Travelling to Ba Be National Park is a truly off the beaten path adventure, with hiking, swimming and a homestay experience.


Hotel pick-up from Hanoi Old Quarter

Luxury limousine bus transfers to/from Ba Be

Professional English-speaking guide

All meals as outlined in the below itinerary

Ba Be Homestay

From $150 per person


Day 1
Morning: Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel in Hanoi around 7:30am. An early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today!
- On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake.
- You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life.

Afternoon: After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings.
- Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
- The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake.
- If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.
Day 2
Morning: After breakfast at your homestay, we’ll kick the second day of the tour off by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake.
- Sit back and soak in the views of stunning karst formations all around you, covered with wild vegetation and rich in wildlife.
- The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto. Here, you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.

Afternoon: 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.

Lily’s suggestion:

Extend your Ba Be trip and travel further North to visit the incredible Ban Gioc Waterfall on the border with China.

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