Ba Be is the largest lake in Vietnam with a various of many plant and animal species such as over 200 species of bird, 350 species of butterfly, some of limestone forest. The great place like this should be reserved by the government, to cut down the tourism by increasing price of protection nature to avoid many destroyer visitor come there and endanger this heritage. Increasing the price like this will select the people to go this place and help the economies of local people. Coming there and dive into the natural environment avoiding the pollution or crowded of the city.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30 AM and having lunch on the way. Leaving the main road to take a smaller one snaking through the mountains and tea plantations to arrive at the Tay village of Bo Lu. The locals here is Tay people, their cultural activity of them are fishing, rice, corn cultivation and they are renowned for their picturesque stilt houses. You will enjoy the hospitality of Mr Linh at Bo Lu and his friendly family. Then discover spectacular rivers, natural caves, deep valley and mountains. You can choose one of two option for afternoon:
Option 1: Walking or Cycling
Going to the tribal group villages of Pac Ngoi, the locals in here live by growing rice and fishing.
Option 2: Fishing or Kayaking
Enjoying the whole afternoon at Ba Be Lake, seeing many natural mountain. Having a nice dinner or local foods cooked by your host.
Day 2: Hiking in Ba Be forest for all day.
The local guide will take all of tourist to visit the Coc Toc village to meet the Tay people and see their activity like fishing and growing rice. After got through the Pelu stream, you should cross the rough terrain, trying your best you will get the reward by spectacular views. Go far away, we will have a picnic lunch at H’mong ethnic.
After lunch, the local guide will direct you cross valleys and mountains then to see the stilt houses, school of Cash Dao people, keep going on the way to meet another H’mong ethnic village. In the evening, you will have dinner at homestay.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Having breakfast at the homestay then we move to Bo Lu boat station and have 3 hours boat trip, to go around the Ba Be Lake. Looking the local kids that they jump in the river for a swim, just do it if you want to get warm-up yourself. The boat take you in a river, get through the valleys of mountains, looking some of natural caves and breathing the smell of nature that place has butterfly and birds. Visiting to the tunnel Puong cave, with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. This place attracts too much Bats. Taking a rest for your legs on the drive back to Hanoi. On the way, we will stop to have lunch at a local restaurant. Arriving in Hanoi at 17:30 and come back to the hotel.
Hiking and trekking about 7 – 10 km on second day.
The climate is usually humid and hot from July to September.
The climate is cooler and more pleasant from October to June.
Boat, bus, vehicle.
The are very friendly, long experienced and speak English very well. He has a strong knowledge about local cultures, environment, history.
– 2 breakfasts.
– 3 lunches.
– 2 dinners.
Choosing the local ingredient that’s the ingredient the people grow it and use daily. If you are a Vegetarians, request for me at time of booking.
-Homestay (2 nights)
A comfortable homestay with fresh air and clean, trying the mosquito nets provided.
- Entrance fees
- All meals as mentioned
- Boat trip
- A/C transfer
- English speaking guide
- Travel insurance
- Traditional music
- Personal expenses