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1 Day Cruise | Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay

By LTravel

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You want an affordable short trip that covers the best of Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay. You'll get to swim, trek, kayak, and explore — talk about no-frills and good-value!


1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This option includes kayaking, visit to local fishing villages, swimming in quiet lagoons and a hike up to Monkey Island. The boat will also cruise up north where you get to see the fabled Halong Bay, followed by a bunch of fun activities around Lan Ha Bay.

Trip Highlights

Three Peaches Islet (Ba Trai Dao)
Floating Village
Monkey Island
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

US$ 25 581,047 VND per person
  • Pick up and drop up around Cat Ba Town
  • Group boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Kayaks (single or double kayak are available)
  • Lunch (available for vegan/vegetarian)
  • Dry bag
  • Towel
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
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Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.
Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.
Other Notes

In case you want to return to Cat Ba town early (around 3.30 pm) to catch the last bus, a private speedboat pick up can be arranged at Ba Trai Dao (around 3 pm). It costs 600,000 VND with a max capacity of 4 guests.


Trips available daily
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Bookings should be made at least 1 day 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: Cat Ba - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba
Cat Ba - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba

Today you will enjoy kayaking through hundreds of limestone islets, visiting local fish farm and hiking to Monkey Island.

  • 8:00-8.30: Pick up from your Cat Ba hotel and travel by bus to Ben Beo harbor.
  • 8:30-11:00: Board and cruise north around Lan Ha Bay. See hundreds of small islands and sandy beaches of different shapes (e.g. candles, toads, seals) along the way.
  • Head north to Ha Long Bay, the beautiful UNESCO heritage site.
  • Take a first jump to middle of Ha Long bay for swimming.
  • Return to the boat to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • 12.00: Travel back to Lan Ha Bay to kayak for 1.5 hour through the rock arch tunnels cave, to hidden lagoons and discover the Dark & Bright cave.
  • 13.30: Stop at Three Peachs beach for swimming to a beautiful hidden lagoon, jump from the boat roof into the water to reach a deserted island and hidden jungle.
  • 15.00: Travel to Monkey Island to take panoramic photos of Lan Ha Bay.
  • Monkey Island is also an ideal place to swim in the clear blue water and white sand.
  • 16:30-17:00: Pass through Cai Beo floating fishing village, enjoy the start of Cat Ba’s world-famous sunset, and head back to Ben Beo harbor.
  • 17:15 The van will be waiting for you at Ben Beo harbor and will take you back to your hostel in Cat Ba town.

Meet your guide


Luc started the business with an aim to show his home island to travellers from all over the world. With his extensive experience in managing trips around the island, he makes sure everyone can enjoy great-value trips with a local guide.
3 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 44 helpful reviews
07 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
The trip was amazing! Kayaking, swimming, hiking all you can ever want! Good food and Rocket is very friendly. 10/10 can recommend!
06 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Had a fantastic day today. I am travelling alone but met a really great group and had a brilliant day seeing ha long bay. All staff are really funny, friendly and helpful.
05 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We really enjoyed our cruise with Rocket, kayaking was great experience, we really liked Monkey Island, even got great lunch. Rocket was helping and caring. Thank you!
leonard k
04 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing tour! Enjoyed the tour with my friends! The guide was great! Just a few tourists because of low season in February!
04 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had the best time with Rocket and Dao. The food was amazing and we had an amazing explanation of the natural park. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to visit the bay.

LTravel Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As LTravel 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
Change of clothes
Dry bag
Slippers/ sandals

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