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Ba Be National Park is located in north-east Vietnam in an area of hilly and picturesque landscape. Together with diverse ethnic cultures, we experience the intrigue of tribal life in charming villages and seeing their traditions and cultures, explore the riches of the national park and get away from the tourist trail. We discover it all on this adventure.

Itinerary

Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, Hanoi.

Ba Be National Park is located in north-east Vietnam in an area of hilly and picturesque landscape. Together with diverse ethnic cultures, we experience the intrigue of tribal life in charming villages and seeing their traditions and cultures, explore the riches of the national park and get away from the tourist trail. We discover it all on this adventure.

Day 1 Hanoi / Ba Be Lake (Lunch and dinner)

Departing from Hanoi, we embark on a route up into mountain areas north of Hanoi, onwards to Ba Be Lake National Park, one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam, home to many kinds of birds, scenic valleys, towering rocky outcrops, underground river tributaries, a gigantic cave and local ethnic minorities, including the Tay, Red Dao and Hmong.

Following an exploration of a spectacular cave, we wander around small villages and along the riverfront. The night is spent with a local family in the traditional house of a Tay family to experience their way of life.

Day 2 Ba Be Lake (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

The day begins with a morning trek in the park, we descend into the scenic valley, home to the Tay minority people and encircled by rock formations. In the afternoon we cross the rolling hills and pass Hmong and Red Dao villages.

The scenery is extraordinary, with rural farmland, and rugged mountains jutting out of the tangled jungle growth. We end our day in the same local family for the night.

Day 3 Ba Be Lake / Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch)

This is a spectacular boat trip on the lake. We stroll along the riverfront, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains.

After lunch in a local restaurant, it is our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 6pm.

Trip cost:

– $149USD per person for a group of 2 to 7 people.

The cost of the trip includes:

– accommodation.

– Tour Guides.

– meals listed on the itinerary.

– entrance fees.

– permits where applicable.

The cost of the trip does not include:

– travel insurance.

– drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).

– personal expenses.

The facts…
Physical activities:
Hiking and trekking with:

– a 3-7 km hike on Day 1.

– a 10-18 km trek on Day 2.

– a 5-7 km hike on Day 3.

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 Guides speak excellent English or French.

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).

A clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito nets provided.

 

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…

Have a great journey!

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