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Monkey Island

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Monkey Island is a very beautiful island in Catba beach town, Hai Phong city, Vietnam. This island has 2 beautiful beaches for swimming and there is mountain for go up to take nice pictures of Lan Ha bay with thousands of islets around.
Cat Ba, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful island from where you can have one of the best views of Lahn Na Bay and of course a cold drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CapeTownNina
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Xposted on google: Monkey Island was a very unfortunate experience where the tour operator encourages you to buy snacks to feed the monkeys even though they tell you the monkeys are crazy and bite. It was painful watching a local seeming tour group feed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yang P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst experience of a tour that was fantastic. The poor monkeys ( which were brought to the islanf from thailand) look ill and definitly not healthy. The drunken tourists tease, scream and kick at them when the try to steel food, since there are not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philipp M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monkeys are my favorite animal. This island though is just filled with too much tourists, some of them giving food or alcohol to the monkeys. So... the monkeys got used to stealing food and alcohol from visitors. We saw one grabbing a can of 7up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zab514
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an excellent experience you don't just see monkey's. and it is so cheap, fabulous in the forest.Any age group would enjoy this day tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacqueline m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monkey island is a lovely place to visit especially when you’re here for a vacation ! Please very cautious about your personal items. Your items will be taken less than a second ! Ask for a guide when you buy your tickets. So, your things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Chinese_tarot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read reviews on monkey island before but didn't know how scary it was to climb the mountain. It's no easy walking, it's literally rock climbing for a small sized Asian like me. I had to use both hands and grip on to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamieckh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware of the monkeys, they are agressive and they jump on people on the beach. One girl got bit by one. And if you want to climb on the top of the mountain, wear good shoes!! Nobody told us about that hike and everybody...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cédrina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monkeys are not native to Cat Ba - they're macaques that have been dumped on the island to entertain tourists. Human contact has made them quite aggressive. They steal food and bags and sometimes bite. It's impossible to just hang out and relax at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MayaCova
Reviewed November 6, 2018

When you turn up on the monkey island you may by now discover lots of people climbing in the forest. In case you've okay fitness I'd completely suggest you to go by as you are going to have an excellent view over the bay. Nevertheless,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jaclyn R
October 3, 2018|
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Response from Erek H | Reviewed this property |
The best way is contact to tour agency or your hotel ( they will also contact to tour agency) for the best price.
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth K | Reviewed this property |
There are many boats in this area and some large old, sailboats used for tours. You can google tours of Halong Bay from Cat Ba Island. Monkey Island is very small.
March 8, 2017|
Response from Veronika K | Reviewed this property |
Didn't do it...sorry
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