Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Halong Bay Cat Ba Trip, a 3 day Multi-Activity Tour is only available for private tour. You can either hire a private car with driver that takes you to Hai Phong or take a local public bus at lower cost. Experience different adventure activities including trekking, kayaking, and rock climbing is provided by our local partner, Asia Outdoor with UIAA certified climbing equipment.
DAY 1: HANOI -> HAI PHONG CITY -> CAT BA ISLAND
Depart from central Hanoi for an adventure to the Cat Ba archipelago, located about 50 km east of Hai Phong City. The archipelago consists of 366 offshore islands, of which Cat Ba Island is the largest. Cat Ba Town itself is attractively situated around a bay teeming with small boats, many of which belong to pearl or shrimp farmers. This beautiful panorama can viewed from a ocean-side promenade bordered by wooded limestone hills behind the town center. The island is a National Park of Vietnam and was recognized by UNESCO in December 2004 as a Biosphere reserve. Spend your first day relaxing and exploring local markets, beaches, historical sites and locations as you ease into the island lifestyle.
DAY 2: CAT BA ROCK CLIMBING & KAYAKING
Cast off into the less traveled, less touristy, and astoundingly beautiful southern portion of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay. After cruising through a maze of karst towers, we will collect your kayaks from a floating fishing house, and drop anchor in a tranquil cluster of islands. You can kayak through the bay, head to one of the deserted beaches, or just relax on the boat with a good book and cold drink. Our no-forced-itinerary policy allows you to choose your own adventure. Whatever you do, the scenery will no doubt leave you hungry for more…or at least hungry for food! Enjoy the freshly made lunch on our comfortable boat and then head up to the roof, where your group can relax on pillows and chat about their day. After lunch you’ll land on secluded and uninhabited Moody Beach, where the sea caresses two shorelines beneath a perfect limestone cliff. After a brief introduction, our guides will outfit you with safe and comfortable UIAA certified harnesses, shoes, and helmets. With the coaching of our experienced guides, climb as high as you like over the emerald waters of Lan Ha Bay. On a clear day your cruise home will include a majestic sunset, over calm waters, speckled with islands.
DAY 3: CAT BA NATIONAL PARK TREKKING -> HAI PHONG -> HANOI
Enjoy breakfast on Nam Cat Island and return back to our Asia Outdoors shop on Cat Ba Island afterwards. Our local guide will be already waiting to take you into an area of Cat Ba, unseen by many tourists. Unearth the island’s hidden beauty far from the beaten path. With your local Vietnamese guide, you’ll safely explore the depths of the jungle, to the heights of the limestone-mountains, before emerging from the canopy for a view of the island. Our unique trekking opportunity is a must-see for anyone who wants to discover Cat Ba’s astounding natural beauty and local culture.