Halong bay – Cat Ba hotels 3 Days 2 Nights


Most Asian travelers choose overnight in hotels or resort in Cat Ba islands but still have the 1st afternoon on day-boat trip in Halong bay. Instead of overnight on Halong cruise, these travelers choose Cat Ba hotels/resorts can enjoy 2 famous beaches in Cat Ba town and easy stroll around the bustling town at night. On the 2nd day, you can rent a motorbike taxi “xe om” to the Fishing port for free shopping there.


  • Tour including 3-star hotels (Holiday View/Hung Long/Sea Pearl): US$ 156 per person
  • Tour including 4-star resort (Cat Ba island resort & spa with swimming pools): US$ 240 per person

Single supplement surcharge (i.e. in case 1 person want to to stay single in 1 Double/Twin-bed room usually used for 2 people, she/he has to pay this surcharge):

  • US$ 62 per person for 3-star
  • US$ 100 per person for 4-star

TIME: 8:15 (the 1st day) – 17:00 (the 3rd day)


  • Halong day-boat cruise and Thien Cung cave exploration as indicated
  • English speaking guide on Day 1 & Day 3.
  • 2 nights in hotels in Cat Ba town.
  • Meals as indicated: 2 breakfasts in hotels/resorts, 2 lunches on Halong day-boat, 1 dinner.
  • Admission fees and permits.
  • Pick-up & see-off bus from your hotel inside Hanoi Old quarter. A surcharge of US$ 5 per person is added in case pick-up & see-off outside Hanoi Old quarter. If you stay outside of the area and donot want to pay the surcharge, please be present at Hanoi Grand Opera House (Add: 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi) at 8:30 am, the tour guide and bus driver will call on to pick-you-up.


  • Tour guide and meals on Day 2
  • Gratuities for tour guide and crew.
  • Phone call, laundry service and other personal expenses.
Cat Ba beach Cat Co 2

Cat Ba is pround to own many beaches. Most of them are protected by UNESCO because they belong to World Biosphere Reserve area. However, 3 beaches in the downtown are good enough for your beach leisure. Cat Co 2 (in the photo) is the most popular choice for beach lovers.

Tour itinerary


8:00 – 8:30 am Pick up from your hotel inside Hanoi Old quarter by our tour guide. 3.5 hour bus transfer from Ha Noi to Ha Long city.

12:30: Arrive at Halong tourist wharf.

Start boat trip to visit Ha Long bay (4 hours). The calm emerald water and towering karst islands create a mystical maze as you cruise past Tam Cung Cave and Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islet, and visit THIEN CUNG cave. There will be lots of time for cave exploration and taking pictures.

16:00: Disembark at Cat Ba harbour then shared bus transfer to the hotel in Catba island. Dinner and overnight in Cat Ba island. Free time for swimming and sunbathing in Cat Co beaches nearby.

Overnight in Cat Ba town.


Breakfast in the hotels/resorts. Free day at beach leisure. Overnight in Cat Ba town.


Wake up early to see the sunrise over the calm water of Cat Ba bay. After breakfast at 7:15, our tour guide picks you up from hotel to Gia Luan harbour, taking the boat to go back to Ha Long harbour through the symbols of the bay as Fighting Cocks islet, Burning Incense islet or Rocky Dog islet. Lunch is served on board or at local restaurant in Halong city.

After lunch, get on the shuttle bus and return to Ha Noi. Arrive Ha Noi at around 17:00. See you off at your hotel in Hanoi Old quarter. End of services.

Canon Fort Lan Ha Bay

Views on the walk up to the Canon Fort above Cat Ba. This used to be the former anticraftgun battlefield and now a new tourist attracttions of Cat Ba.


Travel Tips

On Day 2, you can rent a motorbike at any shop stalls on the Main road named ”1-thang 4” (around 120.000 VND or 6 USD/ halfday/motorbike excluding petrol fee) then explore every corners of this bustling town. For who loves photography, you should take taxi to Fort Cannon (in Vietnamese “Phao Dai Than Cong” – admission 50.000 VND/ person), which used to be a anticraft gun battle field to guard Cat Ba bay, now becoming the best high spot to enjoy some soft drinks and taking landscape photos of Cat Ba bay.