Early morning, we leave Hanoi and then hit the road north towards Ba Be 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. Afternoon, we take a short biking trip from your homestay to discover the spectacular Hua Ma cave. Followed by hiking 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. Lunch & dinner is served at the local homestay.
You will have the chance to explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be as you trek through the national park. To begin with, your local guide will take you to visit Coc Toc Village where the Tay people make a living through fishing in the lake. You will cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain, but as you gain height you will begin to see the beautiful views of the mountains. As you journey further towards the uplands, you will stop in a H’mong ethnic village where you will have a picnic lunch. Your guide will then take you through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people and along the trail to visit another H’mong ethnic village. Our day ends in the same local family for the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served at the local homestay.
After breakfast at the homestay, we walk to Po Lu Quay to board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake. We stroll along the Nang River, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. You can choose to relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or refresh yourself by jumping into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! After the stunning exploration along the lake, say goodbye to the homestay and come back to Hanoi.
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
- Other services not mentioned above