The amazingly beautiful Ba be lakes and surrounding area is truly unspoiled. Hanoi Tour Expert offers a three-day and two night tour that includes boat trip visitting all three lakes, some short walking in the Ba be National Park and staying in a traditional stilt house of the Tay ethnic minority. This relaxing tour is for those with a little more time and who do not want to run into hordes of other tourists!
Day 1: Hanoi – Babe Lake (/L/D)
Our tour guide and driver will pick-up from your hotel at 7.00 am, we leave for Bac Kan. During the 6 hour-drive, we will stop in Thai Nguyen city for one hour visiting Vietnam museum of Ethnology (take a coffee break here if you like). For about 3 hours ahead before noon that we can arrive at the destination, we will stop at Bac Kan town for lunch (just a good local food stall). Then, until 3.00 pm, we arrive to the village of Tay minority people inside the Ba Be National Park. Check-in our homestay and refresh by a short leisurely walk in the park around, maybe some swimming if the weather permits. Back home for dinner, then a talk of local culture or custom before bedtime.
Day 2: Discover Ba Be Lake by boating – Visiting caves (B/L/D)
Fishing in Babe Lake picture by Hanoi Tour ExpertWake up by the bird chirping, this will be the scarce moment of tranquility that we feel the isolation from the cities bustling and very close to nature. Breakfast then start discovering the subtle and imposing beauty of the area just on the local boat. We glide along the lakes, river and through the pretty cave to a powerful waterfall, the whole journey offers great natural scenery. After lunch at a food stall nearby the waterfall, we boat back into the tranquil Ba Be lakes for its majesty, great and so fresh swimming here. Trek after that through the ethnic minority villages back our home. Dinner then sleep the second night at the house on stilts.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L/)
In the morning, take the moment of fresh air in the village and the lake. Have breakfast leisurely before taking last walk into the park (A bike or motorbike ride alternatively is also a great fun). Do the check-out, say goodbye to the host and leave this small village for Hanoi by 10.00 am. If we are lucky to be on Sunday, take a chance to visit kermis – a typical local market in highland areas. Take lunch on the way, we arrive at Hanoi by around 5.30 pm.
- English or French speaking tour guide, other language speaking tour guides are available on request
- Modern transportation with A/C
- All entrance tickets and permit
- Home stay accommodation in a stilt house of the Tay Ethnic minority
- Boat trip in Ba Be lake
- Meals as mentioned in the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Diner)
- Pre & Post trip accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips,…
- Other not mentioned clearly in the tour program