Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights

Tour code: GPT08E
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Route: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park

US $209 per person
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park (L/D)
    • Are you ready to start a fabulous adventure tour Vietnam ? Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be National Park.

      You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming.

      This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life. After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

      The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.

      - Highlights and activities: Hua Ma Cave, Ethnic Village, and a 3-5km walk.
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park
  • Day 2: Trekking in Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
    • On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain. You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains.

      As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.

      Highlights and activities: Tropical forest, ethnic villages, and a 12-15 km trek
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park
  • Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B/L)
    • After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.

      The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.

      After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.

      - Highlight and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Nang River and Tay ethnic villages.
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park
      Adventure in Ba Be National Park

Accommodation List
Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
Ba Be Jungle Houses
Address: Coc Toc village, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be district, Bac Kan province
A step up in amenities to Ba Be's homestays, this lakeside place in Coc Toc village takes the form of six small, spic-and-span, wood-panelled private rooms, and a dorm. Visitors are well looked after by friendly English-speaking staff.

4.9 average based on 29 reviews.

Traveler rating

Very Good

Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Fantastic way to escape the tourist traps!
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
From start to finish, this company went above and beyond to make sure this was a truly unforgettable trip. All of the staff were friendly and helpful when booking the tour and as soon as we met Mr Linh, we knew we had chosen the right company! Our trip to Ba Be was a definite highlight of my time in Vietnam. As well as seeing all of the main attractions, which really are breathtaking we also enjoyed getting off the beaten track and experiencing some of the local villages and meeting the ...Read Morepeople that live there.

The home stay was a fantastic experience. The traditional Tay house was really beautiful and the hospitality was amazing, exactly what you need after a day of exploring!

The caves in Ba Be deserve a special mention and I would really like to thank our fantastic guide for sharing his amazing bank of knowledge it really made this trip so much more special being able to find out about the history and traditions of the area.

I would definitely recommend this company and would like to say thank you to everyone at Mr Linh's travel agency for making this such an amazing experience. Read Less
Date of experience: 10 2016
Mr Linh's Adventure
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for booking with Mr Linh's Adventures and writing us a review. We are glad to bring you a new experiences in discovering beautiful Ba Be lake , trying local foods and learning cultures of local people there. In our tour, we are always care about the quality of our service and customer satisfaction. Our staffs always welcome travellers from all over the world to come to Mr Linh’s Adventures . Our company is passionate about ensuring that our customers h...Read Moreave a fabulous holiday. Thank you for recommended us and hope to see you again in our next tour. For any questions about our tours , please feel free to contact to us by email : Best Regards, Mr Linh's Adventures. Read Less
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Wrote a review 4 - 2023
lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi City
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
We did a 2 night stay at Mr Linh's home stay Ba Be lake to see the other side of Vietnam. I will point out that this is more of a backpacking hostel than a homestay We had a private room that was big comfortable and clean with good airconditioning. There are also dormitory type rooms and the bathrooms were very big clean and there was plenty of hot water.. The breakfast was basic but very good especially the pancakes and bananas with honey. The evening meal was basic village type foo...Read Mored and surprisingly filling.
The countryside and villages made a great adventure and the tour guide Tung and Thuy our homestay host were fantastic. They were always checking to see if there was anything they could do for us and were great company. Both spoke exceptionally good English so communication was no problem at all. It was refreshing to have someone that could explain about the various caves we visited and villages we saw as we travelled along the Nang river. I am sure we would not have enjoyed our trip nearly as much with out them. Read Less
Date of experience: 4 2023
Mr Linh's Adventure
Thank you Summerluva, we are glad that you chose to book with our company and happy to have been part of your adventure in Vietnam. We aim to make every tour as special as we can! We will happily pass on your thanks to Tung and Thuy they are fantastic members of our team. We really value your custom and great feedback and if you or any of your friends and family return to Vietnam please do get in touch for another unforgettable tour. We hope that wherever you are in the world you are hav...Read Moreing a great time! Best Regards, Linh Read Less
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Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Pioneers on Ba Be Lake 3 days 2 nights
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
We booked the above as a private tour.

Why do folk go abroad and do these sort of trips? We like to explore, discover, gain new experiences. Mr Linh understands this perfectly. His strapline on his website 'we take you to parts other can't reach' is exactly what you get.

The drive to Ba Be from Hanoi is long but incredibly interesting (more interesting than the drive to Halong Bay). You drive through lots of towns, villages and countryside and yo
...Read Moreu get a great views and inisght to the country and day to day life.

The homestay is simple but beautifully built accomodation in the similar style of the local housing. A great hot shower in the shared bathroom and I was impressed to see there was air con in your little room (and mosquito nets) too. I think we were outside tourist season and it was a real treat having the homestay and most of the national park practically to ourselves!

What I loved about this trip is that you felt you were seeing some really special things, not what you get in your average package tour. We were taken to a local Tay Village and you can see how people lived, see their homes and how they lived off the land. Another day, we popped to one chap's house who ran a shop and our guide brought some food with us which we cooked and ate there - how special is that?! We were taken to the local market, literally the only westerners there and market was for locals - selling all sorts from meat to clothes - watching all this and taking it all in was very special, felt very honoured to be there.

Ba Be National Park itself is a little haven. Highly recommend cycling and kayaking - a great way to see this incrediblly special place.

Our tour guide Manh - was amazing, really looked after you. Great English, interesting chap and did the more intimate bits of the trip (like visiting the Tay people's homes) with the utmost discretion.

Mr Linh - very impressed with his business. He understands what travellers want. I believe he supports the local Tay community (which is why we could potter around and see how these people lived). His website is very helpful - detailed breakdown on how much physical activity you're doing on each, what to pack - invaluable.

Highly recommend you add Ba Be National Park with Mr Linh to your trip itinerary - an unforgettable place, a wonderful experience. Read Less
Date of experience: 4 2016

Wrote a review 11 - 2022
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
I had a fantastic trip to Ban Gioc & Ba Be Lake with a small group tour, once of the few places that actually provide this and not a private tour. As a lone traveller I wanted to meet some others along the way.

The homestays were lovely and catered for us very well, our bellies were full and the accommodation was great. They were also great fun.

It’s a long trip but with plenty of stops along the way, our driver along and tour guide Giang were fant
...Read Moreastic, I couldn’t fault them. Giang would stop and show us various temples and significant places with the war and tell us about them.

Ba Be Lake was lovely and not too crowded, it is very peaceful apart from the cockerels who will wake up when they get up haha.

Ban Gioc was beautiful, you can’t swim there but can get your feet in and can get very close, a little boat goes close to the waterfall for some good pictures which is included in your price with Mr Linh’s.

Giang was a great laugh, always joking and was an AMAAAAZING tour guide.

I would definitely recommend if you want something a bit different to other tourists spots like Ha Long Bay, I much more enjoyed this trip. Read Less
Date of experience: 11 2022

Wrote a review 11 - 2023
Go for it!
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
Well organised, everything was on time and happened as per schedule, great hospitality, great common areas at the homestay, great food and location, very peaceful and a great break from the city life in Hanoi. The tour guide Giang and driver were really good. Giang looked after us really well.
The local guide we had during our 15km hike was super knowledgeable and lovely and we had a great day out in the jungle with him.
We definitely recommend it if you want to discover so
...Read Moreme of the wilderness of North Vietnam and learn about the great culture of this place Read Less
Date of experience: 11 2023

Robin M
Wrote a review 2 - 2023
Go to Ba Be
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
Our two night-three day at Mr Linh's home stay in Ba Be was absolutely fantastic. The trek through the hills is amazing. One sees so much and the guide Sonny was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Date of experience: 2 2020

Wrote a review 1 - 2023
Fantastic experience and excellent guides
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
Thoroughly enjoyable trekking through the jungle and villages. Our guide for the Trek was Son, he was very pleasant and gave us good insight into the way of life for the villages.
Homestay at Mr Linh's was far better than we expected, facilities were clean and comfortable and the food, wow it was great! Definitely needed the hike after eating way too much at each meal.
Day 3 we took the boat with a different guide Loi. The boat trip along the lake to a local village was
...Read More pleasant. Loi took us for a tour of the local village and gave us lots of insight into how the families all live together. Highly entertaining experience and lots of humour, especially when he made mating calls for the roosters and chased piglets :)
Loi was the best guide I had all trip, he not only gave great insight to the Vietnamese culture and history but was so willing to help and give tips on other parts of Vietnam we should explore.
Highly recommend Mr Linh's adventure and hope you are lucky enough to get Loi! Read Less
Date of experience: 1 2020

Wrote a review 8 - 2023
Stunning trekking, caving, and boating experience in Ba Be National Park
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
Our guide Billy picked us up at our hotel at the expected time and entertained us on the drive to Ba Be with many interesting facts and stories about Vietnam and his own experiences. He was always great fun and knew a lot about local culture, geology, fauna and flora. On our 3 day and 2 night stay in Ba Be we visited two interesting caves, did a wonderful trek to hidden tribal villages of the Hmong and Tay people, had the opportunity to swim and kayak in the lake and enjoyed really good ...Read Morefood at Mr Linh’s homestay. Mr Linh senior himself was there too and had great fun teaching us Vietnamese drinking rhymes over a glass of rice wine. The boat tour on the last day on the lake and the river was particularly awesome. The accommodation was clean. They even had WiFi (good enough to stream). We danced in the rain, enjoyed amazing views on the mountains, made friends with local dogs that followed us all day and marveled at a thousand bats in the caves. In short: The tour surpassed our expectations. We enjoyed it a lot. Read Less
Date of experience: 8 2019
Mr Linh's Adventure
Xin Chao! Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so delighted to have provided you with such great memories! Your review is a great summary of the many activities you can do in Ba Be, and of the beauty of the place. Billy, Mr Linh senior - Mr Loc - and all our team at Mr Linh's Adventures and Homestay, will definitely by happy to see you again if you ever come back to our wonderful country. Until next time! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
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Simon W
Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Family Adventure
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
An amazing, unspoiled, quiet, beautiful place well worth the visit. Away from the crowds.
We spent our first week in the in Hoi An and Hue which was great but manic. So much going on, so busy. Ba Be National park was the opposite, so quiet and unspoiled. A beautiful place and not touristy.
We went with Mr Linh’s Adventures. With our guide Loy and driver Mr Long. They were amazing and totally added to the experience and could not do enough to make it the best experienc
...Read Moree. Adjusting things to suit us personally to get the most from the experience. I’m not sure how you could do this without a guide and couldn’t recommend these two enough.
We had a real feel what real life is like in this part of rural North Vietnam. It’s not spoiled by hoards of tourists and I felt that if we weren’t their life would just be going on regardless.
My wife organised the trip from our home in the UK and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Even us being delayed by a missed overnight train in Vietnam was not a problem and smoothly handled by the team at Mr Linh’s
Simon, Nat, Izzy and Lois. Read Less
Date of experience: 4 2019

Wrote a review 12 - 2023
Mr Linh adventure
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
Our trip to Mr Linh homestay and Ba Be lake has been fantastic. The crew consists of Mr Loi and Mr Long has been fun and fabulous. They had been very accommodating and had always gone for the extra mile to show us more in Northern Vietnam.
Date of experience: 12 2018
Mr Linh's Adventure
Hi Malcolm. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We’re so happy to hear you had a good time with Loi and Long, as they told us you were a great and fun group. If you should find yourself in Southeast Asia again, please consider booking one of our many other tours. Regards, Linh.
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Jeremy G
Wrote a review 8 - 2023
Fantastic family three day trip to Ba Be Lake
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
We are a family of four with two teenagers and we thoroughly enjoyed Mr Linh's two night tour of Ba Be Lake. Loi, our fantastic guide collected us from our hotel in Hanoi and we had an easy journey to Be Be Lake in the very clean and comfortable, air conditioned minibus through many fascinating villages and dramatic scenery. There had been a lot of rain so we were met by boat at the edge of the lake and ferried across to the amazing homestay which is in a stunning location, very comf...Read Moreortable and clean with lovely cool bedrooms and great view over the lake from the balcony - it felt very luxurious for a homestay!

Our guide Loi was absolutely superb and really well informed about the local area, flora and fauna and cultures. He is considerate and caring and he did everything he could to make our stay as a family as enjoyable as possible, he adapted the itinerary to the weather so we did some cycling, waving at locals fishing and passing rice farmers and water buffalo, walking along trails by the lake, kayaking and we saw amazing caves and a waterfall. We spent lots of time out on the lake in the wonderful boat including a lovely swim in the middle of the lake one morning when we seemed to be the only people out on the water. We enjoyed some rock jumping too!
The food throughout was delicious, plentiful and freshly prepared - it was among the best we've had during our entire trip - and all the team at the homestay were very helpful, friendly and caring.

We would definitely recommend this trip for families, it felt very un-touristy and relaxed but we really felt like we saw and did a huge amount over the three days. Thank you. Read Less
Date of experience: 8 2018

Jesse F
Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Great trip for a quiet-loving couple
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
The three-day experience out at Ba Be was a little expensive, but given that we were pampered, the only customers in the van, among very few people at the quiet home stay at Ba Be Lake, and got to bike and hang out with the charming Mike (Minh Tu?), it was more than worth it. Compliments to Mr. Khung for safe driving, over 500 kilometers. Compliments to the homestay managers for good food and just the right amount of service — affable, but not in your face too much.

...Read MoreBa Be is a placid lake with great bird life, and idyllic rice paddies and villages. Development does seem to be increasing, with many new tourist structures going up. There are almost too many motor boats on the water. Enjoy while it lasts. Two nights was plenty for my husband, but I’d gladly idle away a week or more there, exploring caves and kayaking on the lake. Read Less
Date of experience: 4 2023

Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Ba Be lake tour and homestay
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
We absolutely loved our stay at Mr Linhs Homestay this February. Despite the cold, the people, the lake, fresh air and minority groups that live there make it worthwhile visiting in my opionion anytime. Because it was cold, we did have day where we burrowed down in the beautiful warm Dona’s staff provided with added heating, but with next days sunshine we found ourselves being shown some of the most amazing caves I’ve ever seen. All accessible via the lake. And for that matte...Read Morer heard much about. I know everyone thinks north Vietnam is all about Sapa, but Ba Be National park told me there is so much more. Definitely worth doing. Read Less
Date of experience: 4 2023

Simon M
Wrote a review 12 - 2023
Great trip, great guides and great memories
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
We have just returned from a tour of North and Central Vietnam which included a hugely memorable trip to Ba Be Lake made by the organisation of our guide, Minh, ably helped by Nam our driver. From the pick up in Hanoi, through the stop at Minh's home city of Thai Nguyen, to the cycling, walking, swimming, kayaking and boat trips in Ba Be and the stay at Mr Linh's Homestay - Minh was informed, helpful and entertaining and along with Nam was also great company. The only word of war...Read Morening is that Mr Linh's rice wine really does give you wings! We have had a fabulous 16 day trip and Minh and Nam and Mr Linh's adventures are an important part of the great memories we have brought home with us. Read Less
Date of experience: 12 2017

Wrote a review 12 - 2023
Great organisation - professional, helpful, to be recommended
Review of: Adventure to Ba Be National Park 3 days 2 nights
I've contacted Linh's adventure this summer (on August). Since the first contact everything was smooth and Professional. Kevin - my advisor has been always there for me and replied very quickly to all my questions. The adventure has been organised exactly upon my expectations.
I'll be glad to recommend them.
Date of experience: 12 2017


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