Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba – Premium Day Cruise


South of Halong Bay and next to Cat Ba National Park is Lan Ha Bay with over 300-or-so karst islands and limestone mountains. Lan Ha Bay is just as beautiful as those of its neighbor, but feel more isolated and untouched. The big bonus of Lan Ha is also the numerous white-sand beaches, which you won’t find at Halong Bay. Geologically, Lan Ha Bay is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province. The waters here carry lots prawns and crabs which makes it great fishing grounds for local people.

7:45 am – Pick up from hotels (only certain areas ofCat Ba town).

8:15 Check-in on the cruise, enjoy a welcome drink and friendly smiles from our crew. The tour guide then provides key information about the cruise, itineraries, and other notes.

8:30 The trip starts! Our captain steers the cruise slowly, and the poetic scenery of Cai Beo ancient fishing village constantly appears with floating houses lying along the mountainside. You will be surprised at the peaceful beauty of this 7,000-year-old village. It’s time to learn more about the local fishers, their daily life, and the cultural values shared by our experienced guides. The cruise moves further into the core of bay where you can’t help but be amazed by the gift of Mother Nature: a large bay area, the phenomenal emerald water embracing hundreds of rocky islands of various sizes and shapes.

10:15 The boat anchors at Dark and Bright Cave (Sang – Toi Cave), located in the border region between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, this is surely one of the best places for kayaking. Let’s spend one and a half hour doing kayaking to discover stunning limestone structure and interesting natural habitat there.

13:30 The boat moves to the Ba Trai Dao Beach area (Three Peach Islets) with white sandy beaches and charming mountain scenery, swim among the cleanest part of Lan Ha Bay, snorkeling (snorkeling activity depends on the tide level and weather condition).

15:00 The cruise heads back to harbor via a different route so keep admiring the romantic landscape of Lan Ha Bay.

16:00 Sunset Party.

17:00 Arrive at the wharf and transfer to your accommodation in the center of. Cat Ba. Trip ends.

  • Return transfer from your hotel/stay in central Cat Ba town
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in itinerary  
  • Kayaking and swimming 
  • Welcome drink and 1bottle of water per person  
  • Lunch on the boat 
  • English speaking guide during the trip  
  • Beverages 
  • Tips and personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense  

Specific diet or food requirements

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March are advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

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!