Miracle of the nature, Ha Long is one of the major limestone karst areas of the world which has been invaded by the sea. Ha Long Bay has an outstanding landscape, thousands of islands of boundless shapes rising out of the quiet blue water of the Bay and hundreds of beautiful and hidden caves.
There are many ways to get to Cat Ba Island. All the routes suffer seasonal (and sometimes random) changes in departure times so we keep this page updated. The easiest, cheapest and most reliable route to Cat Ba Island is the public bus from Hanoi City but it is also relatively easy to arrive from Haiphong or Halong City
Sailing and kayak trips here are best organised in Cat Ba Town. Geologically, Lan Ha is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province of Vietnam. Around 200 species of fish, 500 species of mollusc, 400 species of arthropod, and numerous hard and soft coral live in the waters here, while larger marine animals in the area include seals and three species of dolphin.
Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islands. The region draws scuba divers, rock climbers and hikers, the latter favoring mountainous Cát Bà National Park.
Nestled on the periphery of Vietnam's fabulous Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island is big -- more than 350 square kilometres -- but most tourists see but a sliver of it. Put ashore as part of a three-day tour of Ha Long Bay, time is spent on organised treks or bike rides in the national park and tours of Monkey Island, or eating at one of the many seafood places around the harbour.
While cruising a boat ride early in the morning on Mekong Delta, in the southern Vietnam, I could already feel the natural beauty of it. The rivers in the south, coast line that is more than 3000 kilometers, the central highlands, the grottoes that emerge like a dragon from the seas at Halong Bay and the northern mountains rocketing towards the sky makes Vietnam a naturally beautiful country.
In the heart of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, nestling in a green setting, between two beautiful waterfalls, our Ecolodge “Les Bains de Hieu” will convince you to live in harmony with the nature. Mr. Sy and his wife Thuan, the owners of this place, will to do their best to ensure you an unforgettable stay combining comfort with authenticity.
Going green and paperless is the new mantra for today's businesses that want to attain efficiency and speed in their processes, while playing their part in protecting our precious earth. Luxury Travel certainly endorses this and wants to play our part! So as we usher in 2012, we will reduce the massive printing of our briefing kit. Instead, only essential pre-trip information will be sent to you via e-mail.
Van Don is the original commerical trade port of Vietnam. Van Don is part of in Van Hai Islands, today known as Van Don District, located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay.Vestiges of Van Don commercial port have found in the areas around Cong Dong, Cong Hep, Cong Yen, Ngoc Vung, Quan Lan and Minh Chau Islands. Around ancient floors are found terracotta jars containing ancient copper coins of Chinese dynasties, from Tang to Qing, and Vietnamese coins from Ly to Nguyen dynasties. Sometimes, terracotta...
Cat Ba National Park is located 15km north - west of Cat Ba Town. It was established in 1986. It spans an area of 15,200ha, of which 9,800ha are forest, and contains lots of particularly interesting caves. The original tropical forest spans an area of 570ha, with extremely varied wildlife and vegetation. CatBa National Park was founded in 1986, it covers 16.196,8 ha including 10.931,7 ha of kart island and 5.256,1 ha of marine ecosystems.