3 Days and 2 Nights Experience Phu Long mangrove forest & Kayaking Adventure Lan Ha Bay, Trekking in Cat Ba National Park and Overnight at on Cat Ba island
Vietnam kayaking at its best is found at Lan Ha Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Gulf of Tonkin and one of the most spectacular sea kayaking destinations in the world. The place where the dragon descends into the sea, also known as Lan Ha Bay today, is situated near the border with Ha Long Bay." Here, more than two thousand soaring limestone karst islets are sculpted by elements that form a labyrinth of protected and spectacularly scenic waterways. With special permission, we’ll paddle remote parts of the Bay most visitors never see.
You will participate in experiential activities such as clam digging, SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding), and local canoeing to explore the diverse ecosystem in the Phu Long mangrove forest, providing a fantastic experience.
Hiking in the National Park will help you explore one of the high peaks, enjoy stunning scenery with a panoramic view, covering many islands in Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay, giving you a sense of conquest.
Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Phu Long Mangrove Forest
7:30 - 8:00 AM: Your travel bus driver and tour guide will pick you up in and around Hanoi city. Subsequently, you will board the car to embark on a 3-hour journey to the Hanoi - Got Ferry Terminal in Cat Hai district. From there, you will transfer to a high-speed boat for a sea crossing. Following that, you will switch to another shuttle car for the return trip to Phu Long Villag.
10:30 - 11:00 am: The guide will pick you up at the bus station in Phu Long Village. Following that, you will board a boat and navigate on a small river, heading towards the mangrove forest eco-farm. Here, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a traditional lunch with our local specialties.
13:00 - 13:30: You will participate in stand-up paddleboarding (Sup) activities to explore the diverse mangrove ecosystem within the buffer zone of Cat Ba National Park. This excursion offers a fantastic opportunity to interact with local residents and engage in experiential activities such as fishing and clam digging, making it a remarkable journey.
17:00: Board the vehicle and transfer to our accommodation in the center of Cat Ba town, then check in and enjoy free time for relaxation.
19:00: Indulge in a seafood dinner featuring freshly caught dishes prepared in the traditional flavors of various coastal regions.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Thao Minh Hotel
Days 2: Cat Ba – Full-day Lan Ha Bay – Guide Kayaking Adventure – Experience with Local Fishermen – Overnight at Viet Hai Homestay.
8:00 AM: After breakfast at the homestay, the car and local guide pick you up at the hotel, the car will take you to Cai Beo port. You will board the boat and begin the journey to visit the fishing village and Vem Lake, you will have the opportunity to witness the scenery of local fishermen to the majestic natural landscape.
10:00 AM: Now we will kayak to explore karst rock caves and head to a stunning secluded lagoon and a blue saltwater lake. Here, you can relax in a peaceful environment with few people around.
12:00: Return to the boat and enjoy lunch with fresh seafood, prepared in the unique style of fishermen. With the distinctive flavors and freshness of various seafood, you will have a truly impressive culinary experience.
14:00: You can enjoy a relaxing time swimming and watching the majestic sunset.
17:00: Arrive at Viet Hai Village, check-in, and then enjoy free time for relaxation.
19:00: Have dinner at the homestay restaurant, and after finishing the meal, guests can explore Viet Hai Village by bicycle, creating a wonderful experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Viet Hai Village Homestay
Day 3: Viet Hai Village – Hikking in Cat Ba National Park – Cat Ba – Ha Noi
8:00 am: After breakfast at the homestay, you will spend about 3 hours hiking to the summit of Navy Peak, approximately 300 meters above sea level. At the peak, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay, from the breathtaking landscapes of the bay to the unique shapes of the Karst mountains. Afterward, you will embark on a light trekking excursion to explore the impressive Tiền Đức Karst Cave.
11:30 AM: Return to the homestay for relaxation, pack personal belongings, and check out.
12:30 PM: Have lunch at the homestay restaurant and then relax with a foot massage experience.
2:00 PM: Take an electric car to the cruise pier and board the boat to return to Cai Beo port. Next, take a transfer car back to the center of Cat Ba town. You will have around 40 - 1 hour in the town center to relax and enjoy tea or coffee.
3:40 PM: Take a shuttle bus to Cai Vieng ferry terminal, then board the high-speed boat to cross the sea to Got ferry terminal. After that, take a tourist bus back to Hanoi.
20h00: Arrive Ha Noi city: The End Trip 3 days and 2 night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
What do you bring with you?:
Tour price included
- Bus ticket picks up in Hanoi Old Quarter and round trip
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
- Shuttle bus according to tour in Cat Ba
- Sup rowing and mangrove boat tour
- Tickets to visit Lan Ha Bay
- Travel Insurance
- Tickets to Cat Ba National Park
- The boat service follows the bay tour
- 1 night at a hotel in Cat Ba/ 1 night at a homestay in Viet Hai Village
- Tram transfers pick up and drop off at Viet Hai village
- Full tour itinerary for 3 days 2 nights
- 1 bottle of 1.5 liter filtered water per day
- The local tour guide speaks English
- Dry bag,
- Personal expenses outside the tour program.
- What is included is listed above