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Lan Ha Bay: 1-Day Tour with Kayaking and Cooking Class

Lan Ha Bay: 1-Day Tour with Kayaking and Cooking Class

From US$ 74 per person

Lan Ha Bay is located in the South East of CatBa Town. The 300 or so karst and limestone islands share the same amazing scenes as Halong Bay but with the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches and more floating houses of local fishermen.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Visit two of the most beautiful bays in Asia
  • Explore a real hospital in the cave
  • Enjoy a tea party and take part in cooking class
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Between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation in the Old Quarter. Drive for 1.5 hours to reach Got Habour. At 10:00 AM, be welcomed aboard your discovery cruise. Begin exploring Lan Ha Bay and its wonderful sceneries including Tung Lam, Mong Tay Islet, and Tra Bau Islet.  At 11:30 AM, a Vietnamese fusion cuisine lunch will be served. While you eat, enjoy the spectacular seascape view through the expanded windows. By 12:30 PM, the cruise continues and you will explore the Dark and Light Cave either by kayaking or with the island fishermen on their small boat.  After your excursion, return to the boat then head to Tra Bau Islet for a swim. This place is a gift from nature with white sand and a relaxing atmosphere created by the clean water and blue skies. At 3:30 PM, you can take part in a cooking demonstration and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls.  At 4:30 PM, enjoy a sunset party on the sundeck. Watch as the sun sets in the middle of the vast sea, which is a wonderful sight. By 5:30 PM, you will return to Got harbor to take your return transfer to Hanoi. Arrive at your accommodation in the Old Quarter around 7:00 PM.  
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • English-speaking guide
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat trip
  • Cooking class
  • Meals described in the description
  • 2 bottles of 0.3 liters of water per person
  • Snacks
  • Additional food or drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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A great time in a wonderful landscape

I had a really nice time in this day trip with Vu as a tour guide. He’s smart, with a lot of sense of humor and good knowledge that shared with us during the day. I will recommend this tour and Vu as a guide. The driver was also excellent and the boat crew very nice.

October 8, 2019

Fabulous day tour on the bay

Booked the day tour as a couple to explore the beautiful bay just out of Hanoi where they filmed Kong the movie. Admittedly it is an early start but after a 2 hour bus trip we boarded a luxury boat with a top and bottom deck and a great tour guide who entertained us all day and was so supportive and helpful. He is also a great cook and story teller that honestly he made the tour. Once arrived we checked out this incredible cave. Staff made a delicious lunch k us all taking account of dietary preferences. Thereafter we boarded again on the boat for a sail along a jetty where we did some kayaking before boarding and moving on for snap shots and swimming. The water was just divine with temperature and colour. Then a brief cooking class for spring rolls. The tour guide Quan made considerations for us vegetarians. This was followed by a couple of drinks and then the trip back to the port before boarding the luxury bus bound for Hanoi.

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