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Trekking Cat Ba National Park, Kayaking Halong & Lan Ha Bay

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Hanoi - Hai Phong - Cat Ba National Park - Viet Hai Village - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Ba Trai Dao beaches - Hanoi
4-day tour with 1-day trek, 1-day kayaking tour and cruise
Kayaking & Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here
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This adventure tour will drag you into some days of true meaning of adventure. Following with beautiful beaches, fine sea food and beer at Cat Ba Island, a big challenge is await you when we spend a whole day to trek through jungle and admire magical panorama of Halong Bay from a mountain peak. Our next highlight, undeniably, is a fantastic kayaking in Halong bay. You will paddle in unique route to reach Lan Ha Bay and continue your tour to Halong Bay where we will spend the last night on a deluxe overnight junk. The tour offers top flexibility in activity levels while still combining the best of sea kayaking. Both novice and experienced kayakers can find enjoyable to join with a little more time to spare.

Tour Highlights
  • Amazing limestone formations of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay
  • Inclusive junk for overnight
  • Overnight in a bungalow 
  • Great trek in jungle

Trekking Cat Ba National Park, Kayaking Halong & Lan Ha Bay route map

TOUR AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Transfer to Hai Phong – Hydrofoil to Cat Ba
Day 2: Trek jungle – Overnight near beach.
Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay – Overnight on junk
Day 4: Cruise and back to Hanoi.

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
(Valid to 31st December 2017)

Group of 1 kayaker: US$ 885
Group of 2 kayakers: US$ 530
Group of 3 - 4 kayakers: US$ 440
Group of 5-6 kayakers: US$ 365
Group of 7 kayakers upon request
Single Supplement: US$ 160

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

- Returned AC vehicle
- Speed boat ticket Hai phong - Cat Ba
- Twin shared cabin on overnight junk
- Twin shared room at hotel in Cat ba
- Bangalow in Viet Hai village
- Private support boat as paddling
- Sit-in kayak (single or double depending on availability)
- Dry bag
- Private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance and sightseeing fee
- Taxes and service charges

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp fee
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned

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Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hydrofoil to Cat Ba

ActiveTravel ASIA adventure guide collects you at 5.30 am from the hotel for harbor city, Hai Phong. We depart early today to catch up with the very first hydrofoil schedule at 09.00AM from the harbor. The drive from Hanoi to Hai Phong costs you about 2.5 hours. We arrive in the city and have some spare time for breakfast then take 1-hour hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island.
Cat Ba is the largest island of Halong bay so it is automatically the biggest one over the whole north Vietnam. The island carries on it a dense jungle and several small but clean, lovely beaches. We will check them all from today and two next days. Upon arrival, we check in hotel and head out straight to clean lovely beach. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.
Activities:   Free at leisure
Transportation: 2.5 hours drive and 40 minutes hydrofoil
Meals:    Breakfast
Accommodation:  Hotel on Cat Ba Island

Day 2: Trekking Cat Ba National Park – Viet Hai village ~ 5hrs trekking

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach to the edge of Cat Ba National Park. Start our Cat Ba trekking trip from here, our guide will follow you all the time of hiking for guiding and maximizing your experience with his guidance from what is suitable speed, ascending and descending hills but don't hurt your muscle to a small tiny technique such as lacing your shoes. That feature classifies us always outstanding from other operators and makes your tour real trekking experience.

We are going to have a long trek across dense jungle of Cat Ba island to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai, with a short break at Frog Lake. Have lunch in a local house at Viet Hai village - the most beautiful village in Cat Ba before keep hiking to our bungalows facing to Lan Ha bay where we stay overnight. You can spend the rest of the day for relaxing to get energy back for our kayaking adventures tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at Cat Ba island.
Trekking:   5 hrs - Moderate grade
Transportation: Bus, Boat
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Bungalows in Viet Hai

Day 3: Kayaking Lan Ha of Halong Bay Full day ~ 5-6hrs kayaking

We suggest you should take a biking trip to get from Viet Hai to the quay because of its beautiful biking paths. End of our trek to Cat ba island here and change to new but must-done challenge - Halong bay kayaking.
You are provided with professional, sit-in kayaks, paddles, life vests and dry bags. Our guide will help you with some warming-up exercises. We get on the support boat and transfer to Lan Ha bay where we start Halong kayaking to reach to Ba Chai Dao Beaches. Lunch on the support boat which follows you all kayaking time. A support boat is to help us get deeply into remote and untouched parts of the bay. That is the way we get our tours into true adventure level.
In the afternoon continue paddling to Dark Cave. If tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave of Halong bay by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain, opening to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. After the exploration, take the kayak to Halong Bay where our mother cruise anchors. Dinner and overnight on the junk.
Kayaking:   5-6 hr – Moderate grade
Transportation: Boat, Kayak
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Twin shared, AC cabin

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast on the junk after a nice Tai Chi on the sundeck for taking deep breath of pure morning over the bay.
Check out and clear bill while the cruise is navigating through amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back the dock. Lunch on the junk before being collected by our driver to back to Hanoi. Trip ends upon hotel arrival
Transfer Halong – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
Transportation:  AC vehicle, Junk
Activity:    Sightseeing
Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch

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