Sheltering diverse terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with over 1,800 living spieces flora and fauna (many of them are endemic and recorded to be rare and endangered), Ba Be National Park was registered as an Asian Heritage Park in 2004, mostly known for Ba Be Lake – the largest natural fresh water lake in Vietnam praised as ‘the jade of the northern corner’. Through the ups and downs of natural processes over millions of years, Ba Be – with an enigmatic cave system, mystical waterfalls, calm lakes, all leaning against a backdrop of rippling mountains, still manages to remain in all its primitive wilderness and aesthetic characteristics. But they are not everything Ba Be has to offer, its kaleidoscope of cultures and delectable delights are also what win people’s heart. Our 3-day North Vietnam holidays navigating this masterpiece of nature allow you to rid yourself of mundane concerns and vexations, guaranteeing absolute peaceful bliss and total rejuvenation of the body and mind.
Day 1: Hanoi – Dau Dang
Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: homestay
Depart from your hotel at about 8:00 am towards the Northeast and stop in Thai Nguyen City to visit the most beautiful Cultural Museum of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups, then have lunch on the way. You will arrive at Ba Be National Park early in the afternoon. Glide on the immense emerald waters of Ba Be Lake and visit some eerie and mysterious caves towards its northeast shore. The sweet chirping of birds and the sound of lapping water licking the boat hull have a therapeutic effect, allowing you to rid yourself of mundane concerns and vexations.
You will be treated to a local dinner with some homemade corn wine served alongside. Spend the night there in Dau Dang Village experiencing the most candid way of local life while tuning in to the rich symphony of the forest.
Day 2: Trekking Ba Be National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner | Accommodation: homestay
After breakfast, spend the day trekking through Ba Be National Park with Tay and Dao villages scattered here and there along the road.
Stop midway for fun-filled picnic lunch under the shade of a tree. You will learn about the jungle with our minority local guide, having a lot of fun and meaningful experience in the tropical forest.
Go back to Pac Ngoi Village in the afternoon for a good shower and some rest on the balcony of the stilt-house before dinner and stay overnight in your homestay with gracious local hosts.
Day 3: Pac Ngoi – Hanoi
Meals: breakfast and lunch | Accommodation: N/A
After breakfast, you will spend some time to stroll around the village before driving back to Hanoi along small roads, through villages and forested areas. Stop midway for lunch at a local restaurant. You will arrive at your hotel in Hanoi around 6:00 pm. This is the end of our 3-day North Vietnam holidays navigating Ba Be National Park.
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