3 Days – 2 Nights with 1 night aboard Junk  & 1 night at a homestay

This three-day trip from Hanoi combines Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island National park, covering the best of unique cruising and Kayaking in the area and bike and trekking to magnificent viewpoints that look over the bay, the 2-night trip includes one night on a classic junk in a private cabin and one night at the Blue Lagoon village homestay. Get the feel of the bay in only three days and away from the madness of Hanoi.


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

7:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for a 3-hour journey through rice fields and villages to Hai Phong and travel the longest sea-crossing bridge in Southeast Asia.

10:00 am: Arrive in Bến Gót harbour on Cát Hải island and aboard the speed boat to Cat Ba Island. Following the speed boat is a lovely ride of 10 minutes through Cat Ba Island which has great views of the sea and forest on the way to Cái Viềng pier in Cat Ba town.

11:30 am: Our guide will meet you and take you to a delicious lunch of local seafood and Vietnamese dishes we will take you to Ben Beo Pier. Following a short introduction, you will board a deluxe Junk and cruise to the starting spot where we get in our kayaks and paddle through the beautiful scenery of the bay and floating villages.

After a delicious welcome lunch, we will keep cruising to Áng Vạn Tà(known as Dark Cave and Bat Cave). We kayak through the beautiful scenery of the bay and will be able to paddle right into Dark Cave and Bat Cave (if the tide permits). Kayaking around the lagoon that is only accessible through the cave to enjoy the beautiful scenery, natural environment and fresh air. In the afternoon we kayak back to the Junk and continue our journey to Dam Ong Cam (opposite Ha Long Bay) to anchor for the night. This is a very quiet area with a beautiful natural landscape, dinner will be served onboard the junk. Relax in the evening on deck and enjoy cold malt beverages (beer) available on board.

Food: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in a Private Cabin on Deluxe Junk.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
8:30 am: After breakfast, we will Cruising to Đầu Bê Island, This area is part of the large Bai Tu Long Bay and its highlight is Hồ Ba Hầm (Three Tunnels Lagoon and Cave) for more kayaking. Today we will kayak to Three Tunnels cave and lagoon, and visit Đền Bà Men Temple (a sacred temple for fishermen of the region).

11:30 am: After a stop on the island and a visit to the temple, we will kayak back to the junk and then head toward Three Peaches Beach, famous for its’ crystal clear waters and clean beaches, we drop anchor and served authentic Vietnamese flavours of a seafood lunch amidst the beautiful scenery of the emerald waters and limestone cliffs.

After lunch, you can choose to do some more kayaking to nearby islands or more swimming before getting back on the junk to sail back to Ben Beo Peir before sunset. We transfer you to Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Home-stay in Cat Ba Town.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight in a private house at Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay


Day 3:Cat Ba – Viet Hai  Village – Hanoi.

8:30 am: Today we will explore the beauty of Cat Ba Island, and experience the majesty of Cat Ba National Park.  A cycle ride through the achingly beautiful forests and mountains will bring you to the National Park, which covers 50% of the island.  You can choose whether to relax in the village and experience the rural lifestyle, or head out on a two-hour trek. This more energetic option will reward you with breathtaking views over Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, and some stellar photo opportunities.

11:30 pm: Vietnamese lunch will be served at a restaurant, following lunch, we will bike and return to the quay at Ben Beo Pier in time to catch the bus back to Hanoi. The trip ends in Hanoi around 19:30 pm.

Food: Breakfast & Lunch


  • Earlier or Later returns 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 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 on board away from tourist crowds and enjoy the romantic scenery when the moon rises on the sea
  • Overnight at Blue Lagoon Homestay, this is like a paradise for relaxing and resting.
  • 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.

Includes Kayaking, Bike, Meals as listed above(Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 3), Entrance fees, Tour Guide, Room at Blue Lagoon Homestay, Private cabin on Junk Boat, bottled water, support during the tour, Transportation to and from Hanoi (Express Bus and speed Boat).

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

    Tour Price

    Group Tour Price: 2 People
    365$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 3-5 People
    350$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 6-10 People
    330$ USD Per person.

    Single Supplement
    70$ 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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