Overnight Ba Be National Park Tour From Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel within Hoan Kiem District
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Ba Be National Park conjures up images of lush forests, shimmering lakes full of fish, mysterious caves and cloud-capped limestone mountains which stand like guardians to this hidden natural kingdom. This trip takes you deep into Ba Be National Park, Ba Be Lake. Hanoi - Ba Be lake two days group tour will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, take a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice cultivation to forest to towering mountains.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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

An early start to the day to make the most of what we have in store for you.  We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:30 and then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park. Lunch will be had in a restaurant in a village on the way, and then our route will take us up through the mountains and tea plantations to Ba Be lake, an amazing green lake in the middle of a natural green forest. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, with its beautiful stilt houses and friendly population of Tay people, who make their living by fishing in the stunning Ba Be lakes and farming. You will stay in the homestay of a local family here, enjoying their wonderful hospitality. In the afternoon, you will have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings. You will then enter Hua Ma Cave which features thousands of stalactites and columns. You may also wish to take the option of walking or cycling around Coc Toc village, kayaking on the lake in boats that we reserve for our tour guests, or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying the views.

Day 2: Ba Be Lake -  Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at the homestay, you will go on foot to Bo Lu Quay where you will board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake. You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float down the Nang River, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. Look out for the rainbow of butterflies that flit across the sky or listen to the gentle song of the many species of birds in the park. The boat will come to Puong Cave where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong.  After your, exploration of the lake, you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery on the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:30.

Inclusions

Accommodation as per itinerary

National Park fees

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

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Minimum 2 adults required to book

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Feb-2018

    I give this tour 3 stars because the homestay was nice, the food was delicious, and the park is beautiful with friendly people who wave at visitors. However, our tour guide did not talk much perhaps he was not overly confident with his English, as he was a little difficult to understand at times. Practice makes perfect! Anyway, he seemed pretty disinterested in giving us more than the bare minimum of information he would identify the sites we visited, but with little to no background information. We had hoped to learn a little about the park's history and the minority groups that call the place home...that didn't happen. When it wasn't required of him to speak, he just played around on his phone. Also, we were disappointed that certain things in Viator's tour description did not happen. On the first day, the options of walking or cycling and fishing or kayaking were not presented to us. We just drove to a cave which we went inside, then drove to a waterfall, and drove through a couple of villages without actually visiting them. And during the boat trip on the second day, we did not visit Puong cave as advertised. I'm not sure if these things were eliminated from our tour due to the cold weather if not, Viator's description needs a little editing. Overall, the park is definitely worth a visit if you have the time, but perhaps choose a different tour. And make sure you dress warmly if you're there in the winter, it does get quite chilly up there in the north, especially on the lake.