4-Day Jungle Trekking In Ba Be National Park - Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up all of travelers at their hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The best activity to explore Ba Be national park is trekking, the best way to discover Ba Be Lake is seeing the landscapes on the lake by boat. This small-group trekking trip four days in Ba Be will takes you into the remote villages on the western side of Ba Be National Park and gives you the opportunity to experience the real tropical forests. It is for people with at least moderate to good fitness levels and a good spirit of adventure.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
Ba Be Lake is situated in Bac Kan province which is 240 km northeast of the capital, Hanoi-vietnam">Hanoi. On the way to Ba Be, you will visit The Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups where you can learn about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam. This will be followed by lunch will be at a local restaurant and then the final stretch of the journey to Ba Be National Park. Onwards to Ba Be Lake. You will arrive early in the afternoon, take a rest, have dinner and stay overnight in a local Tay minority family in their traditional wooden stilt house.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: A local Tay minority family in their traditional wooden stilt house.

Day 2: Day 2 Trekking To Dzao Ethnic Village (B, L, D)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
This is set to be a wonderful day of trekking! Your tour guide will take you to Coc Toc Village where you can meet the Tay community. They have become very skilled at fishing in the lake and live on a diet that is very much centred around fish. After you have seen the lovely stilt houses and seen this idyllic way of life, you will set out to cross the Pe Lu Stream, before hitting some rough, steep terrain that will give you a little bit of a workout. As you gain height, though, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular views of the verdant rolling countryside. Pressing on to the uplands we will stop for a picnic lunch in a H'mong ethnic village, and your guide may introduce you to some of the local Hmong people. During the afternoon, your guide will take you through mountains and valleys and to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao ethnic people, before moving on again to visit another H'mong ethnic village, where you will stay to have a tasty dinner in local homestay and spend the night at a gorgeous and comfortable Dzao house. But watch out, as they can be generous with their corn wine!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: A local homestay - Dzao house

Day 3: Day 3 Boat Trip On Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
You will have a tasty breakfast at the homestay, and the opportunity to try on some traditional Dzao ethnic clothing for some memorable photos before saying your farewells and setting out for another fulfilling day of trekking. You will take some slightly gentler trails compared to the previous day, visiting a black H'mng ethnic village before descending through the thick and beautiful forest with some spectacular views to visit Dau Dang Waterfall which lies on the border of the two provinces of Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang. After viewing the waterfall, your guide will take you to have lunch with 'Mr Pirate' who was the main actor in Ba Be Lake Pirate Movie. After this, you will take a relaxing motorboat trip up the river to visit the breathtaking Puong Cave, a huge limestone structure that spans the river and is home to thousands of bats (of 18 different species) which flit between the many stalactites and stalagmites. You will then pass by and visit An Ma temple in the boat, before heading to Mr linh's homestay for dinner and a restful night's sleep.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mr Linh's homestay

Day 4: Day 4 Ba Be - Hanoi (B, L)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
After having breakfast at the homestay, you will head back to Hanoi, but not without first paying a visit to Hua Ma cave on the way. The cave has only recently been made accessible, as few locals would enter due to ancient beliefs. Legend has it that it is the resting place of many soldiers from previous wars in the region, but their spirits have been set free from the cave. You can descend into the cave via an impressively built concrete staircase to view the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites - a very atmospheric experience. You can take the chance to rest on the drive back to Hanoi, stopping briefly for lunch at a local restaurant on the way. We arrive in Hanoi at about 17:30 where you will be let off at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

3x Breakfast

3x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 3 nights

3 nights accommodation

Bottled water

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park

Exclusions

Drinks

Personal expenses

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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, sunblock, raincoat and sun hat

A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Mar-2018

    We were extremely fortunate to be guided by Mr. Hung, a Dao village farmer who was charming, well informed and spoke good English. He led us up a steep hike to his remote village where we stayed overnight in his comfortable homestay. His family joined us for dinner that had good vegetarian and meat dishes. The following day we walked through more minority group villages to a waterfall then travelled by river boat into a large cave, then across Ba Be Lake to Mr. Linh's homestay. The scenery and variety of experience was everything we would wish for. This tour was more authentic then one would get around Sapa, and certainly much more peaceful. Mr. Linh's homestay on Ba Be Lake is in a perfect location and has very good facilities. The communication with the office in Hanoi, with Kevin was prompt and unambiguous. We would strongly recommend Mr. Linh's tours to anyone who seeks an adventure away from overcrowded destinations in Northern Vietnam.

  • 10-Feb-2018

    We wanted something authentic, and something in the nature during our 2 weeks vietnamese trip. We booked than a 4 day-3 night trip with Mr. Linh. I picked them because the Ba Be national park website directed me to their site. Kevin was very eager and helpful during the booking through emails. We wanted Babe and not Sapa, which is infamously touristic. There were 5 of us, so it was a bit cheaper per person, but we have to admit that it was still very pricy (comparing to other local touristic activities), around 310 usd per person. BUT the program was kinda flexible, and we got a 12 seater van for 5 of us so it was kinda comfortable. The way to the north is really long, full of with serpentines, those who can get sick of it it is better to take some pills in advance. Driver was very fast, yes sometimes it looked dangerous, but very effective, and fast:D The trekking was the best part, our guide Lhoan told us many things among the tribes, and we can see them living in their villages. Our first homestay was excellent, the host family was very adorable. Good food, and strong rice wine:D Second homestay, the mr. Linh Homestay is the best, very well equipped. our third homestay was good too, with friendly host family. But unfortunately we had to ask for a normal hotel this time, because some of us had already been sick, caught cold, and the homestay had no heating. Inside temperature was 4 celsius. It is very important thta those who pick this trip have proper clothing against cold, and rain. It was unusal cold that time, 4-6celsius degrees during the morning. It was just something we would not expected. We have also watched Ben gioc waterfall, and Tiger cave. It 's all very beautiful, not so turistic, so you can have it for yourself, but we had to travel a lot . Summing up: If you want some authentic experience far from the cities far from the other tourists, dont mind having to sleep in simple homestays, wish to travel a lot and hike a lot than this is for you!