Tour route: Hanoi – Bac Kan – Ba Be – Hanoi
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Level of difficulty: Medium trek
Activities: 60km – 75km trek
Percentage of trekking: Jungle 70%, trail 30%
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
Day 1: The Secret Part of Forest (L, D)
Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to travel to Bac Kan and then start your exploration with a travel safety brief, sign the release form, and get the necessary equipment for the tour. The trip begins with a 1.5 km walk on a flat road through Bo Lu village, a lakeside village of the Tay ethnic group, followed by a steep climb to the entrance to Na Phoong cave, a relic where Viet Minh was a hiding base during the anti-French period.
Climb about 3km of low canopy forest road to reach the top, downhill into Pac Ngoi valley for another 5km. Cross the valley to discover a stop in the village with many challenges waiting in the afternoon. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the forest canopy and continue to move to Lung Quang for another 5km and then drop down to the road to Silver Waterfalls.
Coming here, you will have time to wade in the water, and drop yourself into the refreshing waterfall after a long hard day. End the day with a dinner hike prepared and served by the porters. After dinner, enjoy the evening games before sleeping in your comfortable tent.
Trekking: 12km – 15km
Day 2: Caving & Jungle Part (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the day follows with packing up and walking out of the camp. explore the 3000m length of Tham Phay Cave. Tham Phay Cave is a beautiful stream cave with two underground river tributaries, plants, and algae covering 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 3km 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. After the second cave, the return is the same route as the main road.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant after a welcome shower. After lunch transfer to Pac Ngoi village for another hike to Hin Dam, this part of the jungle has an amazing view with terrace rice fields. At night, we camping and have dinner next to a Dzao ethnic village.
Trekking: 15km – 17km
Day 3: On the Trails & Ethnic Villages (B, L, D)
After breakfast in the tent, the trail is a big rock for you to pass, continue into the forest valley, and walk for about 2 hours to Ban Vai’s viewing point. This part of the forest is very dense and wet before coming to the Nang River.
Walk along the river to reach Puong cave, a large cave with many stalactites and the Nang river flowing through. Trekking further 3km will reach Cam Ha village, a village of Tay ethnic people living on the riverbank, enjoying lunch with the villagers before continuing the journey to Dau Dang waterfall, a fracture of the Nang River. Tonight we will pitch our tent near the waterfall area, have dinner and spend the night.
Trekking: 15km – 17km
Day 4: The Last Parts of the Forest (B, L, D)
Your ultimate hearty breakfast for the ultimate trek over the waterfall. The trip begins with the sound of flowing streams and a long steep rock. Take your time and your safety team will support you along the way. The next 3 km is up and down through the forest to reach the highest point. Stop at the ledge to enjoy the view and have a light lunch. After lunch, the trail is generally flat or downhill through the rainforest for several kilometers, only occasionally steep.
15:00 – 16:00: You go to the street to drink cold water to welcome
18:00: Gala Dinner with the group tour guide, and safety team. We will take you back to Hotel in Hanoi and your Vietnam tour package to Ba Be ends.
Trekking: 15km – 17km