Travel company organises ‘clean-up' tour of Cat Ba Island
The Ha Noi-based Handspan Travel Company is calling on environment lovers to join its annual "clean-up tour" of Lan Ha Bay in Cat Ba Island on June 16 and 17, which seeks to raise awareness among residents of the bay's floating villages and local authorities about pollution and waste management.
The tourists will leave Ha Noi at around 6am, drive to Hai Phong, and take a speedboat to Ben Beo in Cat Ba where they will have lunch and learn some kayaking and about their itinerary.
At 1.30pm they will kayak through Beo floating village out into Lan Ha Bay to pick up litter. They will return to the beach at 4pm to rest and swim before dinner.
The next day, after an early breakfast, they will get back into kayaks to explore some hidden lagoons and beaches while picking up litter.
Handspan's products manager, Guilhem Cavaille, said the company had been organising the non-profit tour since 2007 in line with its philosophy of responsible tourism.-VNS