Ba Be Lake National Park. Take in all the splendor of the scenic mountain views set against the seasonal lush green rice paddies in the valleys below. Dine on a delicious Vietnamese lunch in a local village, followed by an exciting boat ride on Ba Be Lake. On the way we’ll see local people farming in the traditional ways. Explore this gorgeous natural landscape by car, bike, boat and on foot!

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Boat Trip – Swimming – Kayaking (lunch – dinner)

06:00 Please be at the meeting point according to voucher information.

12:00 – 12:30 Arrive at the homestay. Check-in and lunch while enjoying the nice views of the rice fields and Ba Be Lake.

13:30 – 14:00 We take a boat trip on Ba Be Lake and visit An Ma Temple and Fairy Pond to learn more about local culture. We continue and make a stop at Widow Island to a refreshing swim and to do some kayaking.

17:00 We return to the homestay to relax and enjoy the best from our homestay overlooking the rice fields and lake.

18:30 – 19:00 Time for dinner and relax at the homestay.

Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Cycling – Hua Ma Cave – Hanoi (breakfast – lunch)

7:00 Enjoy breakfast at the homestay.

8:00 We take you on a bicycle ride to visit Hua Ma cave. You will also have the chance to visit a local market near the cave (only on days that it runs!

10:00 – 10:30 We return to the homestay to check-out.

11:30 – 12:00 Enjoy lunch.

13:00 – 13:30 Return Hanoi.

19:00 – 19:30 Arrive back in Hanoi at the meeting point where the tour ends.

  • A/C transfer
  • Entrance fees & English speaking guide
  • All meals as mentioned (lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2)
  • Boat trip in Ba Be Lake
  • Overnight at homestay
  • Beverages other than complimentary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

Ba Be Lake lies in the middle of the vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be National Park, surrounded by cliffs with very original and attractive forms and shapes. Be Lake itself is actually three small lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The area was established as a national preserved forest and tourist center in 1978 and last year UNESCO recognized Ba Be Lake as the third Ramsar site in Vietnam – an important wetland of the world.

Located 145m above sea level, the lake has an average depth from 20 to 25m and its deepest part is 35m so travelers are suggested to wear life-jackets during the cruise to keep safe. The lakebed has submersible mounts and grottoes so it is ideal for aquatic animals.

Some cottages scattered Bo Lu Village, which also added to the splendid surroundings. Coming to the village, tourists have a chance not only to admire old stilt houses but also to learn more about culture and daily life of Tay people.

Ba Be Lake has a lot to offer, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves all set amidst picturesque landscapes. From Ba Be Lake, tourists can visit other neighboring attractions such as Dau Dang Fall, Puong Cave and Tien Pond.