DAY 1 HANOI – BA BE NATIONAL PARK
Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Pac Ngoi village – Traditional house-on-silts
7:00 am: Pick up from your hotel by bus. We exit Hanoi on a highway and get on nicer winding roads after Thai Nguyen town. The sceneries get more and more beautiful as we dive into a remote region of the national park’s buffer zone.
We should enter the national park in the mid-afternoon. Our vehicle drops us at the home of our hosts in a small hamlet that is nicely developed in tourism and hospitality. People there are from the Tay ethnic minority, very hospitable and warm-hearted.
We meet the family and let our luggage, time for a little leg-stretching. Follow the guide on a stroll around the hamlet. Interact with the villagers; get a drink or an ice cream in a local shop and/or go to refresh in the river passing by in front of the house. Dinner and overnight at a traditional house of a Tay family.
Your accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. Your sleeping corner is provided with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow, and mosquito net. The restroom is at international standard and a few steps from the main house.