4 days, 3 nights
CODE: NBCB

NINH BINH – CAT BA

This tour combines the two recent rising destinations in the Northern Vientam Ninh Binh and Cat Ba. Adventure you say? Apalca my bag!

 

Stunning scenery

 

Local homestay

 

Wildlife

TRIP ITINERARY

day 1: HANOI – HOA LU TEMPLES – TRANG AN BOAT RIDE - DANCING CAVE

After breakfast, our tour guide and private car will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi and start our journey today to Ninh Binh.

We will visit a historic destination today Hoa Lu Temples (Ancient capital in Vietnam). Then go on our Trang An boat ride which takes you along the river, past beautiful limestone karst peaks, through caves and to some small temples. The scenery is beautiful and the boat ride very relaxing. in the mid afternoon, climb up to Dancing cave mountain where visitors can have a super great panoramic viewpoint of Trang An , Tam Coc and Ninh Binh city after overcoming nearly 500 steps. 

Overnight at a local bungalow.

Day 2: Ninh binh - VIET HAI - overnight at a homestay

After breakfast at your bungalow, get on your car to move to Cat Ba island. It often takes 5 hours to get Cat Ba from Ninh Binh. Then being transferred by a hydrofoil to Viet Hai island village. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cat Ba town. 

In the afternoon, do explore around the village with your guide and do farming with a local farmer to prepare a dinner together. 

Overnight at a homestay in Viet Hai village.

day 3: FULL DAY TREKKING AND CYCLING IN VIET HAI – OVERNIGHT AT FLOATING HOUSE

After breakfast, let’s go and explore the daily life of local people in Cat Ba national Park by cycling to the center of village. Then, trek with your local guide to the peak of Hai Quan post where you will be lured into a panoramic view of Halong bay, Lan Ha bay and Cat Ba town. In the afternoon after having a lunch at a local restaurant, move to Tung Lam floating village by a hydrofoil. Overnight at a floating house. Take your time to swim and do kayaking.

Day 4: LAN HA BAY DISCOVERY BY a local fishing boat - HANOI

After breakfast, go to explore surrounding beaches and fishing life by a local fishing boat. Enjoy your morning time here to get insight into local life before heading back to Beo ferry by a tender. Lunch will be served at Beo ferry. Get on your private car and head back to Hanoi. 

Arrive Hanoi around 5pm.

Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.

Included: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, activities & meals mentioned above, Kayaking. Not included: Airfares, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, personal expenses & all other services not clearly mentioned above.

WHY TRAVEL WITH YESD?

Authentic

We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.

Responsible

We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.

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“We had YESD organise a trip to Ninh Binh last March and it was beyond what we had expected. Above all, the guys from YESD were really helpful and supportive, making our trip wonderfully smooth and memorable.”

Bich Phuong / Trip Advisor