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Ba Be lake kayaking and trekking 4 days 3 nights

Ba Be National Park is made up of sublime tropical forests, agricultural land, three sprawling, connected lakes and a winding river, making the perfect place for exploration. This tour will take you across the land and water to discover the hidden beauty of this natural haven whilst also visiting the local communities who have retained much of their traditional, rural lifestyles and traditions.
 

Tour code: BBK03E
Type of tour: Private
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration:  4 days
Tour itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be lake
Day 2: Full day of trekking
Day 3: Kayaking in Ba Be lake
Day 4: Ba Be lake - Hanoi

Day 1
Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
Ba Be lake kayaking and trekking, Ba Be lake
Ba Be Lake, about 240 km north of Hanoi, is located in the Bac Kan province of northern Vietnam, one of the most remote, beautiful and least touristy areas of the country. At 08:00 your guide will collect you and head for Ba Be National Park. On the way, you will visit the Thai Nguyen Museum which will give you a good overview of the cultures and customs of the different ethnic minorities in Vietnam. We continue driving, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Kan where you may try some local dishes. Upon arrival at Bo Lu Village, on the banks of Ba Be lake, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset and have a delicious dinner and stay overnight at Mr Linh's Homestay.

Highlights and activities: a 2-4 km hike
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Full Day Of Trekking In National Park (B, L, D)
Ba Be lake kayaking and trekking, terrace rice fields
After a good breakfast at the homestay, you will set off on foot to Coc Toc where you can meet some of the local Tay community who make a living from cultivating rice and corn on their farms and fishing in the lake. You will then hike uphill to take in amazing views across the park.  Further on in the uplands, you will reach the village of Nam Dai, home of the Cash Dao people, where we will have a picnic lunch and take a short break. In the afternoon, we will continue trekking through the forest through mountains and valleys where you will see beautiful wooden stilt houses which have been skillfully crafted by the local people. After a fantastic day of trekking, you will have dinner and spend the night in a homestay with a local family.

Highlights and activities: a 18-22 km hike
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Kayaking On Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
Ba Be lake kayaking and trekking, kaykaking tour
This morning's walk will take you through the lush forest, home to many species of flora and fauna, to the shores of Ba Be Lake. On the way, you will pass through Nam Dai Village. After lunch, you will take to the water first on a boat and then in kayaks to discover an amazing cave. The kayaks will be loaded onto a boat which will take you along the Nang River to the massive tunnel of Puong Cave with its stalagmites and stalactites and thousands of bats. After exploring the cave, you will take the kayaks to explore the lake and get up close to the dramatic karst. If you like, you can also jump into the refreshing waters to cool off. You will kayak towards Bo Lu Village for dinner and an overnight stay in a homestay.

Highlights and activities: a 8-10 km trek & 5 hours kayak
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)
Ba Be lake kayaking and trekking, Hua Ma cave
After breakfast at the homestay, it is time to check out and say goodbye to Ba Be. On the drive back to Hanoi, you will pay a visit to Hua Ma Cave. It is one of the least touristy caves and only recently accessible as few locals would enter due to their ancient beliefs. Inside there are thousands of stalactites and stalagmites which create an otherworldly beauty. You can rest your legs on the drive back to Hanoi, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. You will be ped off at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Highlights and activities: a 2-4 km hike
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast, lunch


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

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

Transport
Boat
Kayak
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. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid until December 2019.
Group size
Price/pp
1p
735
2p
439
3-4p
393
5-6p
319
7-8p
295
9-10p
270
Single Supp’
N/A
 
Tour price includes
Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
All private transfer and transportation
Home-stay
Experienced English speaking guide.
Boat trip, Kayak
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.

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!

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