Overnight Ba Be National Park Tour from Hanoi
tp. Cao Bằng, Vietnam
Ba Be National Park conjures up images of lush forests, shimmering lakes full of fish, mysterious caves and cloud-capped limestone mountains which stand like guardians to this hidden natural kingdom. This trip takes you deep into Ba Be National Park, Ba Be Lake. Hanoi – Ba Be lake two days group tour will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, take a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice cultivation to forest to towering mountains.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You will be collected from your hotel at around 07.30 hrs. We then leave the main road to take a smaller one snaking through the mountains and tea plantations to arrive at the Tay village of Bo Lu. The Tay people make their living by fishing and rice and corn cultivation and they are renowned for their picturesque stilt houses. In Bo Lu, you will enjoy the hospitality and his amazingly friendly family, in one such traditional house. And Discover spectacular rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and undulating mountains.
You also have 2 options in this afternoon:
Option 1: Walking or Cycling
Visit the ethnic villages of Pac Ngoi, Coc Toc where local people live by fishing and growing rice.
Option 2: Fishing or Kayaking
Have the whole afternoon on Ba Be Lake, the only significant natural mountain. Return to a super dinner of local specialties cooked by your host.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at the home-stay, we will go on foot to Bo Lu boat station as you take a 3 hour boat trip, gently chugging around the lake. If you need to cool off, do as the local kids do and just jump in the river for a swim. The boat takes you by the slow flowing river, gaze in awe at the dramatic mountains and valleys and natural caves and may enjoy a little bird and butterfly spotting. The national park is home to countless numbers of flora and fauna. And through tunnel Puong cave, The cave has thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and is still very atmospheric with Bats. You can rest your legs on the drive back to Hanoi, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant on the way. We should arrive in Hanoi at about 17.30 hrs and you will be drop off at your hotel.