Tour code: LHB 01E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam.
Duration: 5 days
Booking: Minimum 2 people
Tour type: Private tour
Tour price: USD $750/ person
Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L, D)
Leave your Hanoi hotel early and drive to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival we board the junk and have a fine seafood lunch during the short cruise to Thien Cung Cave. After exploring the cave we will set off in our kayaks paddling through an amazing area of limestone islets. We will paddle past a floating village on the way to Luon Cave, which is a tunnel passing right through the mountain leading to a beautiful lagoon. We will meet the junk in front of the cave, and then can relax with drinks at sunset and a delicious dinner. Overnight aboard.
Kayaking on Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast we start paddling to Ban Chai floating village and then on to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. It is 200m long tunnelling through the mountain again to a beautiful and secluded lagoon. Lunch is on the support boat in front of the cave. After lunch we paddle to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning sea channel (which can be a little rough), to explore more beautiful beaches. Rejoin the junk and cruise back to Halong bay for drinks and dinner and overnight.
Kayaking and transfer to Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast we transfer by support boat to Lan Ha Bay, where we start paddling across a wide sea channel to reach Dau Be Island, which has a small fishing settlement. To the western side of the island is Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake), a deep grotto with three inland 'lakes'. The grotto is accessible only at low tide by kayak. There are beautiful beaches around where we could stop for swimming. Lunch is on the support boat. In the afternoon, we take a short transfer by support boat to Cat Ba island, and go by bus to the hotel. Check in the hotel and you are free at leisure before dinner and overnight on Cat Ba Island.
Trekking in Cat Ba National Park (B, L, D)
Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful drive to Cat Ba National Park. We will trek for about 4 hours to Viet Hai village and there have lunch in a local house. After lunch we walk to the dock and transfer by boat to Cat Ba town around 5 pm. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.
Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong City - Hanoi (B, L)
Today you have a free day to prepare for your return journey to Hanoi. In the afternoon you take the hydrofoil to Hai Phong city. Our vehicle will be waiting for you and you transfer back to your Hanoi hotel.
We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Local Guide(s)
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 4 breakfasts.
- 5 lunches.
- 4 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Boat (2 nights)
- Resort (2 nights)
Tour price includes:
+ Experienced local guide.
+ Boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ Kayak boat
Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
+ Tip for Tour guide & Boat man.
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a good journey!