The short but strenuous hike to the top of Ngu Lam peak brings views over the surrounding jungle. The challenging 9km hiking trail through the park (starting just north of the park entrance) to the village of Viet Hai is best done with a guide ). Lunch and homestays are available in Viet Hai. From here you can walk, rent a bicycle or take an electric vehicle for 5km to the pier, where taxi boats shuttle back to Ben Beo Pier  near Cat Ba Town until 4pm. Take proper hiking shoes, a raincoat and a generous supply of water for the Viet Hai hike. This is not an easy walk, please contact us for more informations

Of the mammals present in the park, the more commonly seen include macaques, deers, civets and several species of squirrel, including the giant black squirrel. Seventy bird species have been spotted here, including hawks, hornbills and cuckoos.

It’s hard to escape the beaten path in Halong Bay but you can do it on this guided trek through Cat Ba National Park. Look out for deer, snakes, native cats, squirrels, and just possibly the endangered langur as you hike to Frog Lake. Savor a home-cooked lunch at Viet Hai village before visiting Lan Ha Bay and a floating fishing village. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation.
+ Look out for wildlife including monkeys and langurs as you hike through Cat Ba National Park
+ Meet friendly locals and enjoy a home-cooked lunch at Viet Hai village
+ Admire Lan Ha Bay, a floating fishing village, and a tranquil beach
+ Relax with door-to-door round-trip transportation from Cat Ba Town
What to expect:
Cat Ba Island 8.00 : You are met up with our tour guide to start the trip from your hotel in Cat Ba. Take a minibus or motorbike to the national park. It takes 5 hour hike through the mountain rain forests and valleys to Frog Lake. Along the way you have a chance to see native cats, squirrels, spotted dear, snakes, thousands of butterflies, and if you're lucky, a Cat Ba Langur.
Cat Ba National Park 13.00 : Arrive at remote Viet Hai village and meet the friendly local people who live inside the National Park. Lunch will be served at a local house with home cooked food at Viet Hai Village. 15.00 : Enjoy a biking tour from the village to the boat dock and visit Lan Ha Bay and the floating fishing village by small boat. Optional enjoy swimming at the tranquil beach. 17.00 : Return to Cat Ba Town. Trip ends at your hotel in Cat Ba.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

+ Good shoes
+ Sun-glasses and hat
+ Swimming suite
+ Mosquitoes creams
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

For more informations about this tour, please contact us via our WhatsApp: + 84 912 555 208 / 915 063 737  ( Support 27/7 )
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Tripadvisor reviews

“Best part of Vietnam”

We booked a 3 day, 2 night tour through the Cat Ba Island area with Blue Swimmer Adventure and had a wonderful time! Our first night on the fish farm was quite a memorable experience and something I would highly recommend to anyone in Vietnam. Our second night on a boat docked 50 meters from the fish farm was also nice but very similar to the night on the fish farm. The islands were incredibly scenic and our guide was extremely nice! These were the best parts of the trip. Our trip included a lot of kayaking which we loved, but for those who aren’t as active, it might have been tough. We kayaked probably 3 hours or so on the first day. It was great! In terms of value, it seemed as if the owner is making quite a profit. They were quite frugal with providing us with water and any type of beer, soft drink, or more water was extra cost. This was a bit unfortunate given how cheap everything in Vietnam is and that we paid about $395 per person for the 2 night experience. Although, the food was quite good and we were not hungry. I would recommend this to friends, especially if the price reflected the prices of the goods we were consuming. Thanks Thung for your time and good will as a guide.

Matt Temp (Portland, Oregon)
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