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Kayak Halong Bay & Explore Cat Ba Island

4 DAY(S) Adventure Tours

Hanoi - Halong Bay - CatBa Island - Hai Phong - North Viet Nam- Viet Nam

Description

Overnight cruise is perfect way how to enjoy one of the most beautiful destinations of Vietnam: Halong Bay – The dragon, sent by the Jade Emperor, descended from heaven into the sea, and sprayed a thousand pearls from its mouth. And the calm emerald waters of the bay are best explored by kayak. Experience as a local by taking a ferry to Cat Ba Island. Spend two nights to explore Cat Ba, a chilled out place with a few small, though nice beaches, a rich history and there are some spots with a good nightlife, which are pretty cheap!

Highlights

  • Cruising among hundreds of islands and islets of Ha Long Bay.
  • Enjoying multiple activities such as kayaking, trekking & biking.
  • Relaxing on the beach in Cat Ba Island.

Itinerary

Halong Bay is one of the most loved spots in Vietnam for a reason – it’s gorgeous. On this Halong Bay cruise tour, Vietnam Travel takes you away from the hectic pace of life in Hanoi and introduce you to the tranquil, beautiful Halong Bay… Following breakfast, journey east through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most scenic impressive sights.
On arrival you are welcomed onboard a traditional junk. Settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a two day cruise around Halong Bay. Along the way, enjoy a huge lunch served on board and admire the picturesque scenery of islands. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. You will anchor for a 45 minute kayak. It is no coincidence that National Geographic Adventures magazine has voted Halong Bay is one of 25 tourist attractions for kayaking over the world. Therefore, take a kayak paddle reaching the foot of the rocky mountains discovering new emotions is one of the favorite passion of the majority of travelers coming to Halong. The remainder of day is for your own pleasure; observing the bay, lazing around the deck or simply soaking up the sunshine.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of the bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Get an hour-journey by a local ferry to Cat Ba Island and spend a free afternoon to explore at your own pace.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba.

Option 1: Half day trekking to Cat Ba National Park
Enjoy an early sunrise breakfast at the hotel then take a short scenic drive around the island to reach Hospital Cave. An architectural feat 3 story building inside the mountain used during the American War to hide and recover. Here you will see some stone beds, stalactites an learn about many legends. Leaving the cave and continue onward to the National Park which is now recognized as a UNESCO protected site. Visiting an exhibition centre to learing about the flora and fauna found on Cat Ba, as well as some ancient fossils found on the island. Walking through the forest and climb to the top of Ngu Lam mountain (215m above sea level) to enjoy breathtaking panorama views of Halong Bay. Afterwards an hour trekking through Kim Gao. Have lunch on the way back to your hotel and free to relax on the beach.
Option 2: Half day Viet Hai Biking Tour
In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Ben Beo Wharf and take a boat transfer to Viet Hai Village which is located approximately 18km from Cat Ba Town. The small fishing village of Viet Hai stretches along the coastline. Discover the village by bike you can see the daily activities of the fishermen or farmers working in the rice fields. Have a couple of stops to chat with local before cycling back to the pier for a boat trip to Cat Ba tourist wharf. Come back to the hotel in the afternoon and rest of the day you are free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba.

Have breakfast at the hotel and take a cable car ride to Cat Hai Station where your car is waiting for you and transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi. Tour ends.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Inclusion

• Accommodations with daily breakfast
• 2 days 1 night Halong Bay cruise package
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of private drivers and an air-conditioned vehicles
• Service of an English/ a French speaking guide
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusion

• International flights into and out Vietnam
• Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
• Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
• Tips for tour guides and drivers
• Travel insurance
• Vietnam Visa fee

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