Tham Phay cave expedition - Ba Be lake 3 days 2 nights

Get away from the city and into the wilderness of Vietnam as you trek deep into the jungle to discover the rich diversity of the Vietnamese countryside. Get to know some of the ethnic minority communities living harmoniously in rural Vietnam and let them share their culture, tradition and beautiful surroundings with you. Engage in some exciting activities as you trek through mountains, explore mysterious caves and take to the water in the rivers and lakes.
Ba Be Caving tour and homestay

Tour code: NA10E
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Level of difficulty: Medium trek
Activities: 20 – 25km trek
Percentage of trekking: Jungle 60%, trail 40%
Elevation: 150m – 600m
Small group tour: 12 people
Pick up: Your Hotel in Hanoi
Drop off: Your Hotel in Hanoi
Price: $ / person


- Jungle trek inside Ba Be National Park and walk through river
- Explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be
- Cross Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain
- Visit some local family of H’Mong ethnic people
- Picnic lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people
- Visit the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people
- Do the boat trip on Nang river
- Visit the legend An Ma temple in the middle of Ba Be Lake
- Discover a magnificent Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park system
- Swim in a pretty natural freshwater lak
  • Day 1: Hanoi- Ba Be National Park (L/D)
    • You will be collected from your hotel at 07:30 to start your discovery of Ba Be National Park. After 250km driving for feasting on some authentic Vietnamese food in a street restaurant you will continue your journey. You will voyage on the River Nang following it through the foothills of the towering limestone peaks. The journey down the river will bring you to the mouth of Puong Cave, a large cavern standing 30m high and 300m long. Puong cave sits at the base of the majestic Lung Nham Mountain, one in a chain of limestone mountains that spread across the sky and the river. The cave is not only impressive for its towering structure, but you will also the amazing colonies of bats living the cave with 18 different species currently inhabiting it and adventure 7 km trek on the trails of Ba Be's jungle. You will spend the first night relaxing in Mr Hung’s Homestay, a Dzao's ethnic family.
      River Nang
      Puong Cave
  • Day 2: Lo Mo Cave Expedition (B/L/D)
    • Breakfast at homestay then after a thirty-minute drive, you'll reach Tham Phay Cave, the hike starts with a steep uphill leading into the forest. Some rock at the top, and then a similar slope before the trail fades and you enter the valley. Turning west of the trail is a large patch of rock for you to find your way through, with the help and direction of your guide and safety team. The precarious entrance is at the end of the forest. Enjoy some snacks before starting to explore the cave.

      Tham Phay Cave is a beautiful river cave with two underground river tributaries, where you will experience narrow passages, craggy mountains and some deep pools with very nice photo opportunities. Plants and algae cover many calcite formations. Going deeper into the cave, you will find many unusual features of the cave such as the ceiling dome and many layers of rock, giving the walls a striking appearance. You will spend about five hours exploring this 5km deep river cave, which geologists have not discovered so far. Of course, we will provide you with the necessary equipment, such as helmets and powerful headlights. The cave expands considerably as you go through the original entrance and offers some great opportunities for excellent photos.

      Enjoy a few snacks before continuing the journey to explore the 2nd path of the cave system possesses miraculous stalagmites millions of years old, dangerous sinkholes and heat flows at the bottom .
      Leaving Tham Phay, you will return to the cave entrance and return to homestay.

      - A 6km trek, 5km expedition.
      Tham Phay cave
       Lo Mo cave
  • Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B/L)
    • You will take to the water once more as you discover the beauty and diversity that Ba Be has to offer. Ba Be, meaning three lakes, is made up of three smaller lakes. It is unique in that it is the world’s only freshwater karst lake. This is the perfect time to see local people at work on their wooden boats or observe some of the varied flora and fauna inhabiting the flourishing environment. There are thought to be over 550 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish living in and around the lake. Some of the rarer species include Francois’ Langurs and a few white-eared night herons, both of which have attracted great attention. "Kayaking and swimming are the best options"
      After this, you will then collect your laggage to drive back Hanoi, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you can refuel with some fresh local food before returning to the ever vibrant and buzzing capital.
      Ba Be National Park
      Ba Be Lake

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