3 Day 2 Night - kayaking, Biking & Trekking overnight at the floating village

two days of kayaking and one day of trekking will take you to Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay to enjoy the beauty of Cat Ba National Park and avoid the touristy area. By kayak, we will explore the hidden lagoons caves and floating villages on the bay. Lan Ha Bay is more pristine with beaches, caves, lagoons, and rock formations. Cat Ba Island has a wide range of ecosystems both terrestrial & marine, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity cause of covering more than half of the National park.


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 – Cat Ba National Park

8:30 am: After breakfast at the homestay we take the water taxi and transfer you to Cat Ba National Park pier. Here we start cycling to Viet Hai Village inside the national park, Don’t worry, it’s not too challenging, once we arrive you can choose to wander around the village and meet the locals, or take a two-hour trek up into the stunning national park. The effort of the trek to the mountain top is well worth the effort giving a fantastic panoramic view of the Bay and Lan Ha bay, A great spot for photographs of the bay. After we trek back down the mountains through the forest we stop at the village for a Vietnamese lunch. Following lunch, we will cycle back to the quay and our water taxi will transfer us back to the floating village. On the way back to the village you can choose to go swimming or visit the floating fish and pearl farms.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Overnight in Floating Village Homestay.


Day 3 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. then 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 Cat Ba National Park & Viet Hai Village to explore the animal and plant world as well as understand the daily life of the locals

  • 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

  • Hiking up the top of Hai Quan Peak(Known as Navy Peak) offers a great view of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.

Including: Sea Kayaking, Accommodation at the Floating homestay, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, bottled water supported during the day, Tour Guide, cruising on Junk, and an 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
    320$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 3-5 People
    305$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 6-10 People
    290$ USD Per person.

    Single Supplement
    40$ 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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