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2-Day Traditional Cruise to Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island

1. 2-Day Traditional Cruise to Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island

Day 1: Ha Noi - Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay Start your 2-day adventure with a convenient pick up from your hotel in Ha Noi's old quarter. At your accomodation you will have a short meet and greet with your driver before being transferred to Cat Ba. You will first take a short and scenic drive to God Harbour (Hai Phong city), from here, you will board your speed boat for the island of Cat Ba.  Once you arrive at the dock in Cat Ba you will be taken on a scenic drive through National road until you reach the main city centre of Cat Ba. Here you will check into your cruise.  After a morning of transit you will have worked up an appetite! Enjoy lunch at a local and recommended restaurant with seafood and vegetables. For the rest of the day you will get to see such sights as Monkey Island, Twin Beach and Ben Beo floating village.  After lunch you will first stop in the Hang Ca area, here you will be able to paddle along hidden lagoons and tunnels. At sunset your cruise will anchor overnight at three peaches island. Here you will be able to swim and enjoy cocktails at the bar before spending the evening on the ship. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village - Cat Ba Island After you enjoy your delicious breakfast you'll be ready to start your second day of adventure. Continue on your cruise to Ha Long Bay - you will have the choice to either take a walk along the beach or ride a bicycle to Viet Hai Village. Once you reach the Viet Hai Pier you will start your 6-km cycle to a remote village in the middle of Cat Ba. Once here you will get a chance to see how the locals live.  After your cycling adventure you will head back to your cruise ship and travel back to Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy an early lunch on your boat surrounded by beautiful views and check out of your cabin. From here you will visit a fishing village on a boat through hundreds of islands at Lan Ha Bay. After this you will return to Beo harbour before being transferred via bus back to Ha Noi. 

Cat Ba Island: Half-Day Butterfly Valley Trek with Lunch

2. Cat Ba Island: Half-Day Butterfly Valley Trek with Lunch

The most unique thing of the trip is that you will get to see a lot of beautiful areas in Cat Ba National Park where only locals know about. Immersing yourself in the nature, you will have one of the most memorible experience of your life time. Here is the itinerary for morning schedule 8:00: The van and the tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point taking you to the start point of the trip. 8:30: Arrive at the point. You will follow the local guide to get into Butterfly valley. 10:30: Arrive at the viewpoint spot, where you can see the entire view of Cat Ba National Park and Lan Ha Bay 12:00: Have lunch at the local family, trying a lot of local food. 13:00: Get in the van to get back to the meeting point 13:30: Arrive at the point, finish the trip

Hanoi: Transfer to Hai Phong Private Car

3. Hanoi: Transfer to Hai Phong Private Car

Taking a private car from Hanoi to Hai Phong is more expensive than taking a bus or train. However, in comparison to the others, it is more comfortable and convenient. The distance between Hanoi and Hai Phong is 130 kilometers. It will take you around 3 hours to drive there. Because Haiphong is one of the biggest coastal cities in Vietnam's northeast, practically everyone associates it with Cat Ba Island or Do Son Beach. However, in addition to several well-known tourist sites, this city offers a diverse range of cultural, social, and natural settings. The private car can stop for photographs or rest on the way from Hanoi to Hai Phong. Please ask the friendly driver if you would like some coffee or lunch, and he will gladly assist you.

Hanoi: Private Transfer to Hai Phong by Luxury Car

4. Hanoi: Private Transfer to Hai Phong by Luxury Car

By using our private car transfer from Ha Noi to Hai Phong, you will be free to choose the time of arrival and departure. Therefore, you will be flexible and do not need to wait for anybody else! Most essentially, you won’t have to pay any money before our Hanoi to Hai Phong by private car service starts! In other words, you can pay all the costs after finishing the private car transfer to Hai Phong with us. Depending on the time you specified in the Hanoi to Hai Phong private car booking form, our driver will arrive to pick you up at your hotel. As this is your private car transfer, you can customize the itinerary on your own. Moreover, our friendly English-speaking driver will always be willing to help you to know more about Hai Phong. During the 120 km journey, he will introduce to you some beautiful destinations along the way. Additionally, if you want to take some great photos or have a short rest, do not hesitate to ask him to stop. After arriving in Hai Phong, we will drive you to your hotel in the city. Our driver will check the car again in case you left any belongings in the car. Then, it is time to say goodbye to our driver and finish the transfer.

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What people are saying about Hai Phong

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

The Cruise was excellent, as well as the destination of Cat Ba and Lan Hay bay (much less crowded than Halong Bay but equally beautiful).

Excellent performance. Lovely staff, and available. Very comfortable room