The two day and one night trip to Ha Long and Cat Ba Island is a good choice for those who have a limited time but want to experience more things. With this trip, you’ll have an opportunity to combine a cruising trip to Ha Long Bay and discover the beauty of Cat Ba Island. In the Cat Ba archipelago you will have a wonderful time walking on the beach, swimming and photographing the beauty of the island at sunset or dawn. There are plenty of things to see and do on Cat Ba Island.
The Bay is accomodation of many fishing communities, including the 4 communes of Cua Van, Cong Tau, Vong Vieng and Ba Hang with a population of more than 1,600 people. The residents live on floating houses and boats, making their own lives by fishing and aquaculture.
DAY 1: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – CAT BA TOWN
07:30 – 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then take a 3.5 hour drive through the rice fields to Ha Long.
12:30 Board daily Dragon Cruise, going through the limestone mountains projecting out of the emerald water.
13:30 Enjoy Vietnamese lunch on board while passing by beautiful Dog Stone, Incense Burner islet.
14:00 Stop at a fishing village to see the local fishermen community and learn more about their life in Ha Long. Continue passing by the symbol of Ha Long Bay, a “Fighting cock” rock for photo-hunting.
15:00 Visit Thien cung cave, the biggest one in Ha Long with thousands of wonderful stalagmites and stalactites in magical forms and shapes.
16:00 Get dropped off at Gia Luan dock, Cat Ba Island. Bus takes you for a scenic drive through Cat Ba National Park to Cat Ba Town.
17:00 Check in hotel, relax in the bar or go to Cat Co beaches nearby for swimming, sun-bathing at sun set.
19:00 Enjoy dinner in hotel restaurant. Free time in the evening to discover Cat Ba Island’s night life. Stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2: CAT BA – HA LONG – HANOI
07:00 Have breakfast in hotel. Then bus takes you back to the harbor again.
09:00 Board our cruise
11:40 Leave the boat. You have a short rest before the bus drive to the restaurant in Ha Long city.
13:00 Say good bye to Ha Long, take a bus ride back to Hanoi.
17:30 Get dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. Tour ends.