Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260km2 that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Cat Ba Island means "Women’s Island" (Cat meaning sandy and Ba meaning women). Legend has it that many centuries ago, three women of the Tran Dynasty were killed and their bodies floated all the way to Cat Ba Island. Each body washed up on a different beach and all three were found by local fishermen. The residents of Cat Ba built a temple for each woman, and the Island soon became known as Cat Ba.
Lan Ha Bay is located in the east of Cat Ba island, overlooks the Van gate and adjacent to Ha Long Bay. It is a gulf-shaped bay with approximately 400 large and small islands, creating a huge picture of the heaven scene. Being different from Ha Long Bay, all of 400 large and small islands in Lan Ha Bay are covered by trees or vegetation, even a tiny island like a peninsula.
ITINERARY CAT BA - LAN HA BAY TOUR 1 DAY:
Pick you up at hotel in Cat Ba
Check in boat. Start cruising through Cai Beo fishing village - the largest and the most traditional fishing village in the North of Vietnam, passing Monkey Island (We do not stop at Monkey Island). Then the boat reaches the heart of Lan Ha Bay with thousands of unique shaped karst towels and emerald water.
Stop at Di San Floating House to visit a family fish farm to see the local’s life, take a photo of the huge "Happy fish" Afterward, the boat continues cruising to the magnificent landscapes before parking at Dau Be Island. Then, discovering the bay on your own way with a double-sharing kayak at Ba Ham Lake, you will explore the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hang down from the ceiling cave creates strange shapes and sizes. This option depends on the tide level of the bay.
Just in case, the tide is too high we will do 2nd option: Cruising through Cua Van Floating Village, passing Rang Dua Island, Frog Island,…Then go kayaking through Dark Cave, Bright Cave)
12.30: Lunch with seafood and traditional Vietnamese food will be served while the boat keeps cruising. After lunch, our captain will choose the best area to anchor. You will have time to relax then take part in interesting activities: jumping from the top of the boat or swimming in Ba Trai Dao Beach.
14.30: Start cruising back to the harbor
15.45: Arrive at the starting point. Say Goodbye to our Crews!
15.30 - 16.00: Van drops at our office.
Finish the trip. If you would like to go back Hanoi on the same day, we can arrange for you.
PRICE: 50 USD/ PAX
- Bus Pick up from the hotel in Cat Ba island.
- Entrance fees.
- English speaking tour guide.
Drinks/ tips for tour guide and crew/personal expense