Halong Bay Kayaking Discovery – 7days/6nights

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Kayak in Halong Bay
Kayak in Halong Bay

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Drive from Hanoi at 08.00 AM. to Halong, stopping en route to watch masons and woodcarvers at work in Sao Do at 10.00 AM. Continue to Halong Bay and arrive around 12.00 PM. Board a traditional red-sailed junk for a seafood lunch before sailing to Ba Men Temple. Disembark on this beautiful beach to receive instructions on kayaking techniques and safety procedures by our guide. At 03.00 PM., visit Ho Ba Ham (Three-Cave Lagoon) for the first exploration in Halong. At 07.00 PM. it is time to enjoy a Barbeque seafood dinner at the camping site.

After dinner, come up and gather at Ba Men Temple. This is a great chance to take pictures of fishermen giving offerings to the Whale God. Once finished, one hour paddling under the moonlight is highly recommended. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Start a new day at 08.00 AM from Ba Men Temple paddle to Dau Be Island, visit to the floating Fishing village where Fishermen are not only fishing but raising Crabs and Shrimps as well. There is a stop on the isolated beach for swimming until meeting the Mother boat for lunch at noon. At 02.00 PM, cross Lan Ha channel by kayak to the Three-Peach island, a wonderful place for swimming, fishing and sunbathing. Overnight on board.

Day 3:  Three Peach Island (B, L, D)

Full day with kayak to paddle and explore the Three Peach Island starting from 7.30 AM.Overnight on board

Day 4:  Halong – Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)

Today cruise from Three Peach Island to Cat Ba. Afternoon, drive to visit Fishing and Garden villages. The rest of the day, visit Market and explore Cat Ba Island on own. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba.

Kayak in Halong Bay
Kayak in Halong Bay

Day 5: Cat Ba – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Morning drive to Cat Ba National Park for whole day trek through jungle with box lunch & water (25 km hard trek). Pick-up by our boat at Viet Hai Fishing village at the other side of Cat Ba Island. Cruise to Trong Mai island. Upon arrival, it is time for swimming and relaxing after a hard day trek. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Halong Bay with Hanh Cave (B, L, D)

Morning cruise to Hanh Cave for the whole day exploration. Hanh Cave is about 02 km long and it used to be a hidden place of Military during the American War & it was also a main route for coal transported by bamboo boats from Cam Pha down to Hon Gai Port. Overnight on board in front of Hanh Cave.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Return to Bai Chay by boat. Farewell lunch with crew on board at noontime before driving back to Hanoi. End of services.

Includes :
– Tranfer Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
– 6 breakfast, 7 Lunches and 6 Dinners
– Private Junk & support boat for 7 days 6 nights
– Kayaking tour guide
– Kayaks and life jackets
– Drinks as coffee, tea and fruit juice
– Dry bags for keeping valuables
– 6 nights double or twin share cabin
– Entrance fees and permits
– Tax and services charge

Excludes :
– Extra d rinks not mentioned on the itinerary
– Personal expenses