Cat Ba Rock Climbing Adventure

Spend three days exploring Cat Ba Island located in Northern Vietnam, a seaside collection of limestone formations, jade green waters and pristine beaches. Paddle kayaks in clear waters, go rock climbing with professional guides, and climb to the summit of a jungle-clad peak with postcard-perfect views.

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Cat Ba

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
  • Hiking to the Cannon Fortress, a French colonial relic with great views
  • Going squid fishing at night onboard a local fishing boat
  • Cruising through Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat
  • Testing your mettle by climbing the world-famous cliffs of Cat Ba Island
  • Relaxing on Monkey Island and sharing climbing stories under the stars
  • Trekking through thick jungle to the top of a limestone mountain for superb panoramic views of Halong Bay
  • Enjoying home-made Vietnamese food at a local family's home
  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba
Leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi behind and travel to Hai Phong City on Vietnam’s northeastern coast.  A speedboat shuttles you to Cat Ba Island, where your adventure will begin. On the way you’ll pass barges and industrial ports, signs of Vietnam’s growing economy. After checking into your Cat Ba hotel, take a gentle hike with your guide to Cannon Fortress built during Vietnam’s French colonial period. Enjoy a panoramic view of the bay’s limestone formations, and hear the stories of battles won and lost.

Return to your hotel just as some local boats motor to sea for a night of squid fishing. Halong Bay is Vietnam’s unofficial squid capital, and the fish features heavily in most of the restaurants — you can tell by looking at their tanks!

Day 2: Cat Ba Rock Climbing and Kayaking
Board a traditional boat and cruise out of the harbour, stopping to collect kayaks at a floating jetty. Kayak to secluded beaches and watch tropical birds dive for fish. Then spend a few hours rock climbing with expert guides on the limestone formations of Moody Beach. Halong Bay is a world-class destination for rock climbers of all abilities, and part of the appeal is finishing your climb to find such lovely views. And if you start to overheat, take a dip in the crystal-blue waters!
Return to Monkey lsland where you will stay overnight at a private beach resort. Relax and rest your limbs over cocktails and dinner, and swap stories about your epic day.

Day 3: Cat Ba National Park Trekking – Hanoi
After a beachside breakfast, a local guide takes you into the island’s thick jungle –and far from the beaten path. Break through forest canopy to the top of a limestone formation with superb summit views. After snapping a few photos, make your way to a local family’s house for lunch. Later jump back on the speedboat and return to the port, where a private transfer takes you to back to Hanoi.

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