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Hanoi: Transportation to/from Cat Ba

Hanoi: Transportation to/from Cat Ba

Enjoy an economical and time-saving transfer between Hanoi Old Quarter and the island of Cat Ba, famed for its sandy bays and expansive jungle Natural Park. Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and dropped off at your accommodation in Cat Ba or vice versa. Your ticket includes a bus to the ferry terminal, a speedboat ticket and transfer by car to your hotel once on the island. During the journey, help yourself to complimentary bottled water and snacks and make use of the onboard wifi. Choose from three daily departure times, 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM. You will travel on board a 35-seater air-conditioned coach.

Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

This dreamy cruise will leave you with lifelong memories. You will be picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and head to Halong Bay. On arrival you will enjoy a welcome drink on board and a delicious lunch. Cruise past hundreds of fascinating limestone pinnacles towering from the water. It is then time for some kayaking fun, exploring the beauty of nature in the Lan Ha Bay, enjoy with kayaking all around Lan Ha Bay view here. There is a stop for you to go swimming in the emerald waters. Back aboard, it’s time to relax with the Happy Hour deals, where you can join in a traditional cooking class. Once anchored for your tranquil overnight stay, the evening begins with the fantastic flavors of the deluxe dinner set menu. The next morning, you can start the day with a tai chi lesson on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Then transfer to the day boat to visit Viet Hai fishing village where you can enjoy cycling along the village (Optional electric car service is available.) Take in the stunning landscape of Cat Ba rain forest and dark tunnels, witness the scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient house, and get closer to local life. The take Lunch on the boat or at Viet Hai Village. Visit Bao Trai Dao (Three peach Islets), a peaceful body of water that makes it the perfect place for scenic kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach. Get back onboard the cruise and have some Tapas prepared by the chef. Next, it's time to contemplate the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a few drinks during Happy Hour at the bar on the top deck. The Deluxe Dinner is served, and you experience a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. Take the time to enjoy delicious local food prepared and served to you by lovely caterers. It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, sit at the bar on the sundeck, or in the restaurant to welcome you. Try your luck with squid fishing, watch a movie in the restaurant, or play some cards or chess before settling in for the night. On the final morning, it is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season. Have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Participate in Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area and discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay ( some time change other activities option more interesting and tour guide will inform you before trip). Afterward, enjoy a delightful brunch at the restaurant while cruising back.

Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay and Viet Hai Village 3-Day 5-Star Cruise

Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay and Viet Hai Village 3-Day 5-Star Cruise

Experience the unforgettable sights of Ha Long on this 3-day cruise adventure. Relax with nearly everything provided including accommodation, meals, room service, and a brilliant programme of visits and activities. Begin your experience with an authentic Tender Boat transfer from the wharf to your vessel. Get settled in on board with a welcome drink as you receive a safety briefing from the crew. Set sail and have lunch in the restaurant. Take in the beauty of the canals on the way to Ha Long Bay. Arrive at Dark Cave and Bright Cave. Try a spot of kayaking or ride a Bamboo boat around the scenic area. Admire the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin as you relax in the swimming pool with its sunset party atmosphere. Take a traditional cooking class, try squid fishing, or watch a movie before turning for the night. Get day 2 off to the right start by taking part in Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck. Tuck into breakfast before visiting the picturesque Cat Ba Island. Take a bicycle trip to the traditional Viet Hai Village to interact with the locals. Eat lunch on the boat, then spend the afternoon at Ba Trai Dao with its stunning scenery. Go kayaking or relax on the beach, before heading back to the boat for a sunset party and dinner. On day 3, feast on breakfast and soak up the rays on the sundeck. Finish your experience by transferring back to the harbor by Tender Boat.

Ha Long Bay 3 Days 2 Nights 5-Star Cruise

Ha Long Bay 3 Days 2 Nights 5-Star Cruise

Enjoy a trip of a lifetime with a 2-night stay on board a cruise in Halong Bay to discover this natural World Heritage site. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing before embarking onwards to Ha Long Wharf, tucking into a delicious lunch, while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay, then transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave, with many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. Discover the Ha Long Bay landscape, the most mesmerizing moment in Ha Long Bay must be the sunset over the layered rock formations. Join the Chef for a cooking class, before enjoying a Vietnamese-style set dinner. Relax at the bar, or enjoy a spot of night fishing. Waking up on the second day, have some coffee and tea before a Tai Chi session, a kind of Chinese traditional material art. Refresh your day with this 30-minute physical and mental workout to improve health balance and relieve stress. Then, have something for breakfast at the buffet served in the dining hall. The first spot on this classic itinerary is Luon Cave, an open-air cave only accessible by boat. To enter the grotto, you have to take a rowing boat or kayak through a 100-meter-long and 3-meter-wide arch with heights of 2.5 – 4 meters. Once passing under the arch, you can feast your eye on sheer limestone cliffs rising up from the emerald water. Here, you can let your hair down and explore the diverse ecology system. You may spot brazen monkeys climbing the cliffs and fragrant orchids thriving in rocky outcrops. Next, you will visit Me Cung cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. The afternoon excursion heads for Pearl Farm, which is located near the fishing village. Here, you will find how long it takes for pearls to grow, harvest, and extract. It is a distinctive experience to figure out that pearl farming is an extremely slow process. Transfer back to the main boat for the second night and have dinner. On the third day, after the Tai Chi lessons and breakfast, you will be transferred to Titop Island, a photogenic spot. After one hour of discovering the island, you can climb to the peak for a marvelous 360-degree view of the bay or relax on the beach. Returning to the boat, you will have half an hour to freshen up and finish packing. Afterward, During that time, the cruise will approach the pier, so you can sit back and relax for the rest of the time onboard. Finally, travel back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Cat Ba: National Park Day Trip with Cycling and Kayaking

Cat Ba: National Park Day Trip with Cycling and Kayaking

Embark on an adventure-filled journey through Cat Ba National Park, a UNESCO-recognized world biosphere reserve on Cat Ba Island, boasting a rich tapestry of tropical humid forests, wetlands, mangroves, and coral reefs. The most thrilling way to uncover the island's breathtaking wonders is by trekking from Cat Ba town, through the jungle, observing wild animals, and delving into local life on the way to Viet Hai Village, before concluding your adventure with a scenic boat ride back. Your guided expedition commences with a pickup from the Beka Travel office or your accommodation in Cat Ba town, transporting you directly to the heart of Cat Ba National Park. As you hike from the park's entrance, your path takes you across three peaks—Ang Vat, May Bau, Ang Phay—offering brief stops for photography and to soak in the diverse viewpoints. The trek to Frog Pond unveils a realm ideal for bird watching and immersing in the untouched primary forest, leading to the park's largest freshwater lake, surrounded by unique Va Nuoc trees found only here. Continuing onwards, the trail descends towards Viet Hai Village, easing as it shifts to mostly downhill and flat paths. Upon arrival, the warmth of local villagers welcomes you, inviting you to savor lunch with home-cooked dishes in a traditional setting. Post-meal, explore the ancient village by bicycle, discover nearly a hundred houses, and possibly indulge in a fish massage experience in a cool stream or local fish pond. The journey then takes you cycling to Viet Hai harbor, presenting what is arguably the most picturesque route for cycling enthusiasts. Awaiting next is an exploration of Lan Ha Bay by kayak, offering a glimpse into the life on water at a floating house and the mesmerizing beauty of one of the world's most exquisite bays. The tour concludes with a visit to Cai Beo Floating Village, Vietnam's oldest aquatic community, before returning you to your starting point in Cat Ba town. This adventure through Cat Ba National Park and its surrounding wonders promises not just a tour, but a journey into the heart of nature's unparalleled beauty.

Cat ba: Lan ha, Halong bay full day- biking, kayaking, lunch

Cat ba: Lan ha, Halong bay full day- biking, kayaking, lunch

LAN HA BAY – HA LONG BAY - DAU BE ISLAND: Boat trip - Kayaking in less touristy areas. - Full-day boat tour - Depart: 8:00 – 8:30.AM - Return to Cat Ba town at 17.00.PM - Boat trip - Kayaking, 8.00-8.30: Tour guide pick up at your hotel by mini bus! Take 10 minutes to Beo harbor where we start the boat trip, and you will get the information for the boat trip again. 8h30 to 9h00: Our boat starts cruising through Floating Fishing Village. (one of ten oldest fishing village in Viet Nam and in top of the world as well), our tour guide will tell you about the life of fishermen and their families "How do they live on the sea for four generations." You will never be tired of looking hundreds of different and amazing landscapes of limestone islands such as turtle islets, toad islets, candle islets... on Lan Ha Bay. (very fascinating scenery). Keep cruising to the kayaking area of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay (UNESCO Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, Conservation areas) where you will experience kayaking activities through the caves named BRIGHT CAVE, DARK CAVE, BAT CAVE to explore the beauty of the nature in hidden lagoons, if you are lucky enough you can see CatBa Langur which is the world's most endangered animal . (wonderful experience). After kayaking time, we cruise to private swimming areas in the middle of Ha Long Bay named Ba Trai Dao Beaches where there is tranquil area and you can swim and snorkel in half an hour with blue, clear water, jump from the deck of the boat. 12.00-13.00 Having lunch with Vietnamese cuisine, seafood and vegetarian food on boat. 13.00-14.30 You can take a rest or nap on the deck of the boat and enjoy sunbathing, taking photos while we go to VIET HAI village. 14.30-15.30 At Viet Hai harbor: We will cycle to cross rice fields to Viet Hai village. Stroll around the village to meet some friendly fishermen, learn about their life and culture there. and more specifically you can experience the feeling of being massaged by many fishes. 16-16.30 having the sunset party with free drinks. 17:00 Heading back to the harbour, finish the trip and our company bus drop off at hotel in Cat Ba central. Please note: The trip can be flexibly changed due to customer's demands, the weather and the tide as well . WhatsApp: +84*989-911-662.

Ha Long: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury 5 Star Cruise with Balcony

Ha Long: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury 5 Star Cruise with Balcony

2- Day stay on the Luxury cruise to discovery all beautiful destinations of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay and enjoy with many activities, kayaking, swimming, cave and stay on Luxury 5 star cabin Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 8:00-8:30am. The Limousine bus will pick you up at Hanoi (if you use our transfer)-start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Arrive at Tuan Chau pier and board the boat. Enjoy the buffet lunch while the boat is cruising towards North East of Ha Long Bay. Cruise next to the Dark and Bright Caves, the ideal place for you to get up close to Ha Long Bay by bamboo boat or kayak. Then enter a less populated area at Tra Bau - Lan Ha Bay. Select the option to discover Ba Trai Dao Beach, which is ideal for kayaking and swimming. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the green emerald water. Onboard you may join a cooking demonstration as you learn about Vietnamese dining culture. The chef and staff will instruct you in making a traditional dish from Vietnam. Enjoy happy hour at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset. Sit for a deluxe dinner made with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated space with elegant French neoclassical style and traditional oriental touches. Admire the beauty of the bay at night. You may want to try your luck with squid fishing or watch a movie in the restaurant. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Rise early in the morning for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Take part in a kayaking tour in the Ao Ech area or swimming (some time we visit the Cat Ba island to discovery Trung Trang Cave, we will update details before one day tour or you can check with us for more details information of the tour) before checking out of your cabin. Brunch will be served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck. Return to Tuan Chau Marina for your transfer back to Hanoi. 11:30 Check out the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi 14:30: The end trip and drop off at Hanoi hotel

2-Day Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Cruise w/ Kayaking, Biking & More

2-Day Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Cruise w/ Kayaking, Biking & More

Explore Lan Ha Bay to the fullest on this guided two-day tour with kayaking, swimming, and biking excursions. Take a break between activities with drinks, Vietnamese cuisine, a relaxing cruise, and views of the surrounding areas. Start the first day with a pickup from your accommodation and head to Beo Harbor. Enjoy a welcome drink safety briefing before embarking on the cruise. Taste fresh seafood and favorite local appetizers while sailing between islands. Once at Cua Van, explore bay by bay on your own on a kayak. In the evening, take a swim from the boat before learning how to make fresh spring rolls with a cooking class before dinner. After a local dinner, partake in squid fishing or karaoke, and end your evening with free local beers served on the sun deck. Start your second day with breakfast after sunrise and an early-morning bike ride to Viet Hai, a small village in the middle of the jungle, flanked by the high mountains of the Cat Ba National Park. Have lunch on the boat before heading back to Hanoi.

Cat Ba: Moody Beach Guided Top Rope Rock Climbing Tour

Cat Ba: Moody Beach Guided Top Rope Rock Climbing Tour

The climbs on Moody Beach make this trip suitable for all levels of experience; whether you have never climbed in your life, done a little in-door climbing or have plenty of experience, it’s a tour for all. The guides will start you on the easiest climb to warm you up and progressively increase the difficulty. Some of the climbs reach up to an impressive 23 meters in height! Res assured that our guides will have you safely on a rope at all times, give you tips on good climbing holds, how to get lowered, and answer all your questions. When you reach the top of a climb don’t forget to stop and take in the exquisite views of the bay from up high! After you have been lowered back down to the ground, perhaps take a refreshing swiming the water then chill out and relax on the sand. We hope to give you a safe and memorable experience here. Half day trip itinerary: 11:00 - Meet at our office to checkin 11:15 - Leave the office and enjoya peaceful ride to the junk boat 12:00 - Traditional Vietnamese lunch 13:00 - Arrive on Moody Beach for rock climbing 16:30 - Finish final climbs and pack up 17:15 - Arrive back at office

2-Day Ha Long Bay Orchid Cruises

2-Day Ha Long Bay Orchid Cruises

DAY 1: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (LUNCH & DINNER) 08:30 You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transferred to Ha Long. Enjoy the landscape of Red River Delta on the way to Ha Long Bay (for guests who booked limousine van or shuttle bus only). 11:30 Arriving at Lot 32 - Tuan Chau Marina – have check-in procedures at the waiting lounge. You can take special tea at lounge by warm welcome. 12:15 Transfer to Orchid Cruises by a feeder boat. Welcome aboard, we'll have some welcome drinks and gather at the restaurant for a cruise briefing and some safety instructions. 13:00 Passengers will be taking lunch while we cruise and visit Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature 14:15 We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba Island which is in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao Forest around the cave. Trung Trang cave located in Trung Trang Valley, which is 15km away from the northwest of Cat Ba town. The cave is 300m long through the mountain, possessing a mysterious beauty due to the geological tectonics in million years along with many historical vestiges. The cave has many stalactites with different shapes that stimulate human imagination and amaze visitors. 17:30 Orchid Cruises enters a less populated area at Tra Bau – Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy a nice swim in the green, emerald water. 18:00 Onboard you may join a cooking demonstration and enjoy the Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1) at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset. Option: Massage service available. Please book with our Cruise Manager directly. 19:15 Savor a fusion dinner made with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated space with elegant French neoclassical style and traditional oriental touches. 21:00 It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, our bar on the sundeck and in the restaurant welcomes you. You may want to try your luck with squid fishing, we also have chess and cards for you. Over night on board. DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (BREAKFAST & BRUNCH) 06:30 It is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season, and consult our sailors. 07:00 We will have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. 07:45 Kayaking activities in the Ao Ech area are held to discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay 08:30 Orchid Cruises welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out. 10:00 Enjoy a delightful brunch at our restaurant while cruising back. 11:30 Disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina, say best wishes, and end your cruise with us. 14:30 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip. Thank you for choosing Orchid Cruises! Note: We are sorry if some of the itinerary may change depending on the weather and travel conditions at the time of visit without prior notice. We hope you understand for this inconvenience.

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We liked the day trip on the second day the best, even though we couldn't visit the actual cave. Overall, it was a very varied day. The tour guide Jay was very committed and interested in showing us his homeland. His English was very good and he organized everything really well. He was always friendly. Overall, a well-organized cruise with lots of good food. Very poor WiFi reception, though. In my opinion, the activities on the first and last day were somewhat lost in the general organization and all the eating and drinking. The crew on board were friendly, committed and helpful at all times.

Amazing way to experience Ha Long Bay. Truly stunning place. The transfer bus is very comfortable and boat was lovely. Food was delicious. Jessica organised everything and kept in touch through out to make sure everything was perfect and smooth. Dong our guide was good fun, helpful and friendly. Excellent value for money and great way to see the area.

This was by far the highlight of our holiday. The cruise was fantastic. Could not fault it. The cabin was glorious, food delicious, and the views are magnificent.

It was definitely better than I expected. Loved every minute on the cruise!!

Incredible - can’t recommend highly enough for a short, memorable trip!