This 3- day adventure will take you through the karst-studded waters of Lan Ha Bay to the stunning Cat Ba Island. As well as taking in some of the most incredible areas in the north of Vietnam, this action-packed trip is full of unforgettable experiences including cruising on a traditional wooden sailboat, hiking through a beautiful national park, staying with local families, discovering cave systems and kayaking. This tour takes you away from the crowded tourist areas so you get to truly enjoy the beauty of this stunning bay.
Tour code: HLCB01E
Destination: Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Type: Adventure - Small group tour from 2 -12 people
Departure date: Daily
Day 1: Ha Noi - Cat Ba National Park
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba - Ha Noi
Hanoi - Cat Ba National Park (L, D)
You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter at 08:00 to begin the drive to Dinh Vu Harbour. You will then take a 45-minute high-speed boat to Cat Ba Island. After that, you will go to Cat Ba town for lunch. In the afternoon, you will trek to Viet Hai Village through Cat Ba National Park which is a haven for both bird watching and sightseeing amidst the pristine forest and at Frog Lake. Along the way, you will have the chance to see native cats, squirrels, spotted deer, snakes, thousands of butterflies, and if you’re lucky, one of the rare Cat Ba Langurs. Rounding out the day, you’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a bungalow in the local village of Viet Hai.
- Highlights and activities: Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai fishing village, and a 10-12km trek.
Meal: Lunch and Dinner in local restaurant
Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
Breakfast will be served at 07:30 followed by a walk to the top of Marine Hill which offers panoramic views of both Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. On returning to Viet Hai Village, you can try a fish massage or take some time to relax before cycling to Viet Hai Harbour. From here you will board the boat to explore the beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Lunch will be served on-board followed by kayaking excursion around Hang Luon Cave, and if it is hot, the boat will take you to some beautiful wild beaches where you can spend some time swimming and snorkelling before having dinner on-board and spending the night on the boat.
Highlights and activities: Viet Hai village, Marine Hill, Hang Luon Cave, Lan Ha bay, a 3-5km trek, and 1 hour of kayaking.
Accommodation: Traditional Junk/ Cruise
Meal: Breakfast at homestay. Lunch and dinner on boat.
Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Ha Noi (B, L)
After enjoying breakfast on the boat with the sun rising in the background you will continue the cruise around Lan Ha Bay, weaving among the myriad of limestone peaks. On this last day you will also get to visit a fish and shellfish farm and the colourful floating village of Cai Beo. Lunch will again be served on-board (or on land if we have new passengers waiting to embark). You will disembark at around 11:30, return to Hanoi, ending your tour of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
- Highlights and activities: Lan Ha bay, Cai Beo fishing village, Cat Ba Island
Accommodation: Not included
Meal: Breakfast at boat. Lunch on boat
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly tour Guide(s)
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
- Wooden sailboat (1 night)
- Eco-homestay (1 night)
A private traditional wooden sailboat with 1 and 2 cabins
More convenience, we would like to offer 2 options:
- Option 1: Private transfer and English speaking guide pick up and off from your hotel in Hanoi
- Option 2: Shuttle bus Hanoi - Cat Ba - Hanoi and local English speaking tour guide at Lan Ha bay
Size of group
Option 1 (USD/ pp)
Option 2 (USD/ pp)
Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a good journey!