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Halong Bay - Cat Ba island

Halong Bay - Cat Ba island

Halong Bay - Cat Ba island

If you don't want to overnight on the boat due to any reasons, so you can overnight at hotel in Halong bay or Cat Ba island. We are sure that you will be satisfied with this itinerary.
Ha Long Bay:


Halong bay located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. The repeated regression and transgression of the sea on the limestone karst over geological time has produced a mature landscape of clusters of conical peaks and isolated towers which were modified by sea invasion, adding an extra elemant to the process of lateral undercutting of the limstone towers and islands.

Criterion: Comprised of a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes and presenting picturesque, unspoiled nature, Ha Long Bay is a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature. The property retains a high level of naturalness, and despite its long history of human use,  is not seriously degraded. Outstanding features of the property include the magnificent towering limestone pillars and associated notches, arches and caves, which are exceptionally well-developed and among the best presented of their type in the world.
 

Criterion: As the most extensive and best known example of marine-invaded tower karst in the world Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s most important areas of Fengcong (clusters of conical peaks) and Fenglin (isolated tower features) karst. Abundant lakes, occupying drowned dolines, are one of the distinctive features of the Fencong karst, with some appearing to be tidal. Possessing a tremendous diversity of caves and other landforms derived from the unusual geomorphological process of marine invaded tower karst the caves are of three main types: remnants of phreatic caves; old karstic foot caves and marine notch caves. The property also displays the full range of karst formation processes on a very large scale and over a very long period of geological time, possessing the most complete and extensive exzample of its type in the world and providing a unique and extensive reservoir of data for the future understanding of geoclimatic history and the nature of karst processes in a complex environment.

Cat Ba island:



Rugged, craggy and jungle-clad Cat Ba, the largest island in Halong Bay, is emerging as Vietnam’s adventure sport and ecotourism hub. There’s an energetic roll-call of activities, including sailing, bird-watching, cycling, hiking and rock climbing.
Except for a few fertile pockets, Cat Ba’s terrain is too rocky for serious agriculture. Most residents earn their living from the sea, while others work in tourism.
 
In recent years, Cat Ba Town has experienced a hotel boom, and a chain of ugly concrete hotels now frames a once-lovely bay. But the rest of the island is largely untouched, and with idyllic Lan Ha Bay just offshore you’ll soon overlook Cat Ba Town’s overdevelopment.
Most of the year Cat Ba Town is a laid-back place, and an excellent base for activities around the island, or sailing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay. On summer weekends Cat Ba turns into a roaring resort, filling up with vacationing Vietnamese. Hotel prices double or treble and there’s an excess of karaoke joints and hubbub. Cars are banned from the promenade, which is taken over by a sea of strolling holidaymakers. Weekdays are saner, but still busy between June and August.
 
Ho Chi Minh paid a visit to Cat Ba Island on April 1 1951 and there is an annual festival to commemorate the event. During this time, expect lots of waterfront karaoke and techno beats from 8am to midnight.
Almost half of Cat Ba Island (with a total area of 354 sq km) and 90 sq km of the adjacent waters were declared a national park in 1986 to protect the island’s diverse ecosystems: subtropical evergreen forests on the hills, freshwater swamp forests at the base of the hills, coastal mangrove forests, small freshwater lakes and coral reefs. Most of the coastline consists of rocky cliffs, but there are some sandy beaches and tiny fishing villages hidden away in small coves.
 
Lakes, waterfalls and grottoes dot the spectacular limestone hills, the highest rising 331m above sea level. The island’s largest body of water is Ech Lake, (3 hectares). Almost all of the surface streams are seasonal. Most of the island’s rainwater flows into caves and follows underground streams to the sea, creating a shortage of fresh water during the dry season.
Lan Ha Bay, encompassing the southern seas off Cat Ba, is dotted with hundreds of jungle-topped limestone islands with many deserted beaches.
 
Cat Ba’s best weather is from late September to November, when air and water temperatures are mild and the skies are mostly clear. December to February is cooler but pleasant. From February to April is still good, but you can expect some rain. Summer (June to August) is hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms. This is also peak season and the island is packed with Vietnamese tourists.
 
The information from lonelyplanet
Day 1: Ha Noi-Ha Long- Cat Ba (L/D)
08.00-8:30: Pick you up at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter or our office (29B Hang Bong Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi), from Hanoi to Halong Bay 175km  it take 3,5 hours. Short break on haft way in Hai Duong Province 25 minutes.
12.30: Arrive Halong harbour, get on Boat for Lunch while cruising around the Bay.
13.00: Visiting floating village.
14.00: Visiting ‘’Thien Cung Cave And Dau Go Grotto’’.
16.30: Take the boat to Gia Luan Habour, get on the bus to Cat Ba town arrive Hotel after 40 minutes. Check in the hotel, free time in the evening.       

Hotel 2*: Nhat Anh 2 hotel,  Sunflower hotel…
Hotel 3* in the center of Cat Ba town: Cat Ba Sea Pearl hotel, Hung Long hotel, Holiday hotel
Resort near the beach: Cat Ba beach resort, Nam Cat resort.
Hotel 4* in the center of Cat Ba town: Cat Ba Sunrise resort, Cat Ba island resort

   
Cat Ba Beach Resort
Option 1: Halong – Cat Ba island

Day 2: Cat Ba - Ha Long -  Ha Noi (B/L)
07.30: Wake up have breakfast in the hotel.
08.00: Get on the bus return Gia Luan Habour then get on the boat back to Halong city
12.00: Arrive Halong Habour, have lunch in the restaurant.
13.00: Get on the bus back to Hanoi.
17.00: Arrive in Hanoi. Tour ends!

Option 2: Halong – Monkey island resort
After visited Halong bay, transfer you to Monkey island resort.
Day 2: Monkey Island Resort – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L) 
After breakfast, tour guide pick you up at Monkey Island Resort to the daily cruise to Majestic Cruise and continue to visit remainder of Ha Long Bay.
11:00 Lunch is served with Vietnamese tasty cuisine.
12:00 Disembark. Cruise ends. 
13:00 Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in Hai Duong province. 
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi, end the tour.

   
 
Option 3: Halong City
 
After visited Halong bay, transfer you back to Halong city– you will overnight at hotel in Halong city or Tuan Chau Island.
 
Day 2: Halong city or Tuan Chau island – Hanoi (B,L)
You will have a free time to go shopping, buy seafood for relatives and friends… enjoy the games at Tuan Chau ..
About 11:00 Am, you will have lunch and come back your hotel. Check out before 12:00 noon.
12:30 Pm, our car will transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi.
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi, end the tour.
 
PRICE:

HALONG BAY CRUISE RATES 2017
VALID (1/1 TO 31/12/2017)
Option Hotel Price by USD per person
Double/twin Single
Option 1 Nhat Anh 2* 89 15
Seapearl 3* 109 25
Catba Beach resort 3* 119 55
Sunrise resort 4* 165 75
Option 2 Monkey resort 99 25
Option 3 Halong Plaza 4* or Morning Tuan Chau hotel 4* 155 55
Cong Doan 3* or Hidden Charm Tuan Chau 3* 99 25
Children from 09 to 11 years old Sharing room with parents 75% of adult price
Children from 04 to 08 years old Sharing room with parents 50% of adult price
Children under 04 years old Sharing room with parents FOC
 


















Includes:         
- Vehicle with air-conditioner
- Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, experienced.
- Tour guide: English speaking guide (enthusiastic, experience)
- Entrance fees.
- Meals: Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Boat:  safe, clean and beautiful.
- Acommodation

Excludes:
- Insurance, drinks, telephone, tips to guide and other private services, Single supplement.
Day 1: Ha Noi-Ha Long- Cat Ba (L/D)
08.00: Pick you up at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter or our office (29B Hang Bong Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi), from Hanoi to Halong Bay 175km  it take 3,5 hours. Short break on haft way in Hai Duong Province 25 minutes.
12.30: Arrive Halong harbour, get on Boat for Lunch while cruising around the Bay.
13.00: Visiting floating village.
14.00: Visiting ‘’Thien Cung Cave And Dau Go Grotto’’.
16.30: Take the boat to Gia Luan Habour, get on the bus to Cat Ba town arrive Hotel after 40 minutes. Check in the hotel, free time in the evening.       

Hotel 2*: Nhat Anh 2 hotel,  Sunflower hotel…
Hotel 3* in the center of Cat Ba town: Cat Ba Sea Pearl hotel, Hung Long hotel, Holiday hotel
Resort near the beach: Cat Ba beach resort, Nam Cat resort.
Hotel 4* in the center of Cat Ba town: Cat Ba Sunrise resort, Cat Ba island resort

  
Cat Ba Beach Resort
Day 2: Ha Long – Lan Ha Bay for Kayaking (B/L/D)

7.30 : Having breakfast at hotel
7.45 – 8.00: Transfer to another boat to go to Catba islands, trekking on Viet Hai village or go biking along the beautiful roads.
 In the afternoon: Kayaking around Lan Ha bay, swimming on beach, and visit monkey island. After that check in at hotel in Cat Ba Island.
19.00: Have dinner at hotel and free time explore Catba town  by yourself.
  

Day 3:  Ha Long – Ha Noi  (B/L)
After breakfast, get back to the boat by bus and cruise back to Ha Long City.  Arrive in Ha Long City at 11.30, have lunch in restaurant. After lunch, take a bus back to Ha Noi, at 16.00 PM, finish the tour.

PRICE:

HALONG BAY CRUISE RATES 2017
VALID (1/1 TO 31/12/2017)
Option Hotel Price by USD per person
Double/twin Single
Option 1 Nhat Anh 2* 119 30
Seapearl 3* 149 50
Catba Beach resort 3* 175 75
Sunrise resort 4* 235 120
Children from 09 to 11 years old Sharing room with parents 75% of adult price
Children from 04 to 08 years old Sharing room with parents 50% of adult price
Children under 04 years old Sharing room with parents FOC
 













Includes:         
- Vehicle with air-conditioner
- Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, experienced.
- Tour guide: English speaking guide (enthusiastic, experience)
- Entrance fees.
- Meals: Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Boat:  safe, clean and beautiful.
- Accommodation

Excludes:
- Insurance, drinks, telephone, tips to guide and other private services, Single supplement.
  

  

  

  

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