Ba Be National Park - Vietnam’s Heritage Site in Asia

National park, biosphere reserve, Ramsar site - flooded forest on limestone mountains, ASEAN heritage park, Ba Be lake is one of the 20 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world that need to be protected. It is also home to flora, fauna and ethnic minorities…and more!

Adventure Tours - 1 Day Tour

Kayaking Ba Be Lake 1 day

Kayaking Ba Be Lake 1 day

1 day Kayaking is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Ba Be Lake. The small boat allows you to get up close to the karst mountains and slip into the small caves. These paddle-powered vessels have the advantage of being eco-friendly. Also, without the noise of an engine, you can get much closer to many different species of wildlife on the lake. Highlights: Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Visit some local family of Tay's ethnic people Lunch with traditional food prepared by the local people Visit An Ma temple, Widow island and hike in the jungle Tour Code: BBAT01K Theme: Nature, Off the beaten track, Interact with local, Soft Adventure Suite: Young Adults, Couples, Seniors Travel Style: Small group tour, Private tours Pick up: 08:00AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: ON REQUEST
Trekking Ba Be national park 1 day

Trekking Ba Be national park 1 day

1 day Trekking in Ba Be National Park will take you along the small trails with three optional trek routes, through the terrain, tropical forest and verdant terraced rice paddies and into the small rural villages. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Nang river and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Tour code: BBAT01T Duration: Full day tour Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: ~ 10 - 17km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Tham Phay cave expedition 1 day

Tham Phay cave expedition 1 day

Lo Mo or 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. Highlights: Trek inside Ba Be National Park Expedition water river cave – 3km Watch the most beautiful stalactites blocks are formed naturally Swim in a pretty natural freshwater cave Lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Tour code: BBAT01CV Duration: Full day tour Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 11km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 40%, trail 60% Elevation: 250m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 07:00 - 07:30 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be office Drop off: 3:30 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be office Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY

Adventure Tours - 2 Days Tour

Camping, Kayaking, trekking in Ba Be lake 2 days

Camping, Kayaking, trekking in Ba Be lake 2 days

This two-day trekking tour will give you the opportunity to explore the remote areas by kayaking, trekking and joining camping activities in the dense tropical forests of Ba Be National Park, where you can experience the wild beauty of the old forest. This invigorating tour is a great choice for nature lovers who have moderate to good fitness and are adventurous. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people on day 1 & lunch within a pictures – perfect riverside restaurant on day 2 Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do the boat trip on Nang river Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBAT02CP Duration: 2 days 1 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 20 – 25km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Tham Phay cave expedition - Trekking, Kayaking Ba Be lake 2 days

Tham Phay cave expedition - Trekking, Kayaking Ba Be lake 2 days

Tham Phay Cave expedition and kayaking on Ba Be Lake is an incredible 2-day tour for the adventurous. Tham Phay Cave is a big new discovery in the North, another great reason to visit Ba Be National Park, a limestone karst area surrounded by breathtaking lakes. This cave is an underground river system that has yet to be documented by geologists. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Expedition water river cave – 3km Be watching the most beautiful stalactites blocks are formed naturally Swim in a pretty natural freshwater cave Lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Do the kayaking & boat trip on Ba Be Lake & Nang river Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Tour code: BBAT02CV Duration: 2 days 1 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 20 – 25km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Ba Be Tourism Centre office Drop off: 05:00 PM at Ba Be Tourism Centre office Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Kayaking and Trekking Ba Be National Park 2 days

Kayaking and Trekking Ba Be National Park 2 days

This two-day kayaking and trekking tour takes you from the peaceful shores of Ba Be Lake into thick tropical forests of Ba Be National Park, where you can experience the wild beauty of the jungle. This invigorating tour is great for nature lovers with a moderate to good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do kayaking tour on Nang river Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBAT02K Duration: 2 days 1 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 20 – 25km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY

Trekking Tours

Hard trek: Trekking in remote regions of Ba Be 4 days

Hard trek: Trekking in remote regions of Ba Be 4 days

This trekking adventure takes you through some of the most remote regions, through breathtaking scenery to the villages of Dao and H’mong people. Along the way you will meet many local people and have the chance to experience life in rural Vietnam. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do kayaking tour on Nang river Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBAT04K Duration: 4 days 3 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 60 – 75km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 70%, trail 30% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY
Medium trek: Ba Be National Park trekking & Caving 3 days

Medium trek: Ba Be National Park trekking & Caving 3 days

This adventure trek takes you into the remote jungle on the western side of Ba Be National Park. You will trek into the thick jungle to discover the sheer, natural beauty of Ba Be National Park. Whilst exploring the park, you will be able to meet the local people living and farming here as you trek to some of the ethnic minority villages. The trip will be topped off with a boat trip and cave exploration. This action-packed trip is perfect for those with a keen sense of adventure and a good level of fitness. Note: Tham Phay 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. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do the boat trip on Nang river Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBTT03T Duration: 3 days 2 nights Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 30 – 35km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Price: $292 / person Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Medium trek: Jungle Life in Ba Be National Park 2 days

Medium trek: Jungle Life in Ba Be National Park 2 days

This is your chance to experience Ba Be National Park in a whole new way. This tour will take you into the lush tropical jungles of Ba Be where you will spend one night sleeping in a jungle hammock. There is nothing like sleeping outdoors to really connect you with nature. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do kayaking tour on Nang river Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBAT03K Duration: 2 days 1 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 20 – 25km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY

Family Tours

Boat tour Ba Be lake 1 day

Boat tour Ba Be lake 1 day

Explore this wonderful natural lake located in Ba Be National Park on a one-day boat trip. You will discover beautiful and dramatic landscapes and authentic culture. Over the course of the day, you can visit a magnificent cave, Dau Dang waterfall, An Ma temple and unearth the legend of Widow Island. Highlights: Explore this wonderful natural lake by boat Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Discover a magnificent Puong cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Lunch within a picture-perfect riverside restaurant Trek over jungle hills and mountains and walk through rivers. Tour code: BBFT01B Theme: Nature, Off the beaten track, Interact with local, Soft Adventure Suite: Children, Young Adults, Couples, Seniors Travel Style: Small group tour, Private tours Pick up: 08:00AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Discover Ba Be National Park 3 days

Discover Ba Be National Park 3 days

Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and the heart of Ba Be National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and is home to many ethnic minority communities. Ba Be National Park has been recognized as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This tour offers you a fun adventure at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent surroundings. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people on day 1 & lunch within a pictures – perfect riverside restaurant on day 2 Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do the boat trip on Nang river Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Code tour: BBFT03F Duration: 3 days 2 night Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 20 – 25km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: 08:00 AM at Ba Be Tourism Centre office Drop off: 05:00 PM at Ba Be Tourism Centre office Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Family cycling Ba Be National Park 2 days

Family cycling Ba Be National Park 2 days

Ba Be National Park is centred on a vast lake surrounded by chalky karsts and thick tropical jungles. This trip will take you deep into Ba Be National Park and let you float on the waters of Ba Be Lake. On this two-day tour, you will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, go on a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice farms to forests to towering mountains. Highlights: Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people on day 1 & lunch within a pictures – perfect riverside restaurant on day 2 Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people Do the boat trip on Nang river Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake Tour code: BBFT02F Duration: 2 days 1 night Level of difficulty: Medium Activities: 10 – 15km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Theme: Nature, Off the beaten track, Interact with local, Soft Adventure Suite: Young Adults, Couples, Seniors Travel Style: Small group tour, Private tours Pick up: 08:00AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Drop off: 05:00 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn Hotline: +84936489068
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY

Package Tours

Off the beaten path North Vietnam 6 days

Off the beaten path North Vietnam 6 days

This tour takes you to the most stupendous region of Vietnam, visiting the markets of ethnic people, the mountains of the Black H'mong of Dong Van and Ma Pi Leng Pass, as well as the magical Ba Be Lake, all while travelling along spectacular mountain roads.
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY
Northern trails Ha Giang to Ba Be National Park 5 days

Northern trails Ha Giang to Ba Be National Park 5 days

This tour will take you to some of the most incredible sites in Northern Vietnam, a wild and beautiful region full of limestone peaks, black granite needles (the locals call them “stone forests”), dizzying canyons and limitless panoramas. You will get to discover the culture of the local Black H’mong, where the men are remarkably elegant, dressed in black, with a beret, a remnant of their history as great allies of the French. Also on the itinerary is the sprawling Ba Be Lake in Ba Be National Park where you can enjoy the rich natural surroundings and meet the local Tay communities.
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY
Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Discovery 4 Days 3 Nights

Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Discovery 4 Days 3 Nights

Explore this beautiful natural lake located in Ba Be National Park, where the dramatic landscape is complimented by the small ethnic minority villages dotted along the shore. This beautiful national park in the northern province of Bac Kan features a sprawling lake which has the distinction of being Vietnam’s largest freshwater lake. You will also visit the largest waterfall in Vietnam, and 4th largest frontier-waterfall in the world, Ban Gioc Waterfall. These stunning falls consist of an impressive 300-meter span with one end in China, and the other in Vietnam.
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY
Ban Gioc waterfall and Ba Be lake 3-day tour from Hanoi

Ban Gioc waterfall and Ba Be lake 3-day tour from Hanoi

This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall. You will be travelled through remote areas in Northern Vietnam, brushed along the Chinese border and stayed with local families to learn about and experience the unique cultures and customs of rural Vietnam.
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Hidden trails of Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights

Hidden trails of Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights

The signature hike of Ba Be National Park threads its way along the spine of the Pia Booc Range, traversing passes, alpine lakes, and featuring intimate glimpses of iconic craggy summits. You will get to experience boating on the river, hiking through the forest, staying with two different ethnic families, cooking traditional food, trekking in the mountains, kayaking in the lake, and visiting a local school. This is without a doubt a trip filled with action and excitement that lets you enjoy both natural beauty and authentic experiences meeting local people.
  • Theme: PRIVATE
  • Departures: DAILY
Explore Ba Be National Park 2 days

Explore Ba Be National Park 2 days

Ba Be National Park is centred on a vast lake surrounded by chalky karsts and thick tropical jungles. This trip will take you deep into Ba Be National Park and let you float on the waters of Ba Be Lake. On this two-day tour, you will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, go on a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice farms to forests to towering mountains.
  • Theme: GROUP
  • Departures: DAILY
Ba Be National Park | About Us

Ba Be National Park | About Us

Ba Be National Park is among Vietnam’s first National Parks, designated as a protected area in 1992 by the Vietnamese government and since recognized by the ASEAN Heritage Parks Organization. With a tropical climate and a unique, diverse range of flora and fauna and wealth of cave systems and limestone mountains, Ba Be National Park occupies a special place for travellers in Southeast Asia.

Traveler Reviews

Family Adventure

An amazing, unspoiled, quiet, beautiful place well worth the visit. Away from the crowds. We spent our first week in the in Hoi An and Hue which was great but manic. So much going on, so busy. Ba Be National park was the op...

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Simon W

Amazing guides food and trip

Our experience was amazing! Loi our guide made the whole 10 day adventure fun informative and inspiring. Our driver Long made the long trips by bus seem short and helped us feel safe on the very crazy roads

Amazing guides food and trip

Brian H

Trip of a lifetime with Mr Linh’s Adventure!

My partner and I recently completed a 12 day North Vietnam customised trip made possible by the incredible team at Mr Linhs Adventures. Initially we were looking to book with another company but felt the iti...

Trip of a lifetime with Mr Linh’s Adventure!

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3-day trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall and Ba Be Lake

10 Best things to do in Ba Be National Park

Sitting peacefully in the North-East province of Bac Kan, Ba Be is a haven of extraordinary scenery, fascinating biodiversity and rich culture. The ethnic minority communities live in small hamlets throughout the park and still maintain a simple way of life, living off the land and fishing from the lakes and rivers. As you adventure through the national park you will have the chance to meet the local people and discover their history and culture. The many different areas of the park are steeped in mystery and legends, the stories handed down through many generations.

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Living Off the Land at Ba Be National Park

fishery have been achieved, daily. Trieu Van Ngu works the stunningly vast lake of Ba Be on a boat about one foot wide and six feet long – in short, a death-trap. Laughing death in the face with a nonchalance usually reserved for Evel Knievel or Motorhead’s Lemmy, Trieu goes out on the water for four hours each morning and each afternoon.

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