6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS BA BE LAKE & OASIS PARTY CRUISE
- Tour code: HLOSP – BB2
- Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
- Discover wonderful landscape in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Lagoon with Oasis Bay Party cruise, explore Freedom island - this is a private island
- Explore beautiful landscape in Ba Be, visit some ethnic village and daily life local people.
Day 1: HANOI – BA BE LAKE
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today.
On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake. You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming. This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life.
After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.
Highlights and activities: Hua Ma Cave, Ethnic Village, and a 3-5km walk.
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people
Day 2: TREKKING TO BA BE NATIONAL PARK
On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain. You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains.
As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.
Highlights and activities: Tropical forest, ethnic villages, and a 12-15 km trek
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people
Day 3: BA BE LAKE – HANOI
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.
The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.
Highlight and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Nang River and Tay ethnic villages.
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather
Day 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY BY OASIS PARTY CRUISE 5*
7h45 - 8h15 - Pick up customers to transfer to Ha Long Bay. We will have a 3 to 4 hour bus ride to Tuan Chau Harbour. The Party Cruise bus is comfortable and fully air conditioned.
12h30 - Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbour for a 30 minute break before taking a ferry boat to the Halong Party Cruise.
13h30-14h45 - Check into your cabin put your bags down and then enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while the boat begins to cruise majestically through Halong Bay. There is a magic or an energy that you feel when cruising through the Bay that is just lovely and amazing. Passing by Stone Dog Islet, Floating Fishing Village, Incense Burner Islet, and Swan Islet, Duck Islet…
15h - 17h00 - Spend at least 2 hours kayaking through the tunnel to explore the off the beaten track area of Frog Pond in the fairy land of Halong Bay.
17h30 - Sunset Party time with Boat Jumping and Swimming.
18h00 - Re-board the Party Cruise, take a shower, and relax.
19h00 - Evening meal in the dining room.
21h00 - Party Time till late.
Accommodation: shared cabin on cruise
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: FREEDOM ISLAND
8h00 - Breakfast served in the dining room, you will enjoy a sunrise cruise in the breathtaking scenery of Halong.
9h30-11h30 - Transferring by small boat. Exploring Lan Ha Lagoon, enjoying beautiful swimming time by jumping off from the top of the boat. Heading to private beach on Freedom island.
12h00-13h00 - Have lunch.
15h00 - Playing football, volleyball on the beach, floating mattress.
19h00 - Have dinner
21h00 - Party On!
Accommodation: Dorm at freedom island
Day 6: FREEDOM ISLAND – HALONG – HANOI
7h00 Have breakfast, check out the bungalow.
10h00 The Cruise will head back to Tuan Chau Harbour.
11h00-12h30 Attend the Cooking demonstration, enjoy the last lunch on board and get back the bus to Hanoi.
17h00-17h30 Back to your hotel in Hanoi.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast with shared basic (01 night on cruise, 01 night at Freedom island & 02 nights in Ba Be & Ban Gioc at homestay)
- Meals with Vietnamese food as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Cruise in Halong bay
- A bottle of water for guided tour day
- Free kayaking in Halong bay
- Boat trip in Ba Be lake
- Accommodation in Hanoi
- International flight
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips
- Other not stated above
Angel Palace 3*(or similar hotel)
Deluxe with window
Oasis Party cruise 5* (or similar cruise)