Kayaking Ha Long Bay Adventure Tour 9days
Itinerary: Hanoi -Cat Ba Island – Titop Island – Quan Lan Island – Halong Kayaking – Hanoi.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Small Group
Kayaking Ha Long Bay Adventure Tour 9days
Travel Style: Halong Bay Kayaking Tours
Itinerary: Hanoi -Cat Ba Island – Titop Island – Quan Lan Island – Halong Kayaking – Hanoi
– Accommodation based on twin or double room accommodation.
– Meals as stated in the program (B= Breakfast, L = -Lunch, D=Dinner)
– All transportation by private air-con vehicle as detailed in the itinerary.
– English Speaking Kayaking Guide.
– Excursions as detailed.
– Kayaking Boat
– All taxes and service charges.
– Entrance fee to indicated sights
– International airfares
– Travel insurance (Personal expenses, personal medical insurance)
– Items of a personal nature
– Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
– Mineral water beyond that supplied
– Single Supplement
– Optional excursions
– Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
– Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
– Visa fees
– Departure taxes
– Tipping for guiding
Hanoi Arrival (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, boasts tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. An afternoon sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, the old quarters and a downtown pedicab ride (1 hour). Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi- Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)
Our adventure begins today with a 06:30 start! We depart Hanoi bound for Hai Phong, about two hours drive from Hanoi. From here we board a ferry for the ride to Cat Ba Island situated in the World Heritage listed Ha Long Bay. Once on Cat Ba island we will check into our guesthouse followed with the chance to visit the Cat Ba National Park, the old military hospital cave and the local markets. This afternoon we will spend some time getting aquainted with our guides and instructors as well as becoming accustomed to our Kayaking equipment in preparation for the days ahead. In the evening our guides will show you the best place for fresh local seafood and the chance for some fun in one of the many local Karaoke bars. Overnight at Hotel
Ba Cat Beach (B, L, D)
Today sees us setting off for about two to three hours paddling amongst some of the most stunning scenery Vietnam has to offer. Our destination is the deserted beach of Ba Cat, and it is here that we will be spending our second night. Once there, we will set up our camp and then have time to go exploring the surrounding area in our kayaks and swimming in some of the lagoons. This evening, after our local cooks have prepared the evening meal we will be able to share some cultural exchanges with our local guides and support staff.Overnight on beach
Titop Island (B, L, D)
After a hearty breakfast we break camp, load all the camping equipment onto the support vessel and then have approximately 3 hours of paddling to reach today’s destination of Titop island. After arriving at Titop island we will board our support vessel for lunch, and then, for those who wish, we can do some more exploration of the area around the island. Tonight our cooks will prepare the evening meal on board where we will also spend the night.
Quan Lan Island (B, L, D)
Today is a day for R&R! Following breakfast we weigh anchor and cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay aboard the support vessel. Around lunchtime we arrive at one of the most beautiful, untouched islands in Ha Long Bay. Quan Lan island. A scrumptious, fresh, local seafood lunch will be served on board before going ashore and setting up camp for the night. For those who still yearn activity and exercise there is the chance to once again, explore the surrounding area with the Kayaks. If lazing around on an isolated beach, with a good book, and working on your tan is more your scene, then this is the place for you.
Quan Lan (B, L, D)
Without the hustle and bustle of urban life and the absence of telephones, relaxation is the order of the day! After a sleep in or an early morning stroll along the beach there will be free time for swimming or kayaking. This afternoon we will visit a fishing village and meet the people who live here for an insight into local customs and cultures. This will be a cultural experience for both parties as these people have rare contact with foreigners. Tonight we spend a second night at our beach camp.
Ha Long City (B, L, D)
After breakfast we break camp, load all the equipment onto the support vessel and bid our isolated island paradise farewell. Today we have a seven-hour cruise on the support vessel back to Ha Long City and civilization where we will be met by our vehicle to transfer us to our hotel. This evening we will dine at a local restaurant.
Ha Long – Hanoi (B, L, D)
This morning we have a five-hour drive back to the nations capital, Hanoi. On the way we will stop for morning tea and light refreshments. Arriving in Hanoi around lunchtime. Have lunch with Cha Ca La Vong in the Old Quarter before transferring to hotel. Free in the afternoon.
Hanoi Departure (B)
Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (ceramics, silver-carvings, silk,…) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.
The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:
Step 1: Check Rates
Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.
Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.
Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).
Step 2: Book Extra Services
This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.
Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.
Step 3: Submit Booking
Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.
After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.
Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.
Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit
1. Check availability :
After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.
Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.
After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:
If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information
If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.
Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.