BABE LAKE ADVENTURE & KAYAK (4DAYS)
Destination: Hanoi – Babe lake
The park is densely forested area is a refuge for unique flora and fauna (410 plant species and 300 wildlife species), and surrounds the only natural lake in Vietnam with limestone mountain.
Day 1: Hanoi – Babe Lake National Park (L,D)
Drive north about six hours (180 miles) to Ba Be National Park, situated in Bac Kan province of northern Vietnam (picnic lunch en route). Ba Be, a relic of natural lower mountain forests that once covered all the mountain ranges from east to west north of the Red River delta, covers an area of some 90 square miles, of which more than half is strictly protected and the remaining is in a forest restoration zone. The park’s densely forested area is a refuge for unique flora and fauna (410 plant species and 300 wildlife species), and surrounds the only natural lake in Vietnam (it is actually three linked lakes). The area is home to Tay, Hmong, Dao, and Nung ethnic groups, who have lived on the shore of the lake and in the surrounding mountains for hundreds of years. After lunch time , take mountain bike riding 45 km to PacNgoi Village , a Tay hill tribe village where we stay in a wooden stilt house on the edge of the lake.
Overnight Home stay
Day 2: Babe Lake Biking – Dao hill tribe village (B,L,D)
Roundtrip biking in the mountains road visiting to a remote Dao hill tribe village that still retains age-old cultural traditions. (Well carry a packed lunch.) Return to the Tay village for overnight home-stay. (6 hours biking ~ 26 miles)
Day 3: Babe Lake Kayaking (B,L,D )
The many limestone mountains surrounding Ba Be have numerous caves and under-streams, including the Nang River, which flows through the 100-foot-high, 1,000-foot-long Puong Cave all the way to Ba Be Lake. Today we will paddle an inflatable kayak right through the cave on a navigable 14-mile section of the river. Over night in Ba Be National Park Lodge
Day 4: Babe Lake – Hanoi (B,L)
Am: Mountain biking ( 35km), lunch and Return drive to Hanoi. End of service
English speaking local guide
Accommodations as home-stay & hotel in Ba Be National Park
River kayaking arrangements
Meals as noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
Additional guides where necessary
Entrance fees and permits
Bikes as TREK 4500 from 16 to 21 inn size.
International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to local guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc..)
|Accommodation:||03 nights in home-stay and small hotel|
|Activity:||River kayak, mountain biking|
|Best time to go||October, November, December, March, April, May, June, August.|
Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.
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