Authentic Sailing Junk

Trekking Viet Hai National Park and kayak cave and lagoons of Lan Ha Bay.

Immerse yourself in the deepest, most remote depths of Cat Ba National Park with this tour. The four hour hike to Viet Hai Village will bring you the feeling of being in the middle of no-where. Experience the wild animals and natural forest, as well as having interaction with local people in the remote area of the island. We get on the junk and sail to our private beach and overnight in superior bungalow.  On day two we get on the kayaks and visit the caves and lagoons of Lan Ha Bay.

  • 246$ USD Per person twin share, min 2 pax.
  • 198$ USD Per person twin share, min 3-10 pax.
  • 35$ USD Single Sup.
  • 20$ USD Deluxe Room Upgrade

Itinerary

Day 01: Trek crossing Cat Ba National Park and Cruising through Lan Ha bay

08:00am: Pick up at hotel in Cat Ba town and transfer to the entrance gate of Cat Ba National Park. Follow the mountain path across Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve to get to Viet Hai village. Have lunch at “Whispering Nature”, a locally run restaurant.  After lunch, you have the option of walking around and enjoying village life or taking a two hour hike up into the stunning National Park for some great panoramic views and photograph opportunities of Ha Long bay. Easy walk out to Viet Hai quay to catch boat transfer to Bungalow on Beach Check in, relaxing and swimming. Dinner at bungalow- This sets the scene for a delicious dinner.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Superior room at Eco Bungalow on a Private Beach.

Day 02: Lan Ha bay – Cat Ba island

8:30am: After breakfast we will paddle across Cat Ba bay to visit Thung Cave. Tides permitting we will take you kayaking in to the Sea Cave and Ans enjoy a walking tour through the island. We will be back to Bungalow. Enjoy a delicious lunch before catching the transport back to Hanoi (Public bus or Private transfer).

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What’s Included: Trekking, Caving, Kayaking, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Shuttle bus, Boat, Guide and room at Bungalow.
What’s Excluded: Personal expenses, gratuities and drinks

Transportation

Hassle Free from Hanoi

Daily express bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

There are two options to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island.

1/Express bus

  • Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter 6:00
  • Departure Times:
    Hanoi – Cat Ba 7:00 & 14:00   Cat Ba – Hanoi 9:00 & 16:00
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: $13/person/per way. Includes Hai Phong – Cat Ba ferry tickets

The express bus to Cat Ba departs Hanoi and you are driven to the ferry dock in Hai Phong where you board the ferry and take the 30 minuet ride to Cat Ba Island. Once there you get on another bus that takes you into Cat Ba Town where we meet you to start your adventure. Book Now

2/ Private transfer

  • Pick up: Flexible schedule
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: Please contact us for more information at our WhatsApp: + 84 912 555 208
  • Hai Phong – Cat Ba hydrofoil ticket.$13/per person/per way.
  • Noi Bai Airport pick-up or Drop Off add: $26 US per vehicle.

We would recommend you to let us to book and reserve the ticket to you Please fill out the form below and we will arrange the tickets for you.

Our fleet of sea kayaks

Kayaks have been a traditional form of transport in many marine cultures all over the planet for thousands of years. There is a very good reason for this: these versatile, streamlined little boats are a fantastic way to get about on the water. Our fleet comprises of single and tandem kayaks, well maintained and seaworthy.

Specifications:

  • Recycled Plastic Skimmer single touring kayak. Made in South Africa.
  • Length: 5000mm
  • Beam:600mm
  • Depth: 300mm
  • Ideal single kayak for water-confident paddlers doing day or overnight trips.
  • Adjustable foot operated rudder, (rear seat on doubles).
  • Closed cell foam seat.
  • 2 hatches.
  • Bulkheads.
  • Carry handles.
  • Deck lines and bungees for securing deck items.

Tour Price Includes

Tour Price Includes:

  • Sea Kayaks and all safety equipment
  • All Meals as listed
  • Pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Overnight in superior bungalow
  • Park entrance fees

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi
Tripadvisor reviews

“Must Do!”

When you go to Vietnam, you MUST go to the Cat Ba Islands, and when you got to the Cat Ba Islands you must use Blue Swimmer. The islands and majestic waters of Cat Ba are a must when in Vietnam and you won’t meet another operator as professional and helpful as Blue Swimmer. Whatever your needs Blue Swimmers and Mr. Kevin can help you set up multiple activities or itineraries, fit any dietary needs (gluten free, peanut allergy), and help make your trip extra special! Go, use Blue Swimmer, and set back in soak in the views!

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