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Ba Be National Park Exploration Tour 3D2N Trip

Ba Be Lake, Bắc Kạn Province, Vietnam
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3 Days 2 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people




Ba Be Tour is one of the best choice to explore northeast of Vietnam in the short time. Start and end in Hanoi, this tour provide an overview of Ba Ba Lake – the biggest and most beautiful lake in Vietnam.

Ba Be Lake is Vietnam’s largest and highest, natural freshwater lake, situated at about 150m above sea level. Ba Be actually means “three lakes” (‘Slam Pe’) in the local Tay language, the ‘lakes’ being Pe Leng, Pe lu and Pe Lam. This is an ancient name that refers to the way that the lake comprises three relatively wider sections. Ba Be is however a continuous body of water with numerous small inlets and islets, stretching for nearly 8 kilometers north to south.

Due to this rugged splendor Ba Be is sometimes referred to as the ‘Ha Long Bay of the mountains’. The depth of the lake is between 17 and 23m on average, with the deepest point about 35m deep. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 300 and 500 ha depending upon the season and unlike most lakes in karst limestone landscapes, Ba Be Lake remains full all year round…

Arrival : Hanoi
Departure : Hanoi
Min Age : 10+

What to Expect
+ Trekking along the small trails, through the terrain, tropical forest and verdant terraced rice paddies and into the small rural villages
+ Exploring the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park
+ Experience the friendliness of the local people, eat authentic Vietnamese cuisine and stay in a beautiful homestay to learn about the unique cultures and customs of rural Vietnam.

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Day 1 : Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (-/L/D)

Pick-up at your hotel is at 7:30 am and head for Bac Kan, the province of Ba Be Lakes. We will stop en route to visit the Museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen, then continue to travel to Ba Be. Lunch today is prepared at a local food stall in Bac Kan town.
Once you reach Ba Be, you will continue on foot along the Nang River until you reach Puong Cave, located in a Dao ethnic village. From here you continue your hike through thick rainforest while keeping an eye out for local wildlife. Eventually you’ll reach the summit which offers amazing panoramic views of the countryside below, before visiting some Hmong villages followed by our destination for the day, a Dao ethnic minority village. Here you are invited by your host family to participate in preparing your traditional dinner, cooked on an open fire and served with local corn wine. If you’re not much of a chef, don’t worry, this activity is entirely optional. After dinner you will stay overnight in the traditional Dao house.
Highlights and activities: a 18-20 km trek

Day 2 : Trekking to remote areas – Ba Be Lake (B/L/D)

Start by enjoying a traditional local breakfast, then we’ll set out on our 10km hike to a H’mong village, where we’ll spend some time in a local school, interacting and playing with the children. Often our guide will bring some sweets, pens and notebooks to give out as gifts to the kids, something that always greatly excites them and brings a giant smile to their little faces. Our guide will also pack a basic but tasty picnic lunch that we’ll enjoy here.
After lunch we set out for another 10km of trekking to reach Coc Toc village. This last leg of the trek can be somewhat challenging and will present a great workout for anyone who’s not in perfect shape. We’ll cross Coc Toc Stream, where you’ll see local fishermen plying their craft, and this is a great place for a quick rest and refreshing swim before continuing on. Once we arrive in Coc Toc, we’ll check in at our guesthouse, which you’ll get to enjoy for dinner before overnighting in this traditional Tay stilt house.
Highlights and activities: a 18-20 km trek

Day 3 : Kayaking on Ba Be lake – Hanoi (B/L/-)

After breakfast, we’ll hop in our kayaks and paddle across the lake, giving you ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the lake before we have to say goodbye to this slice of paradise. We will take you along roads snaking through mountain passes as we return to Hanoi, stopping for a quick lunch in an area rarely visited by tourists, which results in the locals there probably showing a big interest in you and your group, before arriving in Hanoi shortly before dark.
Highlights and activities: a 1-3 hours kayak


  • + Hotel or home stay accommodation on a double or twin-share basic
  • + Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • + Full transportation by private car or shared bus as tour program indicated
  • + English speaking tour guide
  • + Entrance fees and boat fees
  • + Visa arrival letter
  • + Cold water and towel during tours
  • + Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • + 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • - All international and domestic flight tickets
  • - Personal or travel insurance
  • - Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, gratitude, drinks
  • - Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
  • - Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
  • - Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
  • - Other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Tour's Location

Ba Be Lake, Bắc Kạn Province, Vietnam


What to Prepare and Bring
Original passport with valid visa, Camera and rolls of film, Sun block, Sun glasses, Wide brim hat, Comfortable shoes, Rain gear, Warm clothes, Small amount of cash, Personal medicines, Insect repellent
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