Kayaking & Trekking Ba Be National Park

Routing: Hanoi - Ba Be - Hanoi

Trip Duration:

3 days 2 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Kayaking, Trekking,


Physical Grading:


Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centrepiece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and is home to many ethnic minority communities. Ba Be National Park has been recognized as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This tour offers you a fun combined adventure at easy grade. It is suitable for anyone at reasonable lever of personal fitness. The highlights of this tour include of paddling on the lake, jungle trek and homestay.

Tour Highlights
  • Jungle trek
  • Paddling Ba Be Lake
  • Homestay in village

Day by Day Program:

Day 1: Transfer to Ba Be National Park/Homestay
Day 2: Paddling/Homestay
Day 3: Back to Hanoi

Services and Activities included:

• AC vehicle
• Support boat
• Kayak
• English or French speaking guide
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• First-aid kit
• Water & Snacks
• Entrance and sightseeing fee


Tour Exclusions:

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Tips
• Personal expenses  




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    Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Po Lu Village
    At 8:00 am, ActiveTravel Asia’s adventure guide collects you at hotel for Ba Be National Park. Our guide – professional in kayaking and trekking – will escort you for all days of the tour. The experienced guide is our best feature putting us on higher level of adventure than any other operator.Ba Be Lake, the biggest natural lake in northern Vietnam and listed as Natural World Heritage site, is also called “Halong Bay on mountain”. We will have a stop enrout for refreshment in Thai Nguyen and pay a flash visit to Museum of ethnology to learn about different ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Keep driving to Ba Be Lake after a lunch in Bac Kan area. We take a short last drive of today to Po Lu village we check in our homestay. Tonight we will have dinner and overnight in local house. 
    Summary
    Transfer Hanoi – Ba Be: 240km northwest of Hanoi
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Homestay

    Day 2: Po Lu Village – An Ma Island – Puong Cave - Dau Dang Waterfall – Po Lu Village
    Breakfast at the homestay. We will have a short motorcycle ride to starting point where we begin hiking through jungle. At some rest places, we can have great view of Ba Be Lake. After 01 hour trekking we descend to the lake shore and cross a bridge to An Mar Island. Visit to a temple on the island before starting kayaking time. Following with paddling to Puong Cave, a huge natural tunnel through mountain, we reach to Dau Dang Waterfall where we will have a picnic lunch in an amazing natural setting. Take your kayak driving back to Ba Be Lake. If weather permits, we can swim into emerald cool water. Keep kayaking to the shore. Ride back to the house for another night at the homestay.
    Summary
    Kayaking: 5 hrs
    Trekking: 1 – 1.5 hrs 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Homestay
             
    Day 3: Po Lu village –  Hanoi
    Breakfast at the homestay then say good bye to the warm-hearted, friendly hosts. We get on our van for the ride back to Hanoi. Stop on the way for lunch. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Trip completes.
    Summary
    Transfer Ba Be – Hanoi: 240 km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Note on client safety 
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
    Group size Price guide (USD/person)
    Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Depart from: Hanoi
    End at: Hanoi
    When:  Year round - best time is from Oct - Jun see more Vietnam weather
    Grading: Introductory see grading guide
    Activities: Kayaking, Trekking, River cruise
    Transportation: AC vehicle, support boat, kayak
    Accommodation: 02 nights homestay
    Tour guide: English or French speaking guide 
    Meals:  - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner- Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch 
    Food
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we travel away from big towns our meals are mainly dominated by local foods. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement. 
    The homestay
    Homestay in the village is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on beds with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style. 
    ATA tour guide
    The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding kayaking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him. 
    The kayak
    On this trip we use mainly sit-on-top, double kayak. Paddle, life-jacket and dry bag are available.    ++ Important note: The maximum weight per kayak is 150kg (330lb) for double (single kayak is not avail). For your utmost comfort, we recommend customers from 125kg (275lb) should not take kayaking tours unless you are in very good fit body.more on our different kayak types The kayaking dayA typical kayaking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch will be served on support boat or at a beautiful spot depending on the weather. At the end of a kayaking day, we would return to the homestay around 4.30pm. 
    What to bring 
    Sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, original passport. 
    Note on client safety We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
    Food
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we travel away from big towns our meals are mainly dominated by local foods. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.

    The homestay
    Homestay in the village is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on beds with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    ATA tour guide
    The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding kayaking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.

    The kayak
    On this trip we use Zebek double inflatable kayak. Paddle, life-jacket and dry bag are available.   

    The kayaking day
    A typical kayaking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch will be served on support boat or at a beautiful spot depending on the weather. At the end of a kayaking day, we would return to the homestay around 4.30pm.


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