Cat Ba Emerald Beach

Top rope rock climb / kayak


Our rock climbing day trips are exciting and exhilarating and will push your boundaries to re-define what you’re capable of.  Under the expert guidance of our trained Western & Vietnamese guides, you’ll learn new ways to move your body in a vertical landscape and come back buzzing with the achievement of you and your group.

No previous experience is required – we embrace new followers of the sport as much as the seasoned climbers who seek this unique limestone adventure.

Extend to a full day adventure to incorporate the peaceful serenity of kayak exploration under the watchful guidance of your knowledgeable guide.  There is plenty of time over lunch to rest those arms and ensure the enjoyment of both halves of the day,  This is one of our most popular trips – sign up to see why!

Sample Itineraries (Winter Schedule)
Full day: Meet at 8:15 > Rock Climb by 9:30 > Lunch at 1:00 > Kayak by 2:00 pm > Home by 5:30
Half day: Meet at 8:15 > Climb by 9:30 > Lunch at 1:00 > Home by 3:00

Sample Itineraries (Summer Schedule)
Full day: Meet at 8:15 > Kayak by 9:30 > Lunch at 12:00 > Rock Climb by 1:00 pm > Home by 5:30
Half day: Meet at 10:50 >  Lunch at 12:00 >  Climb by 1:00 > Home by 5:30


Cast off into Lan Ha Bay: the less traveled, less touristy, and astoundingly beautiful southern portion of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise through a maze of karst towers before collecting kayaks from a floating fish farm and dropping anchor in a tranquil cluster of islands. You’ll kayak into hidden lagoons, explore deserted beaches, and search for arches and caves before returning to our traditional junk boat.

We’ll set you up with a Vietnamese lunch cooked fresh by our crew with some time to relax after your meal. In the afternoon we’ll head to secluded Moody Beach, where the sea borders two shorelines beneath a massive limestone cliff. Our guides will give a brief introduction, set up climbs, and outfit you with climbing harnesses, shoes, and helmets. Then, we’ll coach you as you climb safely high above Lan Ha Bay’s emerald waters and jungle beaches on beginning and intermediate routes. In the late afternoon, we’ll re-embark the Asia Outdoors boat to cruise home as the sun sets over the islands surrounding us.

Please be aware that this is a top-rope trip, meaning guides will initially climb and set up ropes on all routes. Additionally, itineraries change according to season. During summer months we climb in the afternoon, when Moody Beach is shaded. By winter, we climb through the morning to soak up as much sun as we can.

*All gear used on Asia Outdoors trips is industry standard UIAA certified.

Primary Activities: Rock climbing, and kayaking
Other Activities: Swimming, sunbathing, and cruising the bay
Designed For: Anyone (Ages: 6-150+) – no experience in rock climbing necessary
Helpful to Bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, change of clothes, camera, towel, water, and snacks
Included on Trip: Transportation, access fees and tickets, rock climbing guides fluent in English, junk boat with captain and crew, lunch, kayaks, and UIAA Certified climbing equipment
Days Offered: Every day