5 Days Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba National Park

5 Days Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba National Park
5 Days Kayaking Halong Bay & Trekking Cat Ba National Park

What You’ll Do

  • Amazing limestone formations
  • Inclusive junk for overnight
  • Great trek in jungle


We use private support boat for 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.

What to Expect

Day 1: Cruise Halong Bay

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8.00h.

On the way we will have a short break for refreshment at a handicraft centre. Upon arrival in Halong City we board a junk for a fine seafood lunch and an a mazing cruise on the bay. We will visit to a cave before cruising through an amazing area of limestone islets. We will pass a floating village to reach a beautiful cove where we anchor for the night. Dinner and overnight on the junk.


Transfer Hanoi – Halong: 3.5 hrs

Transportation: AC vehicle, Boat

Activities: Cruising

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Twin shared cabinDay 2: Kayaking Halong Bay

After breakfast we kayak to Luon Cave and Trong Cave, the exploration of these cave takes us the morning. After lunch on the support boat we paddle to Van Chai Floating village, the biggest comunity of fishmen in Halong Bay. We will visit the village school and local family before we 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. Cruise back to mother boat for dinner and overnight.


Kayaking: 5 hr – moderate grade

Transportation: Boat, Kayak

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Twin shared cabin

Day 3: Kayaking and transfer to Cat Ba Island

Breakfast on boat. Transferred by support boat to Ho Ba Ham, a deep grotto with three inland “lakes”. The grotto is accessible only at low tide by kayak. There are beautiful beaches around, where we could stop for swimming. Lunch in Ho Ba Ham area. In the afternoon if time and weather permits we can paddle in Lan Ha Bay and paddle to Cat Ba Island. Bus transfer from Cat Ba Dock to hotel. Check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.


Kayaking: 5 – 6 hrs – moderate grade

Transportation: Boat, Kayak, Bus

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel on Cat Ba Island (harbour view)

Day 4: Trek Cat Ba National Park

Breakfast in the hotel before taking a beautiful drive to Cat Ba National Park. Trek thru the park (4 hrs) to Viet Hai Village where you have lunch in a local house. After lunch you walk to the dock and transferred by boat back to Cat Ba town around 17.00h. Overnight on Cat Ba Island.


Transfer Hotel – National Park: 30 mins

Trek: 4 hrs – moderate grade

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel on Cat Ba Island (harbour view)

Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong City – Hanoi

Breakfast in the morning and free at leisure. In the afternoon, we take hydrofoil to Hai Phong City. We meet our bus in Hai Phong and transfer back to Hanoi. Trip finishes.


Hydrofoil to Hai Phong: 45 mins

Transfer Hai Phong – Hanoi: 2 hrs

Meals: Breakfast

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.

What’s Included

  • AC vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on junk
  • Twin shared hotel room on Cat Ba Island
  • 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

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

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