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Trek Cat Ba & Kayak Halong Bay

Tour in North Vietnam
Cat Ba and Halong Bay are one of the most beautiful places in the north of Vietnam. You could not miss them once you are in your Vietnam holiday. There are beaches for kayaking Halong tour and mountain for trekking, local villages for uncovering the local and culture lifestyle.
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Hanoi
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Hydrofoil to Cat Ba - Kayaking in Lan Ha - Halong cruise - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hydrofoil to Cat Ba (B/L)
Day 2: Trek to Cat Ba National Park (B/L/D)
Day 3: Kayaking in Lan Ha (B/L/D)
Day 4: Cat Ba – Ha Long (B/L/D)
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi(B/L)
 

Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hydrofoil to Cat Ba

We start this tour with an early wake-up in the morning.
05.30AM - HIT Vietnam tour guide collects you at the hotel for harbor city, Hai Phong. We depart early today to catch up with the very first hydrofoil schedule at 09.00AM from the harbor. The drive from Hanoi to Hai Phong costs you about 2.5 hours.
We arrive in the city and have some spare time for breakfast then take an 1-hour hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island. Lunch in a local restaurant then you spend some time for trekking to Ngu Lam Mountain and Military Medical Cave to discover the medical station in Vietnamese War. After the time, we back to Cat Ba for relaxing on the beach.
Summary
Trekking:   3 hours. 
Transportation: Bus, Boat
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba.

Day 2: Trek to Cat Ba National Park

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach to the edge of Cat Ba National Park. Start our Cat Ba trekking trip from here, our guide will follow you all the time of hiking for guiding and maximizing your experience with his guidance from what is suitable speed, ascending and descending hills but don’t hurt your muscle to a small tiny technique such as lacing your shoes. That feature classifies us always outstanding from other operators and makes your tour real trekking experience.
We are going to have a long trek across dense jungle of Cat Ba Island to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai, with a short break at Frog Lake. Have lunch in a local house at Viet Hai village - the most beautiful village in Cat Ba before keep hiking to our bungalows facing to Lan Ha bay where we stay overnight. You can spend the rest of the day for relaxing to get energy back for our kayaking adventures tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at Cat Ba Island.
Summary
Trekking:   5 hrs - Moderate grade 
Transportation: Bus, Boat
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Bungalows in Viet Hai 

Day 3: Kayaking in Lan Ha.

Breakfast in the bungalow, then we suggest taking a short biking tour to Lan Ha pier for our long day for kayaking in Lan Ha Bay. Lunch on support boat then you keep paddling on Bay. In the late afternoon before transferring to Ben Beo pier for transferring to Hotel in Cat Ba.
Summary:
Kayaking: 5 – 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba.

Day 4: Cat Ba – Ha Long cruise

Breakfast at hotel then we transfer to Gia Luan to take a ferry to Ha Long. You have to wait in Ha Long pier around 2 hours before checking in time on Cruise. 
12h30 – 13h00    Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30    Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30    Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30    Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30    Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoying beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00    Enjoy Sunset Party on the sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00    Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Summary:
Transfer: Ferry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Private cabin on cruise

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi 

06h30 – 07h30    Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30              Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30    Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30    Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30    continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30    while heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30    Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00    Transfer back to Hanoi.
Our Vietnam adventure "Trek Cat Ba & Kayak Halong Bay" finishes at around 17h00.
Summary:
Transfer: AC vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: N.A

 

Why this Tour?

  • Hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island
  • Trekking through the jungle to Viet Hai Village
  • Kayaking in Lan Ha - best part of Halong bay
  • Relax on a Halong cruise

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 899 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 549 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 469 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 398 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 145
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

 

What is Included

  • Returned transfer with A/C
  • Accommodation bases on twin shared
  • Private support boat (in Cat Ba)
  • Sit-in kayak (single/double kayak subject to availability)
  • Dry bag
  • 01-way hydrofoil to Hai Phong
  • 01-way ferry Hai Phong – Ha Long
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance and sightseeing fee
  • Service charges and taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa arrangement
  • Tips
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Personal expense
  • Others not mentioned in inclusion

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