HA LONG BAY - North Vietnam Adventure - 13 Days
A National Geographic World Top 25 Adventure
Why Go: "We've been kayaking Ha Long Bay for 13 years," says John
"Caveman" Gray, who pioneered commercial sea kayaking in Vietnam in 1992.
"And most of the places we visit remain as untouched today as when we
discovered them." Jagged and tide-sculpted, more than a thousand karst
islands rise up from Ha Long Bay like bizarre guard towers. Gray's trips
focus on 137-square-mile (354-square-kilometer) Cat Ba Island, exploring
deep caves and hidden phongs (lagoons) by day and retreating to a Chinese
junk (a three-masted sailing ship) to sleep. You'll also search for the rare
Cat Ba langur in the interior of Cat Ba National Park, kayak-surf tidal
white water in Needle Cave, and, after a week in the salt air, head north to
the jungle of Ba Be National Park to meet the Dzao, Tay, and Hmong tribes.
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