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Cat Ba Island Trekking & Lan Ha Bay Kayaking



  • Amazing limestone formations of Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay
  • Beautiful and different kayaking route
  • Great trek in jungle
  • Support boat all the time
  • Inclusive junk for overnight


Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island (L, D)

Day 2: Cat Ba Island Trekking – Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay Kayaking (B, L, D)

Day 4: Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong - Cat Ba Island (L, D)

Depart from your hotel in Hanoi for Hai Phong City. Then, take express boat to Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival in Cat Ba Island, check in hotel and spend the rest of the day to explore the town or relax on Cat Co beaches. Dinner served and overnight at your chosen hotel on Cat Ba Island.

Activities: beach relax

Overnight: Holiday view Hotel Cat Ba or Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa


Day 2: Cat Ba Island Trekking - Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)

Have breakfast at the hotel before taking a beautiful bus ride along the coast to reach Cat Ba National Park. Today, we will have a long trek across dense jungle to reach the peaceful village of Viet Hai. Have short break at Frog Lake. We will have lunch in a local house in Viet Hai village.

After lunch we walk to Viet Hai Quay for a cruise to Ha Long Bay. We will meet our overnight junk in Ha Long Bay late afternoon. Dinner served and overnight stayed on the junk.

Activities: 5-hour trek

Overnight: Huong Hai Junk or Paloma Cruise


Day 3: Lan Ha Bay Kayaking (B, L, D)

After breakfast on the junk, we start paddling to Van Chai Floating village and then continue paddling to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain. The tunnel is the only entry to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. Lunch served on support boat in front of the cave.

After lunch we paddle to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea channel, to explore its beautiful beaches. Continue paddling to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Ha Long Bay but much more interesting with lots of secluded beaches. Cruise back to Ha Long Bay for dinner and overnight on mother boat

Activities: 5-hour kayak

Overnight: Huong Hai Junk or Paloma Cruise


Day 4: Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Have breakfast on the junk and enjoy the sundeck of the junk while we navigate amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back to Ha Long City. Lunch served on the junk before reach Ha Long Harbor for a drive back to Hanoi.

On the way back to Hanoi we will have a stop in Dong Trieu for refreshment and visit the pottery village. Arrive in Hanoi at around 4.00pm. Trip completes in Hanoi.

Activities: Sightseeing

Overnight: N/A


Tour price includes

  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Hai Phong – Hanoi
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Twin shared basic bamboo hut
  • Kayaks and gears
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fee and permit
  • Camping equipment


Tour price excludes

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Single room
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance



  • We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
  • The camping can be on the deserted beach with double tent or at ready-set-up basecamp (also on beach) with bamboo hut depending on the weather condition and availability. We use private support boat when paddling to explore hidden and touristy corners of Ha Long Bay. That makes our itinerary different from those organized by other tour operators who just use the kayaking packages offered by the overnight junks. Our trips are designed for true and different kayaking experience in Ha Long Bay.
Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa
Add: Catco 1 beach, Catba Island, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Tel: (84.31) 368 8686
Our classification: First Class


Huong Hai Junk

The first and biggest company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, Huong Hai Junks is now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers, operating a fleet of nine built wooden junks designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and deluxe cabins and facilities. As a result, nearly half of 1 million people have joined Huong Hai Junks on magical, enlightening journeys through Ha Long Bay.

Paloma Cruise

The Paloma is a new wooden cruise crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa. Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty. The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.

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