3 Days 2 Nights: Custom Cruise - Kayak - Bike

Overnight on Sailing junk private cabin and Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay

This three-day trip from Hanoi combines Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island, covering all the best of this area which is known as a part of Halong bay. Unique cruising to the quiet Lan Ha Bay, Kayaking in Halong Bay and hiking in the Viet Ha National Park on Cat Ba Island are highlights of the trip. This custom tour lets you decide where you want to explore the areas in a different way, this trip is surely a perfect choice for people who want to go further.

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

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.

Specifications:

  • 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 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 guidance from our local guide, you’ll get your paddle and start kayaking through the beautiful scenery of the Lan Ha Bay which is known as a part of Halong Bay to explore Dark Cave(If tide permitting) and Bat Cave. Following this action you will paddling back to the Junk and keep cruising to the quiet area to anchor down(Center of Lan Ha bay). This sets the scene for a delicious dinner, and a night sleeping deeply, rocked by the gentle ocean and surrounded by peace. A great change if you have just come from noisy Hanoi!

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in private cabin on Junk.

Day 2

8:30am: After breakfast, you’ll start cruising to Three Tunnel Lagoon and Cave for some more kayaking and exploring the incredible scenery of the bay. Lunch will be served on the Junk in Three Peach Island which has a really beautiful beach with crystal water and white sand. More Kayaking in the area then relax and swim on secluded beach.Snorkel are available upon request. Toward to Cat Ba town before sunset.

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

Day 3

8:30am: After breakfast,pick you up and van transfer to Cat Ba national park for the day out trek and hike which leading you the top of Ngu Lam peak offering a great view of the whole island and its biosphere reserve. Following the hike and trek,we’ll visit Hang Quan Y(know as Army Hospital cave)- an amazing man-made building from American war 1962 which playing an important role as bomb shelter and rescue center for locals and soldiers. Back to the home-stay for lunch and then you'll be transferred to Cat Ba town to catch the transport (public bus or private transport) back to Hanoi.Trip ends at around 19:00 in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Including: Kayaking, Bike, Meals as listed above(Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 3), Entrance fees, Guide, private cabin on junk and Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay.

Excluding: Flights, Visas, Insurance, Drinks, Tips, Laundry and other items and services of a personal nature

Price: Per person in USD:

Group Size Price / Person ($ USD)
Solo 460$ USD
2 People 275$ USD
3-8 People 255$ USD
Single Room Sup 30$ 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.


Optional Accommodation upgrade:

Type of Room
No of Bungalows
Per night upgrade
Single/Double

Deluxe Bungalow 6 10$ USD
Bungalow Suite 10 30$ USD

 

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 private cabin on junk and Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay.
  • Park entrance fee

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi

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Blue Swimmer Sailing - Cat Ba Island

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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.

Hear what others have to say

Check out what people have said about our tours on Trip Advisor and on our site to learn more about Vietnam sailing tours.

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.