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Kayaking in Cat Ba Island

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Day 1.

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.

10:00 am: Arrive in Dinh Vu harbor and aboard speed boat to Cat Ba island.Following speed boat is the lovely ride of 25 minutes to Cai Vieng 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.Traditional, fresh dishes are served for lunch, then we will give you a quick briefing so you know what to expect from the day ahead.We will spend the afternoon visiting the floating fisherman’s village, where many fishermen and their families live and work.  Following this we will paddle gently through the incredible scenery to the Eco Bungalow on a private island, where you can check in to your own private bungalow.There is plenty of time for swimming or relaxing and drinking in the views on the way.

Day 2 :

8:30am: After feeding you well at breakfast time we will take you out for a day of kayaking.  This is enough time to really explore some of the breath-taking islets and caves, and totally immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility.  We will have lunch at Three Peaches Island (famous for crystal waters and natural beaches), and visit Three Tunnels Lagoon and Cave.  We will also see temples, floating farms, and secluded lagoons.  After this action-packed day we will head back to the anchor site in Lan Ha bay for staying overnight aboard Junk.  Dinner served on board.

Day 3:

8:30am:Today we will explore the beauty of Cat Ba Island, and experience the majesty of Viet Hai 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 breath-taking views over Halong Bay, and some stellar photo opportunities.Following lunch we will return you to Bungalow on beach.check in,shower and enjoy the set barbecue dinner outdoor


08h:30am: After breakfast, optional to

1:Kayaking to Monkey island and Fishing village ,swimming.

2:Water taxi pick up and transfer back to Ben Beo pier then our Van pick up and transfer centrer of Cat Ba National park to 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

12h:00: Having Vietnamese cuisine lunch at restaurant in town before take the bus back to Hanoi. Trip ends around 19:00 pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hanoi Old Quarter.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Drop off Hanoi old quarter.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

This was the only thing we booked in advance on our trip to Vietnam and it was more than worth it! We took a 4 days and 3 nights booking, They made sure we got picked up in Hanoi with the bus, then they booked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank MilanG125
Reviewed 20 July 2019

We did a three day two day kayak trip with Cat Ba Kayaking Adventures and had an absolute ball. This was made by the excellence of our guide Truong and the smooth organisation from the whole team. It made bus trips, boat connections and all...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Spinifex13
Reviewed 16 February 2019

Unlike other tour operators, Cat Na Kayak Adventures use real sea kayaks in perfect shape. The selection of sites is thoughtful and the organisation is smooth. Our only reservation was that there was top much delicious food.

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 31 December 2018

If you really want a good, solid outdoor experience in Cat Ba, go with this organization in Ben Bao. Henry will coordinated kayaking, trekking, biking, meals, accomodation and many boat (sampan ) transfers - see the website! We met charming, thoughtful and funny Mien who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank laura c
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Vores tur med mr. Henry var rigtig god med fantastisk mad og skønne naturoplevelser. Our trip with mr. Henry was organized from hanoi to cat ba and all the time there was worth every dollar, even the food was fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Petersejser
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