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Trekking & Kayaking Adventure to Cat Ba National Park & Lan Ha Bay

Overview

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 cave systems and kayaking. This tour takes you away from the crowded tourist areas so you get to truly enjoy the beauty of this stunning bay.

 

Note: This tour is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.

Travel Highlights

  • Cat Ba National Park: surrounded by dense forest jungles, stable karst peaks, and calm, transparent waters. It’s the biggest island in the archipelago Read more!
  • Halong Bay: a UNESCO World Heritage and an extraordinary landscape comprised of transparent waters with countless islands Read more!

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01:HANOI - TREKKING CAT BA NATIONAL PARK - VIET HAI VILLAGE (-/L/D)

You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter at 08:00 to begin the drive to Dinh Vu Harbour. You will then take a 45-minute high-speed boat to Cat Ba Island. After that, you will go to Cat Ba town for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will trek to Viet Hai Village through Cat Ba National Park which is a haven for both bird watching and sightseeing amidst the pristine forest and at Frog Lake. Along the way, you will have the chance to see native cats, squirrels, spotted deer, snakes, thousands of butterflies, and if you’re lucky, one of the rare Cat Ba Langurs.

Rounding out the day, you’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a bungalow in the local village of Viet Hai.

DAY 02:VIET HAI VILLAGE - CRUSING & KAYAKING IN LAN HA BAY (B/L/D)

Breakfast will be served at 07:30 followed by a walk to the top of Marine Hill which offers panoramic views of both Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. On returning to Viet Hai Village, you can try a fish massage or take some time to relax before cycling to Viet Hai Harbour. From here you will board the boat to explore the beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Lunch will be served on-board followed by kayaking excursion around Hang Luon Cave, and if it is hot, the boat will take you to some beautiful wild beaches where you can spend some time swimming and snorkelling before having dinner on-board and spending the night on the boat.

DAY 03:LAN HA BAY - CAT BA ISLAND - HANOI (B/L/-)

After enjoying breakfast on the boat with the sun rising in the background you will continue the cruise around Lan Ha Bay, weaving among the myriad of limestone peaks. On this last day you will also get to visit a fish and shellfish farm and the colourful floating village of Cai Beo. Lunch will again be served on-board (or on land if we have new passengers waiting to embark). You will disembark at around 11:30, return to Hanoi, ending your tour of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.

TOUR PRICE

This trip is organized for private group only. The tariff depends on the number of participants and the tourist season of the year. Please send us an enquiry to get the price of your group and your travel date.

 

Note: Please note that due to cost efficiency, we only organize tour for at least two people.

Inclusions

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
    • Mineral water 2 bottles/person/day.
    • Travel on private, modern & comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with a caring driver for all transfers and ground transportation (except the break time or tour clearly mentioned “WITHOUT DRIVER”).
    • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entry fee for all mentioned sites for visit.
    • Qualified local tour guides during the whole trip (except the break time or tour clearly mentioned “WITHOUT GUIDE”).

Exclusions

    • Domestic & International flight tickets.
    • Transportation vehicles not listed in the itinerary.
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Drink, telephone, laundry and all that is not clearly mentioned in the “INCLUSIONS”.
    • Tips and personal expenses.
    • Insurances.
    • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any

Accommodation List

Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
DestinationAcommodationStarNights
Viet Hai VillageA Nature Whisper Bungalow31
Lan Ha BayPrivate Cruise31

Cancellation by Customer

    • Cancellation received before 15 days: FREE of charge
    • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
    • Cancellation received from 2 days to 6 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
    • Cancellation received less than 1 day prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

FAQs

1. How do I reserve my tours with The Terrible Tour Guide Travel?

Just complete and send the reservation form on our website, making sure that you have given us your e-mail address and phone number. As soon as we receive your request we will contact you to confirm the reservation. It is our policy to reply to all requests within 24 hours.

2. Do you have tours available on specific dates?

Almost all of our tours are daily departure. To make a booking, you must submit a reservation form. Then we process the booking and reply to you within 24 hours.

3. I don’t want to make a reservation online, what can I do?

You can reserve by phone or WhatsApp: You can call our 24/7 call center hotline at + 84 343 470 507 (also available on WhatsApp)

4. Can I make a reservation directly through a travel agent?

Yes, of course if you would like to make a reservation directly with the tour operator or travel agent, you will need to contact them directly. However, we are in good position to make the offer, make the booking and run the trip as we are a local tour operator.

5. What if the preferred hotel is not available?

You will be notified via an e-mail (within 24 hours after placing your order) and we will do our best to suggest or book an alternative similar hotel based on your preferences and our experience.

6. What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?

We can only guarantee bookings made at least 3-working days (not including Sun & Public holidays) before the departure date.

7. How far in advance can I book?

You can book as far as 24 months in advance, but please ensure you remember you have made the reservation. We will charge 30% of total rate is required upon the confirmation of services require full payment 60 days before departure.
You can expect to receive the invoice as a reminder well in advance of your trip.

8. How do I make a reservation for someone else?

To complete a reservation for someone else, simply type in his or her name instead of yours for guest name. Don’t forget to use your email address to receive your confirmation information.

9. What happens to my tour booking if my flight is delayed?

Please inform us and the hotel immediately as any changes or fee will depend on the hotel policy. We will also try our best to offer you similar ground services.

10. Is it reliable to book online?

Making an online reservation is easy and safe. Just complete the secure reservations form (SSL – 128bit), making sure that you give us your e-mail address. As soon as we receive your request we will reply within 24 hours.

Every booking with us will add 1$ US to our humanitarian project to help increase development capacity for ethnic groups in northern Vietnam. At the meantime, we are focusing on helping children in remote mountainous villages in Vietnam, major destinations of our tours.

As travelers, you can join us too. Donations of unwanted clothes, books and toys are welcome and warmly appreciated. You can also take part in our regular mission trips to these hill tribal communities.