Cat Ba island is known as twin of Halong bay but less famous and still under tourist’s rada. This helps the island reserve its natural beauty and local culture
Structure : Group guided – max 12 people
Activity Level : Easy to Active
Start / Finish :Hanoi capital / Hanoi capital
Price : $99 USD
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Kayaking in Cat Ba National Park and it’s Lan Ha bay is the best way to explore local life on the water, natural beauty, incredible geology and diverse biodiversity. This trip is design to make the good sense of combination of physical activities and relaxing time while experiencing off beaten route cruising and kayaking in Lan Ha bay and Cat Ba National Park.
Kayaking to visit secret lagoon, beaches and floating fish farm, cruising out to remote area of Lan Ha bay, swimming on secluded beaches. The highlight of the trip is the boat ridding around Lan Ha bay and trekking to Butterfly Valley in the edge of Cat Ba National Park and the peacefulness and quietness at Cat Ba Eco Lodge.
Day1: Hanoi – Cat Ba island via Hai Phong city (L,D)
08:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for journey to Hai Phong city the largest harbor in Red River Delta. The bus ridding on free way N05 also bring you a good view of rice field and local village.
10:30 AM: Arrive in Hai Phong city and aboard speed boat to Cat Ba island. Following speed boat is the lovely ride of 20 minutes to Cat Ba Eco Lodge. Check in and having lunch.
14: 00: Gear up for the trekking to butterfly valley. It will take just around 40 minutes on single trail into Cat Ba National Park which is used to carry fresh water by local in the past but now it’s just for farming are of litchi, sweet potatoes and pine forest. At the end of the trek is small beautiful village of Liên Minh where is quite isolated from the main island. The Valley is pretty with a very green field for cow and buffalo. People also come here for rock climbing sometimes. We will visit one local family and having break there before heading back the same way to the lodge.
19:00: Enjoying the cocktail happy hour time next to the pool before dinner
Day2: Lan Ha bay – Halong bay – Cat Ba island – Hanoi (B, L)
08:30 AM: Departure from hotel for short driving to Ben Beo pier and boarding traditional boat for cruising out to Lan Ha bay, witness local life on floating fish farms and houses and further cruising toward Halong bay for kayaking to explore cave and tunnels systems (tide permitted)
12:30 AM: Fresh Vietnamese cuisine is served on boat near the beach. There many chances for swimming in 3 peaches island area where is famous for crystal water and secluded beaches, therefore snorkeling is an option. More kayaking in the afternoon as an option, then cruising toward mainland to visit local fish farm and sunset view (summer time only from April – November)
15:30 PM: Get back to Ben Beo pier and transferred back to hotel.(L)
This package includes:
- English speaking tour guide in Cat Ba island
- All indicated – meals: (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Traditional boat cruising
- Cat Ba Eco Lodge – Deluxe Garden View
- Kayaking equipments
- Entrance fee ticket