The best 3-day adventure in Ba Be National Park

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Duration : 3 Days
Availability : Everyday
Type : Group & Private
Max People : 10

This 3-day adventure start from Hanoi with our “Terrible” tour guide to discover Ba Be National Park. Surrounded by the lush green of the forest, we hope you enjoy your time spent exploring the lakes, caves, mountains and jungles.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park: This is the perfect place for any keen adventurer. Here you can trek through the thick jungle, explore mystical caves, kayak down the rivers, and swim in the lakes. The incredible range of terrain will keep you on your toes and keep your excitement piqued.  The national park itself was only established in 1992, making it feel as if you are exploring unchartered areas. Many caves have only been discovered recently and are providing new information about the geography and biodiversity of the area.

Ba Be National Park - Ba Be Lake

Tribal villages

Tribal villages: The ethnic minority communities live in small hamlets throughout the and still maintain a simple way of life, living off the land and fishing from the lakes and rivers. As you adventure through the national park you will have the chance to meet the local people and discover their history and culture. The many different areas of the national park are steeped in mystery and legends, the stories handed down through many generations.

Trekking to Red Dao Village in Ba Be National Park

Hua Ma Cave

Hua Ma Cave: is not only stunningly beautiful but also has a haunting and fascinating back story. For many years this haunting tale kept many local people away, but now, those brave enough to enter the cave will be rewarded with stunning views of rock formations. Recently, developments to the cave have made more easily accessible and the 300 m climb to the entrance is well worth the effort. As you ascend into the dark recesses of the cave you are met with an otherworldly  melee of stalactites and stalagmites which appear to morph into different objects as you pass by.

Hua Ma Cave - Ba Be National Park

Puong Cave

Puong Cave: is of the most impressive caves in Ba Be with a height of 30m and length of 300m. This large, dark cavern sits at the bottom of Lung Nham Mountain and was created by years of erosion by the Nang River. This tunnel cave looms over the river and visitors can explore the cave by boat. The dark mouth of the cave leads to a magical maze of stalactites and stalagmites which cast shadows across the tall limestone walls. This amazing hidden world is also the home of thousands of bats. The colonies living amongst nature’s sculpture are made up of an impressive 18 species.

Puong Cave - Ba Be National Park

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - Hua Ma Cave - Ba Be National Park (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 AM 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 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 the village or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying the views.

Day 2: Trekking in Ba Be National Park (B, L, D)

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. You will then return to your homestay where you started this morning.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Puong Cave - 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.

PRICE & INCLUSIONS

GROUP TOUR PRICE & INCLUSIONS

160$ US per traveler. You will join with other travelers of up to 10. This price covers almost everything only except your personal expenses & beverage. There is absolutely no extra charge after confirmation.

+ All transfer & transportation
+ Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
+ Experienced English speaking guide
+ Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets & entrances fees

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE & INCLUSIONS

If you want to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation, simply let us know in the inquiry form on the right. The price will be calculated depend on your group size

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Monique F

Couple Traveller

We enjoyed a 3 day trip to Ba Be National Park with The Terrible Tour Guide Travel where we experienced an unforgettable 2-night homestay with a local family in their home in the village. On our way to Ba Be National Park, we stopped in at the Ethnology Museum where we learnt about the 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Ba Be National Park, we were met by our incredibly hospitable and friendly hosts. Over the couple of days that we were there, we enjoyed a cycle ride to a waterfall and a boat trip on the river to a nearby village and cave. Our guide, Tung, spoke good English and was extremely knowledgeable about the area including the history of Vietnam and its minority groups. The best tour guide we’ve ever had! Thanks again for an unforgettable experience, Tung!

January 3, 2018

Pauline H

Family Traveller

We, a family of five, went for a three day trip to Ba Be national park. It was a very special, wonderful trip. And our terrible guide Tung, highly contributed to that. He provided us with very interesting information, without an overload. We also learned to know him as very sensitive to further improve the quality of this wonderful trip. The first night we had a homestay which was ok. The place where he normally went to, was fully booked. For the second night Tung found a wonderful idyllic place with a beautiful view on the lake. The next morning at breakfast time there was a fishing kingfisher we could closely watch. The day on the lake was beautiful!
Tung also soon found out about our preferences for meals and arranged these thoughtful and very well! The journey to and from lake Ba Be was very convenient.
Thank you very much Tung for this wonderful experience!!!!

December 20, 2017

Katrin Z

Group Traveller

We were really satisfied with the 3-day tour in Babe national park. Our guide Tung – Joey is the best guide you can imagine. We were there for 2 days without meeting other travelers. Everything was very authentic. We stayed with a nice family in the mountains who made delicious food for us and we really had a nice evening with them. You really get to see the unspoiled Vietnam with the TTG

September 5, 2017

Jeannette P

Couple Traveller

The tour was breathtaking, seeing all the remote villages in the park is an amazing and authentic experience. My girlfriend and I really liked the homestays :). Tung was a very good and friendly tour guide who was very knowledgeable and helped to make our trip memorable. We absolutely loved the boat ride, we were pretty much alone on the river!! Although the tour is slightly expensive as we took the private tour, it includes a lot of activities so you get what you pay for. The price can be lowered by finding a larger group. Highly recommended!

August 21, 2017

Jutta H

Group Traveller

Just back from a 3-days trip to Ba Be National Park/Lake away from normal tourist paths. Landscape is wonderful and the guides were very friendly, helpful and full of local knowledge. Rice harvesting just started. I gain a little insight into the challenging hard life of minority people. I couldn’ t recommend this tour enough. Thank you for this experiences.

July 12, 2017
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