Ba Be National Park | 2 or 3 Days | from HANOI, VIETNAM

$145.00

  • Experience the magnificent Ba Be National Park on a multi-day trip from Hanoi!
  • Get to know the Tay people and stay in a traditional homestay.
  • Visit the Puong Grotto during your boat trip around Ba Be Lake.
  • Spend a day trekking through the National Park (3 day option only).
  • Take in some of Vietnam’s best views!

 

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Ba Be National Park Group Tour – 2 Days, 1 Night

Day 1 

Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (National Park)
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
 
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Hanoi between 7.30 – 8.00. From Hanoi, you will begin to make your way to Ba Be National park before stopping in a local village for lunch. Throughout the journey to Ba Be National Park, you will see some of Vietnam’s finest scenery, including the mountains of the north and the tea plantations which line the road.
 
You will arrive in the village of Coc Too, which is a traditional Tay village. Here you will be able to see the style of the houses and also meet the inhabitants, who will talk to you about their way of life, including how they fish in the lake and farm their rice. This trip allows you to experience the real Vietnam and you will spend the night in a homestay so you are able to get a taste of authentic Tay culture
 
After you have arrived at the homestay, you have free time in the afternoon. Although the choice of how you spend the time is entirely up to you, the walks in this area are beautiful and come highly recommended. There are also optional activities which included guided bike rides and walks around the village, as well as kayaking trips on Ba Be Lake. After you have had some time to explore the area, you will be taken to Hua Ma Cave which features thousands of stalagmites and stalactites. 
 

Day 2

Ba Be Lake (National Park) – Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
 

In the morning you will enjoy a filling breakfast before setting out on your boat trip. Ba Be Lake is located in the heart of the National Park and you will get the chance to see karst formations surrounded by rich wildlife. You have the choice of how you spend your time on the boat, whether it is enjoying the views of taking a refreshing dip in the water.

The boat will continue along the Nang River, where you will be given the chance to explore the Puong Grotto cave. As well as some very impressive stalactites and stalagmites, there is also a huge bat colony here. 

After the boat trip, you will be driven back to your accommodation Hanoi, aiming to arrive at around 17.30. On the way back, there will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant.

Ba Be National Park Group Tour – 3 Days, 2 Nights

Day 1

Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (National Park)
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
 

At around 7.30 – 8.00, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Hanoi and taken to Ba Be National Park. it is a long journey so you will stop in a local village en route to have lunch. The journey will then take you up through the mountains while you can admire the tea plantations by the roadside. 

Eventually, you will arrive in the Tay village of Coc Toc. Here you will be able to learn about the traditional way in which the houses are built and also learnt about the rice-farming and fishing which plays such a large part in the lives of these people. The Tay people are very friendly and will be your hosts than night when you stay in a local homestay. This will allow you a true insight into the lives of the Tay people and how they live. 

The afternoon is yours to spend as you choose. There are optional activities including kayaking on the lake and guided walks and bike rides. For all those who want to explore the area on foot without paying for a guided walk, this is fine too. After the free period, you will be taken on a mini excursion to Hua Ma Cave where you can see the remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. 

Day 2

Trekking in Ba Be National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 

The second day offers the ultimate opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery and diverse landscapes of the Ba Be National Park. You will begin by visiting the local Tay fishermen before you cross the Pelu Stream. It is a tough trek with some steep terrain but once you reach a higher altitude, you will be rewarded by fabulous views of the mountains. 

A picnic lunch will be provided when you stop in a H’mong village along the trekking route. After you have filled your stomach, you will continue to hike through the vast mountain ranges to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people. You will also get an opportunity to visit one of the local schools before visiting a second village and returning to your homestay by bike. 

The day’s walk will be around 12 – 15 km. 

Day 3

Ba Be Lake (National Park) – Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
 

You will eat breakfast in your homestay before you head off to explore Ba Be Lake by boat. If you want to go for a swim in the cool waters this is not a problem. Alternatively, you can lay back and take in the stunning views of the National Park. There are beautiful karst formations all around you which make a postcard-perfect scene.

Eventually, you will travel along the Nang River which will provide the opportunity to explore the incredible Puong Grotto. In these caves, you will be able to see the thousands of bats that live here, along with the stalagmites and stalactites. Once the boat trip is over, there will be the opportunity to rest before you are driven back to Hanoi. Lunch will take place at a local restaurant along the way back to the city. 

FAQ

What is the group size?

  • The groups are small in size and range from 2-15 people. 

Is there a single supplement fee?

  • Yes, the single supplement cost is US $20.

What to bring:

  • Raincoat
  • Suncream
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunhat
  • Passport

What to wear:

  • Comfortable outdoor clothes
  • Day pack for hiking 
  • Walking shoes

Do you cater for vegetarians?

  • We can. Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking. 

When is the best time to visit?

  • July to September is hot and humid whereas October to June offers cooler weather.

What's Included

  • A/C transfer
  • Boat trip on Ba Be Lake
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated
  • All sightseeing tickets

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Mr Linh’s Adventures

South East Asia Backpacker strives to work with only the very best operators in the region.

Why did we choose Mr Linh’s Adventures?

The first time we came across Mr Linh was back in 2014 when he invited a couple of our writers to visit his homestay in Ba Be National Park. Their glowing report left us in no doubt that this was a project that we should get behind 100%. Since then, his reputation has grown and grown. His efforts have earnt him recognition from The Lonely Planet and PATA, though of course, we like to think it was South East Asia Backpacker that really put him on the map!

Mr Linh has always held environmental protection and sustainability at the very heart of his project. He has skillfully mapped out the path to working with Hill Tribe Villages in a way that supports their way of life, without turning it into a spectacle. He has consistently shown an understanding of the needs of local people as well as the desires of the traveller and has managed to join the two together in a way that is truly what all tour operators should aim for.

When one of our readers takes a tour with Mr Linh, we are absolutely confident that they will be shown places that they would never be able to find without his help. We look forward to hearing your own glowing reports of one of his activities soon!

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