2 Days 1 Night kayaking and Biking on Cat Ba overnight in Ancient House home-stay

The tour’s itinerary will take you to Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay to enjoy the beauty of Cat Ba World Archipelago Biosphere Reserve and avoid the touristy area. There you can explore the real beauty of the bay and also the daily life of the local people. While Lan Ha Bay is more pristine with beaches, caves, lagoons, rock formation, etc. Cat Ba Island has a wide range of nature ecosystems both terrestrial & marine, leading to incredible high rates of biodiversity cause of covering more than a half by the National park.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
7:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for journey to Hai Phong city the largest harbor in Red River Delta. The bus ridding on the highway also bring you a good view of rice field and local village and also driving through the longest sea crossing bridge in Southeast Asia.

10:00 am: Arrive in Bến Gót harbor(Cát Hải island) and aboard speed boat to Cat Ba island.Following speed boat is the lovely ride of 10 minutes to Cái Viềng pier belonging to Cat Ba which mostly giving you the sea view and jungle smell of Cat Ba National Park.

11:20am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you and you will take a short drive to Beo Pier where the traditional junk is waiting to take you to unique floating villages on Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, you will relax on the junk and enjoy the fresh seafood lunch while cruising to the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay.

After a short introduction of kayaking routes and ways of kayaking, you will grab the paddle and go kayaking and pass through floating villages, islets, lagoons and private beaches. You will also get opportunities to observe the local daily life on your cool kayak and paddle slowly as a nature lover has been dreaming about.

Cruise back to Cat Ba Island before sunset and enjoy dinner. Overnight in Cat Ba home-stay which is a great traditional house hidden in a tranquil village in Cat Ba Island.

Food: Lunch &Dinner.
Accommodation: Ancient house home stay.

Day 2: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B/L)
8:30 am:
After breakfast at the home-stay, you will then start cycling to Cat Ba National Park and then spend 2 hours to hike through the Kim Giao Forest to the top of Ngu Lam Peak where you can see the panoramic view of Cat Ba island. Back to the home-stay for lunch and then you will be transferred to the Cat Ba town for Bus + Speed boat transfer back to Hai Phong city and Van will take you back to Hanoi to end this trip at around 19:00.

Food: Breakfast & Lunch.

Highlights:

  • Exploring a labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea
  • Paddling through mystical caves to discover deserted lagoons and beautiful sandy beaches
  • Kayaking to untouched parts of the bay to experience new interesting feelings
  • Swimming and relax on secluded beaches.
    Visit Quan Y cave which used to be hospital during American war and hiking to Ngu Lam peak to take the jungle view panorama picture.
  • Experiencing traditional home-stay in Cat Ba Island, talk to the locals to understand how they live their life.

Included: Sea Kayaking, Bike, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Accommodation in Ancient house,Guide,Junk,Transportation to and from Hanoi(Express Bus).

Excluded: Flights, Visas, Insurance, Drinks, Tips, Laundry and other items and services of a personal nature.

Tour Price


Group Tour Price: 2-4 People
190$ USD Per person.


Group Tour Price: 5-10 People
170$ USD Per person.

  • Earlier or Later departure and return are available upon request.
  • Minimum group size: 2 people.Maximum group size: 10 people.Please contact us for larger group bookings; we may be able to offer a discount.
  • The price does not include Private transportation to and from Hanoi but we are able to book the private transport(Car + Hydrofoil) to and from Hanoi with reasonable price.

Payment must be made in full before departure, Please make booking 24 hours in advance, we reserve the right to cancel kayak tours based on weather conditions. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.
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