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Ba Be National Park discovery with homestay

Ba Be National Park discovery with homestay
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$285
Duration: 3 days
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Description

Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and the heart of Ba Be 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 adventure at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent surroundings.

Day 1: Hanoi - Hua Ma Cave - Silk Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (L/D)
07:30 Pick up and transfer to Ba Be, stopping for lunch on the in a local restaurant. After lunch, take you through the winding mountains and tea plantations to Hua Ma cave. Have time to look around the cave, take some great photos, and if you wish you can have a swim at Silk waterfall.  After that, you visit the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the Tay people make their living fishing and from rice and corn cultivation. In Coc Toc, enjoy food and hospitality in beautiful traditional house. The later part of the day can be spent on Ba Be Lake, before returning to the homestay for a beautiful dinner of local specialities cooked by your host. In this time, you will also have the option of walking or cycling around Coc Toc Village, kayaking on the lake, or simply relaxing and enjoying the views.

Day 2: Trekking in National Park (B/L/D)
You will have the chance to explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be as you trek through the national park. To begin with, your local guide will take you to visit Coc Toc Village where the Tay people make a living through fishing in the lake. Crossing Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain, but as you gain height you will begin to see the beautiful views of the mountains. As you journey further towards the uplands, stop in a H'mong ethnic village where you will have a picnic lunch. Your guide will then take you through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people and along the trail to visit another H'mong ethnic village. Then, return to your homestay where you can enjoy a dinner of local home cooked food.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Puong Cave - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast, you will set out on foot to Bo Lu harbour. From here, take a three-hour boat trip around the lake. This is a great time to jump into the water for a swim to cool off or just relax on the boat. The trip can take you along the slow flowing river, giving you gorgeous views of the dramatic mountains, valleys, and natural caves. There is also a good opportunity here for some bird and butterfly spotting - the national park is home to a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna. The boat will then take you through the tunnel of Puong Cave, with its spectacular array of stalactites and stalagmites. You may also get the chance to see some bats here, as the cave is home to a colony of thousands. Then, get the chance to rest on the trip back to Hanoi. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:30 

Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and the heart of Ba Be 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 adventure at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent surroundings.