1stDay – Cruise Halong and Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
*Vegetarian and Vegan meals are available. Please inform the travel desk if you have any special food requirement at the time of booking.
Our bus picks you up at 730am. Be sure you remember to check-out and store your luggage at our hostel. Take only what you’ll need for the following days.
Once you reach our island cruiser in the port of Hai Phong you’ll begin your voyage through 1000s of limestone karsts as you soak up the sun with nothing around you except beautiful ocean scenery and your fellow travelers.
You’ll enjoy lunch on our island cruiser while you sail through Halong Bay. After lunch, set off on a kayaking excursion though exotic caves that lead to an untouched natural lagoon. Then, cruise into Lan Ha Bay where, with a little courage, you can launch yourself off the top deck of our island cruiser into the refreshing waters of Lan Ha Bay.
You will be welcomed to Cat Ong Island with a complementary drink and an introduction from your guide. Once you check-in to your beach bungalow everyone will meet in the dining area for a Vietnamese style seafood barbeque. Now it’s time to party! Fill up on delicious seafood and keep the night going at our island bar. Meet on the beach for a late night bon fire to finish this perfect night.
2nd Day– Cat Ong Private Island, (B, L, D)
Wake up to breakfast at served from 9am at our island bar then enjoy a day on our private island. Lounge on the beach, play some beach volleyball or go for a refreshing swim; the island is yours to discover. At 10am everyone will meet in the bar area and start short the trek to the Cat Ong Island Viewpoint. Take in a great view from the top of our private island before heading back for lunch.
At 2:30pm everyone will meet up for another trek out to the secluded Sunset Beach where you’ll enjoy a beach barbeque while everyone parties and watches the sunset. Take a short boat ride back to our Island Bar to enjoy a tasty Vietnamese dinner another great night on our island.
3rd Day –Cat Ba Island trekking, back to Hanoi (B, L,)
After breakfast everyone will check-out and prepare to journey to Cat Ba Island. You’ll visit the famous Hospital Caves, built in 1963 during the American War, and enjoy a healthy trek to the peak of Cat Ba National Park. Once you reach the top of this UNESCO protected park you’ll get an unforgettable panoramic view of the island. Be sure to bring your camera to get some pictures from the peak; Halong Bay is listed as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You will have lunch at a village stall on Cat Ba before setting off back to Hanoi.
*Arrive in Hanoi at approximately 5pm.
*Not ready to leave? Your guide can arrange a longer stay for you to enjoy more of this natural paradise