The amazingly beautiful Ba Be lake and surrounding areas are truly unspoiled. Green Discovery Indochina Travel offers a 3 day / 2 night travel package that includes a boat trip visit to all the three lakes, some short walking in the Ba be National Park and a home stay in traditional stilt houses of the Tay ethnic minority. This relaxing & easy paced adventure tour is organized for those with a little more time in Hanoi and who do not want to run into hordes of other travelers!
Day 1: Hanoi – Babe Lake (L/D)
Our tour guide and driver will pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.30 am then depart for Bac Kan. During the 6 hour-drive through the red river delta, we will stop in Thai Nguyen city for one hour visiting Vietnam museum of Ethnology (take a coffee break here if you like). For about 3 hours ahead before noon that we can arrive at Ba Be Lake, we will stop at Bac Kan town for lunch (just a good local food stall). Then, until 3.00 pm, we arrive to the village of Tay minority people inside the Ba Be National Park. Check-in our home stay and refresh by a short leisure walk in the park around, maybe some swimming if the weather permits. Back home for dinner, then a talk of local culture or custom before bedtime. Home stay in the Tay family.
Day 2: Discover Ba Be Lake by boat – Visiting caves (B/L/D)
Wake up by the bird chirping, this will be the scarce moment of tranquility that we feel the isolation from the cities bustling and very close to nature. Breakfast then start discovering the subtle and imposing beauty of the area just on the local boat. We glide along the lakes, river and through the pretty cave to a powerful waterfall, the whole journey offers great natural scenery. After lunch at a food stall nearby the waterfall, we boat back into the tranquil Ba Be lakes for its majesty, great and so fresh swimming here. Trek after that through the ethnic minority villages back our home. Dinner then sleep the second night at the house on stilts.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, take the moment of fresh air in the village and the lake. Have breakfast leisurely before taking last walk into the park (A bike or motorbike ride alternatively is also a great fun). Do the check-out, say goodbye to the host and leave this small village for Hanoi at around 10.00 am. We will have lunch on the way; we arrive at Hanoi by around 5.30 pm. Tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi.