What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family, friend, couple, solo travelers

  • Type : Land tour

Overview

This 3-day tour start from Hanoi with English speaking guide to discover Ba Be National Park, Ba Be is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with exceptional biodiversity including a population of langurs, over 200 bird and 350 butterfly species, geological treasures and mature primary limestone forests. Join our tour, you will have memorable time when exploring the lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.

Highlights

    • Join 3-day tour to explore Ba Be Lake with many exciting activities (kayaking, trekking, biking)
    • Trek through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people
    • Float on Nang River, take the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION

Group tour

Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 10

Bed size: Double/Twin

Show more
(10)

Choose date to show price

Recommend for you

US

Includes Taxes & Fees

Best Price

Private tour

Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 10

Bed size: Double/Twin

Show more
(10)

US

Includes Taxes & Fees

  • Meals
    2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Homestay
  • Price Includes
    • A/C transfer
    • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
    • 2 nights at Homestay
    • All sightseeing tickets
    • Pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter
    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
    Price Excludes
    • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Beverage
    • Other services not mentioned above
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package
  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Cao Bang

7.30 - 8:00 pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for driving on highway No3. You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you can browse the objects, photographs and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship. There will be a stop for lunch before your transfer extremely north to Cao Bang through scatterings of villages and rice paddies. You will get the chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production (depend on growing season). This is the road less-travelled offering you the enjoy the views in peace. Tonight, you have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake

After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and going down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, tonight you will stay overnight on traditional house of Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

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 on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto 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. You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

Accommodation: Homestay

Important Notes

    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..

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.4

Based on 5 reviews

ReView summary

  • Service
    9.4
  • Organization
    9.6
  • Value for money
    9.2
  • Safety
    9.2
10.0

Reims, France
29 Nov 2018
a nice cruise Ba Be Lake is a beautiful, peaceful place. The cruise is a real treat for the eyes. Nothing like dreaming over the water and indulge in meditation. On arrival, a beautiful walk leads us through a w... See more

Ba Be Lake is a beautiful, peaceful place. The cruise is a real treat for the eyes. Nothing like dreaming over the water and indulge in meditation. On arrival, a beautiful walk leads us through a wood to refreshing waterfalls. We came across many multicolored butterflies and even a beautiful snake! At lunchtime we had dinner in a typical, picturesque waterside restaurant accompanied. Good-natured atmosphere and nice cooking with a little preparation course to pass. Back to earth. A very good moment!

9.0

Rabastens, France
24 Nov 2018
Beautiful but careful The setting of the lake is splendid in the middle of limestone karst peaks but what is even better is the boat ride to go to the cave of Dong Puong which is fabulous among the limestone cliffs ador... See more

The setting of the lake is splendid in the middle of limestone karst peaks but what is even better is the boat ride to go to the cave of Dong Puong which is fabulous among the limestone cliffs adorned with stalactites to such a point that one can get take for Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. The cave of Dong Puong is the passage under the mountain of the river which has roughly the flow of the Garonne in Toulouse. It's great. Downstream (to the west) the Dau Dang Falls are also worth the detour. Attention to pollution. Too much plastic waste floats on the lake and it's a shame in such a beautiful site.

9.8

Sauvian, France
04 Jan 2017
Beautiful lake This lake surrounded by mountains is peaceful. The day by boat to discover it is superb. This place is like a haven of peace. You will have a great time! Unitrip.fr
8.0

Milano
28 Dec 2016
Lovely park Overnighted here on our bike trip and it was a (cold) and nice experience immersed in the nature. Nice boat trip around the lake, despite the rainy weather, shame that we could not stay longer. The... See more

Overnighted here on our bike trip and it was a (cold) and nice experience immersed in the nature. Nice boat trip around the lake, despite the rainy weather, shame that we could not stay longer. The homestay was appreciable with very good food.

10.0

Caen, France
04 Aug 2016
A delight Beautiful boat trip on Lake Ba Be. It is best to leave early in the morning to enjoy the light that plays with the water and the mountain (and to avoid all the tours operator). Visit a cave and a w... See more

Beautiful boat trip on Lake Ba Be. It is best to leave early in the morning to enjoy the light that plays with the water and the mountain (and to avoid all the tours operator). Visit a cave and a waterfall and a stop at lunch in a local restaurant.