Hanoi - Cat Ba - Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh 3 Days 2 Nights Tour

Hanoi - Cat Ba - Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh 3 Days 2 Nights Tour

Accommodation: 1 night boat + 1 night Hotel

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Night

Itinerary : Hanoi - Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh - Hanoi



  • Explore the most scenic & less touristic parts of both Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay
  • Do kayaking through natural caves & hidden lagoons
  • Do swimming & snorkling at secluded sandy beaches
  • Take Tam Coc or Trang An boat trip to explore stuning natural caves & limestone karst formation
  • Visit Hoa Lu - the ancient Capital of Vietnam 
  • Do hiking & Enjoy amazing view from Mua Cave - known as the "Great wall of China" in Vietnam


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07h45: You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi Quarter to take the bus via Hai Phong highway to Beo port, Cat Ba island. Transfer by tender to the boat.
12h15: Welcome to Our Cruise. Check in your cabin, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by our local guide. The boat will cruise around Cai Beo – one of the most ancient & largest floating villages in Vietnam where you can see the daily life activities of the local-fisherman.
Cai Beo Fishing Village
Cai Beo Floating Village
12h30: Say goodbye to the fishermen, keep cruising on the hidden route to the most scenic areas of Lan Ha Bay with hundreds of beautiful limestone islands such as: Turtle island, Thumb rock, Budda rock, Pen Islet, Candle rock etc... . Have lunch on cruise

Ba Trai Dao Beach Area

Ba Trai Dao Beach Area

13.30 AM: Cross the border between Lan Ha bat & Ha Long bay, we are heading to the unique part of Ha Long Bay.  Stop at Ba Trai Dao Beach for swimming. 

14h30: The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. You can start your journey to visit Dark & Bright Cave 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.
Kayak at Dark & Bright cave
Do Kayaking at Dark & Bright cave area
15h30: Say goodbye to Cat Ba Langur, our boat tour keep heading futher to the less rouristic part of Ha Long bay where you hardly see other boats around. 
16:45: Enjoy watching 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 sping-rolls. In the early evening the boat has it’s Happy Hour deal.
19h00: Anchor at calm & quite place where is far away from the other big cruises for diner & overnight
21h00: Do squid fishing or do kayayking to see plankton at night (optional)


07h:00: Enjoy a breakfast in the delighted and peaceful beauty of the bay.
08h30 : 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 boat for check-out procedures.
Cycle to Viet Hai Village
Cycle through jungles to Viet Hai Village
10h45: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful lunch.
11h45: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
12h00: Get off the cruise & say farewell to boat crew. Get transferred back to Cat Ba Du Ky Travel office in Cat Ba town. Visit Cat Ba town at your leisure time. 
13h00: Take the bus to Ninh Binh. 
17h30: Arrive in Ninh Binh. Dinner & overnight at Hotel/homestay

08h00 - 9h00: Enjoy your breakfast & check out the hotel/homestay ( Please bring your luggages along with the tour) 

09h30: Get picked up up by our local guide at the hotel. 

10:30 – Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple dating back to the 17th Century.

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel

12:00 – Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.

14:00 – Take sampan boat trip in Tam Coc which owned and rowed by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”.

Tam Coc Boat Trip

Boat trip along Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc

16:00 – Arrive Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with sprecious view of the nature.

Mua Cave

Mua cave

17:30 – Return to our  bus and then come back to Ha noi. 

20:30 – Drop you off at your hotel/stay in Hanoi. Trip ends


Price is in USD & per person. It fixed as it is open-group tour. If you want to take the private  tour for only your group ( Do not share the boat with the other guests), please send us your requests to info@catbaduky.vn

Cat Ba Ninh Binh 3 days 2 night tour price


  • All transportation indicated in program
  • All entrance fees indicated in program
  • All meals indicated in program
  • Overnight cruise ( Private cabin)
  •  3 star - hotel/homestay in Ninh Binh ( Private room)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Kayak/bycle/bamboo boat 



  • Free for children under 4 years old accompanying with 2 full paying clients
  • 75% charge for children from 4 - 9 years old
  • 100% adult price charged for children from 10 years above



  • In case of typhoon that the tour is not allowed to go out, we offer full refund for all the tours that have not started; Or the tour can be moved to other dates without extra charge if our boats are available and your time permits
  • Partial refund of difference will be applied for the tours that are on the way


  • 10% charge if cancellation received from 10 days - 15 days prior to the deparure date 
  • 50% charge if cancellation received from 4 days - 9 days prior to the departure date 
  • 100% charge if cancellation receivd less than 72 hours prior to the departure dat or No Show



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