Real Kayaking Adventure Halong Bay

Routing: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ba Trai Dao lagoon - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Trip Duration:

3 days 2 nights


Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Kayaking, Nature Explore,

Physical Grading:

This tour offers you a great access to discover Halong Bay different from regular tours. With the wonder of karst topography featuring 3,000 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over a calm sea of over 1500 square km., Halong provides an ideal location for sea kayaking. We are offering you, both novice and experienced kayakers, an brilliant bay cruise combining with fantastic sea kayaking. The best highlight inevitably is the second day on paddles to sea areas touched only by kayaks .

Tour Highlights
  • Great Halong kayaking for a day
  • Really suit for active travel beginners
  • Access hidden parts of Halong bay
  • Private supporting boat and guide

Day by Day Program:

Day 1: Transfer/kayaking Halong Bay
Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

(valid until Dec 2017)


1 person: US$ 555
2 persons: US$ 365
3-4 persons: US$ 345
5-6 persons: US$ 330
Single Supplement: US$ 285

1 person: US$ 680
2 persons: US$ 425
3-4 persons: US$ 385
5-6 persons: US$ 350
Single Supplement: US$ 285

Services and Activities included:

  • Returned A/C vehicle
  • Twin shared cabin on junk
  • Private support boat as paddling
  • Sit-in kayak (single/double kayak subject to availability)
  • Dry bag 
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance and sightseeing fee
  • Service charges and taxes

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa process and stamp
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal kayaking protection
  • Others not mentioned
  • Note: we use private support boat when kayaking to explore hidden and less touristy corners of Halong Bay. That makes our itinerary different from those organized by other operators who just use massive kayaking packages offered by the overnight junks.  Our trips are for true and different kayaking experience in Halong Bay.


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    Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay

    At 08.00AM, our Vietnam adventure guide will welcome you at your hotel then leave Hanoi for your Halong bay tour. Our tour guide - professional on kayaking - will get on board and escort you for all 3 days long. That makes your kayaking experience with us always different from other operators. 
    Arrive in Halong bay after 3.5 hours driving, we will be welcomed by junk crew then enjoy a fine seafood lunch while the cruise set sails to the bay. Our first day at the World UNESCO heritage will be cave exploration and floating village visits. End up the first day under magnificent sunset over limestone islets. Dinner and overnight on the junk.
    Transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay: 3.5 hrs
    Meals:      Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation:    Twin shared cabin

    Day 2: Kayaking Halong Bay ~ 6 hrs kayaking

    Today we suggest you should have a full breakfast to be ready for physical activities. Transfer to support boat to reach to kayaks checkpoints. We will start our kayaking tour in Halong bay to explore small, untouched caves which become even untouchable if tides get high. Under million years of geographical structure, some caves thrust right though islets, some make the sole entry into a hidden lagoon. 
    We keep our kayaks to Ba Trai Dao lagoon, flow along a stunning and fairly rough sea stream. Our support boat will follow you all the times which can help to take you further to less touristy areas and make your tour real kayaking adventure. We will be back to mother boat just after sailing to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Halong Bay but much more interesting with lots of secluded beaches. Dinner an overnight onboard.
    Kayaking:  6 hrs 
    Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation:  Twin shared cabin

    Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

    Get up on the morning with the sun setting the first lights to the magical bay. Take part in a Tai Chi lesson on sundeck before enjoying delicious breakfast. Get your last view of Vietnam’s top destination. Check out and clear bill while our Halong cruise is sailing back to the dock.
    Our driver picks you up for a comfortable transfer back to Hanoi. Services end up your hotel arrival. Contact for extending your tours in Vietnam with ActiveTravel Asia or connecting to tours in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
    Cruising:    3 hrs
    Transfer Halong Bay – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
    Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch

     Note on client safety
    - We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
    Group size Price guide (USD/person)
    • Kayaks mostly sit-in, hard cell, double by WINNER: manufactured in China with specs as follows:
      • Length: 5.11mtrs; Width: 0.68mtrs; Height: 0.35mtrs
      • Net Weight: 36.5kgs
      • Max weight capacity: 210kgs
      • Cockpit inside: 85×40×34cm
      • 2 Paddles
      • Bow & stern rubber hatch covers made by EPDM rubber
      • Bow & stern carry handles  
      • Deck rigging & Perimeter lines
      • Mesh bag
      • Rudder with adjustable footrest steering system
      • Soft cushion
      • Backrest
    • Special for customer exceeding 200kg, we suggest you should take Sit on top, single kayak
    • Dry bags for your electronic items
    • Lifevest manufactured in Vietnam
    • ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
    • Waterproof covers for your electronic items
    • Several long pants and short
    • Long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts
    • Light jackets (for winter usage)
    • Personal torch
    • Flip flops/string-back sandals
    • Hat
    • Anti-insect repellent 
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun block or sun cream to protect your skin (SPF 25++ up)
    • Rain coat
    • Original passport to check in overnight boat
    • Camera - optional
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    Duration: 3 days, 2 nights 
    Depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
    When:  Year round - best time is from Oct - Jun
    Activities: Kayaking, Cruising 
    Transportation: AC vehicle, Junk, support boat, kayak
    Accommodation: 02 nights on junk 
    Tour guide: English speaking guide 

    Moderate Grade that means this tour involve in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
    * Suggested preparation: 30 - 45 minutes of aerobic, physical exercise, 3-4 times per week for a few weeks leading up to your adventure are recommended.
    Who suits: For outdoor novices and above.
    Activity: 4-5 hours most days 
    Distances: Hike up to 8 miles (or 13km) most days, cycle 20-40 miles (or 32 – 68km) most days 
    Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails 
    Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day (about 900m)
    Altitude: up to 8,000 ft (about 2500m)


    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we are in the sea our meals are mainly dominated by fresh seafood. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.

    Junk to be used: V'Spirit Cruise, Marguerite Junk, Bai Tho Junk or similar.
    The beautiful traditional junk functions as a hotel and we would share it with other travelers. We will get twin shared cabin with AC and restroom.
    The next day when we go kayaking a smaller wooden boat will support us the whole day. 

    The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding kayaking tours in Halong Bay. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time travelling with him.

    For Halong kayaking trip, we use mainly sit-in, hard-cell kayak mostly by WINNER manufacturer. However, due to the limit number of the single kayak, the double kayak can be used as alternative. Paddle and dry bag are available. Life-vests are supplied too and manufactured in Vietnam.

    A typical kayaking day starts at about 8.00 am after breakfast. Lunch will be served on support boat. At the end of a kayaking day, we would return to the junk by 5 pm or 5.30 pm.

    Note on client safety
    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.

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