This 3- day adventure will take you through the karst-studded waters of Lan Ha Bay to the stunning Cat Ba Island. As well as taking in some of the most incredible areas in the north of Vietnam, this action-packed trip is full of unforgettable experiences including cruising on a traditional wooden sailboat, hiking through a beautiful national park, staying with local families, discovering caves system and kayaking. This tour takes you away from the crowded tourist areas so you really enjoy the beauty of this stunning bay.
We had a personalized 4-day, 3-night trip to Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Van Long Natural Area and Cuc Phuong National Park. We are a party of 4, all in our early 60s, looking to explore the natural environment of this part of the world. Our trip was fun and memorable. Two of the three nights we stayed in guest houses in national parks, which we loved. Although the weather was unseasonably chilly, we still went all of the places we wanted to go, and saw fantastic natural beauty. The TTG arranged for a great park ranger for our visit to Cuc Phuong, who knew all of the birds and quadrupled the bird list we’d been keeping in Vietnam. We highly recommend TTGT.
I cannot recommend The Terrible Tour Guide more highly. Of all the decisions I’ve made towards this trip, deciding to work with this company, was like a gift from the universe. Everywhere we went, whether it was on a small boat with a fisherman, who cooked us food he’d just caught, and played the guitar as we rocked on Cat Ba bay, or if it was staying in the most picturesque bungalow hotel nestled into the mountains, or if it was doing a hardcore, truly badas* jungle trek–I knew we were traveling with the best of the best. Joey was constantly checking in to provide extra tips on where to find the best food, or best sunsets. Even after our trip was over, we stayed in touch, always knowing that any question we had while in Vietnam, Joey would be ready to help us out with the best kept secrets. Vietnam was a treasure, and it was largely because of our experience with The Terrible Tour Guide. If you’re looking for an experience that is far from gimmicky, a trip that will put you in touch with the heartbeat of a country, this is the tour group to pick. Thank you so much!