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Ba Be Lake - Homestay

- 2 days - daily
from/per person $110

Description

Ba Be Lake - Homestay

code: 518

Ba Be lake is the biggest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam and one of the biggest natural freshwater lakes in the world. Ba Be lake is located halfway up the mountain limestone, one of the uniquely special geological structures. Joining in Ba Be lake 2 days 1 night tour, you will have moments of great relaxation with nature. Excursing on the calm lake releases you from the chaos of life and the noisy urban. All will make your trip a unforgettable one

Start day: Daily open tour - cycling, bamboo rafting

Ba Bể Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể, Ba Bể meaning "Three Lakes" in the local Tay language) is the largest natural freshwater lake, stretching about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 3 and 5 km² between dry and wet season. Unlike many lakes in Karst limestone areas, Ba Bê Lake never falls dry. Its average depth varies between 17 and 23 meters, the maximum depth is 35 meters. The lake lies about 150 meters above sea level, making it also Vietnam's highest. The name "Three Lakes" refers to the three parts of the lake named Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. All these three parts are connected into a single continuous body of water, however.

The Ta Han, Bo Lu, and Leng Rivers feed into the lake from the south and the west. During the dry season, water is drained from the lake northwards into the Nang River. During high floods in the wet season, the latter flow is reversed however, and the lake takes up water from the Nang River thereby acting as a buffer regulating flooding.

Day 1: Hanoi - Babe lake (L, D) 240 km

An early start to the day to make the most of what we have in store for you. We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:30 and then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park. Lunch will be had in a restaurant in a village on the way, and then our route will take us up through the mountains and tea plantations to Ba Be lake, an amazing green

lake in the middle of a natural green forest. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, with its beautiful stilt houses and friendly population of Tay people, who make their living by fishing in the stunning Ba Be lakes and farming.

You will stay in the homestay of a local family here, enjoying their wonderful hospitality. In the afternoon, you will have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings. You will then enter Hua Ma Cave which features thousands of stalactites and columns. You may also wish to take the option of walking or cycling around Coc Toc village, kayaking on the lake in boats that we reserve for our tour guests, or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying the views.

Day 2: Ba Be Lodge - Dzao Village - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at the homestay, you will go on foot to Bo Lu Quay where you will board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake. You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float down the Nang River, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. Look out for the rainbow of butterflies that flit across the sky or listen to the gentle song of the many species of birds in the park. The boat will come to Puong Cave where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong. After your, exploration of the lake, you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery on the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:30.

Included:

  • A/C transfer,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Bamboo boat trip in Ba Be Lake,
  • All meals as mentioned,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Sharing Homestay
  • Excluded:

  • Tax
  • Drinks in meals,
  • Personal expenses, Tips.
  • Travel insurance, what not mentioned clearly above
  • Children rates:

  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 75% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
  • Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • Note:

  • Hiking and trekking with a ­ a 2 ­- 3 km hike on day 1
  • From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
  • From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
  • Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a
  • small day pack for hiking and trekking.
  • It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat
  • and sun hat...
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.]]

  • Price

    Tour type/ Class Price US$/per person
    Standard
    Small Group Tour - Sharing Homestay
    110