A floating village on the Lan Ha Bay, near Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong, Vietnam
A floating village on the Lan Ha Bay, near Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Tour to Cat Ba Island - 3 Days

Visited places: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Cat Ba Island
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Hiking, Budget, National Park, Ecotourism, Family, Off the beaten track, Mountains

Tour to Cat Ba Island is an adventure trip following the less-traveled route from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island via Hai Phong City. The trip is for 3 days, 2 nights.

 Highlights of the trip include scooter ride on the island, hiking to the summit of Cat Ba Island and boat cruise amid the peaceful Lan Ha Bay. The hike in the Cat Ba National Park is moderate and it requires the travelers to be in good shape.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1 Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island (1300-1400)/Hiking in Cat Ba National Park (no included meals)
Day2 Lan Ha Bay Boat Cruise/Free afternoon (B)
Day3 Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong (1210-1310) – Hanoi (B)

Hotel
On Cat Ba Island: 2 nights

What is included?
English-speaking guide as per itinerary;
Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
Bus tickets for Hanoi – Hai Phong - Hanoi as indicated in the program;
Private boat cruise on the Lan Ha Bay as in the program;
Motorbike ride from Cat Ba Town to Cat Ba National Park and back as per itinerary;
Breakfasts as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast);
Admission fees during guided times in the program;

What is excluded?
Insurance of any types;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Taxi fee from the hotel in Hanoi to the bus station (less than USD2/taxi);
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island (1300-1400)/Hiking in Cat Ba National Park (no included meals)
Shuttle bus ride from Hanoi to Hai Phong City.
Brief walking tour of Hai Phong to the pier for the boat trip to Cat Ba Island.
Scooter ride to Cat Ba National Park.
Hiking trip to summit of Cat Ba National Park.
Descend the mountain and scooter ride back to the hotel.
Overnight on the Cat Ba Island.

Included
Tour guide;
Shuttle bus ticket from Hanoi to Hai Phong;
Speed boat ticket for Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island;
Motorbike ride to Cat Ba National Park and back to the hotel;
Admission fees to Cat Ba National Park;
Accommodation at a hotel on the Cat Ba Island.

Not included
Taxi ride from the hotel in Hanoi to the bus station (less than USD2/taxi);
All meals and drinks;

Day2 Lan Ha Bay Boat Cruise/Free afternoon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
3-hour boat trip on the Lan Ha Bay which is as equally as beautiful as Halong Bay but much less crowded.
Back to the hotel and free time in the afternoon.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel;
Tour guide;
Scooter ride to the pier and back if required by weather conditions;
3-hour boat trip on the Lan Ha Bay;
Accommodation at a hotel on the Cat Ba Island.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;

Day3 Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong (1210-1310) – Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure.
Check out and ready for the speed boat back to Hai Phong City.
Bus trip back to Hanoi.
Taxi ride to the hotel. End of service.

Included
Tour guide;
Shuttle bus ticket from Hai Phong to Hanoi;
Speed boat ticket for Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong;

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
Taxi ride from the bus station to the hotel in Hanoi (less than USD2/taxi);
Accommodation in Hanoi;