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1-Day Deluxe Cat Ba Cruise **Cycling in Viet Hai Village

By D'Charme Cruise

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You wish to discover the countryside and cycle in Viet Hai Village as most day cruises don't cruise to Viet Hai.

Overview

Less than 1 day
Group trip (25 travellers per group)
Discover Lan Ha Bay and Viet Hai Village on a 1-Day Deluxe Cruise. This is one of the few day cruises that bring you to Viet Hai Village to discover Cat Ba Island's countryside. Get involved in a variety of activities such as kayaking, swimming and cycling. You will also enjoy a complimentary cocktail during the sunset party.

Trip Highlights

Three Peaches Islet (Ba Trai Dao)
Floating Village
Viet Hai Village
Trung Trang Cave
Cat Ba National Park
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 29 674,043 VND per person
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • 1 bottle of water on board
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Activities covered in the itinerary: swimming, kayaking, snorkelling
  • 1 glass of cocktail and fruit in Sunset Party
  • Return transfer from guests hotel in the centre of Cat Ba Town
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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Transport

Pick-up
07:45AM
Your hotel in the centre of Cat Ba Town
Drop-off
05:00PM
Your hotel in the centre of Cat Ba Town

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Cat Ba town - Cai Beo port - Viet Hai village - Dark and Sang cave - Ba Trai Dao - Ben Beo - Cat Ba town
Cat Ba town - Cai Beo port - Viet Hai village - Dark and Sang cave - Ba Trai Dao - Ben Beo - Cat Ba town

Today you will learn about life and culture of indigenous people belonging to the Visit Viet Hai village and Cai Beo floating fishing village.

  • 7:45 - 8:00: Pick up at your hotel in the centre of Cat Ba town
  • 8:20: Arrive at Cai Beo port and transfer to the yacht.
  • 8:30: Head to Cai Beo floating fishing village. Observe the daily work-life of the locals
  • 9:30: Visit Viet Hai village - a small village nestled in Cat Ba national forest, natural scenery woven in harmony between mountains, streams, fields and the warmth of old houses. Learn about the life and culture of indigenous people, before leaving the village, remember to enjoy a small cup of rice wine - the speciality of this place.
  • 11:30: Transfer back to the yacht, lunch served with the local specialities.
  • 12h30: Head to Dark cave and Sang cave located near Ha Long Bay. Kayak through the narrow gaps and caves formed by limestone mountains.
  • 14h30: Visit Ba Trai Dao. Swim and dive to see the corals in the clear waters of Lan Ha Bay.
  • 15h30: Return to the boat. Enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine and some fresh fruits.
  • 17h00: Return to Ben Beo & transfer to your hotel in Cat Ba town.

Meet your guide

D'Charme Cruise

D'Charme Cruise belongs to Cat Ba Panorama, which was founded by a group of experienced tour guides who are eager in growing Cat Ba's tourism activities. The cruise is one of the few day cruises in Cat Ba that offers Deluxe facilities. D'Charme will bring you on a rustic journey; to show you the local fisherman life, the natural bay beauty and wilderness in Cat Ba Island.
1 year experience
Fluent English
Litter-Free

What others are saying

5.0 out of 41 helpful reviews
AisB, Ireland
17 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We did the 1 day Lan Ha Bay cruise today and it was excellent! We had debated a bit about what company to go with, how much to spend etc. and I'm so glad we chose this one. It was recommended by our hotel, along with a few slightly cheaper tours. We decided to go with Panorama as the boat looked newer/more comfortable, which it certainly was when compared to the other day tour boats we saw out on the bay. We also liked the fact that they did smaller group size. Everything was excellent - picked up on time, all ran to schedule, Viet Hai village was surprisingly enjoyable due to the gorgeous scenery and the fact that we could cycle back to the dock and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately they seem to be making some odd additions (a formal grotto/flower bed area at the side of the road, various metal arches to grow plants ovee the road) to the area that are quite ugly and not in keeling with the raw beauty of the place, so hopefully this project doesn't go much further or they run the risk of ruining this part of the island. Anyway back to the tour. The guide Truong was brilliant! A local from Cat Ba, he had a really lovely gentle demeanor. His English was excellent and he took time throughout the day to explain about the area, the legends behind Lan Ha and Halong Bay, origins of the names and various facts about the limestone formations. He seemed to truly have an interest and knowledge about the area, which was so refreshing. He was a real gentleman and made the trip for us. The food at lunch was really excellent also, the best meal of our trip so far. We spent a lovely hour kayaking in the afternoon and stopped at a swimming spot. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this tour and company.
cindylee634, Victoria, Canada
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
In spite of it being a little cool and cloudy we had the best day. The village visit was very informative. Our guide, Truong, spoke excellent English and shared many interesting stories with us. I found him very respectful and considerate. We rode bikes through the village and soaked our feet in a pond where little fish come nibble dead skin off your feet! We dined on an amazing lunch once back on board. We ate family style and must have had 12 dishes. It was some of the best food IÕve had in Vietnam. Also the Vietnamese coffee was the best weÕve had so far. After lunch we stopped at a little bay to kayak through 3 caves. It was a highlight of the day. We were picked up and dropped off back at our hotel. I would highly recommend their tour
olif2020
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
The guide Truong was very informative and easy-going. The boat trip schedule was well balanced with different activities and locations including kayaking and visits to a small fish farm. Highly recommended!
rattleyadaggs, New Zealand
04 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had a really great time on the boat today with C‡t Bˆ Panoramas. Our guide was really knowledgeable about the area - even directing us to a hidden beach for people game enough to swim to shore. The highlight of the day was certainly kayaking around and jumping off the boat! Lan ha bay was beautiful, and these guys know how to show off the best bits. I'd certainly recommend a trip with them if you're coming to C‡t Bˆ.
748pieters, Zenderen, The Netherlands
04 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Our friends booked a two day tour at this company and were very enthusiastic, we booked a one day tour and can certainly recommend. You will be picked up at your hotel and brought to the Harbour by good English speaking staff. You will go through the fishermanÕs village to Lan Ha and Ha long bay. You will stop at a town where you will get a tour, some more information about Cat Ba in general and you get to try some rice wine. Then you will go back on the boat, have lunch and then go to a place to kayak (absolute highlight!) and then you will be able to swim (pretty chilly in the beginning of February). I would say it is a nice one day tour which I can recommend 100% at this company. The staff is friendly and takes their time. Truong our guide was amazing!!

D'Charme Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 7) will pay a discounted price
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Strict Cancellation Policy
As D'Charme 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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Sunglasses
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Swimsuit
Towel

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