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 some local families of H’Mong ethnic people
- Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people
- Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people
- Do a kayaking tour on the Nang river
- Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in the Ba Be National Park system
- Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lake
Day 1: Jungle High-life (L, D)
Our local guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi to travel to Bac Kan. In the small village outside the forest, we will help you prepare for your night in the jungle. The first couple of hours of trekking is simple and easy. You will walk through lush green and yellow rice fields, across various rivers, and head further into Ba Be National Park stopping along the way to greet the local people with a friendly “Chi Paau” (hello) and have lunch. After a couple of hours, you will snake off the gentle, flat route and begin trekking up a steep hill, covered in wet moss and vegetation. Whilst this isn’t difficult, it does provide a bit more of a challenge, and you would require a basic level of fitness to scale it.
After about an hour you will reach the top, have a little rest and then begin your trek up and down the various hills a small schoolhouse where you will stop for snacks and drinks. From the schoolhouse base to our stop for the evening is a further 2-3 hour trek, and this part provides some of the most breathtaking views of the trek. You will take a short but tricky route deeper into the jungle before reaching the site where you will spend the night. You can set up camp and relax with a tasty BBQ and some infamous happy water.
Day 2: Jungle High-life & Boat Trip (B, L)
After an exciting and truly unforgettable night in the jungle, you will awake to the sounds of nature all around you. After a delicious al fresco breakfast, you will trek through the jungle for around three hours before reaching Ba Be Lake where a motorboat will be waiting to take you to a waterfall. You will stop along the river for lunch at a local restaurant.
After a delicious lunch, you can hop back aboard the boat where you can sit back and enjoy the journey. You will head down the river, gliding past the locals washing their clothes in the river, water buffalos cooling down in the heat, and all of the other interesting things that happen on the rivers of Vietnam. From here, you will take a relaxing two-hour boat ride and kayak journey back to the starting point.
We will take you back Hotel in Hanoi. Your Vietnam tour package to Ba Be National Park ends.