2D1N Exploration of Ba Be Lake

Bac Kan, Vietnam
2 Days 1 Night
English, Thai

About the trip
Outdoor & Adventure History & Culture
Ba Be National Park is located in Bac Kan Province, about 240km from Hanoi. The Park covers more than 23,000 hectares and is a home to natural beauties like waterfalls, rivers, deep valleys, lakes and caves set amid towering peaks. It is also a home to many ethnic minority communities. Lying inside the National Park is Ba Be lake - the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with exceptional biodiversity including a population of langurs, over 200 birds and 350 butterfly species, geological treasures, and mature primary limestone forests. Ba Be Lake is in fact three lakes linked by wide channels of about 8km long and 400m wide. The surface is always calm, making a boat trip a peaceful experience.

In places like this, careless tourism can bring human disturbances and endanger this heritage, while thoughtful tourism with a controlled impact can provide excellent support to conservation projects in the area and help the economies of local people. This small group tour starts from Hanoi with English speaking guide to discover Ba Be National Park. Surrounded by the lush green of the forest, you will enjoy your time spent exploring the lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.
  • Explore Hua Ma cave and Puong cave
  • Visit ethnic villages and experience homestay accommodation
  • Enjoy Ba Be Lake and Nang river
Day One
An early start to the day to make the most of what we have in store for you. We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:30 AM and then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park. Lunch will be had in a restaurant in a village along the way, and then our route will take us up through the mountains and tea plantations to Ba Be lake, an amazing green lake in the middle of a natural green forest.
In the afternoon, you will have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings. You will then enter Hua Ma Cave which features thousands of stalactites and columns. Travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, with its beautiful stilt houses and friendly population of Tay people, who make their living by fishing in the stunning Ba Be lakes and farming. You may also wish to take the option of walking or cycling around Coc Toc village, kayaking on the lake in boats that we reserve for our tour guests, or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying the views. * The walk might be from 3 to 5 km long.
You will stay in the homestay of a local family here, enjoying their wonderful hospitality.
Day Two
After breakfast at the homestay, you will go on foot to Bo Lu Quay where you will board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake. You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim!
As you float down the Nang River, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. Look out for the colorful butterflies that flit across the sky or listen to the gentle song of the many species of birds in the park. The boat will come to Puong Cave where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of river erosion on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong. After your exploration of the lake, you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery on the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:30.
Stay with Host Family
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Electricity 24/7
Heated Water
Seated Toilet
Cell Signal
  • A/C transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Boat trip on Ba Be Lake
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • No extra charge after confirmation
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Natural Park Conservation and Local Livelihood Support

We share your desire to support conservation project and help the economies of people. This is achieved through giving part of your fees into the national park’s maintenance and giving direct tourism benefits to the local minority by booking their services like homestays.

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