2 Days 1 Night - kayaking overnight at the floating village homestay

Two days of kayaking we explore Lan Ha Bay avoid the touristy area. We explore the hidden lagoons caves and floating villages on the bay, pristine beaches, caves, lagoons, and rock formations. Overnight in a homestay at the floating village is an amazing way to experience life on te water.


Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay

7:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for the 3-hour journey by bus to Hai Phong City the largest harbour in the Red River Delta. The bus ride on the highway also brings you a good view of the rice field and local villages all the way to Cat Hai Island.

10:00 am: Arrive in Bến Gót harbour and board the speed boat to Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival, we transfer to the bus for a lovely road on the island for about 10 minutes to Cái Viềng pier in Cat Ba Town

11:20 am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you then transfer you to our office at Ben Beo Pier. Following a short introduction, you will board the water taxi in and make your way to the Floating Village Homestay, home to many families then anchor in a quiet lagoon on Lan Ha Bay, a Vietnamese seafood lunch will be served at the floating homestay.

After lunch, we paddle across Lan Ha Bay to visit Tay Keo Lagoon if the Tides permit we will take you kayaking into the Ba Do (Red Lady) Cave. and then keep kayaks back out to visit pristine beaches & peaceful lagoons. Swimming on a secluded beach. There is plenty of time for swimming or relaxing and drinking in the views on the way. When ready we paddle gently through the incredible scenery back to the floating village homestay take a shower relax at the village with a cool drink or paddle around the village.

This is a tranquil area with a beautiful natural landscape, dinner will be served at the floating homestay. Relax in the evening on deck and enjoy cold malt beverages (beer) available at the homestay.

Food: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Floating Village Homestay.


Day 2 Lan Ha Bay kayaking – Cat Ba Island

8:30 am: After breakfast, we will cruise on the junk to Đầu Bê Island, This area is part of the Bai Tu Long Bay and its highlight is Hồ Ba Hầm (Three Tunnels Lagoon and Cave) here we kayak through caves through the mountain to explore a hidden lagoon a highlight of the trip. Then we paddle to visit Đền Bà Men Temple (a sacred temple for fishermen of the region).

11:30 am: After a stop on the island and temple, we will kayak back to the junk and then cruise toward Three Peaches Beach, famous for its’ crystal clear waters and clean beaches, we drop anchor and served an authentic seafood lunch amidst the beautiful scenery of the calm emerald waters and limestone cliffs. After lunch, we will do more kayaking around the area and find private beaches for swimming and relaxing.

13:30 am: After lunch on the junk we can go kayaking or swimming off the junk, later in the afternoon we cruise back to Ben Beo Pier on Cat Ba Island in time to catch the bus back to Hanoi. The trip ends around 19:30 in Hanoi.


  • Minimum group size: 2 people.Maximum group size: 10 people
  • Earlier or Later returns are available upon request.
  • The price does not include Private transportation to and from Hanoi but we are able to book private transport (Car + Hydrofoil) to and from Hanoi at a reasonable price.


  • Discovering Lan Ha Bay and enjoy relaxing quiet time at the white sand beach

  • Visiting a floating village and take unique photos with friendly people

  • Overnight at Floating Homestay in Lan Ha Bay with friendly local people and new experiences, you’ve never known before.

  • Kayaking through water tunnels to discover hidden lagoons

  • Swimming at quiet beaches

Includes: Sea Kayaking, Meals as listed above, Accommodation at a floating homestay, Entrance fees, Freshwater support during the day, Tour Guide, taxi boat, and Express bus ticket to and from Hanoi.

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

    Tour Price

    Group Tour Price: 2 People
    225$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 3-5 People
    210$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 6-10 People
    185$ USD Per person.

    Single Supplement
    30$ USD extra for a single room.

    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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