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1D Cruise - Hike, Kayak & Snorkel

By Cat Ba Climbing

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You want an authentic affordable trip. You'll be treated as part of the family with their energetic crew, who's always up for an adventure and having a blast!


1 day
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
You will do some kayaking at Lan Ha Bay through hidden caves and lagoons. Visit a local fishing village, swim in turquoise blue waters and end the trip with a hike up to Monkey Island.

Trip Highlights

Three Peaches Islet (Ba Trai Dao)
Floating Village
Monkey Island
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

US$ 21.09 490,076 VND per person
  • Group-sharing boat
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Kayak
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Diving mask
  • Dry bag
  • Local beer after hiking
  • Other drinks
  • Insurance
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Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.
Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.
Other Notes

If you want to return to the town early or say, around 3 pm to take the last public transport back to Hanoi, leave a note upon booking so the host can arrange an early pick up from Monkey Island (last destination of the day).


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Three Peaches Island - Monkey Island - Cat Ba
Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Three Peaches Island - Monkey Island - Cat Ba

Today you will hike up to Monkey Island to see panoramic views, kayak and snorkel

  • 8.30 am: You will be picked up from your Cat Ba hotel and head to Ben Beo harbour.
  • 9 am: Start cruising north towards Lan Ha Bay. The boat takes us through the Cai Beo fishing village. Continue to visit hundreds of small islands.
  • 12 pm: Return to the northeast of Lan Ha Bay, the boat anchor at a floating house, then take a kayak through the rock arch tunnels cave, to hidden lagoons and discover the Dark - Bright cave (local name is Hang Ca).
  • 1.30 pm: Have local food for lunch. After that, swim and snorkel around Three Peaches Island.
  • 3 pm: Head to Monkey Island and hike to the top for a panoramic view.
  • 4.30 pm: Leave Monkey Island, wrap up the trip and head back to Cat Ba Town.

Meet your guide

Cat Ba Climbing

The first locally owned Vietnamese rock climbing company located on Cat Ba Island. They pride themselves on delivering an authentic way to explore the great outdoors of Cat Ba under the supervision of professional climbing guides. Zoom's (the owner) crew offer rock climbing, kayaking, trekking and boat trips along with equipment rental.
5 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 7 helpful reviews
Anemone31, France
28 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had an excursion of 2 days 1 night called Free Water Solo (or maybe Deep Water Solo), the first half day we did free solo climbing on a rock above the water in small group of 5 with 2 great staff people, amazing experience. We lunched on a floating house had a great meal, chilled a bit and went on our own doing kayaking and stayed sleeping on the floating house (eating a freshly fished fish ). The next day went on a boat trip in the Halong bay, did some kayak, jumping from a boat and it was time to come back to Cat Ba
Jaclyn R
18 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a wonderful experience with Cat Ba climbing. The Deep water solo trips were unforgettable. They also gave us information and passes to the local crags and have easy and affordable gear rentals. We did a day trip to Mit Beach which was a dream come true. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and safety is a priority. They were also very helpful with finding great local food spots and other information about the island. We had a more authentic feeling experience with CBC than other tour companies in the area. We will definitely be back!
426antoniab, Taiwan
02 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
We booked the Ha Long Bay day tour as they were offering it at a cheaper price than other places. It was a great day and we had a lot of fun so would definitely recommend. It’s done through a local guide and went the exact same places as all the other tours. However we firstly had an issue with our transfer, not sure if it was a communication issue, but we weren’t picked up from our hostel like they said, we waited 35 minutes but no one came. Our hostel rang them and they immediately sent a taxi through to us which was a good save and we made it just in time! The other issue we had was the tour boat had ‘run out’ of bottles of water (but had plenty of cans of beer and pop). Luckily other guests were kind enough to share!
gusilmom, Los Angeles
08 Feb 2019 on TripAdvisor
we are a family with young children and we climb indoors mostly. we visited in December 2018. We stayed in Cat Ba town(3 nights) near the office to catch the action and it was a great idea for it was off season in Cat Ba we had no issue with booking the tours. But summer months could be different and you may benefit from booking the entire thing(lodging and all) from Hanoi. Cat Ba Climbing was our first outdoor climbing experience and it was amazing. This company compared to the other company(who is bigger a few steps from each other) climbs for longer and is dedicated to climbing experience. the staff is passionate about climbing and my young children were encouraged and cherished through the experience. we did hidden valley half day climbing, deep water solo half day, and lan ha bay/ha long bay boat tour. the first two were offered by the catba climbing company staff and I believe the third one was consolidated with another agency. but it was a great tour and price was as cheap as it gets. we are so touched by their great care and dedication. we would love to come back and climb some more on Cat Ba island and would not hesitate to contact this company again. ps. we are intermediate level climbers. the area does offer great options for beginner/intermediate level climbers. if you are advanced you may enjoy private tour.
RebeccaJD01, North Carolina
02 Aug 2018 on TripAdvisor
We booked a half day of deep water soloing, kayaking in Halong Bay, a night on the floating fish farm, half a day of roped climbing, and half a day of trekking through Cat Ba Climbing, which is a locally owned company owned by Mr. Zoom. We had looked into the competitor, Asia Outdoors, but Cat Ba Climbing seemed better able to cater to our particular needs and we liked using a locally-run business. My daughter and I are both experienced rock climbers with my daughter interested in harder climbs, including leading sport climbs, and Mr. Zoom was able to accommodate us. Mr. Zoom did a thorough safety check before sport climbing, and the gear all seemed solid. (We recommend bringing your own climbing shoes if you are picky b/c his selection was a bit limited. We did use his climbing shoes for DWS.) We had a lot of fun on our stay on the floating fish farm, although the family who runs it spoke no English. Their 7 year old daughter, Kim Ahn, was so much fun to hang out with though, and she actually went on the boat with us to DWS and kayak. Mr. Zoom had a couple nephews along to assist with belaying, etc. during the climbing portion of the trip. There were definitely climbs suitable for all levels both on DWS and the roped climbing. The kayaking in Halong Bay was also very fun. It was a bit hot and humid in July so the rock wasn't in ideal conditions, but we still had a blast. Mr. Zoom was also able to accommodate us when we were really pretty tired on our last afternoon when we were supposed to do a trek. Instead, he got two motorbike drivers to take us all around the island (my daughter was very keen to get on a motorbike!), and we went to Hospital Cave. All in all we had a great experience with Cat Ba Climbing on all of our activities with them.

Cat Ba Climbing Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Cat Ba Climbing would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Change of clothes
Dry bag
Slippers/ sandals

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