Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island Tour This 2-day Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba island tour allows you to visit the spectacular beauty of the World Natural Wonder and its nearby awe-inspiring island. Taking a picturesque route from Hanoi, cruising along Halong Bay and exploring Cat Ba Island by boat trip will be a memorable experience in your 2-day tour. You also have the chance to admire the stalagmite grottos in Halong Bay and, explore of Military Hospital Cave, Cat Ba National Park in this Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island 2-day tour.

Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Tour Categories: Day Tours from Hanoi, Halong Bay tours
Date: Departure date upon your request
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island
Day 2: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi

Highlights of Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island 2-day tour

  • The scenic journey from Hanoi to Halong city to get the beautiful shots of the Vietnamese countryside
  • Cruise on Halong Bay with breath-taking scenery
  • Enjoy the calm crystal water of the Bay
  • Discover the Military Hospital Cave and trek through the lush forest in Cat Ba Island
  • Feast on delicious seafood meals on Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island

Experience your Vacation with

  • Knowledgeable and experienced guides and all are licensed
  • Friendly and careful drivers
  • Air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable vehicles
  • A wide range of on-site services

Special Interests

Boat cruising through thousand islands and swimming in crystal water in Halong Bay, learn more about Anti-American war by visiting Military Hospital cave on Cat Ba Island, visit Cat Ba National Park

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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island (L)

In the morning, depart Hanoi to start our 2-day Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island tour by taking a 3-hour drive to Halong City. On the way, stop to take some pictures of Vietnamese farming and refreshments in the Red River Delta.

visit halong bay from hanoi

Upon arriving in Halong City at noon, embark on the emerald water of Halong Bay to explore the Bay with thousands of limestone mountains while enjoying a fresh seafood lunch on boat. On the sailing to impressive islands, stop at crystal water and calm area for swimming and kayaking.

halong bay kayaking halong bay and cat ba island tour

In the late afternoon, arrive in Cat Ba Island to prepare for tomorrow’s itinerary. You are transferred from the wharf to the hotel by our company bus. After hotel check-in, you are free at leisure till time to enjoy our dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Cat Ba Island Discovery – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B, L)

After our breakfast at the hotel, follow your guide to Cat Ba National Park. On the way there, you will have a short break by visiting the Military Hospital cave that was used by the North Vietnamese Army during the American war. Following is a short trek in a national park to enjoy a panoramic view jungle.

cat ba national park from mountain

Afterward, return to Cat Ba town, lunch before boarding the one-hour ferry service back to Vietnam’s largest seaport and third largest city of Hai Phong. Upon arrival in Hai Phong where our vehicle waiting for transferring you back to Hanoi. Finish off our 2-day Cat Ba – Halong Bay tour at the hotel in Hanoi.

What’s Included?

  • A/C Transportation
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Enthusiastic and experienced English speaking guide
  • Boat trip with seafood lunch
  • Meal are indicated on schedule (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Cat Ba Island
  • Entrance fees, sightseeing tickets
  • Reasonable supply of bottled water

What’s Excluded?

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Pre and post accommodation
  • Optional requested services during tour: such as massages, music performance, beauty services…