2 days / Ba Be lake

From $125
Group size regular
Depart Daily
Tour ID HBL2
mountain

Ba Be conjures up images of lush forests, shimmering lakes full of fish, mysterious caves and cloud-capped limestone mountains which stand like guardians to this hidden natural kingdom.  This trip takes you deep into Ba Be National Park.  You will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, take a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice cultivation to forest to towering mountains.

Day 1 : HanoiBa Be (L,D)

Morning

An early start to the day to make the most of what we have in store for you. We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:30 and then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park.

Lunch

Lunch will be had in a restaurant in a village on the way.

After lunch

Our route will take us up through the mountains and tea plantations to Ba Be lake, an amazing green lake in the middle of a natural green forest. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, with its beautiful stilt houses and friendly population of Tay people, who make their living by fishing in the stunning Ba Be lakes and farming. You will stay in the homestay of a local family here, enjoying their wonderful hospitality.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, you will have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings. You will then enter Hua Ma Cave which features thousands of stalactites and columns. You may also wish to take the option of walking or cycling around Coc Toc village, kayaking on the lake in boats that we reserve for our tour guests, or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying the views.

Overnight homestay.

Day 2: Ba BeHanoi (B,L)

Morning

Breakfast at the homestay.

Boarding

After breakfast, you will go on foot to Bo Lu Quay where you will board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake.

Boat trip

You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float down the Nang River, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. Look out for the rainbow of butterflies that flit across the sky or listen to the gentle song of the many species of birds in the park.

The boat will come to Puong Cave where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong.

Late morning

After your exploration of the lake, you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery on the way.

Lunch

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:30.

End


INCLUSION

  • A/C transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trip
  • All meals mentioned
  • English speaking guide
  • Homestay

EXCLUSION

  • Kayaking
  • Traditional music
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

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