4 Days 3 Nights: Kayak – Hiking – Biking

Overnight in Superior Beach Bungalow, Private cabin on Sailing junk and Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay

Take time to explore Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay on our 4 Day 3 night custom adventure tour. Kayak, trek mountain bike, Sail and explore. We spend one night in a superior beach bungalow, one night on our sailing junk and one night in the Cat Ba Ancient house. Take time to see the real Cat Ba on this Vietnam eco-adventure.

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.

Traditional, fresh dishes are served for lunch, then we will give you a quick briefing so you know what to expect from the day ahead. We will spend the afternoon visiting the floating fisherman’s village, where many fishermen and their families live and work. Following this we will paddle gently through the incredible scenery to the private camp, where you can check in to your own private bungalow. There is plenty of time for swimming or relaxing and drinking in the views on the way.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in Superior Beach Bungalow.

Day 2

8:30am: After feeding you well at breakfast time we will take you out for a day of kayaking. This is enough time to really explore some of the breath-taking islets and caves, and totally immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility. We will have lunch at Three Peaches Island (famous for crystal waters and natural beaches), and visit Three Tunnels Lagoon and Cave. We will also see temples, floating farms, and secluded lagoons. After this action-packed day we will head back to the anchor site in Lan Ha bay for staying overnight in Private Cabin of the Junk. Dinner served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accommodation: Private cabin on sailing junk.

Day 3

8:30am: Today we will explore the beauty of Cat Ba Island, and experience the majesty of Viet Hai National Park. A cycle ride through the achingly beautiful forests and mountains will bring you to the National Park, which covers 50% of the island. You can choose whether to relax in the village and experience the rural lifestyle, or head out on a two hour trek.This more energetic option will reward you with breath-taking views over Halong Bay, and some stellar photo opportunities.Following lunch we will return you to Ben Beo Pier in time to catch the 16h00pm Van to Blue Swimmer Ancient House, check in and enjoy the set dinner with our man.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay

Day4

08h:30am: After breakfast, we have three options for you

  1. Biking on Cat Ba Island and explore the villages and views and visit the Family Zoo.
  2. Transfer by Van to the center of Cat Ba National park and visit Quan Y cave, which used to be hospital during American war and hiking to Ngu Lam peak to take the jungle view panorama of the national park and bay. Amazing views
  3. Vietnamese Cooking Class

12h:00: Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch before check out.we transfer you to Cat Ba ferry pier, trip ends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Includes: Accommodation in Superior Beach Bungalow, Private cabin on Sailing junk and Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay, Kayak, Bike, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Guide, shuttle bus.

Excludes: 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)
2 People 362$ USD
3-8 People 263$ USD
Single Room Sup 60$ 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
  • Mountain Bikes
  • All Meals as listed
  • Motorbike pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Overnight in superior beach bungalow
  • Overnight in private cabin on Junk
  • Overnight in the Cat Ba Ancient House home-stay
  • Park entrance fee

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi

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Hassle Free from Hanoi

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.