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Visit Lan Ha Bay - Floating House - Bright Cave - Viet Hai Village In 1 Day

By Cat Ba Panorama Travel
Recommended by 98% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Fully visit the most beautiful and prominent places on Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba National Park in just 1 day at a reasonable price. Many interesting activities are led by professional, enthusiastic and responsible guides. Guaranteed you will have a great trip with lots of memories and memorable experiences!
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Ages 0-100, max of 40 per group
Duration:7h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Snack, a cup of cooktail, fruite in sunset party
  • All transportation relate to the tour
  • Kayak, Snorkle
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Viet Hai Village
What's not included
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed, please message us and we will quickly confirm that you will be able to pick you up at your hotel or not
  • Cat Ba Panorama Travel, 53 Núi Ngọc, TT. Cát Bà, Cát Hải, Hải Phòng, Vietnam
  • Ports:
  • Bèo Harbor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 216274P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 216274P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cat Ba Panorama Travel
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Lan Ha Bay
  • 1
    Lan Ha Bay
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lan Ha Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Lan Ha Bay
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Viet Hai Village
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Themanwhocaneat
Themanwhocaneat
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Excelllent time, well worth the trip!
Great day trip, educational and informative. The guide Ryan was well spoken, fun and engaging. Really nice food as
429corinnah
429corinnah
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Gretchen trip
We enjoyed the knowledge of our local guide. He shared it with us. We enjoyed kanyooing and swimming in the han la
Miniaett
Miniaett
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Amazing daycruise
Amazing cruise, loved the activites and the lunch as well! Best part was our guide Ryan who was really engaged and
MartinezS76
MartinezS76
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Great experience on Lan Ha Bay
We went sailing with Ryan and he is really knowledgeable about his area. He told us about the fisherman's life and
355estebans
355estebans
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Quick but complete tour in Lan Ha Bay
Tour departed at 3pm and came back around 5:45pm but enough time to experience the limestone formations, non-guided
hiladen
hiladen
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Thank you Ryan!
We would like to recommend a cruise with guide Ryan! We really enjoyed our time on the ship. The agenda was excelle
Flyer764462
Flyer764462
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Lan ha bay with Ryan
A great day hang out on Lan ha bay. Ryan a supper knowledge person was showed me and other people everything about
814keithb814
814keithb814
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Cat Bay day cruise through the kharsts
I took the one day boat tour leaving from cat Ba town. This is as action packed and fun from the start. First we sa
714grantf
714grantf
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Cat ba exploration
Had a great day in beautiful scenery nice mix of activities some kayaking swimming eating relaxing. Slept well afte
V2375ZGmaxs
V2375ZGmaxs
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Awesome trip with good tour guide; experience to remember
Everything was really good organized and showed us the beautifull limestone islands. The boattrip was with a small
SamVerloop
SamVerloop
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Nice and active trip
Our guide was extremely enthusiastic, knew a lot and was happy to show us nice spots. You do lots of activities whi
fouedm962
fouedm962
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Amazing lan ha bay tour
Wonderful day with Ryan, he show us all the good views and tell us all about the history of the island and he's fam
beatrizcL5289TA
beatrizcL5289TA
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Excellent!
They took us to Lan Ha Bay. I met a big group of nice and lovely people. What I like the most was the Kayak and vis
irinasA2365LY
irinasA2365LY
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Excellent service and low prices
What a lovely cruise we had on Lan Ha bay .Ryan the guide was incredible english speaker and he told us many inform
Sergi M
Sergi M
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Incredible tour
We enjoyed so much this tour. If you go there you will see places amazing and the guide is wonderful!!!
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Ross S
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
This tour has been my highlight of Vietnam so far, the boat to start was so nicely furnished and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Our guide Luan spoke brilliant english, very knowledgeable and funny and made the tour. The itinerary was packed full of fun, laid out perfectly and amazing value for money, would urge anyone in Cat ba to do this tour and choose this boat line.
Written January 19, 2020
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AisB
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
We did the 1 day Lan Ha Bay cruise today and it was excellent! We had debated a bit about what company to go with, how much to spend etc. and I'm so glad we chose this one. It was recommended by our hotel, along with a few slightly cheaper tours. We decided to go with Panorama as the boat looked newer/more comfortable, which it certainly was when compared to the other day tour boats we saw out on the bay. We also liked the fact that they did smaller group size. Everything was excellent - picked up on time, all ran to schedule, Viet Hai village was surprisingly enjoyable due to the gorgeous scenery and the fact that we could cycle back to the dock and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately they seem to be making some odd additions (a formal grotto/flower bed area at the side of the road, various metal arches to grow plants ovee the road) to the area that are quite ugly and not in keeling with the raw beauty of the place, so hopefully this project doesn't go much further or they run the risk of ruining this part of the island.
Anyway back to the tour. The guide Truong was brilliant! A local from Cat Ba, he had a really lovely gentle demeanor. His English was excellent and he took time throughout the day to explain about the area, the legends behind Lan Ha and Halong Bay, origins of the names and various facts about the limestone formations. He seemed to truly have an interest and knowledge about the area, which was so refreshing. He was a real gentleman and made the trip for us. The food at lunch was really excellent also, the best meal of our trip so far. We spent a lovely hour kayaking in the afternoon and stopped at a swimming spot. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this tour and company.
Written February 17, 2020
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Elza H
Shanghai, China33 contributions
The tour was good, pretty chill. Our tour guide Truong was nice, knowledgeable, and had good English. We saw the floating fishing village, stopped by a small village on the island, where our tour guide explained more about Cat Ba island and what to visit, and also we could try different flavors of Vietnamese wines. We were given the choice to walk or bike to the end of the village, where we could try the fish massage for our feet. Then we got back to the boat and after some time the lunch was ready. They ask before and take into consideration vegetarian people. After lunch we went to kayak for about 1.5hrs. We went through one cave, and walked through the other, because the water level was too low to go with the kayaks. The last activity was swimming and swimming to a beach. We could also jump from the boat, even the top of the boat (8-9 meters high). After the swim we were treated with a cocktail, Vietnamese shrimp chips and fruits. In our free time on the boat we could chill on comfy chairs, enjoy Vietnamese coffee or other beverages, or share experiences and converse with others passengers. All in all a lovely trip.
Written January 23, 2020
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andremohr
Nha Trang, Vietnam194 contributions
It's baffling to see all these positive reviews of this operation. We took the one day "luxury" cruise on D'Charme and it was quite simply disastrous. If it wasn't for the guides who were friendly and tried their best I'd give only one star. I almost wondered if they put me on a bad copycat boat with the same name. But no, it's the same boat as advertised just a lot more shabby. We were promised when booking that things are quiet at the moment and it wouldn't be too busy and that coupled with the fact that this was touted as the luxury option made me book the tour in the first place. What a mistake that was. The boat was packed, they had people sitting on extra plastic chairs for lunch and it wasn't even the weekend. The boat is in deplorable condition, the toilets can't be locked and the upper deck had zero shade because the canopy was broken. This actually turned out to be a saving grace since none of the other guests wanted to sit there, so we got some privacy. But it obviously meant that the lower floors were even more packed. The boat would be comfortable for maybe 20 passengers, fewer than that on a "luxury" tour, but we had at least double that amount. Coffees in the morning and other beverages had to be paid extra and were overpriced (luxury after all). The romantic sunset with complimentary wine started at 2:30 pm and consisted of a small glass of watermelon juice which may or may not have contained a little rice wine. The beach where we stopped for swimming and corals had no corals and it was dirty. 2 stars because lunch was alright (seafood, but the cheap variety) and the guides and staff were nice and professional. But whoever is in charge of this operation should be ashamed to call it a luxury cruise, it would have made just about barely adequate budget tour.
Amendment : Panorama Travel contacted me after reading this review and tried to explain the situation. It seems that due to the Covid19 situation they changed the tour to be more suited to Vietnamese domestic tourism which certainly explains the large number of passengers and less focus on activities such as cycling and swimming. This might change again once the country reopens to Westerners, so take my review as an 'as is' which might improve again in the future
Written June 22, 2020
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Benny
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic day on the 1 day trip which was ran by Cat Ba panorama tours. Our wonderful tour guide Luan met us at our Hotel at 8am and took us to our taxi where we were taken to the harbour to board our boat.
The boat itself was very modern and clean and the facilities were excellent. We visited an authentic Vietnam village where we drank some "Happy" rice wine and then got on bikes for a further tour of the village. After this we went kayaking and swimming and had a fantastic lunch which catered for everyone! The tour finished with a sunset party of drinks and nibbles and we docked as very happy people.
Overall a very good day trip ( one of the best). Our guide Luan was exceptional, and was so much fun. I couldn't recommend this trip enough

Benny
Written January 4, 2020
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Dear Benny Thank you for joining our tour and taking the time to share your experience with us. We are grateful to know that your time on our cruise was thoroughly enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon to offering you another memorable experience Best wishes Cat Ba Panorama Team
Written January 7, 2020
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Katie
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
— 2 days 1 night from Hanoi is not enough time, you must make sure you book 3 days 2 nights if you’re traveling from Hanoi. If you’re staying in Cat Ba town / on the island somewhere you can get away with a day cruise

— Great activities listed. Note this cruise stays in LAN Ha bay (we do not go into Ha Long Bay because it’s a different province or something). Expectations should be tempered with activities and the staff can do a better job to temper expectations. E.g. bioluminescent kayaking activity should not be offered if there is a full moon / confirm location instead of zigzagging through the dark for 40 mins with no payoff. E.g. relaxation isn’t an option at night if music is BLASTING until 10pm (please turn down the music). E.g. there is no beach involved for swimming, it’s just jumping off the back of the boat in the last 30 minutes of daylight before sunset.

— I appreciated this cruise because it felt local. Sure, it’s not as polished as it could be, but I felt that was part of its charm. Favorite activities were actually hiking in Cat Ba national park and exploring the village on Cat Ba island. I learned a lot about Vietnamese culture and life on the Bay and about sustainable tourism.

— could improve by ensuring consistency across staff. I stayed 3 day/ 2 night and had 3 different tour guides, all with varying degrees of knowledge. Training can improve consistency (again, especially around making sure there is honest communication about activities to adjust client expectations if needed).

— would’ve preferred more Vietnamese food, and if they cooked with less sugar! The soups were VERY sweet and buttery and there wasn’t much other flavor.
Written January 8, 2020
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Pieter S
Zenderen, The Netherlands54 contributions
Our friends booked a two day tour at this company and were very enthusiastic, we booked a one day tour and can certainly recommend.
You will be picked up at your hotel and brought to the Harbour by good English speaking staff. You will go through the fisherman’s village to Lan Ha and Ha long bay. You will stop at a town where you will get a tour, some more information about Cat Ba in general and you get to try some
rice wine.

Then you will go back on the boat, have lunch and then go to a place to kayak (absolute highlight!) and then you will be able to swim (pretty chilly in the beginning of February).

I would say it is a nice one day tour which I can recommend 100% at this company.
The staff is friendly and takes their time.
Truong our guide was amazing!!
Written February 3, 2020
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Paige Sim
Plymouth, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This tour is well worth the money. Our tour guide Loan was great, funny accommodating and friendly. I would highly recommend anyone who comes to Vietnam to book this tour, it will not disappoint. Great itinerary, activities, food, company. The bike ride through the village was beautiful, the happy water was such a cultural experience and one I won't forget. The boat is beautiful, the staff are welcoming and we had the best time!
Written January 19, 2020
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yash v
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
It was a beautiful experience of living on a ship for a night. Experiences were good - kayaking, cycling to the local village and local drink tasting, the view from the cruise was breathtaking anywhere we go. The timeline was tedious to cover the visits and to chill on the cruise, so would recommend to take a 2 night if budget permits. Also,on the negative side, at night there is a constant smell of diesel burning but that's bearable if you keep your windows closed.
Written January 14, 2020
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Meghan B
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This was my second year taking a day trip from Catba island- this time returning with my family. This boat was incredibly nice and comfortable- beyond what most boat tours have to offer. There were plenty of spaces to lounge. The staff was very helpful and gave clear instructions- nice to meet you Trinh! We really enjoyed the bike ride through the local village, trying interesting flavors of rice wine, and kayaking around the bay. It was above and beyond other boat tours in the area. Thanks for a great experience!
Written February 28, 2020
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