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halong- lan ha bay

Trekking Cat Ba national park and Cruise in Lan Ha Bay 3Days

  • 3 Days
  • Private/Group tour : 2-15 People
  • Sleep: Cruise & homestay/lodge
  • Difficulty : Gentle (2/5) Hiking through jungle
  • Pickup: from Hanoi
  • Min Age : 12+

“ Cruise along Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay — the less-touristy alternatives to Halong Bay.

Our Cat Ba and Lan Ha Bay 3 days 2 nights – Hiking & Cruise private tour 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.

Recommended Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Google Map)

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Hanoi

Price Includes

  • Round trip transportation by prviate car from your hotel to Cat Ba and back
  • Private cabin with ensuite bathroom in Cruise Lan Ha Legend
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and signseeing fees
  • Water: 1 little/day/person
  • Kayaking
  • Private room in bungalow /homestay in Viet Hai village ( Shared room)if you want to a private single room, let talk to our travel consultant

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Personal items: Clothes, rain-gear
  • Beverage: Extra drinks
  • International Travel Insurance


  • Comfortable walking/trekking shoes
  • Light comfortable clothes and warm clothes in winter time ( from Oct to Feb)
  • Take a small day backpack for hiking
  • Insect/mosquito repellent, sun cream, sun hat, light raincoat
  • Swimming suit
What to Expect
  • Spetacular beauty of Lan Ha Bay - with best spots for photography
  • Interesting and unique hiking journey in Cat Ba National Park
  • Relax with various water activities: Swimming, kakayking
  • Experience overnight on the cruise & enjoy the tasty Vietnamese sea food
  • Less touristic, quiet area, merge with nature, alternative of Halong Bay
  • Well organization and flexible program with best price


You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter at 07:00 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 the 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 birds watching and sightseeing amidst the pristine forest and at Frog Lake. Enjoy 2 or 3 hours trekking through the Kim Giao forest (which provides the wood for chopsticks) to the top of the mountain where you can see a breathtaking view of valleys. Bird watching and if you are lucky, you will see some wild animals: Squirrels, snakes, frogs, thousands of butterflies. 

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

Highlights and activities: Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai fishing village, and a 10-12km hike 3hrs.

Day 2Discover 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 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 onboard followed by kayaking excursion around Bright and Dark Cave, and if it is hot, the boat will take you to some beautiful wild beaches where you can spend some time swimming and snorkeling before having dinner on board and spending the night on the boat.

Highlights and activities: Viet Hai village, Marine Hill, Bright and Dark Cave, Lan Ha Bay, a 3-5km trek, and 1 hour of kayaking.

Day 3LAN HA BAY– CAT BA – HA NOI (160KM) (B,L )

Waking up for a new day to enjoy the sunrise and recharge your energy with fresh breakfast, tea, coffee & cake which is ready to serve you from 7h00 – 8h30.

Following the unique route will lead you to visit a small beautiful lagoon with some original floating house where we experience daily life & culture, go catching fishes with nets & local people. If you catch fishes, you & our chef will cook for a fun meal. These is amazing activities which only our cruise arranges. Or you can relax & enjoy a calm morning on the boat, swimming around the cruise in the emerald water.

Around 9h30: Back to the Lan Ha Legend boat, check-out time & enjoy a cooking class (Vietnamese Spring Roll making) when the boat cruising back to habour.

An early lunch will be served on boat before arriving at the Halong bay Cruises harbor.

12h30: Disembark harbor, return to Hanoi, ending your tour of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.

P/s: The itinerary can change according to your requirements.


I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it’s no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.

If you want to travel to your own tune, you’ll be in good company with Zonitrip. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.

We’ll match you with the group having suit your departure time, so you can share the tour cost. About single supplements like accommodation, most of our homestay have a single mattress so it’s very convenient for solo travel. If you want to upgrade a private room, the small surcharge can be accepted.
If at the departure time you want, we haven’t had any other group, you can book in advance or deposit to keep a sit. We will inform you of the update or customized suitable or better options.

You can also find many travel ideas and tours here in the best solo travel destinations. Don’t worry, let contact with us.
Email: info@zonitrip.com
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How about accommodation?

Zoitrip offer many private cruises to visit Lan Ha bay, Halong bay, Bai tu long bay & overnight on boat but start from Hanoi to Cat Ba island where less touristy than Halong bay:

General information about cruises:

  • Solar panels are used to charge the batteries on boats.
  • Batteries for fans and lightening systems (no noise and vibration from generators when  sleeping)
  • All the cabins are with private bathrooms.
  • Sundecks are available on tops.
  • All the boats have dining area.
  • Anchor at quiet places for overnight, not the common place where hundreds of boats staying there.
  • We always try to stay away from crowded places.
  • The boat trips from Cat Ba island, not like other regular tours (from Ha Long city).
  • All the boats are equipped with auto water-level warning system, strictly followed safety standards.

How's about the food?

We would like to say the food on tours is one of the most important reasons to make our clients come back for more.
We serve almost local Vietnamese food on the tour. Generally, Vietnamese food is light but it’s surely not boring and so healthy. We can be sure all food is fresh with a lot of vegetables, especially for vegetarians.
We sometimes choose a basic roadside restaurant for meals or eating at the homestay but the food is always fresh, tasty and plenty to choose.
Such as famous PHO (rice noodle soup), BUN CHA (special noodle with grilled pork), NEM (Spring rolls)…The local people have different methods to cook so we can be sure you can have different food for each meal during the long adventure tours in Vietnam. 

How do I book and pay?

All our quotes are in USD/VND. We accept Visa/MasterCard by either directly giving us your card details or using our authorized payment form, Western Union, bank transfers or cash ( USD & VND).
Once you have agreed on an itinerary or service we will ask for a 30% deposit and start making reservations for you. Once all reservations have been made we will confirm back to you. The final balance is due on your arrival in our area or before your tour departs.

What is cancellation policy?

  • Once you have paid 30% non-refundable deposit your trip is confirmed.
  • Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by ZONITRIP
  • For cancellations made within 7 days and 48 hrs before the day of the service, we reserve the right to retain 25% of the due amount.
  • For cancellations made within 48 hrs of the tour, we reserve the right to retain the full fee.
  • No refunds are given in case of force majeure
  • No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has begun for any reasons whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no show up
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