Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Cat Ba Island
5:30 - Depart from your hotel in Hanoi for Hai Phong City then take express boat to Cat Ba Island; arrive in Cat Ba Island at about 10:00am. Transfer across the island to the dock and board a small boat to Cruise to our private base camp. You'll enjoy a lunch of savory fresh local sea food and spend the rest of the day to explore the town or relax on Cat Co beaches. Overnight on Cat Ba Island. Includes: (L, D).
Day 2: Trek Cat Ba National Park - Camping on beach
Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach Cat Ba National Park. Today we will have a long trek across dense jungle to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai. Short break at Frog Lake. We will have lunch in a local house in Viet Hai village. After lunch we walk to Viet Hai Quay for a short paddling on Lan Ha Bay to a beach where we will camp for a night. The crew from support boat will cook our dinner and make sure we have a comfortable night. Dinner and overnight at the campsite. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Whole day kayaking
Whole day paddling and exploring the Bay at your own pace, while having a closer look at the amazing karsts. You'll explore some of the many caves that lead to stunning lagoons, paddle to some floating villages to see this unique way of life, and stop to chill out at one of the many beaches here. You'll be met by a support boat which you'll board to enjoy lunch before you continue paddling in the afternoon. Cruise back to the base camp for dinner. Enjoy another relaxing night at the base camp. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Bay Kayaking - Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong - Hanoi
Our base camp is staffed by friendly locals who'll cook you up a hardy breakfast before you head out for the morning to explore more of the amazing karst limestone formations and grottos. Return to the base camp for lunch where you can relax on the beach, throw around the Frisbee and take a swim. Cruise back to Cat Ba Island, ferry to Hai Phong then drive to Hanoi; arrive about 7:30pm. Trip ends in Hanoi. Includes: (B, L).
Note: The camping can be on the deserted beach with double tent or at ready-set-up basecamp (also on beach) with bamboo hut depending on the weather condition and availability. 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 designed for true and different kayaking experience in Halong Bay.
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Asia Vietnam Outdoor: Land Rambler Hiking & Trekking Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
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