Authentic Classic Junk

2 Days - 1 Night: Junk - Kayak - Cave Discovery

Exploring the Bay by sea kayak, visiting caves and secrete lagoons only accessible by kayak on this 2 day tour.

Take our 2 Day 1 Night quick adventure tour. Kayak and explore caves and lagoons on Ha Long Bay by sea kayak and traditional junk. We spend one night on boat with en-suite bathroom. We meet you at the dock and transfer you to Ben Beo, were we get in the kayaks and set out on the bay to discover coves and quiet beaches. We make our way to fish farms and floating villages and take in nature on the charming bay.

  • 326$ USD Per person twin share, min 2 pax.
  • 269$ USD Per person twin share, min 3-10 pax.
  • 45$ USD Single Supplement.

Itinerary

Day 01

7:00 am: Depart from Hanoi to Cat Ba island (by public bus or private transport).

11:30: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you. After a delicious welcome lunch we will take you to Ben Beo Pier. Following a short introduction you will board a traditional Junk and Sail in style around the unique floating villages, home to many families. You will kayak through the beautiful scenery of the bay and tide permitting, will be able to paddle right into Dark Cave and Bat Cave. Enjoy swimmming on Three Peaches Island which is famous for crystal waters and natural beaches

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Private Cabin on the Junk.

Day 02

8:30am: After breakfast. you'll be sailing to Tay Keo Lagoon and Cave for some more kayaking, you will want to see more and more of the incredible scenery here! Have lunch on boat before heading back to Ben Beo to catch the transport back to Hanoi(Publich Bus or Private transfer).

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What’s Included: Kayak, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, Guide and Junk.

What’s Excluded: Personal expenses, drinks and gratuities

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 Shuttle 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 40 minutes
  • Cost: 300 000VND/person/per way. Includes speedboat ticket

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 on 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.
  • 02 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

"Amazing Experience"

Two days kayaking in Lan Ha bay. Spectacular. Kevin offered all the info and advice needed to plan the trip and make accommodations. They offer so many more options than what is listed on the website…kayak, bike, camp, bungalows; day trips or multi-day adventures. The equipment is decent. Kayaks are efficient and in good condition, but with finicky rudders and no spray skirt (although you might sweat to death with a closed deck, so I didn’t mind too much). Chinh is a fantastic guide who has spent a lifetime working the nooks and crannies of Lan Ha. The base camp bungalows are situated on a private island in the bay. Basic but quite comfortable and extremely quiet and private. This is not Outward Bound, Linbad, or Sobek…it’s VN. Don’t expect EPIRBS and extensive first aid kits or doting, fluent English speaking guides. DO expect guides with loads of local knowledge and a safety network of every family and fishing vessel in the area; a comfortable pace; a few mildly challenging open water crossings; wonderful fresh food. Bring an extra SD card, extra battery, and something waterproof for your camera. I came back with 1200 images from three days and I’m not usually that snap happy.

Dave D D (Bozeman, Montana)
© 2023 Sails of Indochina Adventures . All Rights Reserved. Hotline/WhatsApp: + 84 - 912 555 208 / 915 063 737 (24/7) Ici, On parle français