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, Ba Be Lake. Hanoi – Ba Be lake 2 days group tour 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 : Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You will be collected from your hotel at 07.30 hrs and followed by lunch in a street restaurant. We then leave the main road to take a smaller one snaking through the mountains and tea plantations to arrive at the Tay village of Bo Lu. The Tay people make their living by fishing and rice and corn cultivation and they are renowned for their picturesque stilt houses. In Bo Lu you will enjoy the hospitality of Mr Linh and his amazingly friendly family, in one such traditional house. And Discover spectacular rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and undulating mountains. You also have 2 options in this afternoon:
Option 1: Walking or Cycling
Visit the ethnic villages of Pac Ngoi, Coc Toc where local people live by fishing and growing rice.
Option 2: Fishing or Kayaking
Have the whole afternoon on Ba Be Lake, the only significant natural mountain. Return to a super dinner of local specialties cooked by your host.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at the homestay, we will go on foot to Bo Lu boat station as you take a 3 hour boat trip, gently chugging around the lake. If you need to cool off, do as the local kids do and just jump in the river for a swim. The boat takes you by the slow flowing river, gaze in awe at the dramatic mountains and valleys and natural caves and may enjoy a little bird and butterfly spotting. The national park is home to countless numbers of flora and fauna. And through tunnel Puong cave, The cave has thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and is still very atmospheric with Bats. 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 17.30 hrs and you will be ped off at your hotel.
we take you to places, normal tour don’t go!
Hiking and trekking with
– a 2 – 3 km hike on day 1
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.
– 1 breakfast.
– 2 lunches.
– 1 dinner.
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 (1 night).
A clean and comfortable home stay with mosquito nets provided.
Tour price includes:
+ A/C transfer
+ Entrance fees
+ Ba Be lake boat trip
+ All meals as mentioned
+ English speaking guide
Tour price excludes:
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses,
+ Kayaking US $ 5/ pax (02pax/kayak)
+ Cycling US $ 5/ pax (01 pax/ bike)
+ Private room + US$ 10/ pax
* Children rates:
+ 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.
* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
* Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
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…