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Kayaking & Trekking Ba Be National Park 4 days

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4-day trip with 1-day trek, 1-day kayak and 3 nights homestay
Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here
Kayaking grade: Introductory
Places to visit: Hanoi – Babe National Park – Hanoi

Ba Be Lake, in the core of Ba Be National Park, has a special configuration surrounded by cliffs with very original and attractive forms and shapes. The lake is filled with 3 rivers flows, help it remain always emerald water. The water surface is an ideal place for kayaking and the surrounding jungle makes it a dreaming place for exploring both natural beauty and unique cultural features of local ethnics.
You are going to join in one day trek to the villages of Dzao and H’mong people and another full day kayaking to discover the beauty of the lake. The physical level widely suits for many.

Tour Highlights
  • Trekking to Villages
  • Paddling Babe
  • Homestay in village

Kayaking & Trekking Ba Be National Park 4 days  route map


Day 1: Transfer to Babe Lake
Day 2: Trekking to surrounding villages and homestay
Day 3: Kayaking to Puong Cave, Boc Luom Dock. Homestay
Day 4: Boat cruise and transfer back to Hanoi.

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
(Valid to 31st December 2017)

Group of 1 kayaker: US$ 660
Group of 2 kayakers: US$ 405
Group of 3 - 4 kayakers: US$ 310
Group of 5-6 kayakers: US$ 235
Group of 7 kayakers upon request


- Returned AC vehicle
- Homestay permission & Expenses
- Private support boat as paddling
- Sit-on-top kayak
- Dry bag
- Private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance and sightseeing fee
- Taxes and service charges


- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp fee
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned



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Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Po Lu Village

At 8:00 am, Vietnam adventure tour guide collects you at the hotel for Ba Be National Park.
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 en route 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 the local house.
Transfer Hanoi – Ba Be: 240km northwest of Hanoi
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 2: Trekking to surrounding villages

Enjoy home-made breakfast and start our trekking day. Hop on motorbikes for beautiful, short ride to reach trekking point where we begin a day trek to villages of Tay ethnic minorities. We may across a small but lovely stream on the way.
Keep further walk to a Tay village where we stop for a break and picnic lunch. Enjoy hiking through the forest through mountains and valleys where you will see beautiful stilt houses of original designs and materials and following a nice road along the lake and witnessing local ethnics trading their home-made products.
Turn back to Po Lu and free time the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
 Trekking: 18 – 22 km 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: 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 the jungle. At some rest places, we can have a 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 a temple on the island before starting kayaking time.

Following with paddling to Puong Cave, a huge natural tunnel through a 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 the emerald cool water. Keep kayaking to the shore. Ride back to the house for another night at the homestay.
Kayaking: 5 hrs
Trekking: 1 – 1.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 4: Po Lu village –  Hanoi

Breakfast at the homestay then says good bye to the warm-hearted, friendly hosts. We get in our van for the ride back to Hanoi. Stop on the way for lunch. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. The "kayaking and trekking Ba Be tour" complete.
Transfer Ba Be – Hanoi: 240 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note on client safety
- The maximum weight per kayak is 150kg (330lb) for double (no single available in Ba Be). Passengers are requested to inform your weight upon confirmation.
- 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.