KAYAKING & ROCK CLIMBING 2 days 1 night
Tour code: DHC002
Highlights of our cruise:
+ Rope climb the sheer limestone cliffs
+ Kayaking & swimming to explore lagoons & beaches
+ Overnight on a private deluxe junk
+ Visiting a local fish-farm
Day 01: HA NOI CITY - CAT BA ISLAND - LAN HA BAY ( Lunch, Dinner included )
08:30 - Get picked up at your hotel and take the morning drive to Cat Ba Island via Hai Phong City. The drive includes a 30-minute ferry ride before reaching Cat Ba Island. The drive takes about 3 hours.
11:30 - On arrival at Cat Ba town, keep going to the Cannon Fort. Take a few minutes to walk for the Fort. From the top, you will have a chance to enjoy lovely panoramas of Cat Ba Island's jungle-clad hills rolling down to colorful tangles of fishing boats in the harbor and out to the karst-punctuated sea beyond. Then, head down for a short transfer to Cai Beo wharf where your private junk is awaiting.
12:00 - Get on your private Indochine Vintage Junk, enjoy welcome drink, move around to learn about the boat and check into your cabin before cruising.
12:30 - Pull up the anchor and start your cruise. The junk firstly winds its way by a fishing village toward Lan Ha Bay. Not much different from Halong Bay, featured with hundreds of limestone islands and islets. Lan Ha is smaller but the karst formations gather close together, this makes Lan Ha Bay become the best place for kayaking and swimming activities. The beaches are tiny but there are more than in Halong Bay.
13:30 - Anchor is dropped in the middle of the bay for lunch time. If the weather is nice, your lunch will be served on the top where you are able to enjoy the scenery the best.
14:30 - After the lunch, get transferred to secluded Moody beach, meet your climb guide and get a brief introduction, set up climbs, and outfit you with climbing harnesses, shoes, and helmets. Then, you will be coached as you climb safely up above the ocean’s emerald water and jungle beaches with routes varying from beginner to intermediate.
16:00 - Get back to your private overnight junk and heading for the night place. Jump of the boat for some swimming if the weather permits.
17:30 - Get back on the top-deck for an interesting cooking demonstration during the sunset. The chef will show you how he makes the Vietnamese popular fried rolls. Of course, after the samples, you will have a go, then enjoy your work right after.
19:00 - Enjoy set-menu dinner and stay overnight on the junk.
Day 02: LAN HA BAY - CAT BA ISLAND - HANOI ( Breakfast, Lunch included )
For early risers: The summer sunrise is about 6:00 AM; Winter sunrise is about 6:30 AM (Ask your captain for better information on the day). Otherwise, you can remain in your cabin untill the breakfast time.
08:00 - Breakfast is served on boat.
08:30 - Moving to the kayaking place. The crews will help you to get on the kayaks. You will spend time paddling around to explore some corners of the bay. Get closer to the feet of the islands, explore a natural lake which is surrounded by sheer rock walls and can access by only one tunnel-like cave. Jump off your kayak for a swim when you wish.
10:30 - Check out of the cabin. Start cruising back toward the wharf while an early lunch is served.
11:45 - Bid farewell to the crews and disembark. Drive back to Hanoi.
15:30 - Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. End of service.