Daily cruise to Lan Ha bay, Halong bay on traditional junk
Tour code: SOI8
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01. Short trips around Cat ba island
For a short trip in about 2 or 3 hours, you can check in formation with our sales office by email or speak to our travel expert at + 84 1234555208 to give you price and information. Those trips are:discover Cat Ba town, Cat Ba local market, Cat Ba Cannon Fort, Cat Ba national park, Trung Trang cave, Hospital cave or some more interesting places in Cat Ba islands.
02. KAYAKING & SWIMMING IN LAN HA BAY 03 - 04 HOURS
08h30: Pick up at your hotel in Catba and transfer you to Lan Ha bay beautiful area.
09h00: start your kayaking around islets with spectacular beautiful sightseeing in the calm sea wave. You can come to a private small lagoon for swimming.
10h30: our boat takes you to visit fishing farm where you can see the real people life on floating houses on the sea all year around.
11h30: get on boat and go back to Catba island. End the tour.
03. RIDING BICYCLE VIET HAI VILLAGE - KAYAKING & SWIMMING LAN HA BAY
09h00: Pick up at your hotel in town and go cruising on Lan Ha bay to harbour of Viet Hai village.
10h00: get on land and here you will go by bicycle 6 km on a beautiful jungle road to come to Viet Hai village, an ancient village staying in the middle of Cat Ba national park. Walk around village, visit old houses and family, talk to children and local people...
Optional: you can go free to visit Viet Hai cave about 1 hour.
11h30: have lunch in restaurant in Viet Hai village.
13h: go back to harbour to get on boat. Continue your cruising on Lan Ha bay to a beautiful beach for swimming.
14h: arrive Van Boi area, go kayaking about 30 minutes then go swimming in the bay.
15h30: get back to the boat and then our boat takes you back to Catba island. You will arrive Monkey Island Resort at 16h15.
Note: we can arrange this tour shorter time. Please contact us for details.
04. DISCOVER LAN HA BAY - VIET HAI FISHING VILLAGE - 01 day trip
( Time is flexible and you can start this tour at another time like 08h30, 09h00 am)
10h00: our tour guide pick up you at Ben Beo harbour. Get on boat and it will cruise passing Cai Beo floating village, see many different islets and lovely beaches on Lan Ha bay to come to the area of Dark and Bright cave ( about 1.5 hours cruising).
11h30: go kayaking about 45 minutes to discover Bright cave. Get thought the cave, you will see a big lake surrounded by green mountains. You will feel the softly wave and sounds of silence nature.
12h30: go back to boat and have lunch when the boat is cruising passing through many amazing islets to come to Viet Hai harbor.
14h00: get on land, you will go by bicycle about 6 km through a very beautiful lagoon, lovely forest road to Viet Hai village. Visit Viet Hai fishing village in the middle of Cat Ba national park. You will understand about local people culture and livings.
16h00: ride back to harbor with going through a cave, get back on boat. More cruise to Van Boi area where you will go swimming at a lovely small beach
17h00: Boat takes you back to your hotel in Catba town, you will arrive at 17h45 pm.
Inclusion: Boat trip in the tour. + Kayaking at Bright cave + Bicycle in Viet Hai village + Vietnamese lunch + Entrance fee + English speaking tour guide
Exclusion: Drinks, personal fee or VAT tax
05. GO FIGHING IN LAN HA BAY
Our boat will start from Catba islandt and take you to a floating house where you can seat on the bamboo chair to fish. Lan Ha bay is very beautiful and seating here in the bay is so ideal for relax time.
* If you join the longer tour of 4 hours, you will have time to travel on boat around in Lan Ha bay and visit floating houses in the bay.
06. GO FISHING AT LONG CHAU ISLAND & VISIT THE OLD LIGHT HOUSE
09h00: Pick up at your hotel in town to take you go around Lan Ha bay
10h30: arrive Long Chau island where you start fishing in the calm water
12h00: have lunch on Long Chau island.
13h30: discover Long Chau light house on Long Chau island wich was built in the French time in 1894. It is about 30 metre’s long and stay at the hight of 109.5 metres on the top mountain of the island. Our guide will take you step up the
15h00: get back to the boat and then our boat takes you back to Catba Island.
Reference: After being independent for many centuries, Vietnam was colonized by France from the mid 1858 until 1954, when the country was invaded and conquered by Japan. After the end of World War II in 1945, French attempts to re-establish control triggered 30 years of warfare, leading to the reunification of the country in 1975. Fortunately, the lighthouses were not usually seen as targets during the Vietnam War, and most of them survived the fighting without major damage. A few of the historic French lighthouses have been replaced, but most remain in service and are regarded as historic monuments. In general, Vietnamese lighthouses have resident keepers.
07. HARD TREK FROM CAT BA TO REACH VIET HAI VILLAGE
08h30: Take the bus to Cat Ba national park road.
09h15: You will start your trekking about 08 km in the forest, go through Frog pond and then reach Viet Hai village.
11h00: arrive Viet Hai village – a village surounded by mountains, forest and sea. You will discover the real life of local fishing village people. Learn how they are working on their rice field and how they go fishing to earn their lives. Spend time for visiting the old house that was made by special way with mix of mud and rice tree.
12h00: Have picnic lunch in Viet Hai village with local food and vegetable.
13h30: We continue trekking from Viet Hai village throught the forest to Viet Hai harbour.
15h00: Arrive harbour, you will get on boat to cruise throught Lan Ha bay to Cat ba Island. End of our trip
08. ROCK CLIMBING IN CAT BA ISLAND AND LAN HA BAY
A. HALF DAY TOUR:
08h00: Pick up at Cat Ba town to join the group tour rock climbing:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ……………. Coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM …………… Basic instruction and introduction to Rock Climbing
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM…………… Guided Rock Climbing in Butterfly Valley
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM…………… Delicious lunch on a bee farm with fresh local foods
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ……………. Return to Cat Ba Town
B. FULL DAY TOUR:
08h00: Pick up at Cat Ba town to join the group tour rock climbing:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ………….. Coastline ride into the small farming village of Lien Minh
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM ………… Jungle trek into the mountains of the National Park
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM…………… Delicious lunch on a bee farm with fresh local foods
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM…………….. Guided Rock Climbing in Butterfly Valley
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM ……………. Return to Cat Ba Town