Cat Ba is the largest among the total number of 1969 islands of Halong Bay. It's also the largest island you will see on our Halong Bay cruise tours.This is a beautiful and romantic island at 70m above the sea level. The island is home to the Cat Ba town which overlooks the Lan Ha Bay, Monkey Island with beautiful swimming beaches and 6 communes of Gia Luan, Hien Hao, Phu Long, Tran Chau, Viet Hai, Xuan Dam with around 13,500 inhabitants.
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 hydrofoil 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 from 130USD/per person for small group of 8 - 10 people
Transport during the trip
Accommodation on private junk
Equipment for kayaking
All mentioned meals
Entrance and sightseeing fees.
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