Located on a limestone mountain, Ba Be Lake offers stunning scenery in Vietnam, sitting 150m above sea level. Found within Ba Be National Park, approximately 250km north of Hanoi, this 2-day journey introduces you to the captivating beauty of Ba Be’s mystical lake and the charm of hill tribe villages. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals, savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and enjoy a delightful stay in a picturesque homestay. This tour provides an off-the-beaten-path adventure, immersing you in an authentic rural life experience.
Duration: 2 days 1 night. Accommodation: Homestay
In this 2-day journey, you’ll discover the enchanting Ba Be Lake and visit hill tribe villages. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals, indulge in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and enjoy a delightful stay in a charming homestay.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Kan – Ba Be Lake (L, D)
Start your day with a departure from your Hanoi hotel. En route, make a stop at Thai Nguyen to explore the intriguing Museum of the Culture of the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a street restaurant before veering off the main road onto a smaller, winding route that takes you through tea plantations and mountains, leading to the Tay village of Bo Lu.
In Bo Lu, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly Tay people, known for their charming stilt houses, and experience the warm hospitality of Mr. Linh and his family in a traditional house. Escape the bustle of Hanoi and relax during a serene 3-hour boat trip on the lake. For a refreshing swim, follow the lead of the local kids and dive into the river.
Head back to your homestay and savor a delectable dinner featuring delightful local dishes. Spend the night in Bo Lu Village, nestled among the warm embrace of a welcoming local family.
Day 2: Ba Be – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at the Homestay, embark on a foot trek to immerse yourself in the beauty of Ba Be forest up close. Wander alongside the tranquil river, marvel at the breathtaking mountains, valleys, and fascinating caves, and perhaps even spot some delightful birds and butterflies. The national park is abundant in diverse flora and fauna, offering a truly enriching experience.
During our journey, we’ll make a stop to explore Hua Ma cave, which was previously inaccessible due to ancient beliefs, but now open for visitors. Adorned with numerous stalactites and stalagmites, the cave exudes a captivating atmosphere. On the drive back to Hanoi, enjoy a relaxing break and have lunch at a local restaurant. We anticipate reaching your Hanoi hotel at around 18.30.
GROUP TOUR (Seat in coach tour)
PRIVATE TOUR Ba Be Lake adventure 2-day (USD/person).