Unique Experiences:

•  Spend 2 nights in a homestay at the Tay minority village and experience the daily life of the locals
•  Take a beautiful boat trip on UNESCO certified Ba Be Lake and pass by the Dau Dang waterfall and Puong grotto with hundreds of bats
•  Enter the National Park and enjoy spectacular waterfalls, rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and small lakes surrounded by steep mountains


Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled. To go beyond the ordinary. You can be min. 1 and max 8 travellers. You can book 1 person on this tour, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
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Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season:

All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-October)

Type of Transportation: Van/minibus and boat
Type of Accommodation: Home-stay with shared bathroom
Physical Rate: 1/5
Child Policy:

Child age: 3 – 9 years old.
Child price: See under rates
This tour is not recommended for: children below 3 years old

Included in Price:

Meals: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
Accommodation: 2 nights in home-stay with shared bathroom
Entrance fees: All entrances fees to museum and national parks according to itinerary
Transport: Private van/mini bus and boat according to itinerary
English speaking tour guide: Included on entire tour according to itinerary

Excluded from Price:

•  Tips to guide and driver
•  Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Ba Be National Park, Ba Be Lake, Tay Minority Village, Dau Dang Waterfall, Puong grotto
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake
Departure at 08:00 in the morning from Hanoi, followed by a drive to Ba Be National Park (250km). Several stops for picture-taking and sightseeing on the way, as well as visits to different sites and villages. A visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum, to learn about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam. Lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival at Ba Be Lake late in the afternoon, and dinner and an overnight stay with a local Tay minority family in their traditional wooden stilt house. (L, D)

Day 2: Ba Be Lake
A 4-hour boat trip to visit Ba Be Lake follows breakfast. On the way, a stop at Dau Dang waterfall and the impressive giant Poong grotto with hundreds of bats. Lunch is at Ba Be Lake in a Tay village. Visit to the National Park and a spectacular waterfall, rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and small lakes surrounded by steep mountains up to 1.745m high. In the afternoon, the possibility of a short guided trek to one of the small Tay villages scattered around the lakes. Dinner and an overnight stay in the same homestay at Ba Be Lake.
(B, L, D)

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

After breakfast, departure from our homestay and Ba Be Lake for the drive back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi in the evening, where the trip ends.
(B, L)

Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

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