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Trekking Cat Ba National Park and Kayaking Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay 4 days

Northern Vietnam kayaking tour: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hai Phong - Hanoi

This Northern Vietnam kayaking offers you true meaning of adventure. Starting with hydrofoil trip to Cat Ba Island, we have some time to enjoy the quiet town with beautiful beaches, fine sea food and beer. The next day is a big challenge since we trek through jungle and have a chance to see the panorama of Halong Bay from one of the mountain summits we would conquer during the trek. After the trek we camp on a quiet beach to round up an adventure day. The next day is great paddling time, as you will paddle our unique route to explore Lan Ha Bay and continue to Halong Bay where we will spend the last night on a deluxe overnight junk. This tour offers flexibility in activity levels while still combining the best of sea kayaking. It is a good Vietnam tours for both novice and experienced kayaker alike with a little more time to spare.

Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba

5.30 am: Leave Hanoi for Hai Phong. Breakfast in Hai Phong. Take 1-hr hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival in Cat Ba we check in hotel and spend the rest of the day to explore the town or relax on Cat Co beaches. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.


  • Activitie:   Free at leisure
  • Transportation: Hydrofoil
  • Meals:    Breakfast
  • Accommodation:  Hotel on Cat Ba Island

Day 2: Trek Cat Ba National Park – Camping on beach

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach Cat Ba National Park. Today we will have a long trek across dense jungle to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai. Short break at Frog Lake. We will have lunch in a local house in Viet Hai village. After lunch we walk to Viet Hai Quay for a short paddling on Lan Ha Bay to a beach where we will spend a night in bamboo hut. Dinner and overnight at the beach.


  • Trekking:   5 hrs - Moderate grade
  • Kayaking: 1 - 1,5 hr - Introductory
  • Transportation: Bus, Boat
  • Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Bamboo hut

Day 3: Kayaking Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay

After breakfast on the junk we start paddling across Lan Ha Bay and reach Ba Chai Dao Beaches at noon. Lunch on the support boat. In the afternoon continue paddling to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain. The tunnel is the only entry to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. After the exploration of the cave we paddle to our overnight junk in Halong Bay. Dinner and overnight on the junk.


  • Kayaking:   5-6 hr – Moderate grade
  • Transportation: Boat, Kayak
  • Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Twin shared, AC cabin

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast on the junk and enjoy the sundeck of the junk while she navigates amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back to Halong City. Lunch on the junk before reach Halong Harbor for a drive back to Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi we will have a stop in Dong Trieu Town for refreshment and visiting to a ceramic factory. Trip completes in Hanoi.


  • Transfer Halong – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
  • Transportation:  AC vehicle, Junk
  • Activity:    Sightseeing
  • Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Cost 

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Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars

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3-4 pax

5-7 pax

8-10 pax

11-14 pax

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  • 25% surcharges applies for Christmas, New Year and Tet Holidays

Tour cost includes: 

  • AC vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on junk
  • Twin share hotel room on Cat Ba Island
  • Camping gears and permission
  • Private support boat as paddling
  • Sit-in kayak (single or double kayak depending on availability)
  • Dry bag
  • Hydrofoil to Hai Phong
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance and sightseeing fee

Tour cost excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses 

Note on client safety: 

We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.