2 day 1 night: Customized tour overnight at Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay

Exploring cave and lagoons by kayak, Treking and cycling in Viet Hai National Park.

Take our 2 day 1 night quick adventure tour. Kayak and explore caves and lagoons on Lan Ha Bay by sea kayak and sailing catamaran. On day two we meet you at the ferry dock and transfer you to Ben Beo, were we get in the kayaks and set out on the bay to discover coves and quiet beaches. We spend one night at the Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay. Our 110 year house is set in tropical garden and furnished with antiques that gives an authentic experience of northern Vietnamese lifestyle. On day two we disembark on Cat Ba and explore the island by mountain bikes or trek in Viet Hai National park.

Cat-Ba-Kyakaing-4Our fleet of sea kayaks Specifications:

Kayaks have been a traditional form of transport in many marine cultures all over the planet for thousands of years. There is a very good reason for this: these versatile, streamlined little boats are a fantastic way to get about on the water. Our fleet comprises of single and tandem kayaks, well maintained and seaworthy.

    Recycled Plastic Skimmer single touring kayak. Made in South Africa.

  • Length: 5000mm
  • Beam:600mm
  • Depth: 300mm
  • Ideal single kayak for water-confident paddlers doing day or overnight trips.
  • Adjustable foot operated rudder, (rear seat on doubles).
  • Closed cell foam seat.
  • 2 hatches.
  • Bulkheads.
  • Carry handles.
  • Deck lines and bungees for securing deck items.

Day 1

7:00 am: You depart from Hanoi (by bus or private transport) to Cat Ba Island.

11:30am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you and you will take a short drive to Beo Pier where the traditional junk is waiting to take you to unique floating villages on Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, you will relax on the junk and enjoy the fresh seafood lunch while cruising to the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay. After a short introduction of kayaking routes and ways of kayaking, you will grab the paddle and go kayaking and pass through floating villages, islets, lagoons and private beaches. You will also get opportunities to observe the local daily life on your cool kayak and paddle slowly as a nature lover has been dreaming about.

Cruise back to Cat Ba Island before sunset and enjoy dinner. Overnight in Cat Ba home-stay which is a great traditional house hidden in a tranquil village in Cat Ba Island.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in the Cat Ba Ancient house home-stay.

Day 2

8:30 am: After breakfast at the home-stay, you will then start cycling to Cat Ba National Park and then spend 2 hours to hike through the Kim Giao Forest to the top of Ngu Lam Peak where you can see the panoramic view of Cat Ba island. Back to the home-stay for lunch and then you will be transferred to the Cat Ba town to catch the transport(Public bus or Hydrofoil boat) back to Hanoi.Trip end.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Including: Sea Kayaking, Bike, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Accommodation in Ancient house,Guide,Junk,Fresh water support during the day.

Excluding: Insurance, Drinks, Tips, Laundry and other items and services of personal nature.

Price: Per person in USD:

Group Size Price / Person ($ USD)
Solo 320$ USD
2 People 185$ USD
3-8 People 155$ USD

Note: Earlier or Later departure and return are available upon request. –
Minimum group size: 2 people. Maximum group size: 8 people.

Please contact us for larger group bookings; we may be able to offer a discount. –
The price does not include transportation to and from Hanoi. Please contact us for more information.


Tour Price Includes:

  • Sea Kayaks and all safety equipment
  • All Meals as listed
  • Motorbike pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Overnight in Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay
  • Park entrance fee

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi

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Daily express bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

There are two options to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island.

1/Express bus

  • Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter 6:00
  • Departure Times:
    Hanoi – Cat Ba 7:00 & 14:00   Cat Ba – Hanoi 9:00 & 16:00
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: $17/person/per way. Includes Hai Phong – Cat Ba Hydrofoil ticket

The express bus to Cat Ba departs Hanoi and you are driven to the ferry dock in Hai Phong where you board the ferry and take the 30 minuet ride to Cat Ba Island. Once there you get on another bus that takes you into Cat Ba Town where we meet you to start your adventure. Book Now

2/ Private transfer

  • Pick up: Flexible schedule
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: 4 seat car $90US;  7 Seat Car $100US;
    16 Seat Mini Bus $110US;  29 Seat Bus $150US /one way
  • Hai Phong – Cat Ba hydrofoil ticket.$12/per person/per way.
  • Noi Bai Airport pick-up or Drop Off add: $25 US per vehicle.

We would recommend you to let us to book and reserve the ticket to you Please fill out the form below and we will arrange the tickets for you.

Mix and match your adventures

Make you trip to Cat Ba complete, Join us for a day of Sailing, Kayak to an isolated beach and camp over night. Mountain bike and trek through Cat Ba National Park and spend the night at the Cat Ba Temple house, you have time to relax and experience the amazing landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace.

Cat Ba Accommodation

On Cat Ba Island we have three different way to say with us. Our 100 year old Cat Ba Temple House is situated near the Cat Ba National Park and an easy bike ride to the port. Our Private island Beach Bungalows offer a fun way to get away from it all and sleep next to the beach. Also we have exclusive Beach camping with tents and all the supplies for our kayaking adventures.

Conservation of the bay

Our efforts to keep the bay clean and protect the environment of Cat Ba and Lan Ha Bay to preserve this unique world treasure.

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Supporting Local Communities

We support the local community by providing jobs to local fishermen and purchase all our supplies from local producers to reduce waste.