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Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba National Park 4 Days/3 Nights

from/per person $485
  • Vietnam Adventure Tours
  • Access for disabled
  • Audio guide
  • Groups allowed
  • Hotel
  • Tour guides


Amazing limestone formations of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay & Great trek in Jungle.

Route: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba
Day 2: Trek Cat Ba National Park – Overnight on junk in Halong Bay
Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Trip Notes:

  • Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Group size: 08 persons
  • Depart from: Hanoi
  • End at: Hanoi
  • When: Year round – best time is from Sep – July
  • Activities: Kayaking, Cruising, Trekking
  • Kayaking grade: Moderate
  • Trekking grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: AC vehicle, Junk, Support boat, Tandem Kayak, Hydrofoil
  • Accommodation: 02 nights on junk, 01 night hotel
  • Tour guide: English or French speaking guide

– Day 1: Breakfast
– Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
– Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
– Day 4: 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 Junk:
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.

The Kayak:
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.


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 - Overnight on junk in Halong Bay

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 cruise on Lan Ha Bay. We will meet our overnight junk in Halong Bay late afternoon. Dinner and overnight on the junk.

Trekking: 5 hrs – Moderate grade
Transportation: Bus, Boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared, AC cabin

Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay

After breakfast on the junk 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. 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: 5-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.


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