Ba Be Tours 2D1N: Ba Be National Park & Ba Be Lake - Highly Recommended
: 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 in village, go on a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice farms to forests to towering mountains.
Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park - Hua Ma Cave - Pac Ngoi Village - Kayaking in Ba Be Lake - Homestay (L,D)
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30 - 8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park
, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake
. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc
, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming.This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life
. After checking in at the homestay
, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave
(Hua Ma Cave
is located within the Ba Be national park
. It is next to the river Leng and is a part of Pac Ngoi village
, Ba Be district, Bac Kan province). featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/ bike rides around Coc Toc Village
and kayaking trips on the lake
. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake - Swimming & Exploring Puong Grotto - Nang River Boat Trip - Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake
. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat
, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself
. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife. The boat will then continue along the Nang River
, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto
where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.
- Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
- Surcharge 70% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
- Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
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...