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