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This tour offers you a great chance to discover Halong Bay, the wonderland of karst topography with 3,000 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over an area of 1,500 square km. The calm sea provides an ideal location for sea kayaking as we paddle through a maze of islets amid dramatic natural scenery. With our modern kayaking equipment, we are able to maximize on speed and maneuverability as we explore the open sea and the many hidden lagoons and stalagmite caves that are difficult to access by any other means. As with our other kayak tours, this tour offers flexibility in activity levels while still combining the best of sea kayaking. Designed with this in mind it is a good tour for both novice and experienced kayaker alike with a little more time to spare.

Typical Day

Very neat kayak tour in Halong bay suits for all levels of kayakers with 01 full day kayaking
Padding from hidden Ba Trai Dao lagoon to the most beautiful part of Halong - Lan Ha Bay with beautiful, lovely beaches
Overnight cruise through islets, caves and limestone formation of hidden areas of Halong
Support boat all the time for reaching most remote area of the bay

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

Day 1: Hanoi " Halong Bay
At 08.00AM, ActiveTravel.Asia ’s adventure guide will welcome you at hotel then leave Hanoi for Halong bay. 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 check points. We will start our Halong kayaking trip to explore small, untouched caves which become even untouchable if tides get hide. Under million years of geographical structure, some caves thrust right though islets, some make the sole entry into hidden lagoon.
We keep our kayaks to Ba Trai Dao lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea stream. Support boat will follow you all the times which can help to take you further to less touristy area 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 on-board.
Kayaking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared cabin

Day 3: Halong Bay " Hanoi
Get up on morning with the sun setting the first lights to the magical bay. Take part in a Tai Chi lesion on sundeck before enjoying delicious breakfast. Get your last view of Vietnam’s top destination. Check out and clear bill while cruise is sailing back to the dock.
Our driver picks you up for a comfortable transfer back to Hanoi. Get ready for your flight home or connect to another adventures in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia. End of services
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, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Age range, type of group

Amily, couples, singles, kids, youth, senior

Sleeping and meals

Shuttle returned A/C vehicle (for Basic option)
Private returned A/C vehicle (for Full option)
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 10%

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.


Travel insurance
Visa process and stamp
Tips and gratitude
Personal expenses
Personal kayaking protection
Others not mentioned

Other Information

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
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
Anti-insect repellent
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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