Ba Be National Park is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with exceptional biodiversity including a population of langurs, over 200 bird and 350 butterfly species, geological treasures and mature primary limestone forests. In places like this, careless tourism can bring human disturbances and endanger this heritage, while thoughtful tourism with a controlled impact can 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 your time spent exploring the lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Can – Ba Be Lake (Ba Be, ~240 km) (L, D)
Dapart at 07:00 at your hotel for Ba Be National Park, that is set in limestone Karst Mountains. Ba Be means “Three Lakes”. In fact, there is only one large lake with three different sections. Short break for a visit to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen city. Then we stop for lunch in Bac Kan town in a small restaurant. Arrival in Ba Be. Easy trek in National Park along lake’s side to Pac Ngoi village, the village of Nung hill tribe, check-in the home stay and dinner with local food will be served here. Sleep in the village.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – full day sight seeing (B, L, D)
Brekkie, then whole day visiting the beauty of the area on the local canoes (rafts) gliding along the river and through the pretty cave. We get lunch served near the waterfall after visiting it. After lunch then we canoe our hearts out into the tranquil Ba Be lakes for its majesty. The followings is swimming and trekking sometimes to visit the ethnic minorities. Dinner then free to learn about the local people. Overnight in homestay.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Bac Can – Hanoi (~240 km) (B, L)
More canoeing then breakfast served by the lakes, swimming. Leave for Hanoi by 10:00, lunch on the way at noon. Arrive in hotel by 17:30.
- Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Hanoi
- Accommodation at stilt house in hill tribe village
- All meals as mention in the program
- Fully escoted English speaking tour guide
- Boat cruise on the Ba Be lake
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- International flights
- International departure tax
- Visas and visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
- Other meals & drinks
- Admission fees during free time
- Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities
- All other service is not made on the written form.
You can trek to explore Ba Be National Park and see the landscapes on the lake by boat. You will have unforgettable memories about hospitality from an ethnic minority family.