BABE LAKE CRUISING TOUR

Duration: 3Days/2Nights
Highlights: This tour to Babe lake offers you a fun combined adventure at easy grade. It is suitable for anyone at reasonable lever of personal fitness. The highlights of this tour include of paddling on the lake, jungle trek and homestay.
Trip Code: BBCruise3d
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Group Size: Small group
Price: US$ 227 Pax
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Descriptions

 

Transfer Hanoi – Ba Be: 240km northwest of Hanoi
Boat cruise: 15 mins 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay
Day 2: Pac Ngoi Village – An Ma Island – Puong Cave - Dau Dang Waterfall – Pac Ngoi Village
Breakfast at the homestay. We will have a short motorcycle ride to starting point where we begin a short walk through jungle. At some rest place we can have great view of Ba Be Lake. After 1hr trekking we descend to the lake shore and cross a bridge to An Ma Island. Visit to the temple on the island before we start the kayaking time. Leave the island we paddle to Phuong Cave, a huge natural tunnel through mountain. Continue to Dau Dang Waterfall where we will have a picnic lunch in a beautiful natural setting of the waterfall. After lunch we paddle back to Ba Be Lake. If weather permits we can swim in the emeraude cool water of the lake. Paddle back to Pac Ngoi village for another night at the homestay.
Summary
Kayaking: 5 hrs
Trekking: 1 – 1.5 hrs 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay
         
Day 3: Pac Ngoi –  Hanoi
Breakfast at the homestay. We take a short boat ride from Pac Ngoi Village to NP Dock where we get on our van for the ride back to Hanoi. Stop on the way for lunch. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Trip completes.
Summary
Transfer Ba Be – Hanoi: 240 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centrepiece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities.

The National Park is covered by tropical and semi-tropical evergreen Thailandian monsoon forest. The bio diversity is rich – 50 animal species, over 400 plants and many species of insects, reptiles and birds. The ten seriously endangered animals in the park include two primates, the Black Gibbon and the Tonkinese 'snub-nosed' monkey.

The latter is one of the world’s rarest species and on the brink of extinction. Flora and Fauna International is working with the park authorities and other agencies to save this attractive creature.

The lake itself is really three lakes linked by wide channels. Overall, it’s about 7km long and a kilometre across at its widest point, and contains around fifty species of freshwater fish. The surface is nearly always calm, making a boat trip a peaceful experience. In adddition, there are islands and caves to visit. 

Within the park’s boundary there are a several small villages inhabited by members of the Tay, Red Dao, Coin Dao and White H’mong ethnic minorities. However, the colourful costumes typical of most of these groups are seldom in evidence apart from performances and demonstrations for tourists.

 

Some of the villages offer basic, but reasonably comfortable, homestays. An alternative is the park’s guesthouse, which provides basic accommodation only. Elsewhere, there is limited local standard accommodation in Cho Ra town, about 18km away outside the park.

Ba Be can only be reached by road - the 250km journey takes between six and eight hours. The road gets rough along the latter part, but the excellent scenery compensates.

An interesting stop en-route is Thai Nguyen, a centre of heavy industry based on steel manufacturing, and the unlikely home of the Museum of Nationalities of Vietnam. It provides an informative overview of the country’s many ethnic minorities, particularly useful for visitors that haven't already visited Hanoi's excellent Ethnology Museum 

Further north is Cao Bang province, a remote area on the border with China. Cao Bang is sparsely populated. It has very few large settlements but several ethnic groups in villages hardly affected by tourism.

 


The limestone ‘karst’ scenery is attractive, unspoilt and fich in bio-diversity. Few visitors venture further north than Ba Be, so Cao Bang vies with the remote northwest as one of the best places to see truly authentic ethnic minority lifestyles. 

From Cao Bang, it’s possible to loop round to the south via the border town of Lang Son to Quang Ninh Province and Ha Long Bay. However, the road is poor, and the scenery is not particularly interesting

 

Hanoi – Ba Be National Park– Hanoi

3-day tour with 1hr trek, half-day paddling, 2 nights homestay and river cruise

Kayaking grade: Introductory

From US$ 227 per person



Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Pac Ngoi Village
8:00 am we leave Hanoi for Ba Be National Park, the biggest natural lake in northern Vietnam. Ba Be Lake is a famous Nature World Heritage Site which also called “Halong Bay on mountain”. We will have a stop for refreshment in Thai Nguyen. Quick visit to Thai Nguyen Museum of ethnology to learn about different ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Continue to Bac Can for lunch. After lunch, we continue to Ba Be. Upon arrival in NP, we take a short boat ride to Pac Ngoi Village. Tonight we will have dinner and overnight in local house. 


SummaryTransfer Hanoi – Ba Be: 240km northwest of HanoiBoat cruise: 15 mins Meals: Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Homestay


Day 2: Pac Ngoi Village – An Ma Island – Puong Cave - Dau Dang Waterfall – Pac Ngoi Village
Breakfast at the homestay. We will have a short motorcycle ride to starting point where we begin a short walk through jungle. At some rest place we can have great view of Ba Be Lake. After 1hr trekking we descend to the lake shore and cross a bridge to An Ma Island. Visit to the temple on the island before we start the kayaking time. Leave the island we paddle to Phuong Cave, a huge natural tunnel through mountain. Continue to Dau Dang Waterfall where we will have a picnic lunch in a beautiful natural setting of the waterfall. After lunch we paddle back to Ba Be Lake. If weather permits we can swim in the emeraude cool water of the lake. Paddle back to Pac Ngoi village for another night at the homestay.
Summary Kayaking: 5 hrsTrekking: 1 – 1.5 hrs Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Homestay     

 Day 3: Pac Ngoi –  Hanoi

Breakfast at the homestay. We take a short boat ride from Pac Ngoi Village to NP Dock where we get on our van for the ride back to Hanoi. Stop on the way for lunch. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Trip completes.


SummaryTransfer Ba Be – Hanoi: 240 kmMeals: Breakfast, Lunch