Tày ethnic village area where we explore an amazing cave in the mountain. The journey continues to Hua Ma cave and Silk Waterfall which is about another five km by bike. If it’s hot, copy the local kids and jump in and swim. You will have a picnic lunch beside the waterfall. In the afternoon you will return the bikes and walk around Ba Be Lake and try to capture some great photo shots of the sunset. We'll go to the local markets for souvenirs and then travel back to the homestay by boat. You will have dinner and spend the night in Coc Toc Village.
Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi (B, L)
After breakfast at the homestay, check out and leave the bags in the car. Don’t forget your camera though because today is a chance for some more great shots. Travelling on our private boat, you will go through the entire length of the 3 connected lakes (Ba Be - means Three Bays) and up the Nang River. You will continue down the beautiful river surrounded by flourishing wildlife until you reach the enormous tunnel of Puong Cave which measures and impressive 300m long by 30m high. This is the result of millions of years of erosion from the flow of the river. The boat will then take you upriver to a small Tay village. After some time in the village, it will be time to bid farewell to Ba Be as you start your return journey to Hanoi. You will be ped off at your hotel at around 17:00.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
Hiking and trekking with:
- 3 - 5 km hike on day 1.
- 24 - 30 km trek and bike on day 2.
- 2 -4 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.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 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.
- Homestay (2 nights).
Clean and comfortable homestays with air-conditioning provided.
This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 30 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ 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
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ 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 good journey!