Ha Long and Cat Ba Island Experience (2 Days)
Nearby bustling Hanoi, you’ll experience both world-famous Ha Long Bay as well as its’ less visited (and more sustainable) twin, Lan Ha Bay and the Cat Ba Island Archipelago. You’ll take a speed boat to visit the little islands of Ha Long Bay and then board a bus to make your way to Cat Ba. Along the way, you’ll stop and visit Trung Trang cave and the surrounding area known locally as the “Silver and Gold Treasury”. On the second day we’ll cruise through Lan Ha Bay, where you’ll choose to swim, kayak or just relax on the island’s sandy beach.
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|Unique Experiences:|| Visit the islands of world-famous Ha Long Bay.
Tour Trung Trang cave and the surrounding valley.
Avoid the crowds at Ha Long Bay and discover the magnificent natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
Cruise Lan Ha Bay, anchoring at the Caves of Light & Dark.
Swimming, kayaking, diving or sunbathing on a sandy island beach.
|Participants:||Small Group Adventure - Typically no more than 8 fellow travellers. A small group brings you closer to local life and gives you the flexibility to venture off the beaten path and go beyond the ordinary.
This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers.
|Trip Length:||2 Day(s) 1 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Daily
|Travel Season:||All Year Round Except June to August
March to May: Some days with light rain and clear blue sky
June to August (this tour is not operated): Hot months! Some days have heavy rain, which is mostly quickly over. High season in Cat Ba Island. There will be a lot of travellers and many Vietnamese tourists, especially in the weekends.
September to November: The best time to enjoy Halong Bay with cool temperature
December to January: Cold with strong wind. Sometimes it is misty and rainy.
This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.
|Type of Accommodation:||Hotel
|Child Policy:||This tour is not recommended for: Children below 7 years of age.
Children from 7 years of age and above will be treated and pay as adults.
|Included in Price:||Meals: 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
Accommodation: 1 Night in 2-Star Standard Hotel with Private Bathroom
Entrance fees: All Entrances Fees, Tourist Registration Included in the Trip
Transport: Shuttle Bus (no tour guide on bus) and Boat According to Itinerary
Other/Activities: English-Speaking Tour Guide According to Itinerary.
|Excluded from Price:|| Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
Tips to guide and driver
Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
- Locations Visited:
- Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay
- Start City:
- End City:
ItineraryDay 1: Hanoi to Ha Long to Cat Ba
We’ll pick you up at your hotel in or around Hanoi’s Old Quarter between 8:30AM and 9:10AM. From here, we’ll take the road to Ha Long Bay and you can enjoy the scenery as we leave bustling Hanoi and head out into the countryside. Just before lunch, we’ll board a speed boat so that we can admire the thousands of beautiful islands that dot Ha Long Bay. Definately one of the best photo opportunities and life-long memories to cherish in the future.
We’ll dock at Gia Luan Harbour where you’ll board a (shared) bus to head to Cat Ba Town. Once there, you’ll check into your hotel and relax with a leisurely lunch. In the early afternoon, you’ll be picked up and head over to discover Trung Trang cave and its valley of thousands of naturally shaped stones known locally as the “Silver and Gold Treasury”. We’ll have some free time for shipping or swimming on the beautiful local beaches.
For dinner we’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner served at the hotel restaurant.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Cat Ba Palace Hotel, or similar
Note: Please inform us your hotel name and address at least 72 hours in advance via e-mail at email@example.com.
Day 2: Cat Ba to Lan Ha Bay to Hanoi
Get ready by 6:30 for an early pick-up at your hotel in Cat Ba Town and head to Beo pier to board the boat. You’ll emjoy some coffee or tea while we head over and drop anchor at the Caves of Light and Dark. As the sun rises, we’ll serve breakfast so you can look over the most beautiful, peaceful sea that belongs to both Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay. Once we’ve had our fill and have some energy to expend, we’ll explore the area by kayak to really immerse ourselves in this amazing location.
In the late morning we’ll move our boat to Ba Trai Dao and have some fun with the boat’s high dive, swim around or just laze around on the sandy beaches. At noon we’ll get back on the boat for lunch and then head over to a quick trip to Monkey Island. In the early afternoon, we’ll head back to Hanoi by local shuttle bus, which will drop you off at your hotel or other points of your choice in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: The itinerary will be changed subject to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.
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