Unique Experiences:
  • Visit the islands of world-famous Halong Bay. 
  • Tour Trung Trang cave and the surrounding valley. 
  • Avoid the crowds at Halong 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.

Shared Group Experience - This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers and expect to share your experience with up to 26 travellers on the shared bus trip and 20  travellers on boat.

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
Physical Rate: 2/5
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:
Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi to Halong 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 Halong 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 Halong Bay. Definitely 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

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 enjoy 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 Halong 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 around Hanoi’s Old Quarter between 19:00 - 19:30 pm.
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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