Cat Ba 3 Days Tour is a multi-activity trip we run with our local partner in Cat Ba island, Vietnam. This trip is only available for private tour. Experience different adventure activities including trekking, kayaking, and rock climbing…
Cat Ba 3 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong City – Cat Ba Island.
Depart from central Hanoi for an adventure to the Cat Ba archipelago, located about 50 km east of Hai Phong City. The archipelago consists of 366 offshore islands, of which Cat Ba Island is the largest. Cat Ba Town itself is attractively situated around a bay teeming with small boats, many of which belong to pearl or shrimp farmers. This beautiful panorama can viewed from a ocean-side promenade bordered by wooded limestone hills behind the town center. The island is a National Park of Vietnam and was recognized by UNESCO in December 2004 as a Biosphere reserve. Spend your first day relaxing and exploring local markets, beaches, historical sites and locations as you ease into the island lifestyle.
Day 2: Cat Ba Rock Climbing & Kayaking.
Cast off into the less traveled, less touristy, and astoundingly beautiful southern portion of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay. After cruising through a maze of karst towers, we will collect your kayaks from a floating fishing house, and drop anchor in a tranquil cluster of islands. You can kayak through the bay, head to one of the deserted beaches, or just relax on the boat with a good book and cold drink. Our no-forced-itinerary policy allows you to choose your own adventure. Whatever you do, the scenery will no doubt leave you hungry for more…or at least hungry for food!
Enjoy the freshly made lunch on our comfortable boat and then head up to the roof, where your group can relax on pillows and chat about their day. After lunch you’ll land on secluded and uninhabited Moody Beach, where the sea caresses two shorelines beneath a perfect limestone cliff. After a brief introduction, our guides will outfit you with safe and comfortable UIAA certified harnesses, shoes, and helmets. With the coaching of our experienced guides, climb as high as you like over the emerald waters of Lan Ha Bay. On a clear day your cruise home will include a majestic sunset, over calm waters, speckled with islands.
Day 3: Cat Ba National Park – Hanoi.
Enjoy breakfast on Nam Cat Island and return back to our shop on Cat Ba Island afterwards. Our local guide will be already waiting to take you into an area of Cat Ba, unseen by many tourists. Unearth the island’s hidden beauty far from the beaten path. With your local Vietnamese guide, you’ll safely explore the depths of the jungle, to the heights of the limestone-mountains, before emerging from the canopy for a view of the island. Our unique trekking opportunity is a must-see for anyone who wants to discover Cat Ba’s astounding natural beauty and local culture.
Cat Ba private tours
Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity holidays in Vietnam. Options include countryside cycle, biking, road cycling, jungle trek, trekking homestay, mountain hiking, peaks climbs, motorbike, scouter touring, camping, caving expeditions, kayaking, boat trips, cruise, street food, sightseeing, culture tours. Most of our trips are private customized, and specially designed for small group tours, family vacations. The itinerary above – Cat Ba 3 Days Tour is only a sample that can be further customized to fit your requirements better. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect adventure in Vietnam.
Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
- Car transfers.
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Tour leader.
- Local porter(s).
- International travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
Our drivers don’t speak English. It’s possible that a few of them might know some basic words, such as telling time, stop, and lunch. If you’re looking for effective communication throughout the journey, we highly recommend booking a tour guide.
Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, Lotussia Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.
Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.
Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.
As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).
In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.
We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.