Discover Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island 2  days 1 night

Tour code: HLG101 | Tour Style: Halong Tours


The tour’s itinerary will take you to Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay to enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay and avoid the touristy area. There you can explore the real beauty of the bay and also the daily life of the local people. While Lan Ha Bay is more pristine with beaches, caves, lagoons, rock formation, etc. Cat Ba Island has a wide range of nature ecosystems both terrestrial & marine, leading to incredible high rates of biodiversity cause of covering more than a half by the National park.


Halong Bay

Activities: Trekking, Cycling, Cruising, Kayaking
  • Highlights:
    • Exploring a labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea
    • Paddling through mystical caves to discover deserted lagoons and beautiful sandy beaches
    • Kayaking to untouched parts of the bay to experience new interesting feelings
    • Swimming and relax on  untouched beach
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Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D)

We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 6:00, and then head to Hai Phong City for a hydrofoil boat ride to Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival in Cat Ba, you will take a short drive to Beo Pier where the traditional junk is waiting to take you to unique floating villages on Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, you will relax on the junk and enjoy the fresh seafood lunch while cruising to the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay.

After a short introduction of kayaking routes and ways of kayaking, you will grab the paddle and go kayaking and pass through floating villages, islets, lagoons and private beaches. You will also get opportunities to observe the local daily life on your cool kayak and paddle slowly as a nature lover has been dreaming about.

Cruise back to Cat Ba Island before sunset and enjoy dinner. Overnight in Cat Ba home-stay which is a great traditional house hidden in a tranquil village in Cat Ba Island.

Day 2: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B/L)

After breakfast at the home-stay, you will then start cycling to Cat Ba National Park and then spend 2 hours to hike through the Kim Giao Forest to the top of Ngu Lam Peak where you can see the panoramic view of Cat Ba island. Back to the home-stay for lunch and then you will be transferred to the pier for high speed boat back to Hai Phong city where our driver will take you back to Hanoi to end this trip at around 17:00.
A/C transportation from and back Hanoi
Local experienced English speaking guide
Entrance fees
Sightseeing tickets
Traditional home-stay
Three lavish meals and one breakfast
Express hydrofoil tickets from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island
2-seater sea kayak, life jackets for children are available
Visa Arrangements
Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned as included

This is a private trip by car.
Guide speaking other languages is subject to availability.
This trip is to the sea, please bring your sun-glasses, sun-scream and hat for your convenience.
Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 23,260 VND (15, Oct 2019)
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  • The number of pax includes adults, children (5-10 years old) and infants (under 5 years old).
  • Tour prices for children are applied based on the number of pax.
  • Total number of children and infants must be lesser than the number of adults.
  • The quotation above is only applicable at present and might change at different time of service.
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Related Venues
  • 1 Cat Ba Island
    Hai Phong, Vietnam

    Stretching the area of more than 200 square kilometers, Cat Ba Island is the largest one in the Complex of Halong Bay. Officially recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Cat Ba is famous for its rugged limestone mountains, hot and cold springs, moist tropical forests and coral reefs, as well as its deserted beaches and casual island lifestyle.

  • 2 Lan Ha Bay
    Hai Phong, Vietnam

    Being part of the complex of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay comprises around 400 islets along with 139 beautiful, small and pristine sandy beaches. The bay is also endowed with unspoiled and magnificent nature beauty. It becomes an indispensable destination where tourist can swim, go kayaking or staying overnight in a bungalow.

  • 3 Cat Ba National Park
    Hai Phong, Vietnam

    Cat Ba National Park is the first national park in Vietnam which includes both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Covering the area of 26,300 hectares, the landscape of Cat Ba National Park is dominated by karts limestone areas on the main island where there are numerous waterfalls, caves and grottoes.

  • 4 Ngu Lam Peak
    Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong Province, Vietnam

    Being the roof of Cat Ba Island, Ngu Lam Peak offers visitors a gorgeous view of the island. Experiencing a trekking to the peak will give you a rate chance to have a deep insight into the natural beauty as well as unique culture of the locals.