Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
07:00 Be picked up at the hotel, heading to Hai Phong City for a hydrofoil boat to the first stop – Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba is the great combination of the forest and the sea that create the most amazing view ever. In addition, “Pearl Island” is the warmest name anyone coming here calls it where the water that is as clear as the white blue sky and thousands of wild islets are integrated.
Arrive upon Cat Ba Island after about 3-hour drive from Hanoi, our tour guide will be ready taking you to Beo Pier where you will board on a traditional sailing junk and start cruising around the fishing villages in this region. At Cat Ba Island, Cai Beo (or Vung O) fishing village is one of the most ancient villages of al country with approximately 300 families living and catching seafood. Therefore you will have the chance of studying the historic values and enjoy the daily lifestyle of fishermen here at one of the oldest, largest-scaled fishing communities in Vietnam. After that, noon also comes and lunch will be served right on the junk so you can try local specialties while experiencing the breath-taking beauty of Lan Ha Bay which is formed by hundreds of wonderful limestone islands and islets of all shapes and sizes.
Romantic sunset moment is so spectacular that you should never miss on water surface of Cat Ba Island before sailing back to have dinner and have a rest at Cai Ba Homestay on the Island.
Day 2: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B/L)
Here we are on the most fresh and the richest World biosphere reserve in Vietnam, you will start cycling to Cat Ba National Park, then hiking through Kim Giao forest to the top of Ngu Lam Peak where you can see the panoramic view of the island. In details, Cat Ba National Park is the best gene reserve place as it is the special combination of various ecosystems with thousands of rare floras and faunas including species on the verge of extinction. After spending two hours among wild nature and you must feel hungry then it’s time for you to get back to the homestay for a big lunch.
Since there is only one high-speed boat between city center and Cat Ba Island in one day, you will be transferred to the pier for the boat getting back to Hai Phong City before being picked up back to Hanoi on a private car at 17:00.
End of tour.