Things to do in Cat Ba islands

We would like to recommend you things to do when you come to travel in Cat Ba islands. This may help you to arrange your schedule for wonderful time staying here.

Most tourist come to Cat Ba island stay about 01 or 02 nights. Hotels concentrate in the center of Cat Ba town and there are some eco bungalows on some island like Monkey Island, Nam Cat Island, Thap Nghieng island, Cat Ong island...

+ Visit Cat Ba national park: it is about 20 km from Cat Ba town. You can rent a car, a motobike or go by bicycle if you love biking. Come to the main gate, you will have to buy a entrance ticket about 50.000 vnd then hike up about 45 minutes to go to the mountain top named Ngu Lam mountain.

Cat Ba national park

+ Visit Lan Ha bay: you can rent a boat or join a group tour to come to visit Lan Ha bay. Monkey Island Resort has small boat for small group of 02 people up and price is reasonable. Most of tourists come to Lan Ha bay say that they love this place as it is not crowded and nature here is so beautiful with sandy beaches and thousands of islets around. Time to visit Lan Ha bay is about 3 - 4 hours is allright.

+ Visit Viet Hai fishing village: the village is in the middle of Cat Ba national park. There are two ways to come, one is going on foot with hardtrekking through forest about 6 km. This is often for adventure tourists. Other way tourists often do is going by boat from Ben Beo harbour to Viet Hai harbour by going through Lan Ha bay. You can go by motobike, bicycle or now they have electrict taxi to travel around the village.

Viet Hai village

+ Visit caves: Trung Trang cave, Hospital cave... the two caves are on the main road of Cat Ba national park. You can call in when you are on the way to visit Cat Ba national park.

+ Visit Cannon Fort: this place is just neaby Cat Ba town, you can go by moto bike to come in about 15 minutes. Here, there are cannon fort and some soldiers are staying.

+ Visit Monkey Island: Monkey Island is an ideal place for swimming for those tourists come to Cat Ba island. The water here is so clean and there are monkeys on the island for tourists to come to take pictures. There are two beaches here. The big one is crowded in summer holiday with hundreds of Vietnamese Tourists, the small one has Monkey Island Resort bungalow for tourists to stay overnight.

Monkey Island - Cat Ba

+ Visit Cai Beo floating village: this floating village is just closed to Cat Ba town, it is located at Ben Beo harbour which is about 2 km from Cat Ba center. You can rent a small boat to travel around the village or go by kayaking around in about 1 hour.

+ Join a trip to go rock climbing: you can book a trip to go rock climbing at Monkey Island Resort. There is half day trip or full day trip for you. Place to go rock climbing is in some islets in Lan Ha bay or at a private beach in Lan Ha bay. This programme is for both experienced rock climber or unexperienced person who never have done that.

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