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 60%, trail 40%
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
- Expedition water river cave – 3km
- Be watching the most beautiful stalactites blocks are formed naturally
- Swim in a pretty natural freshwater cave
- Lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people
- Do the kayaking & boat trip on Ba Be Lake & Nang river
- Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake
Day 1: Tham Phay Cave Expedition (L, D)
Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to Bac Kan and then start your exploration of Tham Phay Cave, the hike starts with a steep uphill, leading into the forest. Some rock at the top, and then a similar slope before the trail fades and you enter the valley. Turning west of the trail is a large patch of rock for you to find your way through, with the help and direction of your guide and safety team. The precarious entrance is at the end of the forest. Enjoy light lunch before starting to explore the cave.
Tham Phay Cave is a beautiful stream cave with two underground river tributaries, where you will experience narrow passages, craggy mountains, and some deep pools with very nice photo opportunities. Plants and algae cover many calcite formations. Going deeper into the cave, you will find many unusual features of the cave such as the ceiling dome and many layers of rock, giving the walls a striking appearance. You will spend about five hours exploring this 5km deep river cave, which geologists have not discovered so far. Of course, we will provide you with the necessary equipment, such as helmets and powerful headlights. The cave expands considerably as you go through the original entrance and offers some great opportunities for excellent photos.
Enjoy a few snacks before continuing the journey to explore the 2nd path of the cave system that possesses miraculous stalagmites millions of years old, dangerous sinkholes, and heat flow at the bottom. Leaving Tham Phay, you will return to the cave entrance and return to Ba Be lake for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Kayaking on Ba Be Lake (B, L)
At 7:30 am, have breakfast at your homestay before starting your exciting day on Ba Be Lake in Ba Be National Park. Your guide will help you to learn how to paddle a kayak on lakes and rivers and take the dry bags, sports equipment, and life jackets… Kayaking along the lakeside past the islands is the most enjoyable experience, continuing to travel down the Nang River to see Dau Dang Waterfall before having lunch at a nearby riverside village restaurant.
We can return to Ba Be Lake by motorboat or by a canoe. Swimming is available here. Before finishing our trip for today, we will pay a visit to An Ma temple – the sacred place of the Tay people then trek through the jungle to reach the observation hut for a panorama view of Ba Be lake.
We will take you back to Hotel in Hanoi. Your Vietnam tour package to Ba Be ends.