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Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of 1500 square km. with more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water. The calm sea provides an ideal location for sea kayaking as we paddle through a maze of islets amid dramatic natural scenery. With our modern kayaking equipment, we are able to maximize on speed and maneuverability as we paddle through the open sea and explore the many hidden lagoons and stalagmite caves that are difficult to access by any other means. After a day of paddling we unwind on our boat and enjoy dinner. As with our other Kayak tours, this tour offers flexibility in activity levels while still combining the best of sea kayaking. Designed with this in mind it is a good tour for both novice and experienced Kayaker alike with a little more time to spare.
Our equipment includes modern fiberglass kayaks. These are stable and safe with lightweight aluminium paddles. All passengers and guides are supplied with modern, international standard buoyancy vests. We also use lightweight tents, all of which are fitted with mosquito screens. In keeping with our philosophies on safety, our guides have been trained in basic first aid and CPR by an international medical clinic.
Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay After breakfast at hotel, buses will pick us up and we start our 4-hours drive to Halong City stopping on the way for some refreshments and local hospitality. Upon arrival at Halong City, we transfer to our boat for a cruise in the stunning Halong Bay. Sea food lunch will be served on board. After lunch we will have opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful caves of Halong, Surprise Cave. From here we take our boats to the Ti Top Beach, where we can have a swim or climb up to the top of the island for outstanding panoramic view of the Bay.Stay overnight on board.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha BayToday we will have approximately 6 hours of paddling time amongst some of the most stunning scenery Vietnam has to offer. Our tiny kayaks are dwarfed against the massive limestone peaks that tower above us as weave our way through the labyrinth of islets. From our previous overnight spot we kayak to the Dark Cave, and then make our way to beautiful beaches of Ba Trai Dao. Our today’s destination is Lan Ha Bay where we will anchor at a quieter lagoon to spend the night.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Ho Ba Ham – Van Gia – Hang TrongToday is another great day of kayaking. Soaking the morning atmosphere of the bay, we kayak to visit a number of lagoons and caves. The highlight of the day is our visit to the floating village of Van Gia that provides us better understanding of the water life of the local fishermen. Our today’s destination is the Trong Cave Day 4: Ha Long Bay - HanoiFollowing breakfast this morning, we kayak around Luon Cave before returning to Halong Bay harbor where we meet with our vehicle for the 3hour drive back to Hanoi.
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A long way for a day trip. We learnt more about Vietnam from our guide than any book. The driver deserves a medal. Halong Bay well deserves its Heritage status.