Enjoy the beauty of the Natural World Heritage with Kayaking. This tour offers you a great chance to discover Halong Bay, the wonderland of karst topography with 3,000 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over an area of 1,500 square km. On this tour you will see Halong Bay closer and in an active way. Kayaking is the best way to explore how beautiful Halong is, to paddle through islets, to visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches, floating fishing village, to talk with local fish-man. Thanks to thousands of islands on the bay, the water is calm, the current is fine, and the wind is not too strong are ideal condition for sea-kayaking.
Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
– Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
– Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
– Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we are in the sea our meals are mainly dominated by fresh seafood. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.
Hotel on Cat Ba Island:
On Cat Ba Island we use the best 3-star hotel looking over Cat Ba Bay.
The beautiful Chinese junk functions as a hotel and we would share it with other travelers. We will get twin shared cabin with AC and restroom.
The next day when we go kayaking a smaller wooden boat will support us the whole day.
Footsteps Travel’s Tour Guide:
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding kayaking tours in Halong Bay. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
On this trip we use hard-cell, tandem kayak. Paddle, life-jacket and dry bag are available
The Kayaking Day:
A typical kayaking day starts at about 8.00 am after breakfast. Lunch will be served on support boat. At the end of a kayaking day, we would return to the junk by 5 pm or 5.30 pm.
What To Bring:
Sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, original passport,
Note On Client Safety:
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8.30am. On the way we will have a short break for refreshment at a handicraft centre. Upon arrival in Halong City we board a luxury junk for a fine seafood lunch and a short cruise to Thien Cung Cave. After a short exploration of the cave we start our exploration of the bay paddling through an amazing area of limestone islets. We will pass a floating village to reach Luon Cave, which is a tunnel thrusting through a mountain. Paddling through the tunnel to explore a beautiful secluded lagoon. We will meet the in front of the cave. Aboard the junk for dinner and overnight in AC, private cabin.
Transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay: 3.5 hrs
Kayaking: 2.5 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared cabin
After breakfast we start paddling to Van Chai Floating village and then 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. We can also explore some other caves nearby. Lunch on support boat in front of the cave. After lunch we paddle to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea channel, to explore its beautiful beaches. Continue paddling to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Halong Bay but much more interesting with lots of secluded beaches. Cruise back to Halong Bay for dinner and overnight on mother boat.
Kayaking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared cabin
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 heading back to Hanoi by bus.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch on mother boat.
Cruising: 3 hrs
Transfer Halong Bay – Hanoi: 3.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch