For a sightseeing tour of the northeast region, a fantastic place to start is Ba Be National Park in Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province. There is a huge amount to explore here, with a vast variety of flora and fauna – including many species of butterflies – as well as interesting geology and landscapes to discover. It features a vast area of limestone, spectacular mountain scenery, biggest lake in the North, the richness and uniqueness of ethnic minorities’ culture. Let’s go with Local Tour Vietnam Travel to explore what makes it attractive!
This 3-days adventure tour takes you from Hanoi to the stunning Ba Be National Park. Here you can discover Ba Be Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam, which also features incredible biodiversity, stunning geological treasures and gorgeous primary forests.
In places like this, careless tourism can bring human disturbances and endanger the local heritage and culture, while thoughtful and responsible tourism can provide excellent support to conservation projects in the area and help the economies quality of life of the local population. We take this responsibility seriously, and can promise you a great time exploring virtually untouched natural beauty, including lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.
Ba Be National Park – A wild treasure home to one of the biggest natural freshwater lakes in Asia
Hanoi – Bustling capital city of Northern Vietnam
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park (L/D)
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake.
You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming.
This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life. After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.
– Highlights and activities: Hua Ma Cave, Ethnic Village, and a 3-5km walk.
Day 2: Trekking in Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain. You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains.
As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.
Highlights and activities: Tropical forest, ethnic villages, and a 12-15 km trek
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.
The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.
After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.
– Highlight and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Nang River and Tay ethnic villages.
SMALL GROUP TOUR:339 USD/PERSON
PRIVATE TOUR:415 USD/Person
Accommodation at homestay
Experienced English-speaking guide
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
All sightseeing tickets and travel permits on frontier
No extra charge after confirmation
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
International & domestic flights and taxes
Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc.
Policy for Children:
Free for children with ages from 1 to 4 (their parents must pay for all their other expense and 1 to 4 year-old children do not have their own seats in the car)
5 to 6 year-old children will be charged 50% of the tour fee (they will have their own seats in our car and 1/2 meals, but they have to share the hotel room with their parents)
7 to 9 year-old children will be charged 75% of the tour fee (they will have their own seats in our car and their own meals, but they have to share the hotel room with their parents)
From 10-year-old children are considered as adults
Required Additional Fees:
Single hotel room rental: 10$/person/01nights
You have to bring your Passport
You should bring any type of medicine for preventing insects and common diseases; bring your toothbrush, toothpaste and towel (if necessary)
Tour guide can rearrange the schedule, but all places stay the same
If you are a vegetarian, please bring along your suitable food
Do not bring a too big suitcase with you
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.
(*) Customer responsibilities:
Customers are responsible by yourselves for your illness and chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis …), congenital diseases, latent diseases, HIV AIDS, mental and neurological disorders , pregnant women … When necessary, you must write your own commitment to your health when participating in the tour.
Customers must preserve their property in all circumstances and at all locations during the trip. The tour organizer is not responsible for any lost money, identification, airline tickets, personal belongings and other property of the customer during the trip.