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Top things to do in Cat Ba island - Lan Ha bay

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Cat Ba, also known as Pearl Island, is an archipelago consisting of 388 islands large and small spread over an area of ​​about 345 km², ranking third in size in Vietnam after Phu Quoc and Cai Bau, with the highest peak at 331m.


Cat Ba island
Cat Ba island

About 120km from Hanoi, a 3-hour bus ride away, if you are looking for a place where you can sunbathe on beaches, admire the sunset and sunrise, ride a motorbike along the coast, hike, trek, party, take a cruise on the bay, then Cat Ba will be a great destination.


  1. Trekking and Hiking: Cat Ba Island is home to Cat Ba National Park, where you can embark on various trekking and hiking trails. Trek to the summit of Ngu Lam Mountain for panoramic views of the island and surrounding seascape, or hike through the cool national forest to discover scenic viewpoints and wildlife.


Ngu Lam peak
Ngu Lam peak

2. Rock Climbing: Cat Ba Island offers excellent rock climbing opportunities, with numerous climbing routes suitable for climbers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, you can challenge yourself on the island's limestone cliffs while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.


3. Beach Relaxation: Cat Ba boasts several beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Famous beaches like Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, or Cat Co 3.


4. Motorbike trips: Exploring Cat Ba Island by motorbike is a fun activity, riding along the coastline, admiring the sunset, the panoramic view of Cat Ba island and discovering the hidden spots of the island.


Cat Ba island
Cat Ba island

5. Explore Caves: Explore the fascinating caves on Cat Ba Island. Visit Hospital Cave, a former secret hospital and safe haven during the Vietnam War, or explore Trung Trang Cave, famous for its magical stalactites and stalagmites.


6. Explore the ancient fishing village of Viet Hai: A small village in the Cat Ba archipelago, where you can rent a bicycle to explore. Cycle through the fields, experience the life of the fishing village people, and enjoy foot massage services from small fish.


Viet Hai village
Viet Hai village

7. Cruising in Lan Ha Bay: If you want to explore Lan Ha Bay, cruising is an activity you should try. Explore the stunning limestone karsts and hidden lagoons of Lan Ha Bay by kayaking. Paddle through emerald waters, weave between towering cliffs, and discover secluded beaches and caves. You can choose to spend a night on a cruise."


Lan Ha cruise
Lan Ha cruise

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