Cat Ba Island in Vietnam is the perfect place as a stopover for a Halong Bay tour. You’ll escape Hanoi and have the opportunity to organize a cheaper Halong bay tour. Cat Ba island really is a chilled out place with a few little, though fine beaches, a rich history and there are numerous spots with a fantastic nightlife, which cheap price!
Through the wars, the island was a strategic look-out point. Through the bombing, neighborhood residents conceal among the island’s many caves. The cave hospital is among the impressive leftovers.
Cheap Halong Bay tour from Cat Ba Island
You can book a day tour start from Cat Ba town. which was a fantastic way. They’ll bring you visit less touristy areas. Which are maybe even more beautiful than the famed part of Halong Bay. The tour around 8 AM you’ll take the ship from Cat Ba town throughout the floating villages, cruise through Lan Ha Bay and relish the hundreds of limestone islands.
The Halong Bay tour includes snorkeling gear, dry bags, kayaking, a great lunch and swimming in a deserted beach, all entry fees into Halong Bay and an English speaking local guide. It’ll make your holiday Vietnam wonderful ever.
What to do on Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay
In addition to from the Halong Bay tours, Cat Ba Island has a few more things to do than:
- Visit a pearl farm
- Rent a scooter and explore the island.
- Visit the Canon fort (the old defense base)
- Go get the cheapest food at market in town
- Chill in the few beaches
- Visit the hospital cave
- Have a Fantastic night out
How to go to Cat Ba Island?
1. Combo Package Hanoi – Cat Ba island (recommended for the most economical manner )
With one combo package ticket, we’ll take care all the logistic of your trip from Hanoi to Cat Ba island. The benefit of this package is the pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hai Phong city by shuttle tourist bus (not local publish bus). Before catching sped boat to Cat Ba town that make your Cat Ba Island tours much more comfortable and faster. For the return manner, we’ll drop you in any resort in Hanoi. This also aims to prevent cab cab scams in local bus station in Hanoi.
- Free hotel pickup: Hotel located in Hanoi Old Quater only. If yours is not, please be at Hanoi Opera House
- Hanoi – Cat Ba island: 7:30, 11:00, 14:00
- Cat Ba island – Hanoi: 08:30, 12:00, 15:30
- Duration: 3.5 hours
2: Private car – hydrofoil package (recommended for family travel with children)
This path from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is much more scenic. It’s very comfortable, faster and it avoids the need to obtain the bus station. Because the van will pick you up in your hotels.
- Free hotel pickup: almost any resort within 7km from Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Departure times from Hanoi: 6:00 AM; 09:30 AM; 13h00
- Return from Cat Ba to Hanoi: 08:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 14:00 PM; 16:00 PM
- Duration: 3 hours
3. Public bus – ship – bus package
Another way to get to Cat Ba Island. You just need to purchase one ticket from the publish bus station. The bus company will lead you through all the simple transfers. It’s used to be the most economical way to get at Cat Ba island. But you need go to Yen Nghia bus station where’s 17km away from down town. Unless of course you want to have real local experiences. Also we don’t recommend this option anymore.
- Bus Station: Yen Nghia – 30 minute taxi cab ride from the Old Quarter
- Bus Company: Hoang Long -Purchase your ticket in the building in the bus station
- Departure times: 5:20 AM; 7:20 AM; 11:20 AM; 1:20 PM
- Duration: 4 hours
With the information above we hope you find the cheap Halong bay tour from Cat Ba island. if you need further information for Vietnam guided tours please call us direct to (+84)82 909 8686.
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