The perfect balance of kayak and trek

Halong Bay Kayaking & Trekking Cat ba National Park

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hai Phong - Hanoi
5-day tour with 2-day kayaking & 1-day trekking
Kayaking & Trekking grade: Moderate

This tour is a great combination of kayaking and trekking. You are going to take kayaking in the wonderland of karst topography with 3,000 limestone islets and trekking through the national park with dense jungle, natural creature and unfamiliar botanical covers. Start up with kayaking amongst islets to hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches, floating fishing village, we wrap the tour with amazing trek through Cat ba Island and relax on unspoiled, small, lovely beach.

Tour Highlights
  • Amazing limestone formations
  • Kayking to quiet, remote areas
  • Inclusive junk for overnight
  • Great trek in jungle
  • Hidden, lovely beaches for relax

Halong Bay Kayaking & Trekking Cat ba National Park route map

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Transfer/kayaking Halong Bay
Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island
Day 4: Trek in Cat Ba National Park
Day 5: Back to Hanoi via Hai Phong

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 30th September, 2014

1 person:      US$ 1,462
2 persons:    US$ 850
3-4 persons: US$ 706
5-6 persons: US$ 579
7-8 persons: US$ 543
From 9 persons: price on request
Single Supplement:            US$ 134

Inclusion:

  • AC vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on junk
  • Twin shared hotel room on Cat Ba Island
  • Private support boat as paddling
  • Sit-in kayak (single or double kayak depending on availability) 
  • Dry bag
  • Hydrofoil to Hai Phong
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance and sightseeing fee

Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Note: we use private support boat when paddling to explore hidden and untouristy corners of Halong Bay. That makes our itinerary different from those organized by other tour operators who just use the kayaking packages offered by the overnight junks.  Our trips are for true and different kayaking experience in Halong Bay.

Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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Day 1: Cruise Halong Bay

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8.00am when ActiveTravel Asia adventure guide picks you up from hotel. Our guide today – professional in kayaking and trekking – will escort you for the whole tour. We are going to make a real adventure tour, and this guide will maximize your experience. This feature makes us always higher adventure level than other operators.
Upon arrival in Halong after 3.5hrs, we board a junk for a fine seafood lunch and an amazing cruise on the bay. We will visit to a cave before passing a floating village to reach a beautiful, quiet area where we anchor for the night. Dinner and overnight on the junk.

Summary:
Transfer Hanoi – Halong:  3.5 hrs
Transportation:   AC vehicle, Boat
Activities:    Cruising
Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:   Twin shared cabin

Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay

Today, we start kayak with first try to Luon Cave and Trong Cave, the exploration of these cave takes us the morning. Next stop for our kayaks is Van Chai Floating village, the biggest community of fishermen in Halong Bay. Visit the village school and local family in Van Chai before moving to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak then back to the mother cruise for overnight.

Please note that we supply a support boat following you all kayaking time in order to get you to the most remote parts of Halong bay. You are going to travel on very different rout of adventures, only supplied by us.

Summary:
Kayaking:   5 hr - moderate grade
Transportation: Boat, Kayak
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Twin shared cabin

Day 3: Kayaking and transfer to Cat Ba Island

Breakfast on boat. Transferred by support boat to Ho Ba Ham area. Ho Ba Ham (Ho: lake, Ba: three, Ham: tunnel) is a deep grotto with three inland "lakes”, which is accessible only at low tide and by kayak. There are some small but beautiful beaches around, where we could stop for swimming. Lunch on support boat at Ho Ba Ham area.
In the afternoon if time and weather permits we can paddle in Lan Ha Bay to explore this hidden part of Halong. Transfer to Cat Ba Island by boat when you will take bus transfer from dock to hotel. Check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.
 
Summary:
Kayaking:   5 - 6 hrs - moderate grade
Transportation: Boat, Kayak, Bus
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel on Cat Ba Island (harbour view)

Day 4: Trek Cat Ba National Park

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful drive to Cat Ba National Park. With 4 hrs trekking through the pack, you may encounter some rare species and vast botanical covers. Our adventure guide will lead you to a peak where you can take an entire Halong bay view.
Get out of the jungle we will arrive in Viet Hai Village where you have lunch in a local house. After lunch, you walk to the dock and transfer by boat back to Cat Ba town around 5 pm. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.

Summary:
Transfer Hotel – National Park:  30 mins
Trek:     4 hrs – moderate grade
Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:    Hotel on Cat Ba Island (harbour view)

Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong City – Hanoi

Breakfast in the morning and free at leisure. You can take some time to enjoy swimming at small but very lovely beach nearby the town – Cat Co beach.
In the afternoon, we take hydrofoil to Hai Phong City. We meet our bus in Hai Phong and transfer back to Hanoi. Trip completes upon hotel arrival.

Summary:
Hydrofoil to Hai Phong:  45 mins
Transfer Hai Phong – Hanoi: 2 hrs
Meals:     Breakfast

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.


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