Day 1: Hanoi to Cat Ba island via Hai Phong city (L,D)
07:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for journey to Hai Phong city the largest harbor in Red River Delta. The bus ridding on free way N05 also bring you a good view of rice field and local village.
10:00 AM: Arrive in Hai Phong city and aboard speed boat to Cat Ba island. Following speed boat is the lovely ride of 20 minutes to Cat Ba town which mostly giving you the sea view and jungle smell of Cat Ba National Park
12:00. Get on a traditional wooden junk boat, check-in procedures.
In the afternoon:
1.00 p.m: Lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available). We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, keep admiring the amazing kasts with different formations on the way. Limestone rock formations will parade around us for about 1 hours before our first stop.
14:00 AM: Start kayaking around Lan Ha bay and Cat Ba National Park for visiting local fish farm, secluded beaches and secret lagoon. You will kayak through the beautiful scenery of the bay and tide permitting, will be able to paddle right into Dark Cave and Bat Cave.
Amongst the many ways to explore this legendary stone world, kayaking has been emerging as a new, exciting and adventurous way that can lead tourists to the most primary parts of the bay.
After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on boat, and then the afternoon is perfect for some diving, swimming, fishing, sunbathing or snorkeling….Relax on the sundeck, enjoy fuits and drinks.
Accommodation: Overnight in Private Cabin of the Junk.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
In the morning:
7.00 a.m: Coffee, tea and fruit will be served from 7.00 a.m. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some idle time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee
Then you Sailing to Three Tunnels Lagoon and Cave for some more kayaking, you will want to see more and more of the incredible scenery here!
10.00 a.m: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins.
Have lunch on Three Peaches Island which is famous for crystal waters and natural beaches before heading back to Ben Beo to catch the transport back to Hanoi
– Tides and weather conditions may alter the times of meals and other activities.
– In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
– For your convenience, and if you can arrange smaller backpacks, please leave your big suitcase at GMN’s secure storage.