ba be lakeBa Be National Park is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with exceptional fish diversity, a population of langurs, over 200 bird and 350 butterfly species, geological treasures and mature primary limestone forest. In places like this, careless tourism can bring human disturbances and endanger this heritage, while thoughtful Hanoi – Ba Be lake daily group tour with a controlled impact provide excellent support to conservation projects in the area and help the economies of local people. We share your desire for the latter option and promise that nature knows how to return your kindness. Surrounded by the lush green of the forest we hope you enjoy and learn from the time spent with all of our friends there and raise a glass of corn wine with your hosts, toasting to the health of our shared environment

Tour itinerary:
Day 1 : Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Whole day of hiking in Ba Be forest
Day 3 : Ba Be Lake  – Hanoi

Tour detail:
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, 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: Whole day of hiking in Ba Be forest (B, L, D)

Agree at day for trekking!!  Your local guide will first take you to visit the Coc Toc village where the 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 we will stop in H’mong ethnic where we will have 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 Cash Dao people, continuing on the trail to visit another H’mong ethnic village. Then, you will have a dinner in your homestay after return.

Day 3: 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.

The facts…
We take you to places, normal tour don’t go!

Hiking and trekking with
– a 7 – 10 km hike on day 2

From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

– Boat.
– Vehicle.

Tour Guides:
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

– 2 breakfasts.
– 3 lunches.
– 2 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 (2 nights)
A clean and comfortable home-stay with mosquito nets provided.

Tour price includes
+ A/C transfer
+ Entrance fees
+ Boat trip
+ All meals as mentioned
+ English speaking guide
+ Homestay.

Tour price excludes
+ Traditional music
+ Travel insurance
+ Drinks
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips.
+ kayaking,

– Children under 4 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent.
– Children from 5 to 11 years old are charged 70%, sharing room with parent.

-What to bring
– Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.
– Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
– The itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather condition.

Other service

– Kayaking + $10USD/ per person
– Private room + 5USD/ per person


For further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hanoi Youth Hostel
Add: 5 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Email: kellyyouthhostel@gmail.com
Hotline available 24/7:     (+84) 972004080


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