4 Days – 3 Nights: 1 Night on Junk, Floating Village and Blue Lagoon Homestay

Our 4-day 3-night lets you enjoy the tropical landscape of Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay while kayaking, biking and trekking. You can explore the beauty of the bay and the daily life of the people. While Lan Ha Bay is more pristine with beaches, caves, lagoons, and rock formations. Cat Ba Island has a wide range of natural ecosystems and biodiversity it's a lovely landscape to explore we have 1 night on a classic junk, 1 night at the floating village and 1 night at Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay.


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 (Cát Hải island) and board a speed boat to Cat Ba island. Following the speed boat is the lovely 10-minute ride to Cái Viềng pier belonging to Cat Ba which gives you the sea and jungle views of Cat Ba National Park.

11:20 am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you then transfer you to our office at Ben Beo Pier. We will give you a quick briefing so you know what to expect from the day ahead then take the water taxi to transfer you to the Floating Homestay in Lan Ha Bay. check-in and enjoy a meal of traditional dishes served for lunch 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 Floating Village Homestay


Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Three Tunnel Lagoon – Three peaches 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.

14:00 pm: After lunch, we get back in the Kayaks we explore the bay finding quiet beaches and travelling to lagoons and points of interest.

16:30 pm: We kayak back to the junk we get on board and settle in for an afternoon cruise to Dam Ong Cam across the bay where we drop anchor and have time to relax on deck, take a swim and have a shower before dinner. This is a tranquil 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 & wine) available on board.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in a Private Cabin on Deluxe Junk


Day 3 Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai village

8:30 am: After breakfast on board, we will cruise on the junk to Cat Ba National Park Pier and get ready to explore. We transfer your luggage as we get on mountain bikes and cycle to Viet Hai Village in the middle of the national park. Here the nice roads and easy hills make for a lovely introduction to the park.

10:00 am: Today we will explore the beauty of Cat Ba Island, and experience the majesty of the national park. You can choose whether to relax in the village and experience the rural lifestyle, or head out on a trek through the forest. This more energetic option will reward you with breathtaking views over Halong Bay, and some stellar photo opportunities of the rain forest. Vietnamese lunch in a homestay.

Following lunch, we will cycle back to the quay and our water taxi will pick us up and Toward Cat Ba town before sunset. On the way back to Ben Beo pier you can choose to do swimming or visit the floating farms.

16:00 pm: Arrives at Ben Beo pier, our shuttle car will pick you up and then transfer you to Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay. check-in, take a shower and have dinner. Overnight at Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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


Day 4: Cat Ba National Park – Hanoi

8:30 am: After breakfast, we pick you up and van transfer you to Cat Ba national park for the day, trek to the top of Ngu Lam Peak offering a great view of the whole island and over the bay. Following the trek, we’ll visit Hang Quan Y(known as Army Hospital cave)- an amazing man–made building in the American War 1962 which played an important role as a bomb shelter and rescue centre for locals and soldiers. After visiting Hospital Cave we’ll head back to the Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay with time for a shower before check out.

14:00 pm: We have a Vietnamese lunch late at the homestay and have time to relax for a while.

15:30 pm: Bus pick you then head back to Hanoi. The trip ends around 19:30 pm in Hanoi.

Food: Breakfast & Lunch


  • Earlier or Later returns are available upon request.
  • Minimum group size: 2 people.  Maximum group size: 10 people. Please get in touch with 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 at a reasonable price.

Including:  Accommodation private rooms Junk, Floating village and Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestays, Kayak equipment, Bike, all Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Tour Guide, shuttle bus, drinking water, support during the tour, and Express bus ticket to and from Hanoi.

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


    • Discovering Lan Ha Bay and enjoy relaxing quiet time at the white sand beach
    • Visiting Cat Ba National Park & Viet Hai Village to explore unique plants and animals as well as understand the daily life of the locals
    • Enjoying fresh seafood lunch & dinner
    • Visiting a floating village and take unique photos with friendly people
    • Overnight on Junk away from tourist crowds and enjoy the romantic scenery when the moon rises on the sea
    • Kayaking through water tunnels to discover hidden lagoons
    • Overnight at Cat Ba Blue Lagoon Homestay

    Tour Price

    Group Tour Price: 2 People
    500$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 3-4 People
    480$ USD Per person.

    Group Tour Price: 5-10 People
    460$ USD Per person.

    Single Supplement
    100$ USD extra for a single room.

    Note: Please contact us for a group discount.

    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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