Tour route: Hanoi – Bac Kan – Ba Be – Hanoi
Duration: 2 days – 1 night
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Level of Difficulty: Medium Trek
Activities: 20 – 25km trek
Percentage of Trekking: Jungle 40% – Trail 60%
Elevation: 150m – 600m
Small-Group Tour: 12 people
- Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through the river
- Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be
- Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain
- Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people
- Do the boat trip on the Nang river
- Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake
- Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in the Ba Be National Park system
- Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake
Day 1: Ba Be National Park Sightseeing Tour (L, D)
Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to Bac Kan before starting an exciting day in Ba Be National Park. Firstly, we drive to Pac Ngoi, a village of the Tay people where stilt houses are built in the traditional style. You walk through the village to learn about the life of the people in the Ba Be lake area and have lunch in a traditional local restaurant here.
After lunch, we will keep driving further to Hua Ma cave, through the field, this is a dry cave with numerous stalactites like a forest of rocks, but to conquer this cave, you have to climb more than 300 steps. A beautiful valley behind the mountains is Na Slai village where there is another Tay village and a high waterfall falls from the top of the mountain. You can swim in this waterfall.
Return to Ba Be lake to take a walk and visit ancient caves, and the 2km forest patrol trail, before reaching the wharf you can do a kayaking tour if you still have stamina left or just normally relax. Then, you will sleep one night with BBQ dinner.
Day 2: Boat Tour on Ba Be Lake (B, L)
7:30 am, after breakfast, you will pick up by boat, the boatman will take you around the first part of Ba Be lake called Pe Lam, then cross around two islands of Po Gia Mai. The boatman will then take you along the lakeside to watch the bunches of ancient tree roots hanging down to the water. Huge and long.
Next, the area of lake two and lake three are smaller, the yellow monkeys often come down to drink and catch fish, it is crystal clear and deep water here. Straight to the Nang river at the end of the lake, the boatman will move up the river to Puong Cave, this is a very large cave with a large mouth and many giant stalactites, in a dark corner the home of thousands of bats. On the other part of the dry cave above have found archaeological remains of prehistoric people living here.
You will continue down the Nang River, the boatman will stop at a riverside to visit a Tay ethnic village, a walking tour through the village to see how people here work on the fields. Reaching Dau Dang Waterfall, we have lunch at a nearby riverside village restaurant. Returning to Ba Be Lake, you will visit An Ma Temple, take a short trek through the jungle, and reach the wharf. If you still have energy, you can do a kayaking tour.
We will take you back to hotels in Hanoi. Your Vietnam vacation to Ba Be ends.