9:00 – 9:30 am: You will be collected from your Cat Ba hotel by one of our experienced tour guides and travel by bus to Ben Beo harbor.
9:30 am: Board our beautiful boat and cruise north around Lan Ha Bay. The boat takes us through the Cai Beo fishing village, stopping at one of the floating houses of a local fishing family, see the fish farm and the lives of local people on the sea.
Continue visiting hundreds of small islands and we continue north with a variety of shapes such as candles, toads, seals. There are hundreds of small sandy beaches on Lan Ha Bay which will see on the way north to Ha Long Bay.
We then continue north to center Ha Long Bay, where you will see Ha Long city and beautiful landscapes protected by UNESCO's as a world heritage site and if you look at a 200k note you will see something very familiar.
12.00 pm: Return to the northeast of Lan Ha bay, the boat lands at a floating house, then take a kayak through the rock arch tunnels cave, to hidden lagoons and discover the Dark - Bright cave (local name is Hang Ca).
13.30 pm: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat with your guide. After lunch, the boat returns to Lan Ha Bay then stops at three peach beaches for swimming and snorkeling to see coral reefs, where there are many smooth golden sand beaches.
15.00 pm: Keep moving south to Monkey Island (another name is Cat Dua Island). At Monkey Island, you can climb to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of Lan Ha Bay. Monkey Island is also an ideal place to swim in the clear blue water and white sand.
16:30 pm Leave Monkey Island and head back for an optional dinner and to enjoy the sunset, on a floating restaurant or with a beach BBQ depending on the tide.
We then finish the journey with an after-tour party at one of Cat Ba’s best nightlife spots or if you’re feeling tired you will be dropped back to your hotel.
Includes: Entrance fee to Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay, English speaking tour guide, group boat, kayak, lunch, a bottle of water, diving mask, dry bag, snack for trekking on monkey island and 1 free local beer at the after-tour party.
Excludes: Any private expenses and tips.
Helpful hints: You should bring: hat, sun cream, swimsuit, towel, shoes to climb at monkey island and sunglasses.
On Monkey Island do not try to touch monkeys (they might bite you!), you can give them some peanuts or bananas.
If you want to come back to the town early at around 15.40 pm to take the last public bus or hydrofoil to leave the island in the same day, we can arrange a quick boat to collect you from monkey island, then a taxi will be waiting for you at the harbour, to take back to the town on time (this is an extra fee: 100K VND/1 person).