The North Trail Vietnam is specially designed for travelers who want to travel on a shoestring but who are looking for of the beaten track experiences and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. With our Hop On Hop Off Cat Ba Adventure we offer you comfortable ... View more
Destinations: Cat Ba, Lan Ha Bay
Duration: 2 days & 1 night

Day 1 : Hanoi - Cat Ba Town (N/A)

Picture of Hanoi - Cat Ba Town

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island

Specially designed for the budget and adventurous traveller and the only one that combines a beautiful trekking on Cat Ba Island with a full day cruising and kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, a more remote, beautiful and less touristy area of Halong Bay.

Some of the highlights of this Cat Ba Combo package:

  • 2-way comfortable transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba and visa versa.
  • Full day cruising through Lan Ha Bay, a remote, beautiful and less touristy part of Halong Bay.
  • Non-touristic kayaking to explore hidden overhanging cave and lagoons, home to many birds and monkeys.

For the transfer from Hanoi to Cat Ba Town you have the option for 3 departure times:

  • Pick up in between 700-730 and arrive in Cat Ba town at around 1130
  • Pick up in between 1030-1100 and arrive in Cat Ba town at around 1500
  • Pick up in between 1330-1400 and arrive in Cat Ba town at around 1800

On arrival in Cat Ba Town you’ll have free time to explore the city or the island and Cat Ba National Park.


Transportation: A/C transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba Town

Meals: N/A

Guide: English-speaking guide

Accommodation: N/A


Day 2 : Lan Ha Bay Cruise (Lunch)

Picture of Lan Ha Bay Cruise

Itinerary Details Day 2: Lan Ha Bay Discovery

7:30: Pick up at your hotel around Cat Ba Town. Transfer by bus to Beo Dock

8:00: Check in on the boat, enjoy welcome drink. Start cruising through Cai Beo fishing village- the largest and the most traditional fishing village in the North of Vietnam, passing Monkey Island (We do not stop at Monkey Island). Then the boat reaches the heart of Lan Ha Bay with thousands of unique shaped karst towels and emerald water.

9.30: Stop at Di San Floating House to visit family fish farm to see the local’s life, take photo of the huge "Happy fish" Afterward, the boat passing to the magnificent landscapes before parking at Dau Be Island. Then, discovering the bay on your own way with double-sharing kayak at Ba Ham Lake, you will explore the beauty of the nature in hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hang down from the ceiling cave creates strange shapes and sizes. This option depends on the tide level of the bay (just in case the tide is too high we will do the following option: cruising through Cua Van Floating Village, passing Rang Dua Island, Frog Island… Then go kayaking through Dark Cave, Bright Cave.

12.30: Lunch with seafood and traditional Vietnamese food will be served while the boat keeps cruising. After lunch, our captain will choose the best area to anchor. You will have time to relax then take part in interesting activities: jumping from the top of the boat or swimming in Ba Trai Dao Beach. At around 14.30 we start cruising back to the harbor.

In between 15.30-16.00 we will drop you off at your accommodation. If you would like to go back Hanoi the same day, we can arrange for you.


Transportation: Transfers and cruise

Meals: Lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

Day 3 : Cat Ba - Hanoi (N/A)

Picture of Cat Ba - Hanoi

Itinerary Details Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi

On your requested time we will pick you up from your accommodation in Cat Ba Town and transfer you back to Hanoi.

For the transfer from Cat Ba Town to Hanoi you have the option for 3 departure times:

  • Pick up in between 830-900 and arrive in Hanoi at around 1300
  • Pick up in between 1200-1230and arrive in Hanoi at around 1630
  • Pick up in between 1530-1600 and arrive in Hanoi at around 1900


Transportation: A/C transportation

Meals: N/A

Guide: English speaking guide

Accommodation: N/A

What’s included in the tour?

  • Transfer from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island and return by A/C transportation
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in itinerary
  • Day cruise including lunch
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice confirmation from us
  • Your passport with valid Vietnamese visa
  • Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)

Dietary or special food request 

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance. 

Get Up And Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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