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Jungle Life in Ba Be National Park 4 days 3 nights

This is your chance to experience Ba Be National Park in a whole new way. This tour will take you into the lush tropical jungles of Ba Be where you will spend one night sleeping in a jungle hammock. There is nothing like sleeping outdoors to really connect you with nature. You will also spend two nights in a traditional style wooden stilt house at Mr Linh's Homestay and explore the Ba Be Lake by boat and kayak.

 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: ADB01E
Departure dates: Daily
Destination: Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 4 days
 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Jungle High Life
Day 3: Jungle High Life Boat Trip On Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be – Hanoi
Day 1
Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
Ba Be National Park hard trekking, Ba Be lake
You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:30 for the journey to Ba Be National Park. After roughly 2.5 hours driving, you will stop at The Museum of Culture of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen. After, you will drive to Yen Do with lunch at a local restaurant on the way. You’ll arrive at Coc Toc Commune inside the national park and prepare for a bamboo raft ride on Ba Be lake or cycling around the area to visit the ethnic minority villages.Tonight, you will enjoy dining with a local Tay family with plenty of local specialities and possibly some local rice wine. This is a great chance to get to know the local people and understand more about their cultures. You will spend the night in Mr Linh’s Homestay.

Highlights and activities: Culture of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen, Ba Be Lake, a 2 - 3 km trek
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Jungle High-life (B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park hard trekking, jungle trekking
Your local guide will meet you at the homestay to help you prepare for your night in the jungle. The first couple of hours of trekking are simple and easy. You will leave behind the small village where and walk through lush green and yellow rice fields, across various rivers, and head further into Ba Be National Park stopping along the way to greet the local people with a friendly “Xin Chao” (hello).
After a couple of hours, you will snake off the gentle, flat route and begin trekking up a steep hill, covered in wet moss and vegetation. Whilst this isn’t difficult, it does provide a bit more of a challenge, and you would require a basic level of fitness to scale it. After about an hour you will reach the top, have a little rest and then begin our trek up and down the various hills a small schoolhouse where you will stop for lunch.
From the schoolhouse base to our stop for the evening is a further 2-3 hour trek, and this part provides some of the most breathtaking views of the trek. You will take a short but tricky route deeper into the jungle before reaching the site where you will spend the night. You can set up camp and relax with a tasty bbq and some infamous happy water.

Highlights and activities: Ba Be National Park, a 18 - 20 km trek
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Jungle High-life & Boat Trip (B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park hard trekking, boat trip on Nang river
After an exciting and truly unforgettable night in the jungle, you will awake to the sounds of nature all around you. After a delicious al fresco breakfast, you will trek through the jungle for around three hours before reaching Ba Be Lake where a motorboat will be waiting to take you to a waterfall. You will stop along the river for lunch at a local restaurant.
After a delicious lunch, you can hop back aboard the boat where you can sit back and enjoy the journey. You will head down the river, gliding past the locals washing their clothes in the river, water buffalos cooling down in the heat and all of the other interesting things that happen on the rivers of Vietnam. After an hour, you will arrive at Puong Cave, a magnificent, cavernous opening in one of the limestone cliffs. Here you can wander around, and listen to the thousands of bats above you squeaking in the darkness. From here, you will take a relaxing two-hour boat ride and kayak journey back to Mr Linh's Homestay where you will stay the night.

Highlights and activities: Ba Be Lake, Boat trip, Puong Cave, a 7 - 10 km trek
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)
Ba Be National Park hard trekking, being local people
Today, you will visit some beautiful rural villages along the riverbank before a short hike to the best vantage point in the park. You will then begin your journey back to Hanoi by car stopping at Hua Ma Cave on the way. Hua Ma is one of the biggest dry cave in the north of Vietnam and features a stunning display of rock formations. You will then go through the paddies to visit Silk Waterfall and a wonderful pass called "Dog Flower Pass'. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will complete your journey back to Hanoi, arriving at around 17:00.

Highlights and activities: Hua Ma cave, Dog Flower Pass, a 2 - 4 km trek
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 
The facts…
We take you to the parts others can't reach!

Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June the weather is cooler and more pleasant.

Transport
Boat
Vehicle

Tour Guides
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Rate:
This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Valid until December 2019.
Group size
Price/pp
1p
839
2p
484
3-4p
376
5-6p
329
7-8p
290
9-10p
275
Single Supp’
N/A
 

Tour price includes
Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
All private transfer and transportation
Accommodation (homestay and hammocks in Jungle)
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
Beverage
Other services not mentioned above.
Kayak

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...
 
Have a great journey!