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Complete Halong Kayak Adventure

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - kayking in Van chai - Lan Ha bay - Caves - Hanoi
4-day tours with 2-day kayaking and overnight on Chinese junk
Kayaking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here

Halong Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of 1500 square km. with more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water. The calm sea provides an ideal location for sea kayaking as we paddle through a maze of islets amid dramatic natural scenery. With modern kayaking equipment, we are able to maximize on speed and maneuverability as they allow accessing the open sea, hidden lagoons and limestone caves that are nearly unable to touch by any other means. You will expect to paddle amongst islets, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches, floating fishing village and talk with local fishman.  

Tour Highlights
  • Amazing limestone formations
  • Hidden beauty of Halong bay
  • Beautiful and different kayaking route
  • Mordern kayak equipment 
  • Support boat all the times
  • All meals and transfer included

Complete Halong Kayak Adventure route map


Day 1: Transfer/kayaking Halong Bay
Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st December, 2016


1 person:        US$ 1,195
2 persons:     US$ 695
3-4 persons:  US$ 615
5-6 persons:  US$ 545
from 7 persons up:  on request
Single Supplement:      US$  395


1 person:      US$915
2 persons:    US$ 595
3-4 persons: US$ 545
5-6 persons: US$ 510
Single Supplement: US$ 395


  • AC vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on overnight junk
  • Private support boat as paddling
  • Sit-in kayak (single or double depending on availability)
  • Dry bag
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance and sightseeing fee


  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Note: we use private support boat when kayaking to explore hidden and untouristy corners of Halong Bay. That makes our itinerary different from those organized by other operators who just use massive kayaking packages offered by the overnight junks.  Our trips are for true and different kayaking experience in Halong Bay.

Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.



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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay

At 08.00AM, ActiveTravel Asia’s adventure guide will welcome you at hotel then leave Hanoi for Halong bay. Our tour guide - professional on kayaking - will get on board and escort you for all 3 days long. That makes your kayaking experience with us always different from other operators. 

After about 3.5 hours drive, arrive in Halong City then board on a wooden traditional style junk for a fine seafood lunch and a short sail to Sung Sot Cave. Following with the caving exploration, we enjoy a beautiful cruise through an amazing area of limestone islets. Passing by a floating village before reaching Luon Cave, which makes a tunnel through a mountain. Dinner and overnight on cruise.

Transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay: 3.5 hrs
Meals:      Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:    Twin shared cabin

Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay

Breakfast in the pure morning of the bay then we kick off our kayaking day. Start paddling to Van Chai Floating village then keep sailing to Dark Cave. If tide permits, we will get further into this cave for a deeper discovery. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain. And the tunnel is the sole entry to a secluded and magnificent lagoon. We can also pop up into some other caves nearby. Lunch on support boat in front of the cave.
In afternoon, set our kayaks to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea channel, for its amazing beaches. Keep on sailing to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Halong Bay but much more interesting with lots of lovely beaches. Cruise back to Halong Bay for dinner and overnight on mother boat. 

Kayaking:  6 hrs
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Twin shared cabin

Day 3: Kayaking – Halong Bay

Immerse yourself in a tranquility morning under magical sunlights. Take a full breakfast then transfer to support boat. This support boat follows you the entire time of the tour, that can take us deeply into remote, untouched areas. That is a highlighted feature distinguished our services outstanding from other operators and make your tour very much true adventure one.

Today, we are going to take kayak to Lan Ha Bay, where we have to across a wide sea channel for Dau Be Island. Take a turn to western side of the island that is the location of Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake), a deep grotto with three inland lakes. The grotto is inaccessible except in low tides and by kayak only. There are beautiful beaches around where we may stop for swimming.
Optional paddling around the island before transfer back to mother boat for dinner and overnight.

Kayaking:   5 - 6 hrs
Meals:    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation:  Twin shared cabin

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast on the junk after enjoying Tai Chi on the sundeck while our cruise is navigating through amazing rock formations to get back Halong City.
Have your last lunch onboard then check out. Our driver is await you at the dock, ready for a transfer back to Hanoi center. Services end upon your hotel arrival.

Cruising:    3 hrs
Transfer Halong Bay – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch

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.


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