Another destination to enjoy on your tour to Halong Bay is Cat Ba Island is situated in Halong Bay, 50 km to the east of Hai Phong City, in Northern Vietnam. It is the largest of 366 islands in the Cat Ba Archipelago, and has a surface area of about 140 square km. The Cat Ba Archipelago shares the distinctive rugged appearance and scenic beauty of the Halong Bay Area that was declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, in 1994. The area is one of the best examples in the world of a Karst landscape invaded by the sea. Some 1,500-2,000 large and small islands and cliffs rise steeply from the shallow marine waters. Many of these islands reach towering heights from 50 to 100m with sheer vertical cliffs on all sides. Spectacular rock relief and bizarre rock formations provide evidence of a long history of erosion and landscape evolution through the sculpturing power of water. The greatest part of the islands' mountain range like most of the smaller offshore islands of the Archipelago, are covered by tropical moist limestone forest. Cat Ba Island also has coral terraces, sandy beaches, freshwater wetland areas, tidal flats, mangrove forests and willow swamps. Spectacular scenery and a high diversity of landscapes make Cat Ba a special place and it has become a main destination for national and international tourists.
Full itinerary Hanoi -Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay 2 Day 1 Night
(sleep on boat)
Destinations: Hanoi - Hai Phong- Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba town - Hang Ca - Tien Ong Cave - Monkey island
- Enjoy your cruise in Lan Ha Bay.
- Join kayaking and discover the mysterious caves.
- Visit the picturesque beaches.
- Swim at beach of Monkey Island
Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay (L, D)
+ From Luong Yen station transfer to Hai Phong city on Hoang Long Bus (The bus company has a good reputation in Vietnam) or we can arrange a private car for you straight to Hai Phong city.
+ Take advantage of the trip to watch the rustic scenes of Vietnam’s village life on roadsides.
+ After 2 hours driving from Hanoi to Hai Phong, you take the hydrofoil from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island (45 minutes).
+ Arrive at Cat Ba at 11:20 then transfer to the cruise and enjoy welcome drink.
+ The junk will cruise to take you to pass by the floating village.
+ Enjoy fresh seafood lunch on Lan Ha bay.
+ Keep cruising to the most scenic areas of the bay with hundreds of beautiful islands.
+ Have a chance to kayak some more through the narrow lanes and tunnel caves called Hang Ca.
+ Get off the boat and climb up to discover the natural cave called Tien Ong where is the thickest place.
+ Free for swimming and relax to enjoy the sunset on the bay.
+ Anchor at a calm water area for dinner and experience the peaceful night on the junk among beautiful mountains.
+ Stay overnight on boat. The night might never be more energetic with a long list of entertainments: film night, board games, massage services and especially squid fishing.
Day 2: Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Hanoi (B, L)
+ Get up early for enjoy fresh air, see the dawn on the bay, and then have breakfast.
+ Visit the floating fish farm; see local people's daily works.
+ Enjoy swimming on the Beach of Monkey Island.
+ 11.30 am: get off the boat to Cat Ba.
+ Participate motorbike tour (with or without driver) to go around and visit Cat Ba island.
+ Have lunch on cruise
+ Take Bus from Cat Ba to Hai Phong and drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel in Hanoi.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us
The price is from 135USD per person for small group from 4 -6 people.
Transportation (A/C) Welcome drink English speaking guide on board All entrance and visiting fees All meals as indicated in the programs
Personal expenses Drinks on the boat Tip & gratuity to crews and drivers, guides VAT
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