Boat trip

Traditional Sailing Junk

Take a traditional Chinese fishing junk around the Cat Ba area to experience the beauty and tranquility of the ocean sights surrounding the island and Ha Long Bay area. These junks were built in Pak Hoi and in the picturesque fishing port of Apowan on Cat Ba Island.  They operate throughout the Bay of Along, from the waves of Fai Tsi Long, to the Norway Islands, and even on the shoals of Bach Long Vi Islet in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.

During the American War, these junks were incredibly useful as mine sweepers in the area due to their extremely flat bottom and versatile steering.

Today, you can take a trip back in time without the disturbing sound of motor engines to places where local old-timers still boast about the era of their grand fathers, when the main town of CatBa was dotted with casinos, opium lounges and Tuong Opera-like theatre for off-shore Chinese mercenaries.

 

Itinerary:

08h00: Pick up and transfer to Ben Beo pier.

08h30: Board the Junk and sail out to our neighborhood floating village.  Witness everyday life of local fishermen.

Kayak to visit Three Tunnel Lagoon and Cave (tide dependant).

11h30: Lunch onboard, then relax and swim on secluded beaches.  Snorkels are available upon request.

13h00: Cruise toward Three Peaches Island, which is famous for crystal waters and secluded beaches.  Kayak to the beach Temple before going back to the Junk.  Cruise back to Ben Beo pier.

16h00: Arrive in Ben Beo, car transfer back to Cat Ba town.

 Price:

Group of 2 people: $80US/person

Group of 3 – 6 people: $50US/person

Solo: $140US

Included: Local Guide, food for lunch, motorbike pick up and car transfer back, REAL sailing Junk, kayaking equipment, entrance fee

Not included: Drinks, Tips and Insurance

Biking full day

Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve covers approximately half of the land area of Cat Ba Island, and also includes a large area of marine ecosystems.

In fact, it is the first protected area in Vietnam that comprises of a marine and a terrestrial component.  This, combined with the vast number of threatened indigenous species and rich natural diversity, makes Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve of international importance.  One of the most renowned residents of the reserve is the elusive Cat Ba Langur.  A few years ago there were only 60 adults in the population of this endangered primate, which lives nowhere else on the planet

The National Park itself is beautifully peaceful; a haven of lofty trees and gently rustling undergrowth, dripping down precipitous limestone crags like a freezeframe of a rich, green waterfall

 Itinerary:

08h00: Mountain Bike along the jungle way to get to Cat Ba National park for visiting Hang Quan Y (Hospital cave where used to be hospital during Vietnam war) .

09h30: Ride to family zoo in the center of Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve

10h30: Following the dirt road to Cat Ba Eco Lodge for lunch.

13h15: Hike to Lien Minh – Which also called Butterfly Valley: the local village where is not yet on the tourist map of Cat Ba National Park.  Enjoy the panoramic jungle views and fresh air.

14h30: Ride back to Cat Ba town via the ocean road (12km)

16h00: Back to Cat Ba homestay

Price:

Group of 2 people: $35US/person

Group of 3 – 6 people: $30US/person

Solo: $69US

 Note:

Option car pick up for the way back: $20US/car

 

Included: Local Guide, food for lunch, Entrance ticket, Mountain Bike Trek 4500, water for biking.

Not included: Drinks, Tips and Insurance

 

kayak full day

Kayaking is the best way to see Lan Ha bay in an eco-way. Grab your paddle – we take you on unique kayaking routes through explore deserted lagoons, unspoiled grottos and caves, and beautiful sandy beaches. Our fleet comprises of single and tandem kayaks, well maintained and seaworthy.

Rent them by the day, half-day, or hour for a peaceful and informal way to explore the beauty of the bay.

Itinerary:

08h00: Pick up and transfer to Ben Beo pier.

08h30: Kayak out to the middle of Lan Ha bay off shore from Ben Beo pier.. Witness everyday life of local fishermen.

Kayak to visit Ancient Capital cave (tidal permission)

11h30: Lunch at local floating fish farm, then relax and swim on secluded beaches.  Snorkels are available upon request.

13h00: More paddling in the afternoon to explore Tay Keo lagoon and Van Boi beach.

16h00: Arrive in Ben Beo, car transfer back to Cat Ba homestay.

 Price :

Group of 2 people: $43US/person

Group of 3 – 6 people: $38US/person

Solo: $59US

Note:

Please contact us for big group discount

Kayak for rent (per hour/half day/full day) is available upon request.

Included: English-speaking local Guide, food for lunch, motorbike pick up and car transfer back, bamboo boat riding, kayaking equipment, entrance fee

Not included: Drinks, Tips and Insurance

Trekking full day

Immerse yourself in the deepest, most remote depths of Cat Ba National Park with our trekking route.  The four hour hiking through Cat Ba National Park to Viet Hai Village gives you a chance to see the panorama of Lan Ha bay from the mountain summits.

Itinerary:  

08h00: Pick up and transfer to the entrance gate of Cat Ba National Park

08h30: Follow the mountain path across Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve to get to Viet Hai village.

12h00: Have lunch at “Whispering Nature”, a locally run restaurant.

13h00: Easy cycle ride out to Viet Hai quay to catch a bamboo boat back to Ben Beo.

16h00: Arrive in Ben Beo pier. Car transfer back to Cat Ba homestay.

Price:

Group of 2 people: $34US/person

Group of 3 – 6 people: $27US/person

Solo: $57US

Note: Please contact us for big group discount

 Included: English-speaking local Guide, food for lunch, van pick up and transfer, bamboo boat riding, entrance fee.

Not included: Drinks, Tips and Insurance

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