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2D1N Cat Ba Highlights Cruise **Including Cycling on Cat Ba Island (w/return transport from Hanoi)
By Sunlight Cruise
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You don't do well with big tour groups. With a cozy group onboard and Sunlight Cruise's 15-year experience, just sit back and hang tight for a great adventure.
2 days 1 night
Group trip (11 travellers per group)
This is a no-frills option for those who are looking for a quick getaway from Hanoi. You will explore the bay by kayaking past the extraordinary karsts landscapes. Enjoy living on the boat for one night and you will also explore Viet Hai- a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the Cat Ba National Park.
Viet Hai Village
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From US$ 113 2,626,350 VND per person
En-suite bathroom cabin on Sunlight Boutique Cruise
Return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter
Transportation, English tour guide
Breakfast x1, Lunch x2, Dinner x1
Fee for kayaking
On-board cooking class
Personal expenses not mentioned above
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay
Today you will explore Lan Ha Bay by kayaking.
Accommodation: Sunlight Classic Cruise - Standard Room
- 7:30 am-8 am Pick-up at the hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area.
- 12.30 pm Arrive at Beo Harbour, transfer by tender to Sunlight Cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions then check in to your cabin.
- 1 pm Vietnamese lunch will be served while you are cruising through the islands.
- 2.30 pm The cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay and into the Cua Van Area. You will be surrounded by extraordinary karst landscape. Explore the bay by kayak.
- 4.30 pm Enjoy swimming in the nearby area.
- 6 pm Chill out on the sundeck, the crews will teach you how to make local spring rolls. You can have a drink and enjoy the sunset.
- 7 pm Dinner will be served
- 8 pm Join the fishing excursion or karaoke, you can also drink at the bar. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village - Hanoi
Cycle on Cat Ba Island
- 7 am Breakfast while the boat cruise to Cat Ba Island. You will then do some cycling to explore the area.
- 8 am Start cycling to Viet Hai Village with your guide. Viet Hai is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the Cat Ba National Park.
- 9.30 am Return to the boat for a shower
- 11 am Lunch
- 12 pm Disembark at Ben Beo Harbour. Get on the bus to return to Hanoi.
- 4.30 pm Arrival at Hanoi. Your driver will drop you off at the hotel.
Meet your guide
With nearly 15 experience years in the tourism industry, Loi knows exactly how to make travellers' trip brighter. Their trips are organised in small groups for a more relaxing experience.
5 years experience
What others are saying
4.9 out of 42 helpful reviews
09 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing two day trip. This trip is highly recommended. The first day was spent kayaking around the bay with a spring roll cooking session and some karaoke in the evening. Day two included a picturesque bike ride to a local village. The room was comfortable and the food was exceptional. Tee was a brilliant tourguide who spoke perfect English and was very funny. Very good value for money considering how expensive some Halong Bay tours can be.
09 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Tee tourguide. Sunlight cruise. Our tour guides Nemo and T were amazing! They were so helpful and very kind. They made sure we were comfortable and having loads of fun. During our boat trip we went kayaking, swimming, had a cooking class, and danced at night in the moonlight!
06 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Hello, last week I went on the 2 day 1 night tour from cat ba to lan ha bay. The pictures of the cruise we were shown before buying the tickets were very different from the boat itself. Our room was dirty, the bathroom was used (the toilet wasn’t flushed) and there was a water leak so the floor was all wet. The cabin walls were broken, the air conditioning had spider webs on it and the cabin door didn’t close well, it opened up in the middle of the night. The bed sheets were dirty and had cigarette Holes on them. Also, the guide was very sweet but didn’t speak very good English, so it was hard to understand. We were supposed to have kayak and swimming at the beach, that’s what the schedule said, but they made us choose between the two activities. Finally, the shuttle bus had no WiFi signal. The landscape was beautiful but the cruise has been a disappointment. I sent an email on Saturday to the address you give whenever you get a bad review on trip advisor, I even attached pictures, but I had no response, so I’m forced to write this here.
05 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Really good tour, thoroughly enjoyed all the itinerary. Kayaking, Cycling, Cooking as well as Squid Fishing and Karaoke in the evening. The crew have the voices of angels haha! Not to mention the food was incredible, loads of variety dishes, never left feeling hungry throughout. The rooms were quite spacious and had decent hot showers. Our tour guide Hai(sorry if wrong) was very informative and always helped when needed. He was with us all every step of the way :)
03 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Had an amazing time on this cruise and would recommend it. It’s the correct value for money. They food was fantastic and plentiful and the accommodation was absolutely fine. Also thanks to Hai our tour guide, he was welcoming and made the trip very enjoyable!!!
Sunlight Cruise Policies
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 Sunlight 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
Packing list for the trip
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket