What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family, friend, couple, solo travelers

  • Type : Land tour

Overview

This 3-day tour start from Hanoi with English speaking guide to discover Ba Be National Park, Ba Be 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. Join our tour, you will have memorable time when exploring the lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.

Highlights

    • Join 3-day tour to explore Ba Be Lake with many exciting activities (kayaking, trekking, biking)
    • Trek through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people
    • Float on Nang River, take the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation
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Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 10

Bed size: Double/Twin

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Homestay
  • Price Includes
    • A/C transfer
    • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
    • 2 nights at Homestay
    • All sightseeing tickets
    • Pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter
    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
    Price Excludes
    • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Beverage
    • Other services not mentioned above
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming. This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life. After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 2: Ba Be Lake National Park

On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain. You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains. As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife. The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation:

Important Notes

    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..

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.4

Based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.4
  • Organization
    9.6
  • Value for money
    9.2
  • Safety
    9.2
10.0

Patcolne

Reims, France
29 Nov 2018
a nice cruise Ba Be Lake is a beautiful, peaceful place. The cruise is a real treat for the eyes. Nothing like dreaming over the water and indulge in meditation. On arrival, a beautiful walk leads us through a w... See more

Ba Be Lake is a beautiful, peaceful place. The cruise is a real treat for the eyes. Nothing like dreaming over the water and indulge in meditation. On arrival, a beautiful walk leads us through a wood to refreshing waterfalls. We came across many multicolored butterflies and even a beautiful snake! At lunchtime we had dinner in a typical, picturesque waterside restaurant accompanied. Good-natured atmosphere and nice cooking with a little preparation course to pass. Back to earth. A very good moment!

9.0

jeanjacquesk2013

Rabastens, France
24 Nov 2018
Beautiful but careful The setting of the lake is splendid in the middle of limestone karst peaks but what is even better is the boat ride to go to the cave of Dong Puong which is fabulous among the limestone cliffs ador... See more

The setting of the lake is splendid in the middle of limestone karst peaks but what is even better is the boat ride to go to the cave of Dong Puong which is fabulous among the limestone cliffs adorned with stalactites to such a point that one can get take for Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. The cave of Dong Puong is the passage under the mountain of the river which has roughly the flow of the Garonne in Toulouse. It's great. Downstream (to the west) the Dau Dang Falls are also worth the detour. Attention to pollution. Too much plastic waste floats on the lake and it's a shame in such a beautiful site.

9.8

Pierre-francois11

Sauvian, France
04 Jan 2017
Beautiful lake This lake surrounded by mountains is peaceful. The day by boat to discover it is superb. This place is like a haven of peace. You will have a great time! Unitrip.fr
8.0

maxscuba

Milano
28 Dec 2016
Lovely park Overnighted here on our bike trip and it was a (cold) and nice experience immersed in the nature. Nice boat trip around the lake, despite the rainy weather, shame that we could not stay longer. The... See more

Overnighted here on our bike trip and it was a (cold) and nice experience immersed in the nature. Nice boat trip around the lake, despite the rainy weather, shame that we could not stay longer. The homestay was appreciable with very good food.

10.0

C3504QWchristineb

Caen, France
04 Aug 2016
A delight Beautiful boat trip on Lake Ba Be. It is best to leave early in the morning to enjoy the light that plays with the water and the mountain (and to avoid all the tours operator). Visit a cave and a w... See more

Beautiful boat trip on Lake Ba Be. It is best to leave early in the morning to enjoy the light that plays with the water and the mountain (and to avoid all the tours operator). Visit a cave and a waterfall and a stop at lunch in a local restaurant.