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1 Day Lan Ha Bay Cruise with transport from Hanoi **Includes Trek in Cat Ba National Park

By Vietnam Tonkin Cruise

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You're in Hanoi and want an adventurous alternative to Halong Bay. Apart from the usual swimming and kayaking, you'll also hike in the beautiful Cat Ba National Park.


1 day
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
This option is packed with the essentials of Cat Ba Island. Start the morning by cruising to Lan Ha Bay, kayak at pristine lagoons and take a dip if you wish. You will also visit a remarkable grotto in Cat Ba National Park. Return transfer from Hanoi is provided so you can explore worry-free!

Trip Highlights

Trung Trang Cave
Cat Ba National Park
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 47.33 1,099,964 VND per person
  • Return transfer from hotel in Hanoi Old quarter
  • Lunch onboard
  • Bottled water on the shuttle bus
  • Welcome drink on board
  • Cooking class (Making Vietnamese Spring rolls)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking or a small local boat ride in Lan Ha bay
  • English speaking guide
  • Other beverages
  • Travel insurance
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Scheduled Trip Dates

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Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hanoi
Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba National Park - Hanoi

Today you will sail through the beautiful islets in Lan Ha Bay, kayak to hidden lagoons and visit a cave in Cat Ba.

  • 07:00: Pick up from hotel in Hanoi
  • 10:15: Arrive at GOT harbour in Hai Phong City. Board the boat and enjoy welcome drinks.
  • Admire the magical landscapes while cruising to Lan Ha Bay. You will pass by Da Chong Islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.
  • 12:15: Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine and fresh seafood
  • 13:30: Kayak at the pristine lagoons/ swim in the waters
  • 15:00: You will cruise back to GOT Port and be transferred to Cat Ba national park by a shuttle bus.
  • 15.50: Visit the most beautiful grotto in Cat Ba national park
  • 16:45: The boat will begin its journey back to the main harbour. Enjoy sunset on the deck with fresh fruits and tea. You can also see how traditional Vietnamese spring rolls are made.
  • 18:00: Arrival at the harbour. Transfer back to Hanoi.
  • 20:30: End of the trip

Meet your guide

Vietnam Tonkin Cruise

Alex and his team are experienced in organising trips around Northern Vietnam. Customers love their enthusiasm in guiding and great value of the trips. They take great care to bring their customers down the less trodden paths even in such popular places like Halong Bay.
6 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 45 helpful reviews
08 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Can was one of the best guide we've got in Vietnam. He's friendly & professional. He taught us lots of useful information about the culture & history. The lunch was very good & we appreciated vegetarian option. The kayaking in my own was excellent!
03 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
It's very good experience! clean & very well maintained cruise ship. The guide Tran was friendly & smiling. Highly recommend!
30 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
A day of fun, beauty, and delicious food! We had an amazing day! Jack was a great tour guide. The food was delicious and the views were incredible! Highly recommend!
Maruf Asheq
22 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
The overall programme was very well organised starting from picking up from hotel in the morning to dropping off in the evening. Jack was an amazing personality! I named him as Captain Jack Sparrow. During the whole day programme he assisted us in many ways starting from guiding us with sight seeing to serving with the foods! And he is an expert navigator and a good chef as well! A multi talented guy indeed! And obviously thanks to the cruise company for arranging such a well managed luxury package. Good luck ahead!
Carly H
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend this trip! Our hotel was tricky to find but they made sure to keep in good communication with us while they figured out how to pick us up, they were also very accommodating to any dietary restrictions. The tour itself was very fun, a lot of time for activities and time to just sit back and relax and enjoy the views. Our tour guide Jack was also great, very nice and informative!

Vietnam Tonkin Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 9) will pay a discounted price
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Strict Cancellation Policy
As Vietnam Tonkin Cruise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

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