Package : Catba National Park Trekking + Cruise

Code : CB03

Router : Hanoi - Lan Ha bay - Squid fishing - Catba National park - Catba market


3D2N Lan Ha Bay in less tourist area and Catba National Park Trekking

(Cruise, Hotel, Motorbikes, all meals included)



  • Join Venezia – the best boutique cruise in Lan Ha bay, which runs in less tourist area with small group of guests
  • Visit Viet Hai village, biking to the village, explore the life of the locals
  • Ride motorbike from Catba town to Catba national park by yourself, visit Trung Trang cave – the biggest cave in Catba island
  • Set foot to Ngu Lam Peak and embrace the stunning scenery of the whole bay
  • Learn more about the history and cultural values of Cat Ba by visitting local farm in Hien Hao
  • Explore Catba market and go shopping your fresh seafood

Day 1 : Hanoi – Haiphong (Beo Harbour) – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (Lunch + Dinner)

07:10 You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the highway to Beo Harbour (in Catba town, Haiphong), where we arrive at around 11:30.

12:10 Transfer by tender to the Venezia  cruises (After finishing all cruise papers).

12:15 We welcome our guests onboard the cruise and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager.

12:30  We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Dong to Ba Trai Dao area.

14:30 The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. You can start your journey to visit Ba Trai Dao Beach area and islets by kayaking which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay.

15:20 Just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay.

17:15 Returning your Venezia Cruises boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has it’s Happy Hour deal.

19:00 Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

21:00 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, enjoy the funny Karaoke time with friends and family. Overnight on Venezia Cruises.

23:00 End of Day One program.


Day 2: Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay – Catba town – Catba National Park trekking (Breakfast + Lunch+ Dinner)

06:00 Begin your new day with a Cup of coffee , taking photos, or enjoy the sunrise from your cabin window.
Enjoy a light breakfast in the delighted and peaceful beauty of the bay

08:00 Transfer to a tender to visit Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island and hop on a bicycle ride (electric car also available) through a rainforest tunnel that leads to a village nestled in a valley deep in a national park. Meet, visit a traditional house, and greet local inhabitants doing their daily work, see their homes and the village school.

Return to Venezia Cruises boat for check-out procedures.

10:45 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful lunch.

11:45 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

12:00 We bid farewell the cruise at the port. Our driver picks you up and drive you to our partner hotel in Catba town.

—- Catba town———

12:15 You arrive and check in our partner hotel (Catba Cannon Fort). Relax a little bit before starting the trip

13:00 Our group starts riding motorbike from Catba town to Catba National Park. Get away from the town, we blend with the quiet atmosphere in Catba National park.

13:30 Our local tour guide leads you to Trung Trang Cave, a natural cave system through the mountain with a length of about 300m and has stalactite formations with various unique shapes. Trung Trang cave also preserves many traces of our nation’s heroic history. Legend has it that foreign invaders have repeatedly invaded Cat Ba archipelago because this is an important strategic site of our country. Monarch Trung Trang summoned men to the sea to fight the enemy to protect the homeland and the people on the island.

After helping the people repel the enemy, Monarch Trung Trang returns to this cave to protect the island’s peaceful life. Since then, the people on the island named it Trung Trang cave.

14:30 After Trung Trang cave, you start trekking for about 1 hour to Ngu Lam Peak on the well-paved steps, passing through Kim Giao forest.

You will enjoy the biodiversity with green layers of trees covered along the way, bringing fresh air and an authentic feeling of nature. The road gradually increases in difficulty, with some bends around the sharp, rugged cliffs, but uncomplicated enough that the majority of visitors can experience it. Especially the last 300m before reaching the top of Ngu Lam, with cliffs and surrounded by old tree roots, will be a very cool experience.

When you reach the top of Ngu Lam, you can stretch your eyesight over cloud seas to a far distance and view the whole National Park lying in the marvelous emerald water of Lan Ha Bay. Take a short rest for photography in 20 minutes. Then walk down to return to the foot of the mountain.

16:30 We continue by riding motorbike to Hien Hao area. The beautiful and quiet place, where you can visit local farm, try fruit, see and learn the life of local people. Normally, there is not so may tourists here. Take your time by enjoying the atmosphere and shooting some photos.

17:30 You arrive at Catba town after a wonderful trip of real exploring Catba national park. You go to Catba town market for some shoppings.

You can buy very fresh seafood here.

After the market, you go back Cannon Fort Hotel.

Dinner will be served around 18:45 pm . Time for relaxing.


Day 3: Catba town – Hanoi (Breakfast – Brunch)

7:00 to 9:00 Join the breakfast at the hotel

9:00 – 11:00 Free time to visit Catba island

11:00 Have brunch at hotel before leaving

12:15 Saying goodbye to hotel staff and Catba town, you join the bus to go back Hanoi.

16:00 Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.



+ The price is per person 

+ If you need a bus to Ninh Binh after cruise trip, please contact us to customize


1) On Venezia Cruise:
  • Deluxe Cabins with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • All meals on board as itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water in the cabin
  • Welcome drink
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Squid Fishing
  • English speaking guide


2) At our partner hotel in Catba town (Catba Cannon Fort Hotel)

  • Motorbike during the trip to Catba national park
  • 3 meals: Dinner (Day 2) and Breakfast + Brunch (Day 3)
  • Deluxe double/ twin room at Catba Cannon Fort Hotel
  • Entrance ticket, sightseeing ticket
  • Experienced and professional tour guide
  • All activities mentioned in program


  • Drinks
  • Bus from Hanoi to Catba
  • Bus from Catba to Hanoi
  • Tips for tour guide/ Staff
  • Other personal expenses and all are not mentioned in the inclusions.
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