Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
Drive from Hanoi at 08.00 AM. to Halong City, 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: Explore 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: Ho Ba Ham Island – Nam Cat Beach (B, L, D)
After breakfast and enjoy sunrise, we take a full day to explore Ho Ba Ham island, this area is between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay and offers many beautiful caves which we can paddle through, there are many small beaches on the way we pass where you can have sun bath and relax. We have lunch on Mother boat and continue to Nam Cat beach, which is near Lan Ha Bay, afternoon we will explore Lan Ha Bay with its beautiful hundreds small islets. We paddle as far as you can around the bay until sunset, back to mother boat and have shower. Relax and enjoy cold drinks. Dinner and overnight stay in on board in Lan Ha Bay
Day 4: Nam Cat Beach – Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)
Our last day Kayaking takes us to Cat Ba Island approximately 3 hours away. After checking into our guesthouse, the rest of the day is free time for exploring the national park, local markets, more Kayaking around the fishing fleet or just lazing on the beach. We will spend our last evening together sampling the cuisine of a local restaurant and a chance for a few laughs in one of the many local Karaoke bars.
Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi ( B, L)
Today we begin our journey on the early morning ferry from Cat Ba island to Vietnams busiest seaport, Hai Phong. Arriving here around three hours later, we transfer to our waiting vehicle for a two hour drive back to the nations capital, arrive at about 4:30 pm, we drop off at your hotel.
– Tranfer Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
– 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
– Private Junk & support boat for 5 days 4 nights
– Kayaking tour guide
– Kayaks and life jackets
– Drinks as coffee, tea and fruit juice
– Dry bags for keeping valuables
– 4 nights twin or double cabins
– Entrance fees and permits
– Tax and services charge
– Extra drinks not mentioned on the itinerary
– Personal expenses