Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The 2 days Cat Ba National Park Trek starts from Hanoi, takes you through Hai Phong, to Cat Ba island where you have about 5 hours hiking in the forest, and spend the night at a local home, homestay in Viet Hai village.
DAY 1: HANOI -> HAI PHONG -> CAT BA NATIONAL PARK -> VIET HAI
You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi and transferred to Hai Phong (early departure). On arrival in Hai Phong, you will take a speed boat and travel to Cat Ba Island. Arrive in Cat Ba town, enjoy a short walk in Cat Ba town. Visit the local market, the tourist quarter and fishing village. Then have lunch in a local restaurant in town. After lunch, you will be transferred by motor-taxi to Cat Ba National park from where you will begin a 4-hour challenging hike through Cat Ba National Park and up to one of the mountain summits. The park is located approximately 30 km east of Haiphong, covering about 263 km² and comprising 173 km² land and 90 km² of inshore water. Cat Ba National Park is a special-use forest in Vietnam, the world’s biosphere reserve. Cat Ba National Park of Cat Hai district, Hai Phong. The 18km hiking trails ends at Viet Hai village. Check into a local lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: VIET HAI -> CAT BA ISLAND -> HAI PHONG -> HANOI
After breakfast, you will enjoy a short bicycle ride from Viet Hai ecolodge to the boat pier (about 2 km). The biking trail is easy with a few up and downhill rides. On arrival at Viet Hai boat pier, you will be picked up by our sharing shuttle boat and transferred back to Cat Ba town. The boat trip will take you through floating fishermen villages and islets of different shapes emerging from the emerald water. Arrive back in Cat Ba island town, you may want to have lunch before taking the speed boat again for travelling back to Hai Phong city where your Lotussia vehicle will be waiting for. Enjoy the two-hour drive back to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi (hotel: own arrangements). The end of Lotussia Travel services.