Ba Be Lake

This tour winds past the rivers, waterfalls and mountain ranges of northern Vietnam. From the flatlands of the Red River Delta, travel to Ba Be National Park to see lakes and caves set amid towering limestone karsts. Swim in the lake’s tranquil waters and sleep in the traditional stilt homes of the Tay ethnic minority group.

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Ba Be

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
  • Passing through picturesque countryside in the Red River Delta
  • Watching sunset over Vietnam's largest lake in the backdrop of gorgeous mountain scenery
  • Enjoying a scenic cruise on Ba Be Lake
  • Feeling the mist from the rushing Dau Dang Waterfall
  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be  
Rise early for a seven-hour drive through the Red River Delta toward Ba Be, about 270 kilometres by road. As you head north following curves of the river valley, the landscape turns mountainous. Stop at a roadside village for lunch and to stretch your legs, arriving in Ba Be National Park later in the afternoon. You’ll have time for a quick look around and to catch the sunset. The park’s rivers, waterfalls and caves cover more than 7,000 hectares. You have a lot to explore!

Day 2: Ba Be  
After breakfasting at your guesthouse, drive to a jetty and board a private boat for a cruise on Ba Be Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam. Depending on the weather, take a swim in the lake’s pristine waters, or if you’re lucky you might spot monkeys in the jungles surrounding the lake.  After lunch, continue by boat to the Tay village of Pac Ngoi, where you tonight you will stay in a stilted village.  Have a cup of tea and a chat with your hosts to learn more about how their lifestyle is changing. You won’t forget the experience.

Day 3: Ba Be - Hanoi  
Say good bye to your hosts and head south towards Hanoi.  On the way, pop in to the Tay Nguyen ethnology museum and see exhibits and artefacts from the region.  You’ll return to Hanoi in the mid afternoon.

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