Cat Ba Island is the largest island adjacent to Halong Bay, under the jurisdiction of Hai Phong city. Cat Ba Island is famous for its national park, recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. When you visit Cat Ba, you will admire the pristine beauty, beautiful nature, blue sea, white sand, virgin forest, rich flora and fauna, and many interesting activities.
To get to Cat Ba Island, you can choose one of the following ways:
From Hanoi: You can take a coach, bus, motorbike, private car, or package tour from Hanoi to Hai Phong. From Hai Phong, you can take a high-speed boat, hydrofoil, ferry, or cable car to Cat Ba. The travel time from Hanoi to Cat Ba is about 3-4 hours, depending on the means of transport and traffic conditions.
From Halong: You can take a ferry from Tuan Chau pier, ticket price is 80,000 VND per person, travel time is about 1 hour. Tuan Chau ferry has 5 trips per day, the last one is at 3 pm. You should arrive early to buy tickets and avoid overcrowding. You can also take a tourist boat to combine visiting Halong Bay and Cat Ba.
When you get to Cat Ba, you don’t have to worry about transportation or accommodation. You can rent a motorbike, bicycle, electric car to move between tourist spots on the island. You can easily find a hotel, guesthouse, homestay, or resort that suits your budget and preferences.
Cat Ba is an ideal destination for those who love the sea and nature. The island is also a must-visit spot when you want to explore the beauty of the sea and forest in Vietnam. When you come to Cat Ba Island, you will have the opportunity to experience many interesting and attractive activities, as well as have the chance to explore the local life here.