Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches.
Due to it being a fair way from Halong City, not so many tourist boats venture here, meaning Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated appeal. Sailing and kayak trips here are best organised in Cat Ba Town.
Geologically, Lan Ha is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province of Vietnam. Around 200 species of fish, 500 species of mollusc, 400 species of arthropod, and numerous hard and soft coral live in the waters here, while larger marine animals in the area include seals and three species of dolphin.
DAY 1: HA LONG – LAN HA BAY KAYKING – CAT ONG ISLAND
7:30AM – 8:30AM guide and car will pickup from the Old Quarter to go to Gia Luan port in Cat Ba
12:05PM get on the cruise, have lunch & start cruising through Ha Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay
14:30PM tour guide take everybody kayaking at Dark – Light cave between Ha Long bay & Lan Ha
16:00PM swimming at Ba Trai Dao area – one of the most beautiful area in Lan Ha bay and have
chance to see coral reef (depend on the season)
17:30PM arrive at Cat Ong island, check-in and receive welcome drinks, witness the amazing view
from Cat Ong island
19:00PM dinner on the island follow Vietnamese – Western mix menu.
20:00PM free time activities at the bar area.
22:30PM bonfire at the beach or sleep early for next day activities
DAY 2: CAT ONG ISLAND – SUNSET BEACH - BEACH BREAK
7:30AM – 9:00AM breakfast on the island. Everybody can wake up early for the sunrise on our island.
9:30AM optional trekking on Cat Ong hills.
10:00AM – 11:30AM free time on the beach, swimming, kayaking is optional. 11:00AM for room
services (follow your request).
11:30AM lunch on the island follow set menu.
16:00PM trekking to Sunset beach – a hidden beach on the other side of Cat Ong island and heading
back with a small boat in the afternoon.
19:00PM dinner on the island with the new guesses.
20:00PM free time activities at the bar area, bonfire and dancing on the beach.
DAY 3: CAT ONG ISLAND/CAT BA NATIONAL PARK TREKKING- HANOI
7:00AM – 8:00AM breakfast on the island. Everybody will check out after breakfast.
8:15AM leaving the island by a small boat to Cat Ba island and using a bus to go to Cat Ba national
9:00AM – 11:30AM tour guide will take everybody for a 2-hour trekking at Cat Ba national park to
Ngu Lam peak. Everybody can have a panoramic view of Cat Ba island.
11:45AM lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cat Ba. After lunch, our car will pickup every-
body and goes back to Hanoi. We will be back to Hanoi around 17:30PM, end of a wonderful
*Note: the options/itinerary depends on the weather, level of the water & season, and can be changed by your
choice. We will make sure that everybody has a full itinerary.