Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
Ba Be National Park explorer, Ba Be lake
Pick you up from Hanoi Brother Inn 7.30 to 8:00 AM for transferring to Ba Be National Park. It is situated in Bac Kan province which is 240 km northeast of Hanoi Capital. On the way to Ba Be we will pay a visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where we can learn something about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam. Lunch will be in a local restaurant and onwards to Ba Be Lake. We arrive early in the afternoon, take a rest, have dinner and stay overnight in a local Tay minority family in their traditional wooden stilt house (Mr Linh's homestay).
Day 2: Trekking To Dzao Ethnic Villages (B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park explorer, jungle trekking
A great day for trekking!! Your tour guide will first take you to visit the Coc Toc village where the local Tay people live by fishing. After crossing the Pelu stream, you will then have some rough terrain to navigate, but as you gain height your efforts will be rewarded by spectacular views. Going on further to the uplands you will stop in a H'mong ethnic village for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon the guide will take you through mountains and valleys and to see the stilt houses and school of the Dao people, continuing on the trail to visit a H'mong ethnic village. Then, you will have a dinner in local homestay and spend the night at a Dzao ethnic village. Prepare yourself as they are generous with their corn wine!
Day 3: Boat Trip On Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park explorer, boat trip Ba Be lake
You will have breakfast at the homestay before saying "goodbye" to your friendly hosts to set off on the beautiful trails through three H'mong ethnic villages. You then down through the forest to visit Dau Dang waterfall which lies on the border of the two provinces of Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang. After that you will have a lunch with 'Mr Pirate' who gained celebrity status in Ba Be when he starred as the main actor in “Ba Be Lake Pirate Movie”! Then you will take a boat trip up the river to visit the Puong cave, home of thousands of bats (of 18 different species) and famous for its many stalactites and stalagmites The river actually runs through the cave into Ba Be lake. After visiting the An Ma temple, you will return to the lake shore, then have dinner and an overnight stay at Mr Linh's homestay.
Day 4: Ba Be - Hanoi (B, L)
Ba Be National Park explorer, Puong cave
Before beginning today’s journey, you will enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the homestay. Setting out for Hanoi, we will in for a visit to Hua Ma cave, only recently accessible, as few locals would enter due to ancient beliefs and superstition. The cave has thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and is very atmospheric. You can rest your legs on the drive back to Hanoi, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant on the way. We should arrive in Hanoi at about 05:30 PM and you will be let off at your hotel.
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.
- 3 breakfasts.
- 4 lunches.
- 3 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 (3 nights)
Our clean and comfortable homestay with air-conditioning provided.
+ A/C transfer
+ Boat trip on Ba Be lake
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ 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...
- If cancellation/amendment is made 48 hours prior to your arrival date, no fee will be charged.
- If cancellation/amendment is made within 48 hours, including reservations made within 48 hours of your arrival, 50% of total price will be charged.
- If cancellation/amendment is made within departure date is 100% charge.