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

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hai Phong - Hanoi
4-day tour with 1-day trek, 1-day kayak and cruise
Kayaking & Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here


You are going to be engaged into some days of true meaning of adventure. Following with beautiful beaches, fine sea food and beer at Cat Ba Island, a big challenge is await you when we spend a whole day to trek through jungle and admire magical panorama of Halong Bay from a mountain peak. Our next highlight, undeniably, is a fantastic kayaking tour. You will paddle in unique route to reach Lan Ha Bay and continue to Halong Bay where we will spend the last night on a deluxe overnight junk. The tour offers top flexibility in activity levels while still combining the best of sea kayaking. Both novice and experienced kayakers can find enjoyable to join with a little more time to spare.

Tour Highlights
  • Amazing limestone formations of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay
  • Inclusive junk for overnight
  • Camping on deserted beach 
  • Great trek in jungle

Trekking Cat Ba National Park and Kayaking Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay route map


Day 1: Transfer to Hai Phong – Hydrofoil to Cat Ba
Day 2: Trek jungle – Camping on beach
Day 3: Kayaking Halong Bay – Overnight on junk
Day 4: Cruise and back to Hanoi

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st Dec 2016

1 person:       US$ 885
2 persons:     US$ 530
3-4 persons:  US$ 440
5-6 persons:  US$ 365
7-8 persons:  price on request
Single Supplement:            US$ 160


  • AC vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on junk
  • Twin share hotel room on Cat Ba Island
  • Twin share room in based camp on beach
  • Private support boat as paddling
  • Sit-in kayak (single or double kayak depending on availability)  -> detail here
  • Dry bag 
  • Hydrofoil from Hai Phong
  • English or French 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 paddling to explore hidden and untouristy corners of Halong Bay. That makes our itinerary different from those organized by other tour operators who just use the kayaking packages offered by the overnight junks.  Our trips are designed 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 – Hai Phong – Cat Ba

Early departure this morning. ActiveTravel Asia adventure guide collect you at 5.30 am from hotel for harbor city, Hai Phong. Breakfast in Hai Phong then take 1-hr hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival, we check in hotel and head out straight to clean, lovely beach. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.

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

Day 2: Trek Cat Ba National Park – Viet Hai village overnight

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach Cat Ba National Park. Start our jungle trek from here, our guide will follow you all the time of hiking for guiding and maximizing your experience. That feature classifies us always outstanding from other operators and makes your tour real trekking experience.
We are going to have a long hike across dense jungle to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai, with a short break at Frog Lake. Have lunch in a local house at Viet Hai village before keep hiking to our bungalows facing to Lan Ha bay where we stay overnight. 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:  Bungalows in Viet Hai

Day 3: Kayaking Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay

We suggest you should take a biking trip to get from Viet Hai to the quay because its beautiful biking paths. Transfer by support boat to Lan Ha bay where we start kayking to reach to Ba Chai Dao Beaches (see our kayak types here). Lunch on the support boat which follows you all kayaking time. Support boat is to help us get deeply into remote and untouched parts of the bay. That is the way we get our tours into true adventure level.
In the afternoon continue paddling to Dark Cave. If tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain, opening to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. After the exploration, take kayak 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 after a nice Tai Chi on sundeck for taking deep breath of pure morning over the bay.
Check out and clear bill while the cruise is navigating through amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back the dock. Lunch on the junk before being collected by our driver to back to Hanoi. Trip ends upon hotel arrival.

Transfer Halong – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
Transportation:  AC vehicle, Junk
Activity:    Sightseeing
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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