3 Days
Hanoi, Ba Be Lake

Hidden trails of Ba Be national park 3 days

The signature hike of Ba Be National Park threads its way along the spine of the Pia Boc range, traversing passes, alpine lakes, with intimate glimpses of those iconic craggy summits.You will experience boating on the river, hiking through forest, staying with two different ethnic families, cooking traditional food, see a school in action, trekking in the mountains and kayaking in the Lake. It is certainly an action packed trip getting up close to the locals.
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – River trails – Dao villages
Day 2: Trekking to remote areas – Mr Linh’s homestay
Day 3: Kayaking on Ba Be lake – Hanoi
Hiking and trekking with
a 7-10 km hike and 3 hours boat trip on day 1
a 18-20 km trek on day 2
a 1-3 hours kayak on day 3

From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June the weather is cooler and more pleasant.

– Boat
– Kayak
– Vehicle

Tour Guides
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

– 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.

– Homestay (2 nights).
Clean and comfortable homestays with air-conditioning provided.

Tour price includes
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Homestay
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ 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

Tour price excludes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Other services not mentioned above.
+ Kayak

What to take

+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat…

Additional information

Day 1:Hanoi – River trails – Dao villages (L, D)
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi for transfer to Ba Be national park. The journey in a comfortable car is around 6 hours passing through Thai Nguyen city by Highway3. Lunch will be set up at a local restaurant before leaving the car at the trail Start—the Nang river trailhead—then floating to tunnel cave in the Dao ethnic Village. We then Start the hike, crossing rain forest looking for wildlife and hiking to the summit of Taken for panoramic views. We then visit Hmong villages before we reach a Dao ethnic village. You are Invited to join the host preparing the traditional food which will be cooked on an open-fire And you may enjoy some local corn wine with your meal. Overnight at original Dao house.
Day 2:Trekking to remote areas – Mr Linhs homestay (B, L, D)
We will have a traditional breakfast which may comprise of noodles, pancakes or omlette and bananas and should be considered a Luxury in this remote area of Ba Be. Leaving the Dzao village, it is a 10km hike to a H’mong Village where we may meet the children at the school there (Often we will take some sweets, pens and notebooks as it is great to be able to give them a small gift). We then find somewhere for a basic but tasty picnic lunch that we have brought with us. The last 10 km to Coc Toc village is undulating and a little bit of a work out, crossing the Coc Toc stream where the villagers make a living by fishing on Ba Be lake. On hot days here, it is great to jump into the lake to cool off and take the chance to relax a little in the water.  That evening you will enjoy a superb dinner on the river terrace enjoying the superb hospitality of Mr Linh’s family, who are specialists in cooking up local dishes, before spending the night in their deluxe Tay house.
Day 3:Kayaking on Ba Be lake – Hanoi (B, L)
A breakfast of pancakes and Vietnamese coffee will be served on the open-air balcony taking in stunning views. We then paddle our kayaks to discover Ba Be Lake in the morning before saying goodbye to this little paradise. We travel by car, following the river south and then snaking from pass to pass through the hills of Central North Vietnam. You may find the locals are fascinated by you for few tourists ever go that particular and spectacular way. We then join the main road to Ha Noi, with a short stop for lunch and will arrive at Hanoi before dark.

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