Depart Hanoi and drive 2hrs to Hai Phong, the gateway to Halong Bay. Travel like a local and embark on a 30min via local ferry to Cat Ba Island. A 45min land transfer takes you to Cat Ba National Park. Commence trekking through the park which possesses a unique variety of flora and fauna. Trek 6km (4mi) to Frog Lake to admire the magical landscape of submerged trees. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this serene setting. Continue trekking for another 3km (2mi) to the scenic Viet Hai Village where you can see rice fields, fruit plantations, and experience local life. (Please wear appropriate footwear as this section of the trek is slippery due to walking on limestone.) Afterward, walk around the village for an up-close view. Board a wooden motorboat at Viet Hai Pier for a 1hr cruise to the Beo Pier where you will transfer to your resort for dinner and overnight.
Overnight in Cat Ba (Lunch, Dinner)
Suggested departure time: 08:30
Tour duration: 07 hours
Trekking distance: 9km (6mi)