Cycling, Treking and Climbing
Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island is ideal trekking and cycling destinations to explore wild nature of the area around. There are lots of rare animals to sea, including green and hawksbill turtles and golden-headed languor monkeys. Visitors can choose from various trek routes, either way it is an impressive experience. When trekking on the beach, tourists will be free to enjoy cozy white sandy ground and gaze stunning seascape of Halong. We suggest the trekking in Ban Sen Island, Quan lan Island, Cat Ba Island and Titov Island (short). You can cycle in some fishing village such as Viet Hai village, Cat Ba island, Tuan Chau island.
One of the popular and cool things to do is a guided jungle trek in the Cat Ba National Park. It sounds quite an innocent and safe activity, but it is NOT and in fact can be quite dangerous. The guides usually offer two treks, an easier one lasting a few hours and a second more difficult one lasting at least 6 hours and far more demanding than the former. If you are not experienced, go for the first. If you do not have a reasonable level of fitness, don’t go at all. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes with a good grip on the ground and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed. If possible, have a first aid box with you.
Cycling in untouched regions is one of the great options for a real fishing village experience. In Halong bay, tourists will chance to visit some fishing village to explore life of fishermen and sightseeing beauty of fishing village. For travelers who love to seek real experiences deep among peaceful villages or try catching fishes. There is no better way to experience the sights smells and sounds of daily life in than by peddling slowly between lush rice paddies. Tourists could enjoy seafood to be cooked by local people and taste the perfume of the sea. It is great fun and a naturally sociable way to meet villagers and fishermen.
Climing in Halong Bay
All professional climbers coming to Halong agree that Halong bay is the paradise of adventurous mountain climbing as it has thousands of islands with high lime-stone mountains. Tourist could see countless beautiful limestone faces. To enjoy this stunning archipelago of karsts you can try climbing Rock Mountain. If you never climb Rock Mountain, guides will guide some base skills and some notice during climbing time. After a brief introduction, guides will outfit you with safe and comfortable certified UIAA harnesses, shoes, and helmets. With the coaching of our experienced guides, climb as high as you like over the emerald waters of Halong Bay. On a clear day your cruise home will include a majestic sunset, over calm waters, speckled with islands.
Tourists will excited to subdue high of mountain and reach true climbing experience. From the high, tourist could obverse overview of Halong bay. There is no better way to enjoy Vietnam than getting high over the emerald waters rock climbing in Ha Long Bay. Rock climbing in Halong bay is the most unique and exciting way to make your trip to Ha Long Bay most memorable.
This activity is usually combined with kayaking to explore natural environment of Halong Bay. You can kayak into hidden lagoons, through limestone archways, grottoes, and floating villages. After that you will climb Rock Mountain to obverse overview clearly. Next, you could take part in activities: soak up the sun, sightseeing, swim, beach hop, and watch the wheeling black kites as they dive for fish.
Some notice for Trekking & Cycling
Everyone needs a day pack; choose one with multiple pockets, padded shoulder straps, and large zipper closure. And make sure it’s the right size: When properly adjusted, the base should sit on your hips and the top should be at least one hand-width below the base of your neck. Footwear designed specifically for hiking offers better support and traction. Choose a pair that’s a half-size larger than your street shoes to allow for some swelling as you walk and to accommodate heavier hiking socks. Wear thick wool or synthetic blend socks designed to wick moisture away from the feet, as wet feet is the primary cause of blisters. Some things to keep in your day pack: first-aid kit; water bottle; Swiss Army knife; topographic map; compass; space blanket; and sweater.