One of the naturals wonders of the world and an UNESCO world heritage site. Ha Long bay is a truly remarkable destination. Over 3000 islands protrude from the sea with red sailed junks dotting the horizon. With a total area of 354 sq km, the mountainous island of Cat Ba is the largest island in Ha Long bay. Cat Ba is a tropical paradise of white sands beach, caves, and limestone peaks, which rise like gnarled, blackened fingers from the lush greenery.
Day 1 : Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba island (L,D)
8:00 - 08:30 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city.
11h30 Arrive in Ha Long city. Lunch on the boat. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung cave (the cave of the heavenly palace - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) the cave has only opened to the public since 1998. Continue to Cat Ba island where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you to hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Cat Ba island.
Day 2 : Cat Ba National Park and Kayaking (B,L,D)
Breakfast, then take boat trip to visit Lan Ha Bay. Lunch in Nam Cat island. Free time for kayaking and many activities in Nam Cat island exploring untouched area in Lan Ha Bay or join the trip to Viet Hai village (if you stay in Cat Ba Sandy Beach resort) - biking to visit the village in the valley - located in the middle of Catba national park (The trip to Viet Hai village is optional and not included: Extra USD 5/per for entrance fee, boat trip, tour guide, bike and insurance) Then take a boat to Cat Ba Island. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Cat Ba island.
Day 3: Cat Ba - Ha Long - Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:30 Pick-up at the hotel by bus back to the boat. Then get on the cruise to attend the cooking class while cruising back Halong harbor. Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor around 12 and get on the bus back to Hanoi. 16:30 Transfer you back to your hotel. The tour ends.
A/C tourist car Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi
Boat trip in Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba
Accommodation (twin sharing or triple)
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner
English speaking guide
Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
Tips & personal expenses.
All rates are in US$ per person.
Surcharge Peakseason US$ 15.00/person (Eva New Year, Luna New Year, Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independance Day,
Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
* Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.]]