The nature will be closer than ever before when tourists will have chance to explore the magnificent landscape at these two destinations where tourists will take part in a variety of energetic activities amidst nature and are brought special experience they can find nowhere else.
Situated in the Northeast region of Vietnam, Halong Bay (Quang Ninh province) is a part of the Gulf of Tonkin while Cat Ba Island (Hai Phong City) borders it to the Southwest with the mainland coast extends 120 km. Cat Ba Island is one the popular attraction for travelers when they join Halong Bay tours since tourists usually spend one night overnight on cruise in Halong Bay and then head to the Island on the next day.
While Halong Bay is well known as the World Natural Heritage site in Vietnam recognized twice by UNESCO with over 1,600 limestone islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin and typical Karst landscape created by a complex chain of millions of years of geological movement.
Besides, Cat Ba Island is also recognized as Halong’s twin although it owns other features and still keeps the original characteristics. Cat Ba Island once was the place for only fishermen has a variety of natural ecosystems with limestone cliffs, tropical forests, pristine beaches and magical grottoes. Even from the beginning until now, the local residents live in Cat Ba town and their floating villages are around the Island. Tourists arrive here and join many activities on the island including trekking through Cat Ba National Park, cycling through villages with mountainous landscape, kayaking to explore the bay or swimming and setting free in natural beaches.
Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island is considered the most attractive ecotourism complex that is especially suitable for those who are interested in sustainable nature and adventure tourism. The two places are remarkable tourist attractions for nothing but the gorgeous and unspoiled beauty which is one of suitable features for ecotourism. It is promising to develop ecotourism with Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island of stunning landscapes unspoiled by humans. Coming to these waterway regions owing the most typical characteristic culture and customs of the local fishing and floating villages, so here comes a chance for tourists to learn and experience more about their daily lifestyle, to meet friendly, hospitable residents and to savor the delicious seafood meals.