– Discover Lan Ha Bay and enjoy the tranquil white sand beach
– Visit Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village to explore the flora and fauna
– Taste traditional and regionally sourced fresh seafood for lunch and dinner
– Visit a floating village and get a chance to photograph this unique lifestyle
– Overnight stay onboard a private fishing boat
– Traditional home-stay experienceon Cat Ba Island
– Kayak to discover hidden lagoons and caves
Our exploration tour of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island will be an exciting and thrilling experience in one of the incredible bays within Ha Long bay. Crafted to capture the real feeling of Ha Long bay, this exploration tour is a excellent introduction to one of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will visit the tranquil Lan Ha Bay, sleepon anauthentic fishing boat and a traditional home-stay, as well as hike through Cat Ba National Park to Viet Hai Village. All of the activities will provide you withan unforgettable experience of the surrounding nature, lifestyle and culture of this unique corner of the world.
Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Lan Ha bay
The tour begins with a pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and a picturesque drive to Hai Phong City for an exciting hydrofoil ride to Cat Ba Island.
Lunch in Cat Ba Island will be onboard on a traditional sailing junk boat then a visit around the culturally unique floating villages in Lan Ha Bay and see the day to day activities of the locals.
The kayaking guide will instruct everyone on the padding routes then you’ll start kayaking through the beautiful scenery of Lan Ha Bay as well as to explore the Dark Cave and Bat Cave.
When you return to the junk boat you can go for a swim and cool off in the calm sea, then enjoy dinner on the open air deck.
Overnight stay on the junk boat.
Day 2: Lan Ha bay – full day
You will wake up in the early morning fresh air and enjoy the amazing landscape out your window. Breakfast will be served on the open air deck. Then we will continue cruising to the Three Tunnel Lagoon, Three Peach Lagoon and Pen Islet for more kayaking and discover the unforgettable scenery of the bay.
After a picnic lunch, there will be time for some amateur rock climbing to on a peak in Lan Ha Bay so everyone can enjoy the empowering feeling of being on the top of the world.
At sunset the tour will return to Cat Ba Town, where you will check in to your home-stay then have a traditional dinner and comfortable overnight rest.
Day 3:Trekking Cat Ba National Park – Viet Hai village
An early rise will be greeted with hearty breakfast for an exciting day full of outdoor activities. A shortdrive will take you to visit Hospital Cave and then discover Cat Ba National Park. Once at the park, you hike amongst the flora and fauna in a 5 hour trek to Viet Hai village. Nature lovers will have heaps of photo opportunities to capture images of wild animals such as monkeys, tree snakes, colorful frogs, and thousands of butterflies.
Upon arrival at Viet Hai village, a locally sourced lunch will be served at a well-known local restaurant where you are encouraged to explore the surroundings, interact with the locals or relax before taking boat trip to return back to Cat Ba Town.
Once back you will have dinner anda comfortable overnight rest at the home-stay in Cat Ba Town.
Day 4: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B, L)
On the final day of the Cat Ba Exploration Tour, after your traditional breakfast, you are free to cycle to visit the traditional fish sauce making workshop, hike through the surrounding forest, or take time to visit the locals homes and engage with villagers and gain a deeper knowledge of their lifestyle and culture.
After a freshly prepared lunch, the tour will have a quick break and then return back to Hai Phong City where the private tour driver will to take you back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Transfer by private car
Return ticket on express boat from Cat Ba to Hai Phong
Overnight stay on private boat and pick up at Viet Hai Village
Home-stay in Cat Ba
All meals mentioned
English speaking local tour guide
All entrance fees
All other services not clearly mentioned as included
- Trip Code : HL02 FROM:
Insight into Lan Ha bay 2 days
- Destinations: Halong Bay
- Duration: 2 days,
This unique program is best suitable for those who enjoy kayaking and taking on new experiences. An overnight stay on a private fishing boat, with deluxe suite, will make you feel like an explorer.