Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park

This exclusive tour takes visitors from the venerable city of Hanoi, complete with stately French colonial

buildings and a bustling old Vietnamese quarter, to the natural wonderland that is Ba Bể Lake and the

Ban Gioc waterfalls, the world’s 4th largest border waterfall after Niagara, Iguacu and Victoria.

Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Ban Gioc waterfall group tour in three days will also also be able to interact with Tay

ethnic minority at small villages and explore the Nang River by boat.

 Day 1 Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)

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 hrs, then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park. Lunch will be had

in a restaurant in a village on the way, and then our route will take us up through the mountains and tea

plantations to Ba Be lake, amazing green lake in the middle of natural green forest. We then 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 will stay in the homestay of a

local family here that has been resident in Ba Be for many years, enjoying their wonderful hospitality,

and have some time in the evening to explore the beautiful surroundings. 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.

Day 2 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at the homestay, we will go on foot to Bo Lu boat station to embark on a 3 hour boat trip,

gently touring around the lake. If you need to cool off, this is a great opportunity to jump into the river

for a swim - so refreshing! The boat takes you by the slow flowing river, giving you ample opportunity to

gaze in awe at the dramatic mountains and valleys and natural caves. You will also get the chance to
enjoy some bird and butterfly spotting - the national park is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna.

The boat will progress through the Puong cave, which forms a natural tunnel through which the river

flows, and has thousands of stalactites and stalagmites as well as a bat colony, several thousand strong.

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 5:30 PM and you will be let off at your hotel in Hanoi.

Hiking and trekking with

- a 2 - 3 km hike on day 1

Climate

From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.

From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport:

- Boat

- Vehicle

Tour Guides:

Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.

They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Meals:

- 1 breakfast.

- 2 lunches.

- 1 dinner.

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or

homes.

We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Accommodation:

- Homestay (1 night).

Our clean and comfortable homestay with air-conditioning provided.

Tour price includes:

+ A/C transfer

+ Boat trip on Ba Be lake

+ Homestays

+ Experienced English speaking guide.

+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

+ All sightseeing tickets.

+ No extra charge after confirmation

+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

 Day 1 Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)


Your group will be picked up at 7:30 to 8:00 AM from your hotel in Hanoi for the journey to Ba Be Lake,

a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). You will head north from the hustle and bustle of

Hanoi and into the stunning landscape of rural Vietnam. During the journey you will have the chance to

visit a Tay minority community. This is the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viet-kinhs,

On arrival at Ba Be National Park you will cruise along the Nang River by boat exploring the beautiful Ba

Be Lake, the dramatic caves of Puong Grotto and Widow Island, a limestone islet steeped in local

folklore and legend. You will also have time to visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc

Village, where you will spend the night at homestay ( Tay family ).

Day 2 Ba Be - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Cao Bằng one of Vietnam’s most northern provinces

that borders China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a

mountainous village famous for traditional blacksmith craft.

Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as

you continue to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the stunning falls that span across the border between Vietnam and

China. You will spend some time at your own leisure, relaxing and taking photos as you soak up the

incredible surroundings of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall. Heading back to Cao Bang, on the way,

we come to visit the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Dinner

and overnight at a homestay of Nung's village in Quang Uyen.

Day 3 Cao Bang - Hanoi (B, L)

After a night at the Nung's house, you will depart for your transfer south to Hanoi. It is a journey of

approximately 185 miles (310 kilometres) through vertiginous rice terraces and remote villages. You will

get the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its tobacco production. This is the road less

traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility.

You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you

can browse the objects, photographs and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic

groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship. There will be

a stop for lunch before your hotel -off back in the bustling city of Hanoi.

The facts...

We take you to the parts other can't reach!

Climate

From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.

From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
 
Transport:
- Boat.

- Vehicle.

Tour Guides:

Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.

They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Meals:

- 2 breakfasts.

- 3 lunches.

- 2 dinners.

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.

We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Accommodation:

- Homestay (2 nights).

Our clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito net provided.

Tour price includes

+ A/C transfer

+ Boat trip on Ba Be lake

+ Homestays

+ Experienced English speaking guide.

+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

+ All sightseeing tickets.

+ No extra charge after confirmation

+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Departure dates: Everyday

Destination: Ba Be Lake, Northeast, Vietnam.

Duration: 2 days

Size of group: 2 - 10 people

Price US: $ 125 

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Destination: Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Size of group: 2 - 10 people
Price US: US $ 185 / person