Discovering Cat Ba Island in a Local Way and Cruising on a Private Junk on Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long (3D2N)

Cat Ba is situated in Ha Long Bay, 50 km to the east of Hai Phong City, in Northern Vietnam. It is the largest of 366 islands in the Cat Ba Archipelago, and has a surface area of about 140 square km. The Cat Ba Archipelago shares the distinctive rugged appearance and scenic beauty of the Ha Long Bay Area that was declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, in 1994. The area is one of the best examples in the world of a Karst landscape invaded by the sea. Some 1500-2000 large and small islands and cliffs rise steeply from the shallow marine waters.


  • Hai Phong City
  • Catba island
  • Viet Hai village
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Lan Ha bay
  • Bai Tu Long Bay


  • Visit the most stunningly beautiful and peaceful island in the northern Vietnam
  • Cat Ba National Park
  • Hospital Cave
  • Private peaceful and beautiful Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort
  • Cycling through the stunning surrounding nature in Viet Hai Fishing Village
  • Private Junk cruising through Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Anchor at less touristy areas and cruise more to see the best parts of Ha Long
  • Kayaking in totally protected area of Lan Ha Bay
  • Stunning view of Cat Ba on the top Kim Giao Mountain
  • Visiting cool Caves while cruising on the bays

TOUR STYLE Private tour, Beautiful landscape, Local life style


Day 1

Meals:  lunch at a local restaurant, dinner at the resort

6:00am, private car will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. The driver will drive you to Hai Phong city where you take the 9am speed boat to Cat Ba island.  When you get to Cat Ba island,  your private tour guide will greet you at the habor with the sign of your name.  Visit the down town area first, then, have your lunch at a local restaurant down town Cat Ba.  Then, start your jouney in a prival van driving along the coast through the National Park to the Cat Ba Eco Lodge.  The resort is  about 14 km away from downtown Cat Ba.  It’s located in a very private area with a stunning beautiful natural setting.  On the way to the Lodge, you will drive through the Cat Ba National Park and visit the Hospital Cave. After these short tours in the afternoon, you will stay, have a dinner and rest at the resort in the evening.  In the next morning, your cruise starts at 10:00am at Ben Beo harbor down town Cat Ba.  Please, have your breakfast around 8:00am.  Pack everything and take with you because you won’t go back to the resort after your cruise. The private van from the resort will take you to Ben Beo harbor where the tour guide waits for you to welcome you on the Junk.


(2 days/1 night )
Depart:  10:00am
Return Cat Ba early afternoon on the next day because you need to travel back to Hanoi on the last speed boat of the day at 2pm.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast at the resort, lunch and dinner on the boat

  • 10:00am – Welcome on board. The junk will cruise you on the bay and pass by the floating village.
  • Enjoy fresh seafood lunch on Lan Ha bay.
  • Keep cruising to the most scenic areas of the bay with hundreds of beautiful islands.
  • Continue cruising further to see the unique Halong bay.
  • Anchor and do kayaking through the narrow lagoons and tunnel caves called Hang Ca (the Bat Cave).
  • Cruise to Bai Trai Dao beaches. Free for swimming and relax to enjoy the sunset on the bay.
  • Anchor at a calm water area for dinner and experience the peaceful night on the junk among beautiful mountains.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast on the boat, lunch at a local restaurant

  • Wake up to see the dawn on the bay and then have breakfast.
  • The boat takes you to see some other parts of the bay.
  • Visit the floating fish farm. You will learn how the local people there make their livings.
  • Continue cruising further to see the unique Halong bay.
  • Enjoy the last swimming on the bay.
  • 11 AM get off the boat to Cat Ba.
  • Walk around Cat Ba town, beaches and local market with your private guide.
  • Have lunch in a local restaurant
  • Take the speed boat from Cat Ba to Hai Phong at 2:00pm.  When you reach Hai Phong city, your private car already wait for you there outside the station.  Drive back to Hanoi and arrive Hanoi around 5:00pm


Depending on your group size because Zoom Zoom  only organize private tours, no open tours. For example, if you are two people, the whole Junk  will be just for two of you, no other guests.   Please let Zoom Zoom  know  your group size, then we will send you the cost in details.


  • Private car round trip HN- Hai Phong and back Cat Ba National Park
  • Speed boat tickets round trip from Hai Phong city to Cat Ba and back to Hai Phong
  • Private van on the island
  • All meals as specified in the program
  • One night staying at a peaceful and beautiful Catba Eco Lodge Resort
  • Private Junk
  • All entrance fees across Ha Long Bay
  • Kayaks
  • Good condition bycicles on Viet Hai fishing village
  • an experienced English-speaking guide for your 3 days

Not included

  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance

* Zoom Zoom endeavor to keep the trip as safe as possible but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety and we are not liable for any damage or personal injury.