The signature hike of Ba Be National Park threads its way along the spine of the Pia Boc range, traversing passes, alpine lakes, with intimate glimpses of those iconic craggy summits.You will experience boating on the river, hiking through forest, staying with 2 different ethnic families, cooking traditional food, see a school in action, trekking in the mountains and kayaking in the Lake. It is certainly an action packed trip getting up close to the locals.
Day 1: Hanoi – River trails – Dao villages
Day 2: You are a trekker – Mr Linhs homestay
Day 3: Kayaking on Ba Be lake – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – River trails – Dao villages (L, D)
The trekker (GUIDE) will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi for transfer to Ba Be national park. The journey in a comfortable car is around 6 hours passing through Thai Nguyen city by Highway3. Lunch will be set up at a local restaurant before leaving the car at the trail
Start—the Nang river trailhead—then floating to tunnel cave in the Dao Village. We then Start the hike, crossing rain forest looking for wildlife and hiking to the summit of Taken for panoramic views. We then visit Hmong villages before we reach a Dao ethnic village. You are Invited to join the host preparing the traditional food which will be cooked on an open-fire And you may enjoy some local corn wine with your meal. Overnight at original Dao house.
Day 2: The big trek – Mr Linhs homestay (B, L, D)
Traditional breakfast may include noodles, omelet and bananas and could be considered a Luxury in this remote area of Ba Be. Leaving the Dao village, it is a 10km hike to a Hmong Village where we may meet the children in school (It might be nice to take some candies, pens, notebooks as a small gift). We then find somewhere for a picnic lunch near the school,
which will be Vietnamese army food! In the last 10 km to Coc Toc village we have to go up and down, crossing the Coc Toc stream where the villagers make a living by fishing on Ba Be lake. If it’s hot, do like the local kids, just jump in the lake! You will enjoy a superb dinner (Mrs Linh is specialist in local dishes) on the river terrace. Overnight in Mr Linh’s luxurious Tay house .
Day 3: Kayaking on Ba Be lake – Hanoi (B, L)
A breakfast of pancakes and Vietnamese coffee will be served on the open-air balcony taking in stunning views. We then paddle our kayaks to discover Ba Be Lake in the morning before saying goodbye to this little paradise. We travel by car, following the river south and then snaking from pass to pass through the hills of Central North Vietnam. You may find the locals are fascinated by you for few tourists ever go that particular and spectacular way. We then join the main road to Ha Noi, with a short stop for lunch and will arrive at Hanoi before dark.
– We bring you to places normal tours don’t go!
Hiking and trekking with
a 7-10 km hike and 3 hours boat trip on day 1
a 18-20 km trek on day 2
a 1-3 hours kayak on day 3
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June the weather is cooler and more pleasant.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
– 2 breakfasts.
– 3 lunches.
– 2 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
– Home stay (2 nights).
A clean and comfortable home stay with mosquito nets provided.
Tour price includes
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Home-stay with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
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…