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Explore Ba Be National Park

Explore Ba Be National Park

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 3 Days
  • Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking, light trekking
  • Destinations: Hanoi – Ba Be

Description: Ba Be Lake is Vietnam’s largest and highest, natural freshwater lake, situated at about 150m above sea level. Ba Be actually means “three lakes” (‘Slam Pe’) in the local Tay language, the ‘lakes’ being Pe Leng, Pe lu and Pe Lam. This is an ancient name that refers to the way that the lake comprises three relatively wider sections. Ba Be is however a continuous body of water with numerous small inlets and islets, stretching for nearly 8 kilometres north to south. Due to this rugged splendor Ba Be is sometimes referred to as the ‘Ha Long Bay of the mountains’. The depth of the lake is between 17 and 23m on average, with the deepest point about 35m deep. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 300 and 500 ha depending upon the season and unlike most lakes in karst limestone landscapes, Ba Be Lake remains full all year round…

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (-/L/D)

Pick-up at your hotel is at 7:30 am and head for Bac Kan, the province of Ba Be Lakes. We will stop en route to visit the Museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen, then continue to travel to Ba Be. Lunch today is prepared at a local food stall in Bac Kan town. After lunch, our destination is a small village of the Tay minority people situated inside Ba Be National Park. Arrive at our home-stay and refresh with a short afternoon walk around the park and even a swim in the nearby lake. Back home for dinner and talk with our very warm and friendly hosts. Learn about this interesting culture and way of life. Then retire to our beds for a delightful sleep in a traditional stilt-house.

Accommodation: Home stay – Traditional stilt house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: Ba Be Lake, boating and canoeing along the lakes (B/L/

Wake up with the chirping of birds and sounds of village life. Well rested, take in the moment of natural tranquility away from the stresses of the city. After enjoying breakfast, we start to discover the imposing beauty of the area on a local hand crafted canoe.

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Glide along the river, through a pretty cave and onto a powerful waterfall. The whole journey offers great natural scenery and photo opportunities. After lunch at a local food stall near the waterfall, we canoe till our hearts’ content into Ba Be lakes and all its majestic. Finish the day with a light trek through ethnic minority villages back to our home stay. Tonight we have scheduled a special dinner of local cuisines, followed by a second nights sleep in the traditional stilt home.

Accommodation: Home stay – Traditional stilt house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: : Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L/-)

Morning you are at leisure and enjoy breakfast, then pack up your things then say goodbye to your new friends. Leave the village for Hanoi by 9:00 am. We will make a stop on the way to visit Kermis, a typical local market, in the highlands area. Have lunch on the way. We arrive in Hanoi by 4:30 pm back to your home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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