Halong Bay Kayak Explorer 3 days tour

Kayak on Halong Bay-Vietnam
Kayak on Halong Bay-Vietnam

Built and became well-known as the best proposal for an adventure holiday in Halong Bay, Phoenix Cruiser is now celebrated for its cruising route traveling on less spoiled areas. As its 2 day trip is highlighted with less crowed anchorage and pass by most famous islands, this 3 day tour is assure to double the benefit. With two night stays on boat, you have chance to travel all the way down South toward Lan Ha Bay and National Park of Cat Ba, with our local support boat, to experience all the beautiful waters and limestone formations on your cruising way. You have opportunities to paddle through gorgeous notch and swim on wild private beaches of Lan Ha that people on 2 day trip can only imagine. If you are a kayaker or kayaking lover who want a fulfilled paddling trip in Halong Bay, we are delighted to suggest this tour.

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
Am:     We pick you up from your hotel at around 8h15 (we may do several picks up) for 3.5 hour driving North East; the bus ride will take you over the Red River and through the country side of our second biggest delta to reach Halong Bay. You would be first dropped off at Tuan Chau International Marina – harbor of Halong’s biggest island. From which you will be tendered to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser, welcome drinks would be immediately served for your refreshment while we hand over your cabin’s key.

Pm:      When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luom Bo area for kayaking. Around 3pm, we have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luom Bo area (provincial border between Quang Ninh province and Cat Ba National Park of Hai Phong). Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. Kayaking area is so quite that you will feel like the bay is remaining untouched, you will see neither other boat nor other kayakers beyond your group and our Phoenix Cruiser. As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink from our bar. Halong Phoenix Cruiser keeps cruising to sleeping area, which is away from the crowded center. Dinner would be served with typically local seafood; you are then free to either drink or experience squid fishing before heading to your bed.

Day 2: Heritage Site – Lan Ha Bay –National Park – Anchorage Area (B, L, D)
Am:   You would love to rise a bit early for a breath taking, the stunning vista of the serene bay is always best experience of staying overnight on boat. Today, you would go further to other side of Halong by another boat, and come back to your Phoenix Cruiser at sun set time. After breakfast, you will get on a kayaking support boat which come from Cat Ba Island, and travel to new corners of the bay. This morning you will go through a famous Frog and Chop Stick Islands as well as Cua Van Floating Village. The boat will stop at around 10h00, and then it is your paddling time. Before making a very first stroke, our kayaking expert will show you all the useful techniques and safety guidelines to have fun on your kayak. As being guided, you will have a round trip paddling to different corners, passing fishing villages, beaches and lagoons. You properly paddling for about 2 hours then break on a private beach, where you are free to swim or just have sunbath… all up to you. We have lunch here, on the beach.

Pm: After lunch, you can keep swimming or just relax before we cruise up North to new kayak area. One hour cruise will bring you to a large hidden area of Cat Ba National Park, where you can paddle through a Dark Cave (at tidal permission) and Bright Cave to see an amazing cave and lagoon inside. The quiet atmosphere of the area may make you slow down to remain the tranquil beautiful water and magnificent limestone formations of Cat Ba National Park, lucky groups can sometime see family of Cat Ba Langur (Golden-headed Langur) – endemic primate eating leafs on trees nearby. When you head back to the support boat, we cruise back to Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Welcome back coffee and tea are available on the sundeck, now you can treat you a beer or a cold drink after a stretched-arm day.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Am:   Breakfast will be served from 7.30am until 8.30am. After that you will visit the most imposing grottos of the bay – Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. On the cruising way back, we cruise on a different way so that you can see new areas and viewing islands from a different side. At around 10h00, we arrange a cooking demonstration on boat to show you how to make real Vietnamese spring rolls, just before lunch time: you will learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food. Lunch would be served on boat when you are close to the harbor. You say goodbye to Halong Phoenix Cruiser at around 12h00, we tender you back to the harbor.

Pm:   Our bus is already waiting for you at the marina to take you back to Hanoi, we leave Halong Bay and Tuan Chau Island around 12:30. Trip ends at your hotel around 16:30.

Tip:      For your own convenience during 2 day trip, please kindly leave your big suitcases at your hotel. Your receptionist would be delighted to keep your stuffs in their storage until you come back next day.

 What to bring:

  • Original passport
  • Short and T-shirt or warm clothes in winter (travel light)
  • Camera, sunglasses and sun screams
  • Cash for drinks (beer, wine) on boat
Cabin Type Double Cabin Single Cabin
Deluxe  189  189
Phoenix  230  230

Exchange rate: 1 USD = 22,700 VND


  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Kayak and gears
  • Support boat
  • Cooking on sundeck
  • 02 bottles of water in cabin
  • Meals as specified (02 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 02 Dinners)


  • Transfer to/from your hotel : US$ 15 or 315,000 VND / person
  • Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.
  • VAT and service charge

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old will be free of charge (maximum of one)
  • Children between 4 and 9 years old:

– Sharing bed with parents will be charged 50% adult price

– Sharing cabin with adult will be charged 70% adult price

  • Children over 9 years old pay adult price
  • Two children under 9 years old sharing a cabin will be charged 75% full cabin rate

Compulsory diners:
Surcharge US$ 25 (525,000 VND) per person for compulsory dinner on following periods:

  • December 24th, 2014
  • December 31st, 2014

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