Perfect for beginners
and experience paddlers alike, there truly is no better way to explore the
calm emerald waters of
Halong Bay than by kayaking. Avoiding all
the tourist boat traffic, you’ll paddle at your own pace as your guide takes
you to floating fishing villages and through hidden caves into stunning
lagoons. A fresh water shower and savory dinner awaits you at our private
beach base camp, relax under the stars before retiring to the comfort of you
own cozy hut.
Day 1: Hanoi
- Cat Ba Island
Depart from your hotel in
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. After lunch your guide will give you full
instruction on the gear and safety, show you the basic paddle strokes and
tell you about your paddling route. Then he'll gear you up for an afternoon
of exploration! Return back to the base camp for a fresh water shower and a
great dinner before retiring to your cozy hut for the night.
2: Whole day kayaking
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.
3: Cat Ba -
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, ferry to Hai Phong then drive to Hanoi; arrive about 7:30pm.
Trip ends in Hanoi.
- Meals as mentioned in the program, 01
breakfast, 02 lunches and 01 dinner.
- Kayak and camp gears in
- Transfer by shuttle bus for whole trip.
- English speaking guide. Other languages
are available upon request.
- Admission fees for all sightseeing
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls
- Tips and gratuities.
Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun
glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.