Ba Be Lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Viet Nam only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for it’s over 330 species of butterflies. The package is well designed that you can experience the most interesting culture and beauty that the Park has to offer.
Day 1: Ha Noi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be (-,L,D)
You will depart from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake, a mountainous area, which is nearly 250 km from Hanoi. Just to the suburbs of Hanoi, you can enjoy the views of the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival in Thai Nguyen, you will visit the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups. After visiting the Museum you will continue the drive to Ba Be, enjoying the stunning scenery and beautiful landscape on the way. You arrive to the entrance of Ba Be National Park in late afternoon – and from here we have another 16 kilometers drive through the Park to the small village “Pac Ngoi”, inhabited by Tay Minority. Here you stay overnight in a local stilt house.
Note: the Museum of Cutlures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups is closed on every Monday.
Day 2: Cruising on Ba Be Lake and walking in the National Park (B,L,D)
The day starts with a walk to a small prier where you get on your motorboat and have a cruise on Ba Be Lake. The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. During the boat trip you will visit
the Puong Grotto and the Dau Dang waterfall. The scenery surrounding the lake is simply breathtaking, with the huge, old forest domina -ting in this landscape. During the walk in the afternoon, you will be able to observe the local communities going about their daily life, which includes buffalos and their owners tending the fields. By late afternoon you will return to your local Tay ethnic minority house, where you enjoy dinner and stay overnight tonight.
Day 3: Ba Be – Hanoi (B,L,-)
Today you will say goodbye to the friendly villagers and take the drive back to Hanoi. You will have lunch in a local restaurant on the way and arrive back in Hanoi by late afternoon.
- English/French Speaking Guide
- All indicated transportation
- All indicated meals (B: Breakfast; L:Lunch; D: Dinner)
- Motored boat fees
- Entrance fees
- Homestay fees and permits