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How To Get To Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort


How To Get To Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

Once you arrive on Cat Ba Island, getting to our lodge is very easy.  We have two free daily shuttles that go to Cat Ba town and return to the lodge . If you are using the shuttles to arrive at the lodge, please call +84 313 688 966 or email : [email protected] us 1 day in advance to confirm your spot.

It is also easy to arrive at the lodge by taxi, bicycle or motorbike.


Getting to Cat Ba Eco Lodge – Free pickup

Cat Ba Eco Lodge is located 12 km from Cat Ba town on the south-eastern side of the island near the town of Xuan Dam.  We have a free shuttle that picks up guests from KAYAK CAFE, N0 175A, 1/4 st, Cat Ba town 12:30 AM and 15:30 PM.  Please notify us at least 1 day in advance to confirm your spot in the shuttle.  If no one is coming, the shuttle will not run


If you will not be arriving into Cat Ba town (ie the ferry from Halong City may drop you at the northern tip of the island), or you would like to be picked up before or after 4:00 PM please send us an email and we can arrange a taxi to pick up your group for a cost of $20 USD.

Arriving by Car, Motorscooter or Bicycle

There are many places in Cat Ba Town that rent motorcycles for $5 – $6 US (100,000 – 120,000 VND) per day.

Leave Cat Ba Town and follow the road always to the left.  After 12 km you will go down a small hill into tiny town (Xuan Dam) and a large agriculture valley.  When you first get to the valley take a hard right off the main road and follow the cement road (which turns into dirt) for about two kilometers.  We are at the end of the road!

    Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat ba National Park – hanoi


    Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat ba National Park – hanoi (02 days 01 night at Cat ba Ecolodge resort)

    Day 1 : Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D)

    7h30 : Catba Travel Island tour guide will pick up you from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area and transfer to Hai Phong city .

    10h30 – 11h00: Arrive Dinh Vu harbor (Hai Phong City), get on speed boat to get Cat Ba Island.

    11h00 – 11h30 : The car takes you going through Catba National Road to Catba town. Then Have Lunch at restaurant. Check in hotel .

    12h30 – 13h00 : The car will take you to Beo habour and get on the boat to visit Lan Ha Bay. Boat trip though CB fishing village, keep cruissing around Lan Ha bay,enjoying wonder nature,seeing fish farm,beautiful beaches,more visiting ,swimming or Kayking ,climbing at the Monkey island.

    15h30 : The boat will take you back to Beo habour then transfer back to Catba Ecolodge Resort . Have dinner and overnight at Resort .


    Day 2 : Cat Ba National Park – Hospital Cave – Ha Noi (L)

     8h00 : Have breakfast at your hotel .

    9h00 : Driver pick up at office.First visit cannon Fort,enjoying nice view, Visit the museum, let to know special history during american&french war.Visit hospital Cave,the most beautiful cave,look like Military Base and hospital in the war.visit CB National park,treckking through

    Kim Giao forest,up to the Ngu Lam peak,enjoying nice view around  . Cat Ba island at the highest limestone moutain.

    13h00 : Back to hotel and have lunch.

    15h30 : Our tour guide and car will take you back to Ha Noi.

    19h00 – 19h30 : Arrive in Ha Noi. End tour.


      Activities on Cat Ba Island


      Activities In The Lodge

      Relax in a hammock

      Enjoy our incredible restaurant

      Hang out in the lounge

      Learn about Cat Ba Island


      Play cards, dice, chess or one of our other games

      Use our computers with free Internet or the WIFI


      Take advantage of our 2X1 drink specials


      Go to the Cat Ba Zoo

      The local zoo is only a 15 minute walk away and there is no admission charge for Cat Ba Eco-Lodge guests.  At the zoo you will find a bear, camines, monkeys, porcupines and more.

      Rock Climbing on Cat Ba Island

      The island’s main rock climbing wall is a beautiful 25 minute walk away.  We can help you rent rock climbing gear from town.  And if you travel with your own rock climbing gear then Cat Ba Eco-Lodge is the perfect spot for you.


      Rent one of our Trek Mountain Bikes and go to:

      The nearest beach:  10 minutes

      Our private beach:  15 minutes

      A million other beautiful beaches:  15 minutes, 25 minutes, 30 minutes…. everywhere

      The National Park:  1 1/2 hours

      Circle tour of the southern half of the island

      Hiking Opportunities on Cat Ba Island

      There are an inexhaustible supply of hiking trails leaving from our lodge’s front door.  We encourage you to take advantage of these beautiful trails – we will supply the maps!

      Walk to the beach:  Easy 20 minute walk.

      Self guided nature tours outlining the natural geography and ecology

      Butterfly Valley Trail:   Medium trail, 2 hour return trip.  Goes to a small village and the rock climbing face.  Grab a beer and watch the rock climbers!

      Lookout Summit Loop:  Difficult (steep) trail, 2 1/2 hour return trip.  See incredible views of natural Cat Ba!

      Zoo Trail:  Easy, 30 minute return trip.  Ends at the local zoo.  Free admission for Cat Ba Eco-Lodge guests.

      Waterfall Sunset Trail:  Very steep, 40 minute return trip.  Look down on the hotel and the bay from the mountain right behind the hotel.

      Cat Ba National Park Hiking Opportunities

      There are two main hiking opportunities in Cat Ba National Park

      Lookout Tower Trail:  Medium (many stairs) 1 1/2 – 2 hour return trip to a rusty tower that overlooks Cat Ba’s incredible eggbox landscape.  This trail gets a lot of use – to escape the crowds go early in the morning or after 2:00 PM.  Most visitors combine this activity with a visit to the Hospital Cave.

      Cang Viet Hai Trail:  18 km each way – highly recommended for .  Most people who take this trail opt for a guided tour leaving from the park entrance heading to the east coast and then returning to Cat Ba Town by boat.  It is possible to go on your own, if you can make the return trip on foot.

      Tours and Adventures

      There are a wide variety of fun and exciting tours around Cat Ba Island.  Everyday we set our guests up with the best operators for each type of tour.  Here are just a few of the possibilities. See more detail at local tour operator

      Daily trip Lan Ha Bay >>http://vietnaminsidertravel.com/cat-ba-island–lan-ha-bay_typ126_en-US.htm

      We offer the day trip kayaking to Lan Ha bay everyday from our lodge. This trip focuses on small group (min 2, max 6 people) in order to make sure our guests have more contact with local and nature. The riding on local fishing boat (water taxi) around the bay to visit floating fish farm and secluded beaches is one of the highlight.

      Hospital Cave

      This cave oozes historical significance: it served as a secret, bomb-proof hospital and safe-house for VC leaders during the American War.  Incredibly well-constructed, the three-storey feat of engineering was in constant use until 1975. A guide will show you around the 17 rooms and point out the old operating theater and cinema. (3D Video of Hospital Cave)

      Bus from Hanoi to Cat ba

      More infomation Bus form Hanoi to Cat Ba Island and Bus Cat ba to Hanoi

      Hotline: +84 914607571
      Email: [email protected]