Halong Bay ToursCat Ba Island
Located in Halong Bay, an archipelago of islands comprising wisps of green clinging to their sheer cliff faces, Cat Ba Island is the largest of its kind and is a favourite with both international and Vietnamese tourists. While the main hub of Cat Ba town has been reserved for tourism infrastructure with hotels, restaurants and bars lining the streets, the rest of the island is still covered in pristine wilderness, half of which has been declared a national park in order to keep it that way. Most travellers visit Cat Ba Island as part of a tour around Halong Bay but it is possible to go independently as well.

Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

End city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Durations 3 Days 2 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Cat Ba

Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi (Vietnam)

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- Relax on Cat Ba Island.

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

Day 1: Hanoi Cat Ba Island.
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi then drive to Cat Hai on Vietnam’s the most modern highway and South East Asia's longest cross-sea bridge. Take a ferry from Ben Got on Cat Hai Island to Cai Vieng on Cat Ba Island (20 minutes). Keep driving 30 minutes through rugged hills on the island and along seaside to Cat Ba Town. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. You may like to swim on its beautiful beach or explore Cat Ba Town yourselves.
Our recommendation: Sunset on the sea are romantic, especially in Cat Ba, where there are rocks undulating on the sea. The most appropriate location for you to watch the sunset is Cannon Fortress, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole town from above. Additionally, you can come earlier to visit the relics left over from the war.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel on Cat Ba Island.

Day 2: Cat Ba Island Free at leisure.
The whole day is free on beach. There are some optional tours of Cat Ba for your choice:
- Hiking in Cat Ba National Park (1/2 day).
- Cat Ba National Park: Hiking - Cycling (full day).
- Swimming and exploring the Monkey Island.
- Sailing and kayaking expedition in Lan Ha Bay.
- Visit Mangrove Forest & Thien Long Cave (1/2 day).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel on Cat Ba Island.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island Hai Phong Hanoi.
You are free in the morning or take part in a half day tour of Cat Ba. After lunch, take the same way back to Hanoi. End of service.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Round trip private transfers Hanoi - Cat Ba
  • Ferry tickets.

Price Excluded

  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, massage/ spa etc.)
  • Optional tours
  • Tipping
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. TRAVEL VIETNAM can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights. Call us on +84982 661 133 to speak to one of our experts.

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