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Trekking in remote regions of Ba Be 5 days 4 nights

This trekking adventure takes you through some of the most remote regions, through breathtaking scenery to the villages of Dao and H’mong people. Along the way you will meet many local people and have the chance to experience life in rural Vietnam.
 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BBT 10E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 5 days

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park
Day 2: Trekking in Jungle  of Ba Be
Day 3: Trekking To Remote Area Of Dao Ethnic village
Day 4: Trekking And Boat Trip On Ba Be Lake
Day 5: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Day 1
Hanoi - Ba Be National Park (L, D)
Trekking in The Natural World of Ba Be, Mr Linh's homestay
Departing from Hanoi, you will embark on a route up into the mountainous areas north of Hanoi. On the way, you will pay a visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where we can learn about the history and cultural traditions of some of the people you will meet on your trekking tour. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and before finishing the journey to Ba Be National Park. This is one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam, the landscape dominated by scenic valleys, towering rocky outcrops, underground river tributaries, and a gigantic cave. It is also home to a huge variety of flora and fauna and several local ethnic minorities, including the Tay, Red Dao and Hmong. Following an exploration of a spectacular cave, you will hike around small villages and along the riverfront. The night will be spent with a local Tay family in the traditional wooden stilt house.

Highlights and activities: Thai Nguyen and Culture museum, Ba Be National Park, a 2 - 3 km trek
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Trekking in Jungle of Ba Be (B, L, D)
Trekking in The Natural World of Ba Be, trekking on the trails of Ba Be
The first stop on your trek will the village of Coc Toc. Here the locals make living from farming and fishing, you may see them out on the lake in the traditional wooden boats.  From here, you will cross into some more challenging terrain. This, however, will not last long, and the trek will once again become a little easier. It is well worth the effort too, as you will be treated to intoxicating views of the fantastic scenery. Stopping a little later in the day at an H'mong ethnic village, you will have a picnic lunch, and during the afternoon the guide will take you through mountains and valleys past lovely stilt houses and the Dzao school. Then the trek will press on along the winding track to visit Dau Dang Waterfall on the border of the two provinces of Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang. You will then have dinner at the restaurant of a man who acquired the nickname 'Mr Pirate' following his appearance in “Ba Be Lake Pirate Movie” before spending the night at his homestay.

Highlights and activities: H'mong ethnic village, Dau Dang waterfall, a 18 - 20 km trek
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Trekking to remote area of Dzao ethnic villages (B, L, D)
Trekking in The Natural World of Ba Be, trekking to Dao village
After breakfast at the home stay. You will stroll along the bank of the Nang River to see local people fishing before entering a Tay village for a simple picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 3-hour trek to the  Red Dao village on a track accessible only to walkers and horses, through the beautiful unspoilt scenery. Before reaching the village you can stop at a primary school to meet the children who will be curious to meet you. You will have dinner and stay overnight with a local family.

Highlights and activities: Red Dao village, a 15 - 18 km trek
Accommodation: Mr Hung's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Boat trip on Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
Trekking in The Natural World of Ba Be, Boat trip
After breakfast at the homestay, you will continue your trek (2 hours walk) to a Tay village. The trekking route today is largely downhill and shorter than the previous day's trek. From here, you will take a boat trip to discover Puong Cave and the pure beauty of the Nang River. The cruise will take you through some spectacular scenery and the stunning limestone cliffs that frame the lake and then continue into the centre of Ba Be Lake, the largest and highest natural lake in Vietnam. Disembarking from the boat, you'll trek to Pac Ngoi Village, a Tay village which showcases the traditional wooden stilt houses. You will have dinner and stay overnight in a local house.

Highlights and activities: Tay village, Boat trip, Puong Cave, a 5 - 7 km trek
Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi (B, L)
Trekking in The Natural World of Ba Be, traditional Dzao clothers
After one last breakfast in Ba Be overlooking Ba Be, you begin the journey back to Hanoi. Along the way, you will stop at Hua Ma Cave whose dark tales of trapped souls will set your imaginations running. You will also visit Cho Chu Prison which was built in 1942, and held many Vỉetnamese revolutionary politicians (Viet Minh). You will arrive back in Hanoi at around 18:00.

Highlights and activities: Hua Ma cave, Cho Chu Prison, a 3 - 5 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 brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

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
841
2p
476
3p
399
4p
360
5p
339
6p
317
7p
292
8p
281
Single Supp’
N/A
 
Tour price includes
Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
All private transfer and transportation
Home stay
Experienced English or French 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.

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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