Day 01: Hanoi - Cat Ba - Nam Cat
7:00 am: Depart from Hanoi (by bus or private transport) to Cat Ba Island.
11:30am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where the staff of Blue Swimmer Adventures 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 private camp, 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.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in Superior Beach Bungalow.
Day 02: Nam Cat - Lan Ha bay - Halong Bay
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 in Private Cabin of the Junk. Dinner served on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accommodation: Overnight in Superior Beach Bungalow.
Day 03: Lan Ha Bay
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 head out to the pier and get on the junk, check in and enjoy a drink while we cruise the bar and have a seafood set dinner on board the junk.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Private cabin on sailing junk.
Day 04: Lan Ha bay - Catba Island - Hanoi
08h:30am: After breakfast, we have three options for you
- Biking on Cat Ba Island and explore the villages and views and visit the Family Zoo.
- Transfer by Van to the center of Cat Ba National park and visit Quan Y cave, which used to be hospital during American war and hiking to Ngu Lam peak to take the jungle view panorama of the national park and bay. Amazing views
- Vietnamese Cooking Class
12h:00: Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch before check out.we transfer you to Cat Ba ferry pier, trip ends.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Includes: Accommodation in Superior Beach Bungalow, Private cabin on Sailing junk, Sea Kayak, All sefety equipment, Bike, Meals as listed above, Entrance fees, loca guide, return shuttle bus.
Excludes: Tips, insurance, transportation from Hanoi, personal expenses
Hassle Free from Hanoi - Transportation
Daily express bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island
There are two options to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island.
- Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter 7:00
- 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: $14/person/per way. Includes Pha Got – Cai Vieng speed boat ticket
The express bus to Cat Ba departs Hanoi and you are driven to the ferry dock in Pha Got, Hai Phong where you board the ferry and take the 40 minuit 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
02/ Private transfer
- Pick up: Flexible schedule
- Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 40 minutes
- Cost: 04 seat car $115US; 07 Seat Car $128 US;
16 Seat Mini Bus $146 US; 29 Seat Bus $170US /one 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 accordingly.
Our fleet of sea kayak:
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.
- Recycled Plastic Skimmer single touring kayak. Made in South Africa.
- Length: 5000mm
- 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.
- Carry handles.
- Deck lines and bungees for securing deck items.