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Halong Kayaking & Trekking Cat ba National Park

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luon & Trong Caves - Van Chai village - Ho Ba Ham area - Lan Ha bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hai Phong - Hanoi
5-day tour with 2-day kayaking & 1-day trekking
Kayaking & Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here

This adventure tour in Vietnam is a great combination of kayaking in Halong and trekking at Cat ba island. You are going to take kayaking in the wonderland of karst topography with 3,000 limestone islets, Halong, and trekking through the national park with dense jungle, natural creature and unfamiliar botanical covers - Cat Ba National park. 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 Kayaking & Trekking Cat ba National Park route map


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.

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

Group of 1 kayaker: US$ 1330
Group of 2 kayakers: US$ 790
Group of 3 - 4 kayakers: US$ 655
Group of 5-6 kayakers: US$ 535
Group of 7 kayakers upon request
Single Supplement: US$ 275


- 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


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



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Day 1: Hanoi - Cruise Halong Bay

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8.00am when ActiveTravel Asia adventure guide picks you up from the hotel. Our guide today – professional in kayaking and trekking – will escort you for the whole tour.
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 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.
Transfer Hanoi – Halong:  3.5 hrs
Transportation:   AC vehicle, Boat
Activities:    Cruising
Meals:     Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:   Twin shared cabin

Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay ~ 5hrs kayaking

Today, we start our Halong kayaks with the 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 the very different route of adventures, only supplied by us.
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 ~ 5-6hrs kayaking

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 permit 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 the hotel. Check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.
Kayaking:   5 - 6 hrs kayak moderate grade
Transportation: Boat, Kayak, Bus
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel on Cat Ba Island

Day 4: Trek Cat Ba National Park ~ 4hrs hiking

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.
Transfer Hotel – National Park:  30 mins
Trek:     4 hrs – moderate grade
Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:    Hotel on Cat Ba Island

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 the small but very lovely beach nearby the town – Cat Co beach.
In the afternoon, we take the hydrofoil to Hai Phong City. We meet our bus in Hai Phong and transfer back to Hanoi. The trip completes upon hotel arrival.
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, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.