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1 Day Best Value Cat Ba Cruise

By Alibaba Tours

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You are on a budget but don't want to compromise on experience. The group size is bigger but your guides will make sure you have a comfortable and fulfilling trip.


1 day
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
You will enjoy a one-day boat ride around Lan Ha Bay and its highlights. Experience kayaking through limestone karsts and hidden lagoons, hiking up the Monkey Island for a panoramic view of the bay. You will spot many picture-perfect moments while cruising through the floating villages too.

Trip Highlights

Three Peaches Islet (Ba Trai Dao)
Floating Village
Monkey Island
Bright & Dark Cave
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 15 348,583 VND per person
  • Kayaking
  • Hike up to Monkey Island
  • Park fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
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Your hotel in Cat Ba Town.
Your hotel in Cat Ba Town.


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Monkey Island - Ba Trai Dao - Cat Ba
Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Monkey Island - Ba Trai Dao - Cat Ba

Today you will kayak through lagoons, limestone karsts, hike up to Monkey Island and relax on Three Peaches Island.

  • 07:45: Pick up from hotel in Cat Ba Town
  • 8:00: Pick up at Alibaba Hotel ("Cat Ba Plaza" on Google Maps). Short walk over to Beo dock.
  • 8:15: Check in on the boat and ride through Cai Beo fishing village - the largest and most traditional fishing village in the north of Vietnam
  • 9:00: Monkey Island: you are there for one hour to see monkeys, walk along the beach, and trek to the highest point to see the 360 views of the beautiful bay. (closed-toe shoes advised)
  • 10:30: Boat ride through Lan Ha Bay to the kayaking village. Kayak through rock archways and water caves. Lunch is provided on the boat where you will get to try some local dishes. Refreshments are available for purchase.
  • After lunch, the captain will choose the best area to anchor. You will have time to relax on the dock, jump from the top of the boat, or swim in Ba Trai Dao Beach. Snorkelling is optional.
  • 16:30 - 17:00 : Return to Cat Ba Town, the bus will drop you off at your hotel.

Meet your guide

Alibaba Tours

Established in 2016, Alibaba is a local travel company specializing in local experiences. Having worked in tourism for over 5 years, each member of the team deeply understands customer's expectations and what they want to see while travelling in Vietnam. Mr Ba, the owner hopes to create meaningful travels through local activities such as fishing with a fisherman, kayaking to learn about the local life living on the water and hiking in the National Park to enjoy amazing things in nature.
4 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 40 helpful reviews
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing experience. I travel by myself in Vietnam. And I had the luck to explore the Halong bay, with this tour. Ba the captain, is very enthusiastic, he will do everything that you feel like in this family.He is also born here and he is an ancient fishermen, so he know a lot of details about the bay. I can just say do it and enjoy.
11 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Wonderful boat trip! Everything was excellent from the very start/pick up from the hotel. We took a group boat trip but not many people were there which made it very private event. You get aprox 1 hour to see the monkey island, 2 hours for kayaking and and an excellent dinner - big bowl of rice, tasty tofu, very fresh and well seasoned spinach and a fish.
Lee B
07 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
What a wonderful day. From the first pick-up at our hotel promptly on 8.00am to the final drop-off at exactly 4.30 pm the day went like precision clockwork .The bus trip across the island to the boat harbour gave a broader picture of life on the island . The boat was sea-worthy , clean & comfortable , & the captain , Mr. Ba was fluent in English , warm & welcoming . The boat trip itself was fantastic through a myriad of sheer-cliffed islands & all the activities were great , well prepared & well catered for .The climb to the top of the mountain was too tough for we 70 year olds but we went halfway & still got a fabulous view . We took the opportunity of the extra time to swim in the pleasant temperatured & clean water . Kayaking great , diving great . The lunch was the best we have had in Vietnam . A whole fish beautifully cooked & presented , rice , egg , vegetables , tofu ; all great .Cooking was done by Mr. Ba's brother as this is a small family business .I would rate it as the best day we had in Vietnam . Thank you Mr Ba .
04 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Very nice kayak trip. We did the 8:00-17:00 kayak trip during off season and very much liked the offer, people and the food.
13 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Awesome Tour of the beautiful limestone islands in Ha Long Bay, from Ca_t Ba island. Tour guide/captain/crew were all super friendly! The food was great that they served us for lunch! Must climb up to the top of Monkey Island.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Alibaba Tours 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.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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