For a sightseeing tour of the northeast region, a fantastic place to start is Ba Be National Park in Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province. There is a huge amount to explore here, with a vast variety of flora and fauna – including many species of butterflies – as well as interesting geology and landscapes to discover. It features a vast area of limestone, spectacular mountain scenery, biggest lake in the North, the richness and uniqueness of ethnic minorities’ culture. Let’s go with Local Tour Vietnam Travel to explore what makes it attractive!
This adventure trek takes you into the remote jungle on the western side of Ba Be National Park. You will trek into the thick jungle to discover the sheer, natural beauty of Ba Be National Park. Whilst exploring the park, you will be able to meet the local people living and farming here as you trek to some of the ethnic minority villages. The trip will be topped off with a boat trip and cave exploration. This action-packed trip is perfect for those with a keen sense of adventure and a good level of fitness.
Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and across the river
Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be
Expedition water river cave – 3km
See the most beautiful stalactites formed naturally
Swim in a pretty natural freshwater cave
Lunch with traditional dishes prepared by locals
Kayaking & canoeing on Ba Be lake & Nang river
Visit the legendary An Ma Temple
Ba Be Lake (Bac Kan)
Tham Phay cave expedition
Tham Phay cave expedition
Tham Phay cave expedition Trekking tropical forest
Ba Be National Park – Jungle Trekking & Cave Expedition 4 Days 3 Nights
Ba Be National Park – A wild treasure home to one of the biggest natural freshwater lakes in Asia
Hanoi – Bustling capital city of Northern Vietnam
Duration: 4 days 3 nights Level of difficulty: Medium trek Activities: 30 – 35km trek Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40% Elevation: 150m – 600m Small group tour: 12 people Pick up: Your Hotel in Hanoi Drop off: Your Hotel in Hanoi Price: $499 / person
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park (L/D)
You will be collected from your hotel at 07:30 to start your discovery of Ba Be National Park. After 250km driving for feasting on some authentic Vietnamese food in a street restaurant you will continue your journey. You will voyage on the Nang River following it through the foothills of the towering limestone peaks. The journey down the river will bring you to the mouth of Puong Cave, a large cavern standing 30m high and 300m long. Puong cave sits at the base of the majestic Lung Nham Mountain, one in a chain of limestone mountains that spread across the sky and the river. The cave is not only impressive for its towering structure, but you will also the amazing colonies of bats living the cave with 18 different species currently inhabiting it and adventure 7 km trek on the trails of Ba Be’s jungle. You will spend the first night relaxing in Mr Hung’s homestay, a Dzao’s ethnic family. – A 7-10km trek in the jungle
Day 2: Jungle Trekking & Villages (B/L/D)
Today is the day to unleash your inner adventurer as you veer off the beaten path and into the mountains of North Vietnam. You will get away from the usual tourist destinations in favour of discovering the true, pure beauty of nature. As you trek further, the staggering mountains, winding rivers and mystical caves are all waiting to be explored. Along the way, you will meet the H’mong people as who will share their culture with you. You will also travel to the villages of Khau Qua and Nam Dai and meet the Dzao people and visit their beautifully crafted wooden houses nestled in the mountains and valleys. You will then venture to Coc Toc where you will experience the life of the Tay locals who reside in tall, wooden stilt houses. You will get a firsthand experience of sleeping in a stilt house as you stay overnight in Mr Linh’s homestay. – 12- 15km trek in the jungle – Hmong, and Zao ethnic minorities are the tribes in Ba Be National Park’s jungle
Day 3: Tham Phay Cave Expedition (B/L/D)
Breakfast at homestay then after a thirty-minute drive, you’ll reach Tham Phay Cave, the hike starts with a steep uphill leading into the forest. Some rock at the top, and then a similar slope before the trail fades and you enter the valley. Turning west of the trail is a large patch of rock for you to find your way through, with the help and direction of your guide and safety team. The precarious entrance is at the end of the forest. Enjoy some snacks before starting to explore the cave.
Tham Phay Cave is a beautiful river cave with two underground river tributaries, where you will experience narrow passages, craggy mountains and some deep pools with very nice photo opportunities. Plants and algae cover many calcite formations. Going deeper into the cave, you will find many unusual features of the cave such as the ceiling dome and many layers of rock, giving the walls a striking appearance. You will spend about five hours exploring this 5km deep river cave, which geologists have not discovered so far. Of course, we will provide you with the necessary equipment, such as helmets and powerful headlights. The cave expands considerably as you go through the original entrance and offers some great opportunities for excellent photos.
Enjoy a few snacks before continuing the journey to explore the 2nd path of the cave system possesses miraculous stalagmites millions of years old, dangerous sinkholes and heat flows at the bottom . Leaving Tham Phay, you will return to the cave entrance and return to homestay. – A 6km trek, 5km expedition
Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour off by boarding a boat and setting off onto the Ba Be lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself “kayaking and swimming are available”. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you are covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance to rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, drive. – A 2 hours boat tour
SMALL GROUP TOUR:499 USD/PERSON
PRIVATE TOUR:625 USD/Person
Accommodation at homestay
Experienced English-speaking guide
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
All sightseeing tickets and travel permits on frontier
Equipment for caving activities
No extra charge after confirmation
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
International & domestic flights and taxes
Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc.
Policy for Children:
Free for children with ages from 1 to 4 (their parents must pay for all their other expense and 1 to 4 year-old children do not have their own seats in the car)
5 to 6 year-old children will be charged 50% of the tour fee (they will have their own seats in our car and 1/2 meals, but they have to share the hotel room with their parents)
7 to 9 year-old children will be charged 75% of the tour fee (they will have their own seats in our car and their own meals, but they have to share the hotel room with their parents)
From 10-year-old children are considered as adults
You have to bring your Passport
You should bring any type of medicine for preventing insects and common diseases; bring your toothbrush, toothpaste and towel (if necessary)
Tour guide can rearrange the schedule, but all places stay the same
If you are a vegetarian, please bring along your suitable food
Do not bring a too big suitcase with you
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.
(*) Customer responsibilities:
Customers are responsible by yourselves for your illness and chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis …), congenital diseases, latent diseases, HIV AIDS, mental and neurological disorders , pregnant women … When necessary, you must write your own commitment to your health when participating in the tour.
Customers must preserve their property in all circumstances and at all locations during the trip. The tour organizer is not responsible for any lost money, identification, airline tickets, personal belongings and other property of the customer during the trip.