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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

Ba Be Lake and its surroundings are a featured geological centre and a biodiversity reservoir in Vietnam. This trek guides you through a least explored yet most spectacular area in northeast Vietnam.

Detailed program

Day 01: Hanoi - Ba Be (L, D) - 260 km
08:00 am: Depart from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake (260 km - approximately 8 hours). Stop en route to visit Thai Nguyen and a local market. Continue the transfer to Bac Kan and drop in an ethnic village of Tay on the way. Arrival in Bac Kan around noon and lunch in a local restaurant. We will continue the road to Ba Be and reach the lake in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, visit surrounding villages, home to a number of ethnic groups: Tay, Nung, San Chi, etc. You may join your hands preparing dinner with your host. Overnight at homestay in Pac Ngoi village

Day 02: Ba Be - Cam Thuong (B, L, D)
Our morning starts with a boat trip on Ba Be Lake to enjoy its serene and magic atmosphere.  Follow Nang River to reach Puong Cave, home to thousands of bats. The boat will then take you to the Ban Tau village, inhabited by Tay ethnic people characterised by their plain indigo costume. Picnic lunch in the village.
In the afternoon, with horses carrying our luggage and a local guide, we begin trekking down a slope (more than two hours) to reach a large village inhabited by Dzao ethnic people. Take the chance to discover the traditions and customs of Dao, who are very friendly and open, possibility to visit a local primary school on the way. Overnight in a homestay of Dao family, sharing meal and joys with them.
(Volume: from 02 to 02:30 walk hours and Ascent: 400m)
(A small note: In summer, the guide may decide to organize the trek a bit later, after 14:00 as it is steamy hot).   

Day 03: Cam Thuong - Ba Be (B, L, D)
We enjoy our new day with a long trek of 5-6 hours between Cam Thuong and Pac Ngoi villages. The scenery along the way is magnificent with lush mountains and terraced rice fields. You will see ethnic people working strenuously on the fields, children playing on the ground and buffalos eating grass by the roadshide. Picnic lunch will be served, then visit Dau Dang waterfall with its interesting rapid. We then take the boat trip back to Pac Ngoi village. Stop for swimming and refreshing your body and soul. Dinner and overnight in the homestay in Pac Ngoi village
(Volume: from 05 to 06 walk hours and Decent from 800 – 1000m)

Day 04: Ba Be - Hanoi (B, L) - 260 km
Free time to stroll around before returning to our vehicle for transfer back to Hanoi. Several stops along the way. Return to your hotel. End of services

Price and Included


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  2. From To   21/01/2019

Hotels list of this tour Stars Cities
Homestay in Pac Ngoi Ba Be
Homestay in Ba Be Ba Be


- Transport by the air-conditioned private car
- The private English speaking guide
- Overnight at homestay as listed
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fees & private boat
- Supporting trekking team (local guide, porter, cook)
- Mineral water


- Tips & personal expenses
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance

- Bank charge fees for payment
- Other services not mentioned in the "Inclusion"

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