Rock Climbing Adventures

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Asia Outdoors, Slo Pony, rock climbing, Moody Beach, Asha Agnish

 
Introducing novice climbers to the sport we love and working with intermediate climbers to further their skills is our passion. Seeing wonder on a customer’s face as they kayak through an arch into a lagoon is our joy.  As guides, this is the most rewarding part of the job!  Below are descriptions for half and full day programs we offer in Ha Long Bay area and Butterfly Valley on Cat Ba Island.  If you enjoy these rock climbing programs and want more, you may want to consider signing up for private instruction.
 
HA LONG BAY, FULL DAY, ROCK CLIMBING AND KAYAKING
 
Cast off into the southern portion of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, less traveled, less touristy, and astounding in natural beauty. After cruising through a maze of karst towers, we collect your kayaks from a floating house, and drop anchor in a tranquil cluster of islands. You can kayak through the bay into hidden lagoons, head to one of the deserted beaches, or just relax on the boat with a good book and a cold drink. Our no-forced-itinerary policy allows you to choose your own adventure.
 
Take things as they come and our guides will help make your adventure come to life!
 
Whatever you do, the scenery will no doubt leave you hungry for more…or at least hungry for food!  We set you up with a full spread of Vietnamese lunch, eaten family style.  Enjoy the freshly made lunch on our comfortable boat and then head up to the roof, where your group can relax on pillows and chat about their day.
 
After lunch you’ll land on secluded and uninhabited Moody Beach, where seawater caresses two shorelines beneath a limestone cliff.  After a brief introduction, our 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 Lan Ha Bay.  On a clear day your cruise home will include a majestic sunset, over calm waters, speckled with islands. 
  
    Reserve your full or half day rock climbing adventures now! 
                                Email info@asiaoutdoors.com.vn for pricing and reservations. 

 
Duration:  Full Day
   
Agenda:  
8:15   Meet in Asia Outdoors shop
8:30 Drive to the Harbor to embark our day boat
9:00
Let the adventure begin! Cruise to the first kayaking destination and kayak for 1-2 hrs
12:00 Lunch break on the Asia Outdoors boat
13:15 Rock Climbing on the marvelous moody beach
5:30 Return to Cat Ba Town
   
Primary Activities: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, and Cruising in the Bay
Other Activities:  Swimming, Frisbee, Sunbathing, Football, Rockin' the Boat
Designed For:
Anyone (Ages: 4-150+) - no experience rock climbing or athletic ability necessary. If you can walk, you can climb!
Helpful to Bring:
Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Swimsuit, Camera, Towel, Chocolate
Included on Trip: Transportation, Access Fees and Passes, Rock Climbing Guides fluent in English, Junk Boat with Captain and Crew, Lunch, Kayaks (all day), UIAA Certified Climbing Equipment
Days Offered:  Every day the sun rises in the east and sets in the west
 
HA LONG BAY, HALF DAY ROCK CLIMBING
 
If you wish to go rock climbing without kayaking, make it a half day adventure! 
 
Duration:  Half day
   
Agenda:  
11:00     Meet in Asia Outdoors shop
11:15 Transfer to our day boat
12:00 Lunch on the Asia Outdoors boat
1:15 Let the adventure begin! Rock Climbing on Moody Beach
5:30 Return to Cat Ba Town
   
Primary Activities: Rock Climbing in the Bay
Other Activities:  Swimming, Frisbee, Sunbathing
Designed For: Anyone (Ages: 4-150+) - no experience rock climbing or athletic ability necessary. If you can walk, you can climb!
Helpful to Bring: Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Swimsuit, Camera, Towel,
Included on Trip: Transportation, Access Fees and Passes, Rock Climbing Guides fluent in English, Junk Boat with Captain and Crew, Lunch, Kayaks (all day), UIAA Certified Climbing Equipment and Climbing Shoes
Days Offered:  Every day the sun rises in the east and sets in the west
  
HA LONG BAY, FULL DAY, DEEP WATER SOLOING (AND KAYAKING if the tides just allow a half day of soloing)

Don’t forget your bathing suit, because deep water soloing on of the most fun and adventurous activities we offer. As long as it’s warm (and it’s warm from March till December…) and the tides are right, we just can’t stop ourselves from going! To make sure this thrilling activity is completely safe, we’ve explored the DWS crags in Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay to make sure there can be no rough waters to swim against or menacing rocks hiding beneath the waves. Even for beginner climbers this activity is tons of fun!


Duration:  Half day
   
Agenda:  
8:15   Meet in Asia Outdoors shop
8:30 Drive to the Harbor to embark our day boat
9:00 Let the adventure begin! Cruise to the first DWS destination and solo up to 2 hrs.
12:00 Lunch break on the Asia Outdoors boat
1:15 Cruise to your second DWS destination and solo till you drop
5:30 Cruise back to Cat Ba Town
   
Primary Activities: DWS (if tides are good just for a half day of soloing, kayak and cruise the other half)
Other Activities:  Swimming, sunbathing, rockin' the boat
Designed For: Anyone (Ages: 12-150+) - no experience rock climbing or athletic ability necessary.
Helpful to Bring: Sunscreen, swimsuit, camera, towel, chocolate
Included on Trip: Transportation, access fees and passes, DWS guide, junk boat with captain and crew, lunch                                                                                                                                                                                      
Days Offered:  When the tides are good (check with us beforehand!)
  

Asia Outdoors, Slo Pony, rock climbing, Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Asha Agnish

 
CAT BA ISLAND, FULL DAY ROCK CLIMBING AND TREKKING
 
Landlubber? No worries! Come have an adventure with us in the beautiful Butterfly Valley! The day begins with a twenty-minute ride along the coast of Cat Ba Island into the lush green hills of Lien Minh Village. Soon you’ll find yourself in a remote and breathtaking valley. From here a local villager will guide you on a trek through the jungles and mountains of this remote section of Cat Ba National Park.

 After the trek you return to a local bee-farmer home where you will eat a delicious home-cooked Vietnamese spread made with fresh and locally grown produce. Under a hand-made bamboo homestead, enjoy an authentic Cat Ba meal and feel free to interact with the genuinely friendly local villagers of Lien Minh.  Once you’ve re-energized with a full stomach, take a short walk across the valley pasture and say “Chao!” to the friendly water buffalo and cattle.
 
But enough scenic mumbo jumbo!  We’re here to climb!  In the afternoon our qualified climbing guides will outfit you with certified UIAA climbing gear and take you up a variety of routes on the limestone cliffs. Your guides will set up secure top-rope systems so you can ascend the rock safely and worry-free. Climb as high as you feel comfortable and don’t forget to take a look around once you reached the top. There’s no feeling quite as rewarding as viewing the stunning valley from above after pushing yourself both physically and mentally.  It’s a truly unique experience you will never forget. 
 
Duration:  Full Day
Depart - Return: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Agenda:  
8:30   Meet in Asia Outdoors shop
9:00 Coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh
9:30 Jungle trek into the mountains of the National Park
12:00 Delicious lunch on a bee farm with fresh and local foods
1:30 Guided Rock Climbing in Butterfly Valley
4:45 Return to Cat Ba Town
   
Primary Activities: Scenic coastline ride, Trekking, Rock climbing, Chillin’ in the oldest village on Cat Ba, Lunch on a small farm
Other Activities: 
Petting Water Buffalo, Hammocks, Bouldering, Drinking locally made honey rice wine!
Designed For: Anyone (Ages: 6-150+) - no experience rock climbing or athletic ability necessary. If you can walk, you can climb!
Helpful to Bring: Sunscreen, Water, Rain jacket, Shoes (sneakers or trail shoes, no sandals), Insect repellent, Camera, Pocket money for drinks
Included on Trip: Transportation, Land access fees and tickets, Local trekking guide, rock climbing guide(s) fluent in English, UIAA Certified climbing equipment, Climbing shoes, Lunch
Days Offered:  Every day the ground is down and the sky is up
 
CAT BA ISLAND, HALF DAY ROCK CLIMBING  

Duration:  Approximately 5.5 hours
Depart - Return: To and from Asia Outdoors shop, Cat Ba Town
Morning Option:  
8:15    Meet in Asia Outdoors shop
9:00 Coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh
9:30 Guided rock climbing in Butterfly Valley
12:00 Delicious lunch on a bee farm with fresh local foods
1:30 Return to Cat Ba Town
   
Afternoon Option:  
10:45 Meet in Asia Outdoors shop, coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh 
11:00 Coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh 
11:30 Delicious lunch on a bee farm with fresh local foods
12:30 Guided rock climbing in Butterfly Valley
5:30 Return to Cat Ba Town
   
Primary Activities: Scenic coastline ride, Trekking, Rock climbing, Chillin’ in the oldest village on Cat Ba, Lunch on a small farm
Other Activities:  Petting Water Buffalo, Hammocks, Bouldering, Drinking locally made honey rice wine!
Designed For: Anyone (Ages: 6-150+) - no experience rock climbing or athletic ability necessary. If you can walk, you can climb!
Helpful to Bring: Sunscreen, Water, Rain jacket, Shoes (sneakers or trail shoes, no sandals), Insect repellent, Camera, Pocket money for drinks
Included on Trip: Transportation, Land access fees and tickets, Local trekking guide, rock climbing guide(s) fluent in English, UIAA Certified climbing equipment, Climbing shoes, Lunch
Days Offered:  Check availability
 
      Reserve your full or half day rock climbing adventures now! 
                                     Email info@asiaoutdoors.com.vn for pricing and reservations. 
 
 
Photo Credits (all except Chalked Hand and My Way): Asha Agnish