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3-Day Ba Be National Park Discovery Tour from Hanoi

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  • 3-day tour of the Ba Be National Park from Hanoi
  • Visit natural wonders like Hua Ma Cave, Silk Waterfall and Puong Cave
  • Experience local life with a homestay and home-cooked meals in Bo Lu village
  • Embark on a full-day trek to the Tay, Cash Dao and Hmong villages
  • Take a scenic cruise around Ba Be Lake
  • All accommodation, meals, transport and activities included
  • Great choice for families or small groups!
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Lose yourself in the mesmerising landscapes of Ba Be National Park on this 3-day back-to-nature experience, including homestay accommodation and meals in Bo Lu village. Marvel over natural wonders like Hua Ma Cave, cool off with a dip beneath the Silk Waterfall, then get to know your hosts over a delicious home-cooked dinner. Your multi-day tour also includes a full day trek around the Tay, Cash Dao and Hmong ethnic villages, and a scenic cruise around Ba Be Lake and Puong Cave.
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Day 1: Day 1 Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake (Lunch, Dinner)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming. This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life. After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.
- Highlights and activities: Hua Ma Cave, Ethnic Village, and a 3-5km walk.
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people
Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay in Ba Be - Tay's stilt house

Day 2: Day 2 Trekking In Ba Be National Park (B, L, D)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain. You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains. As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.
- Highlights and activities: Tropical forest, ethnic villages, and a 12-15 km trek
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people
Meal: Breakfast, dinner at homestay. Lunch in local restaurant
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay in Ba Be - Tay's stilt house

Day 3: Day 3 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife. The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.
- Highlight and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Nang River and Tay ethnic villages.
Accommodation: Not included
Meal: Breakfast at homestay. Lunch in local restaurant
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

An amazing, unspoiled, quiet, beautiful place well worth the visit. Away from the crowds. We spent our first week in the in Hoi An and Hue which was great but manic. So much going on, so busy. Ba Be National park was the opposite, so...More

2  Thank ponthirsi
Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi Simon, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a second review in addition to Ba Be National Park. At the risk of repeating ourselves, we are deeply pleased to hear that your experience with us has been a success and went smoothly...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The three-day experience out at Ba Be was a little expensive, but given that we were pampered, the only customers in the van, among very few people at the quiet home stay at Ba Be Lake, and got to bike and hang out with the...More

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Mr_Linh_Adventure, General Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Jesse, Thank you for your kind and informative review. I am delighted to hear that you found the experience to be worth the price. We try our best to be as reasonably priced as possible while doing our upmost to make your trip a...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four with two teenagers and we thoroughly enjoyed Mr Linh's two night tour of Ba Be Lake. Loi, our fantastic guide collected us from our hotel in Hanoi and we had an easy journey to Be Be Lake in the...More

2  Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed December 17, 2017

I've contacted Linh's adventure this summer (on August). Since the first contact everything was smooth and Professional. Kevin - my advisor has been always there for me and replied very quickly to all my questions. The adventure has been organised exactly upon my expectations. I'll...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

We have just returned from a tour of North and Central Vietnam which included a hugely memorable trip to Ba Be Lake made by the organisation of our guide, Minh, ably helped by Nam our driver. From the pick up in Hanoi, through the stop...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank SimonM5160
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