Ba Be conjures up images of lush forests, shimmering lakes full of fish, mysterious caves and cloud-capped limestone mountains which stand like guardians to this hidden natural kingdom. This trip takes you deep into Ba Be National Park. You will experience local hospitality from an ethnic minority family, take a tranquil river trip, explore caves and see the landscape change from rice cultivation to forest to towering mountains.
Day 1 : Hà Nội – Ba Be Lake (L,D)
Departure for Ba Be around 7:30 Am, passing through the mountainous province – Thai Nguyen. There are superb landscapes with the rice fields in terrace, the paddle wheels in bamboo on the two sides of the river.
Lunch on road. Upon arrival at Cho Ra about 1h30 PM, take a boat on Nang river that slips in a cultivated country before penetrating in a landscape of chalky cliffs whose flank are characterized by small wild gardens, where hang the lianas and its long roots in quest of earth. Then enter into the Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park.
The river flows, making up a wonderful site where you can enjoy the stalactites on foot of this pothole. Continue going by boat to Bo Lu – a village of Tay ethnic. The Tay lives on fishing, rice and corn cultivation. Their stilt houses with the thatched roofs disperse in the austere surrounding landscapes. Have dinner and overnight at the Bo Lu village on Ba Be lake-shore.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Hua Ma Cave – Ha Noi (B,L)
After breakfast we go past Ba Be forest, you can discover spectacular rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and undulating mountains. On the way, we pay a visit Pac Ngoi village where the local people still keeps the traditional stilt house then enter Hua Ma cave famous with thousand of stalactites and columns. Then drive back to Ha Noi. Have lunch in a local restaurant on the way.
We arrive in Ha Noi at about 5:30 P.M and the car will you off at your hotel.
- A/C transfer
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip
- All meals mentioned
- English speaking guide
- Traditional music
- Personal expenses