Day 1: Hanoi-Halong Bay Kayaking. Today we depart from our office at 8:00 and drive towards Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam's most scenic impressive sights. On arrival in Halong Town we are welcomed on a traditional junk with a refreshing drink and get some boat information as well as kayak orientation. This is time for us to settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a two days exploring Halong Bay. The traditional boat cruises through Dinh Huong Island and Ga Choi Island before it anchors at Sung Sot area, giving us a free hand kayaking. We row our kayak past the limestone karst formations which are littered with beaches and beautiful caves. At sunset we regroup at the escorted boat for relaxation and dinner. The night paddle is available for kayaking fervors. O/N on board. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Halong Bay Kayaking-Hanoi. The sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay makes for a marvelous scene. We have an option to get up early to admire the splendid scenery and see the fish men on a morning catch. The huge breakfast is an impressive way to start our active day. We enjoy the second paddle from Luon Cave towards Man Head and Rua rocks. These imposing islets are aptly named by their distinctive shapes. By mid morning we complete our exciting kayaking adventure and arrange our luggage to cruise back to the Halong pier. The shuttle bus will pick us up for a return journey. The trip ends after arrival in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
There are some main differences on the boat/junk types as the following:
- Space on the boat, with the standard one - you would have to expect small size boat, from your bedroom to the sun deck, whilst the Superior and Deluxe class will have larger sized dining area that is warm and cozy, more importantly with comfort in your cabins (larger bed, bigger glassed window) as well as the sunbath area (with comfortable chairs).
- Toilet and shower on boat/junk, if you wish to have comfort in your privacy, Standard boat will not be a choice since the toilet is normally outside (shared bathrooms), while Superior will offer this and you will even find it better at Deluxe class.
- Facilities on the Superior and Deluxe boat are up-to-date international standard, good air-conditioning in the cabin, fine toilet facilities whilst there is normally a fan in the cabin at the standard boat.
Well trained, devoted and courtesy staff will always make your stay unforgettable on the Superior and Deluxe junk. Halong Bay is beautiful and we suggest enjoy it in Superior or Deluxe Junk, paying a bit more but you will find it worth every cents you pay for.
The kayaking equipments consist of paddle, dry bag, life jacket, flash light and sit on top kayak or sit inside kayak. The sit on top kayak has a length of 4 meters and 1 or 2 seats. The sit inside kayak also measures 4 meters and and 1 or 2 seats.
Join Group Information
The join group price is almost for passengers who are willing to get the first hand kayaking experience in Halong Bay however the itinerary of joined group kayak is different from the above mentioned program and has less time for kayaking activities.
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Asia Vietnam Outdoor: Water Drifter Boating and Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
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