Unique Lan Ha Bay day tour from Cat Ba, Hai Phong - UNESCO TOUR

Price from: 50 35 USD / PAX Discount : -30% Itinerary: 1 DayDeparture: Cat Ba Island, Hai PhongAccommodation: Serenity Premium Cruises
Itinerary: Lan Ha Bay Cruises
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Lan Ha Bay day tour with a peaceful and unhurried cruise, relaxing on the sun lounger or the white sand beach, and exploring the lush green island on the kayak is a unique way to indulge yourself in luxury and natural beauty.

Lan Ha Bay Day Tour - Serenity Premium Cruise

Off The Beaten Track

Find your unique self by exploring the off-the-beaten-track journey and admiring the magnificence of Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay – a new interprovincial UNESCO heritage site.

Destination:Lan Ha Bay
Price from:35 USD/ PAX
Trip length‎:Full Day
Departure dates:Daily
Cruises:Serenity Premium
Departure from:Cat Ba Town, Hai Phong
Type of Transportation:Shuttle Bus

Tour price list

Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):50 35 USD/ PAX
Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):50 39 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):58 43 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):58 47 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):63 48 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):63 52 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):71 56 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):71 60 USD/ PAX

You can choose → Serenity Explorer Cruise Lan Ha Bay day tour from Hanoi, Hai Phong, or Cat Ba Town.

Highlight Lan Ha Bay day tour - Serenity Premium Cruise

  1. Going deeper into the core area of ​​the Unesco heritage (Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay).
  2. The unique route unveils the wild and SERENITY of Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay.
  3. It is a most spacious and unique cruise that starts from Beo Wharf.
  4. Swimming in the Ba Trai Dao Beach – The most beautiful nature beach in the Bay.
  5. Kayaking (1,5-2 hours) in the hidden lagoon (Applicable from May to September) or Kayaking at Dark and Bright Cave (Applicable from September to April next year).
  6. Cycling and fish massage at Viet Hai village (Applicable from May to September).
  7. Check-in SUP.
  8. Lunch with fresh seafood & Vietnamese dishes (Vegetarian menu applies).
  9. Professional & enthusiastic team, tour guide is funny and understands the destination well.
  10. Group size under 45 people (boat' capacity 99 people).
Serenity Premium Cruise

Serenity Premium Cruise

Serenity Premium Cruise, a premium Lan Ha Bay Cruise line of Cat Ba Express (Green Lan Ha Travel), is among the few cruises designed in the neoclassical Indochine Style with a harmonious combination of Tradition and Modernity.

The cruises aim to provide great safety and comfort for the guests while maintaining the vibes of luxury and royalty.

Our Serenity Premium Cruise has 3 separate areas: The Restaurant, The Lounge with a panorama view, and The Rooftop.

In addition to the large space, your great cruising experience is guaranteed by the cruise team, who know what you need before you say it.

Premium Serenity Cruise is the best choice for your trip from Lan Ha Bay to Beo Port.

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Itinerary Lan Ha Bay day tour

Map Serenity Premium Cruise tour

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Pick up at Hai Phong: Lan Ha Bay cruise 1-day tour pick-up at: 41 Ben Binh, Minh Khai Ward, Hong Bang District, Hai Phong at 5:50 am. → Click view Google map

8:15 - 8:45 am Pick up from Cat Ba Express office No. 191, 1/4 (Mot Thang Tu) street, Cat Ba town or your hotel in Cat Ba Town center.

Shuttle Bus

9:00 Check-in Serenity Premium Cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks and friendly smiles from our crew. The tour guide then provides key information about the cruise, itineraries, and other notes.

Check in Serenity Premium Cruise

9:10 The trip starts! Our captain steers the cruise slowly, and the poetic scenery of Cai Beo ancient fishing village constantly appears with floating houses lying along the mountainside. You will be surprised at the peaceful beauty of this 7,000-year-old village.

Cai Beo ancient fishing village

It's time to learn more about the local fishers, their daily life, and the cultural values shared by our experienced guides.

The cruise moves further into the core of the bay where you can't help but be amazed by the gift of Mother Nature: a large bay area, the phenomenal emerald water embracing hundreds of rocky islands of various sizes and shapes.

We'll enjoy a view of Ha Long Bay before we reach the kayaking area. If the weather is clear, you might even catch a glimpse of Ha Long City from the top deck.

10:30 The boat anchors at DARK CAVE AND BRIGHT CAVE area (Sang–Toi Cave).

Located in the border region between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, this is surely one of the best places for kayaking.

Let’s spend one and a half hour doing kayaking to discover stunning limestone structure and interesting natural habitat there.

Kayaking Dark Cave And Bright Cave

"The subject can be changed due to of the sea currents, weather conditions and tide. It can be changed to visit Viet Hai Village & Cat Ba National Park in stead of Dark & Bright Cave."

Cycling in Viet Hai village

12:00 Come back to Premium Serenity Cruise and relax.

12:30 Lunch served with Cat Ba fresh seafood and Vietnamese tradition food. Kindly inform us if you have speacial request for food vegetarian.

Lunch

13:30 The boat moves to the Ba Trai Dao Beach area (Three Peach Islets) where you expect to see white sandy beaches and charming mountain scenery, swim among the cleanest part of Lan Ha Bay, snorkeling (snorkeling activity depends on the tide level and weather condition).

Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

Ba Trai Dao Beach

swim among the cleanest part of Lan Ha Bay

15:00 The cruise heads back to the harbour by a different route where you can keep admiring the romantic landscape of Lan Ha Bay.

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay

16:00 Sunset Party with fresh fruit & cookies. It is a precious time for our Tour guide and Cruise team to express our sincere thanks for using our service.

It’s also our pleasure to listen to all our valued comments and suggestions for us to be better day by day.

Sunset Lan Ha Bay

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17:00 Arrive at Beo Wharf, and say “Goodbye” to Lan Ha Bay & our cruise team. Ends up an unforgettable trip.

Inclusions Lan Ha Bay day tour

  • Round trip transfer from Cat Ba Express office No. 191, 1/4 (Mot Thang Tu) street, Cat Ba town.
  • Comfortable cruise
  • English-speaking guide on boat
  • Welcome drink
  • Entrance ticket, sightseeing ticket
  • Lunch on cruise
  • Experienced and professional tour guide
  • Kayak, Swimming

Exclusions Lan Ha Bay Cruise day tour

  • Tips for tour guide
  • Staff on boat
  • Drinks at bar
  • Other personal expenses…

Policies Applied For Children

  1. Children under 2 years old: Free of charge when joining the tour with 2 adults. Other children are charged 50%.
  2. Children from 3 to 8 years old: discount 4 USD compared with the adult rate.
  3. Children from 9 years old are charged the same rate as adults.

Notes For Guests

  1. Guests are requested to submit their personal information at least 24 hours prior to the departure for the travel declaration to the port authority, including: Full name, Birthday, Address.
  2. The order of sightseeing places is subject to change. However, guests will visit all the places listed in the itinerary.
  3. The order of attractions may change but still ensure enough attractions according to the program.
  4. Unused services such as meals, sightseeing tours, transport and activities listed in the agenda will not be refunded or exchanged.
  5. The duration of the tour is subject to change. The tour might end later or earlier than the agenda due to the wind direction and the tide.
  6. Guests can pay 100% before the tour or deposit 50% and pay 50% before checkout.

Things To Bring

  • Swimming suits.
  • Hat.
  • Bathrobe/towel.
  • Water-proof phone pouch.
  • Suncream.

What Activities in the Lan Ha Bay day tour?

Do kayak yourself in calm water through floating houses and explore the beauty of limestone caves so close to your eyes, hands, and individual feeling.

1. Kayaking

If you are eager to explore the majestic Halong Bay by kayaking but still hesitate because of the crowd, the Lan Ha Bay day tour is proud to be your best choice.

Cruising with Serenity Premium, you will see the magnificent Lan Ha Bay Bay with an “off the beaten track” itinerary for a limited time schedule.

kayaking Lan ha Bay

2. Swimming

Lan Ha Bay is said to be one of the best places to swim in Vietnam, with numerous beaches.

The bay is an ideal place for sunbathing with dazzling sunlight and a beautiful beach with calm tides and clean and green water.

swiming Lan Ha Bay
swim among the cleanest part of Lan Ha Bay

3. Sunset Party

A sunset party which is served on a sun deck of Lan Ha Bay Cruises - Serenity Premium, while the boat is sailing to the magnificent Lan Ha Bay will surely be the most different thing you have ever experienced.

Then, just go along with us for an unforgettable Lan Ha Bay Sunset Party on Serenity Premium Cruise.

Sunset Lan Ha Bay

4. Jumping in the Bay

You can be allowed to jump into the water from the ship/ cruise in Lan Ha Bay, while this activity is banned in Ha Long Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay.

You can choose to swim anywhere in Lan Ha (better with local security/instructor), while you can not do that in Bai Tu Long. You can swim in an allowed area in Ha Long Bay only.

Jumping in the Bay

5. Viet Hai Village cycling (apply May to September)

Cycling in Viet Hai village is an interesting experience.

Along the way, our local guide will choose an old path once used by the villagers, allowing you to experience a part of the pristine beauty of Cat Ba National Park, ancient forests, and wartime tunnels built by the local people to connect the village to the bay.

Discover the history behind this vital route with our knowledgeable guides during your visit.

cycling in Viet Hai village

What are the destinations on the Lan Ha Bay Cruise day tour?

1. Visit Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is located in the south of Ha Long Bay and east of Cat Ba Island. Lan Ha Bay has an area of ​​over 7,000 hectares with the spectacular beauty of about 400 large and small islands.

Carrying in many interesting shapes, unlike Ha Long Bay, all the islands in Lan Ha Bay are covered with greenery, even if they are only extremely small islands.

2. Visit Cai Beo, an ancient fishing village

Cai Beo ancient fishing village

3. Ba Trai Dao Beach area

The local residents of Halong Bay now still tell the old story about the origination of Ba Trai Dao Islet.

Story has it that the youngest daughter of the God fell in love with a poor fisherman.

As she wanted him to be immortal to be with her forever, she stole three peaches in the heaven for him. The God noticed and was very angry.

He turned three peaches into three stone mountains on the sea. Therefore, the locals named the islet as “Ba Trai Dao” Islet (Three Peaches Islet).

 Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

4. Rua Islet

rua islet

Rua Islet. Photo: Bui Hong Thang

It is a small islet situated in Lan Ha Bay with the shape of a swimming turtle. You can see it on the way from Beo port to Viet Hai village.

5. Chuong Islet (apply October to April)

chuong islet

Chuong Islet. Photo: Thanh Son HP

Chuong Islet is also known as But (Pen), Nen (Candle), Bap Chuoi (Banana flower spike). You can see it on the way from the town of Cat Ba to Cua Van fishing village.

6. Dark and Bright Cave (apply October to April)

Dark and Bright cave

Dark and Bright cave

The Dark Cave is the long and dark one, which will require a torch to be handed to visitors beforehand. In contrast, the Bright Cave is short, and you can see the other bright side from this side.

Exploring Dark and Bright Cave, the best way is kayaking and swimming through the tunnel.

While the Bright Cave is always available, the Dark Cave can be swallowed by the tide and difficult to pass through.

Surely, you will be surprised by the amazing limestone islets and mountains in this area.

Controll your kayak and explore each corner of the Dark and Bright cave in your style.

There Benjamin fig trees shade the landscape and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. In the lake, many species abound shrimp, fish, crab, and cuttlefish.

Inside the grotto, the lake is surrounded by mountains. On the cliff, one still finds traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that men used to live there and this must have been a deep valley then.

The beauty of the Dark and Bright cave is the mingling of a number of factors: the mountain’s size and form, the color of the water, and the clouds.

7. Viet Hai village (apply May to September)

Viet Hai village Cat Ba is a small village located far away in Cat Ba National Park, Hai Phong. Viet Hai village is a community ecotourism destination, suitable for travelers who love exploration.

Numerous visitors come here to feel the lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees and the locals.

If you have chance to visit the village, you will experience one of the most unique type of village in the North Vietnam.

Viet Hai Village

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​​How to book?

  1. Book online with the booking box on this website. We will confirm your booking immediately
  2. Book in our office at No.106 Trần Nhật Duật, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
  3. Call our hotline to book: +84 84 824 4999 (WhatsApp is available)
  4. Send your request to infor@catbaexpress.com

Tour price list

Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):50 35 USD/ PAX
Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):50 39 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):58 43 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):58 47 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):63 48 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):63 52 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):71 56 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):71 60 USD/ PAX

Inclusions Lan Ha Bay day tour

  • Round-trip transfer.
  • Comfortable cruise.
  • English-speaking guide on boat.
  • Welcome drink.
  • Entrance ticket, sightseeing ticket.
  • Lunch on the cruise.
  • Experienced and professional tour guide.
  • Kayak, Swimming.
  • Free 1 bottle of water.

Exclusions Lan Ha Bay Cruise day tour

  • Tips for the tour guide.
  • Staff on the boat.
  • Drinks at the bar.
  • Other personal expenses…

Policies Applied For Children

  1. Children under 2 years old: Free of charge when joining the tour with 2 adults. Other children are charged 50%.
  2. Children from 3 to 8 years old: discount 4 USD compared with adult rate.
  3. Children from 9 years old are charged the same as adults rate.

Notes For Guests

  1. Guests are requested to submit their personal information at least 24 hours prior to the departure for the travel declaration to the port authority, including: Full name, Birthday, Address.
  2. The order of sightseeing places is subject to change. However, guests will visit all the places listed in the itinerary.
  3. The order of attractions may change but still ensure enough attractions according to the program.
  4. Unused services such as meals, sightseeing tours, transport and activities listed in the agenda will not be refunded or exchanged.
  5. The duration of the tour is subject to change. The tour might end later or earlier than the agenda due to the wind direction and the tide.
  6. Guests can pay 100% before the tour or deposit 50% and pay 50% before checkout.

Things To Bring

  • Swimming suits.
  • Hat.
  • Bathrobe/towel.
  • Water-proof phone pouch.
  • Suncream.
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