Day 1: Hanoi – 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.
7.00 p.m: A romantic dinner embraced by one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world will warm up every sense and passion of yours, and the evening will be full of surprise with party on boat and night squid fishing, relaxing, enjoy music.
Staying overnight in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities is also a favorite of many visitors.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island.
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.
12.00: Have lunch on Three Peaches Island which is famous for crystal waters and natural beaches.
14.00 Pm: More kayaking, more swimming, more sandy beaches, more floating houses, pear farm, more local cuisine, definitely a “cruise++”…A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day
16.00: Pm: Toward to Cat Ba town before sunset. Overnight in Cat Ba Beach Resort.
Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B, L)
8:30 am: After breakfast,pick you up and van transfer to Cat Ba national park for the day out trek and hike which leading you the top of Ngu Lam peak offering a great view of the whole island and its biosphere reserve.
Following the hike and trek,we’ll visit Hang Quan Y(know as Army Hospital cave)- a amazing man – made building in American war 1962 which playing an important role as bomd shelter and rescue center for locals and soldiers.
Back to the hotel for lunch and then you’ll catch the transport back to Ha noi.Trip ends at around 19:00 in 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.