Day 1 Trekking to H'mong and Dao ethnic villages (L, D)
This will be a vigorous but rewarding day of trekking. Firstly, your local guide will take you to visit Coc Toc Village where you can meet some of the local people and find out about their lives fishing, farming and living in Ba Be. You will then venture into more difficult terrain as you cross the Pelu Stream and head uphill to Nam Dai Village which belongs to the Dzao people. You will stop here to meet some local villagers and have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon you will explore the surrounding area of delightful hills and valleys, see stilt houses and visit the school of the Cash Dao children. You will have dinner at the local homestay in the Na Nghe Village where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Dau Dang waterfall - Puong cave - Ba Be Lake (B, L)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will follow the trails to Nam Dai Village and continue through the thick forest to visit the picturesque Dau Dang Waterfall which borders the two provinces of Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang. You will stop near the waterfall at the restaurant of Mr Hien, aka The Ba Be Pirate for lunch before taking a boat ride up the Nang River to the explore the tunnel of Puong Cave and view the amazing array of rock formations that lace the walls and ceiling. On the way back, you will visit An Ma Temple before returning to the lake shore restaurant for dinner and a night in the homestay.
Kayaking is available on day 2. If you would like to go kayaking on Ba Be Lake, please let us know at the time of booking or contact us in advance.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
Hiking and trekking with:
- a 15-18 km trek on day 1
- a 7-10 km trek on day 2
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Local Guide(s)
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 1 breakfast.
- 2 lunches.
- 1 dinner.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Homestay (1 night).
Clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito net provided.
Tour price includes:
+ Home stay
+ Experienced local guide.
+ Boat trip on Ba Be lake and Nang river
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
+ Tip for Tour guide & Boat man.
What to take:
+ 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...