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Sea kayaking in Ba Be lake 4 days/ 3 nights

Ba Be Lake have a water area around 500ha, spreading over 8km, as biggest natural water lake in Vietnam, situated in Cho Ra-Ba Be-Cho Don carste terrain pertaining to low-lying lands of Vietnam North raising mass. This raising mass was formed from the destruction of South East Asia continental mass at the end of Cambri era, around 200 million years ago. Due to its special geological constitution, the Lake has very original and special features compared with other world-wide carster lakes: world carster lakes are spent or only with one-season water, while Ba Be Lake has its permanent full-water.

 
Ba Be Lake is Ba Be National Park Center with likely special configuration contracted in the middle and swollen out on the two ends, surrounded by cliffs with very original and attractive forms and shapes. Through influenced by 3 rivers flows discharging their water into the Lake, lake water remain always blue and its current velocity is kept on at 0,5m/sec. giving the take both lake and river characteristics.
 
The lake has an average depth from 20 to 25m and is deepest at 35m. Lake bed is not plain but with much of submersible mounts and grottoes. There are ideal home ranges for aquatic animals According to primary survey documents, 417 species of trees including 300 branches, 114 parenties. Also, hundreds of orchids and species of medicine-plants. The system of animals including; land, aquatic and flying animals covering 319 species of animals in 27 forms, 85 parenties in which 42 species recorded in Vietnam Red Book with 3 endemic anima l species that are gibbon (snub no se) Bamboo-Thread and Red Algae.
Sea kayaking in Ba Be lake 4 days/ 3 nights

Trekking to the hill tribe village in Babe is a part of our trip

Itinerary

Day one:
Pick up at your hotel at 08.00AM to transfer to Babe lake – Bac Kan province (located in the Northern Vietnam,

about 08 hours driving from Hanoi).  Stop for a soft break at Thai Nguyen city – Thai Nguyen province – the culture & social hub of northern mountain minority ethnics such Thais, Tay, Nung, Dzay ... Visit Ethnic Minority Museum in Thai Nguyen city to study the featured culture of  northern Vietnamese minority ethnic. Continuing to approach to Bac Kan province, having lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Kan’s town. Arrive Ba Be lake about  04.00PM. Free at leisure at the Ba Be lake’s Guest House. Overnight in Ba Be Guest House.
 

 

 

 
 
Day two:
Breakfast at the guest house. Start the kayaking trip from Luom’s wharf by the lake. Paddling about 02 hours along the Nang river that flow to the main lake. Stop at the turn of river to the lake and having lunch at a minority ethnic family restaurant. Visit Dau Dang waterfall by walk about 15 minutes from the restaurant. Keep paddling across the chain of 03 lakes to another side wharf.  Having dinner in a restaurant.  Overnight in Ba Be Guest House.
 
Day three:
Could you try this traditional boat in Babe?
After breakfast at the guest house. Star paddling from the wharf to Pac Ngoi minority  (Thai ethnic). Hiking through the village to the an upper Tay’s village on the hill (approximately 300 meters height from the sea level). Having a snack lunch break on the hill. Walking down the hill  to Pac Ngoi village to paddling back to the wharf. Free at leisure at the guest house. Having dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ba Be Guest House or you can choose to stay with a Thai family in a lodge in Pac Ngoi village.
 
Day four:
Breakfast at the guest house. Transfer back to Hanoi. Stop at Thai Nguyen province for lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive Hanoi