Hanoi – Cat Ba island Tour - 2 Days

Are you planning to make a trip to Hanoi,Vietnam? For a relaxed cruise with big fun activities of kayaking, swimming or trekking in national park in your Vietnam holidays, Cat Ba island should be listed as a good place to explore in your trip to visit in the north of Vietnam. Let’s have this 2 day Hanoi -Cat Ba island tour reviewed and planned your enjoyable journey with us….

Overview of 2 day Hanoi -Cat Ba Island Tour, overnight in Cat Ba town.

Though being the biggest island in Halong bay, however, Cat Ba island belongs to Hai Phong city administratively.Cat Ba island is bestowed with its pristine beaches, untouched Lan Ha bay & its national park – recognised as the world’s biosphere reserve in 2005.Travelling to Cat Ba island, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of limestone pillars in Lan Ha bay – less touristic than Halong bay, to swim on desserted beaches or to have fun activities of trekking to discover the nature of Cat Ba national park.2 day Hanoi-Cat Ba tour is created with a night in the hotel – suitable for the travellers who are not interested in overnighting on the cruise.In this trip, you will have an interesting discovery of Cat Ba island with leisure cruising, kayaking & swimming in Lan Ha bay and a light trek in the core area of Cat Ba national park.

lan ha bay in Cat Ba ilsland

Scenic Lan Ha bay

Brief itinerary of 2 day Hanoi Cat Ba tour, overnight in the hotel in Cat Ba town.

  • Day 1 : Hanoi bus & speed boat transfer to Cat Ba island, trekking tour to visit Cat Ba national park.Overnight in Cat Ba town hotel (L)
  • Day 2 : Cat Ba island day cruise to explore pristine Lan Ha bay with kayaking & swimming fun.Transfer back to Hanoi (B,L)

What to expect in this 2 day Cat Ba island tour.

  • Stay away from the crowd to peaceful Cat Ba island – the biggest & less touristic island in Halong bay.
  • Explore the pristine nature & stunning scenery of Lan Ha bay – the famous bay in Cat Ba sland with outstanding setting of limestone islands on the sea water.
  • Taking park in big fun activities of kayaking along islands, to mysterious hidden caves or swimming in untouched beaches.
  • Soft trek to discover natures of Kim Giao rainforest, conquer Ngu Lam Peak in the core area of Cat Ba national park – the world’s biosphere reserve.
  • Chances to enjoy delicious & fresh sea food on the trip journey.

Cat Ba day boat

Day cruise to visit Lan Ha bay

Photos on the boat with pax

Photo with paxs on the cruise

Kayaking in Cat Ba island

Kayaking to explore the hidden caves

Trekking in Cat Ba national park

Trekking to visit Cat Ba national park

The detailed program of Hanoi-Cat Ba island tour 2days, spend night in hotel in Cat Ba town.

Day 1 :Hanoi – Cat Ba national park trekking tour.Overnight in Cat Ba town (L) 

  • Between 7h30 am- 8h00 am : pick up at your hotel & transfer to Cat Ba island.You will fast reach Got pier after 1,5 hour on a new highway of Hanoi- Hai Phong city.
  • Around 11h30, arrive in Cat Ba island, have a lunch, then check-in the hotel room.
  • ​In the afternoon, transfer to Cat Ba national park which was recognised as the world’s biosphere reserve.You will have two hours trek into Cat Ba tropical forest & conquer Ngu Lam peak for ​great panoramic view of Cat Ba island & its bay.
  • 17h00 , back to Cat Ba town and spend the rest of your day relaxing in hotel or exploring Cat Ba town.
  • Dinner on your own account and overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Cat Ba island day cruise to explore Lan Ha bay – Hanoi ( B, L)

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you check out the room and be ready for the pick-up at 7h30 a.m and transfer to Beo harbour for a day cruise to explore Lan Ha bay.
  • 8:00: Check-in boat and start cruising through Cai Beo fishing village- the largest and the most traditional fishing village in Cat Ba island, passing Monkey Island (We do not stop at Monkey Island). Then the boat reaches the heart of Lan Ha Bay with thousands of unique shaped karst towels and emerald water.
  • 9.30: Stop at Di San Floating House to visit the family fish farm to see the local’s life, take a photo of the huge “Happy fish”.Afterward, the boat continues cruising to the magnificent landscapes before parking at Dau Be Island. Then, discovering the bay on your own way with a double-sharing kayak at Ba Ham Lake, you will explore the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hanging down from the cave’s ceiling, which creates strange shapes and sizes. This option depends on the tide level of the bay (Just in case, the tide is too high we will do the 2nd option: cruising through Cua Van Floating Village, passing Rang Dua Island, Frog Island,…then go kayaking through Dark Cave, Bright Cave)
  • 12.30: Lunch with seafood and traditional Vietnamese food will be served while the boat keeps cruising. After lunch, our captain will choose the best area to anchor. You will have time to relax then take part in interesting activities: jumping from the top of the boat or swimming in Ba Trai Dao Beach.
  • 14.30: Start cruising back to Cai Beo harbor
  • 15.45: Disembark the cruise & say good bye to our crews.
  • 16:00: The van pick us up and transfer to the meeting point where we get the shuttle bus back to Hanoi by bus & speedboat
  • 19:30: Our bus drop you at our office at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter.The end of 2 day Cat Ba island tour when you are at the doorsteps of your hotel.


Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

The trip includes :

  • Shuttle bus transfer & speed boat transportation Hanoi- Catba island- Hanoi.
  • Professional & experienced tourguide following the travel program.
  • Entrance sightseeing fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cruise to visit Lan Ha bay with kayaking,
  • Hotel room in twin/double shared on basis,
  • Meals as stated in the travel itinerary (B- breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

The trip excludes :

  • Tips to any good services.
  • Drinks & personal expences.
  • Online payment fees.
  • Single room.
  • Hotel room in Hanoi.

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