Unique Experiences:
  • Visit Cat Ba Island's Cannon Fort and see spectacular views then relax on the beach.
  • 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.

Trip Length: 2 Day(s) 1 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily
Travel Season:

March to May: Some days with light rain and clear blue sky
June to August: 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 over 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.

Type of Accommodation:


Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

This tour is not recommended for: Children below 7 years of age.

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
Transportation: Shuttle bus and boat
Miscellaneous: English-speaking tour guide

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 Cat Ba Island

We’ll pick you up at your hotel around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in a shuttle bus between 7:30AM and 8:10AM. From here, we’ll leave bustling Hanoi and enjoy the scenery as we head out into the countryside. We'll board a ferry and head to Cat Ba island where we'll head to Cat Ba town and check-in to our hotel. We'll enjoy lunch at the hotel before continuing our day.

In the early afternoon, we'll be picked-up and take a short trip up the mountain to see the Cannon Fort and marvel at a spectacular view of the island. We'll then head back into town and the rest of the day is free at leisure. We suggest exploring the town itself or taking a swim at the nearby beaches.

At night we'll enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Cat Ba Palace Hotel, or similar

Day 2: Cat Ba island 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

Check prices, dates and more options:

Book now


Why stop your adventure here? Go on and connect your tour with these experiences:

Hanoi, Halong & Tam Coc - 5 Days

Northeast VietnamFrom USD 461.00

Hanoi Green Farm 2 Days - Backpacker

Hanoi SuburbFrom USD 130.00