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.

  • 245$ 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 1: Trek crossing Cat Ba National Park and Cruising through Lan Ha bay

8:00am: 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 Junk 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 2: Lan Ha bay – Cat Ba island

8:30am: After breakfast we will paddle across Lan Ha bay to visit Tay Keo Lagoon.Tides permitting we will take you kayaking in to the Ba Do (Red Lady) Cave.and Then take the kayaks back out to visit pristine beaches, serene temples, floating farms & peaceful lagoons. We will be back to Bungalow to having lunch. After lunch we head to Ben Beo to catch the transport back to Hanoi (Public bus or Private transfer).

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What’s Included: Kayaking, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees,Shuttle car,Boat, Guide and room at Bungalow.

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
  • motorbike pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Overnight in superior bungalow
  • Park entrance fee

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi
Tripadvisor reviews

“Great way to experience Halong Bay”

Blue Swimmer Adventure tours gave me and my friends a fantastic experience of 03 days on Halong Bay in an Classic wooden Junk (boat). I really valued the experience of taking this time in such a beautiful place. The guide we had was a local fisherman who could speak reasonable english with a local Vietnamese crew with no or limited english. The guide really allowed our trip to be targeted to our needs and was really accommodating and answered all our questions. Our guide was really personable and generous with his time. We had opportunities to swim and kayak. we also had a day out on an island where we went for a short bike ride to a small village and climbed a steep hill. Make sure you have good hiking shoes for this walk and prepared for a hard walk. The food was simple but tasty and fresh. The only downside was the lower deck was very hot to sleep in even with a fan but our visit was at the start of Summer. The bathroom facilities were basic but we were prepared for this.

William Grace (Melbourne, Australia)
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