Welcome to Haiphong


Apart from the cafe culture, there's actually not a lot to do, with much of the city dominated by industry; most travellers only use Haiphong as a transport hop between the bus from Hanoi and the ferry to Cat Ba Island. If you do decide to linger, you'll find a friendly town with minimal hassles that makes a relaxing change from Vietnam's main tourism centres.


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$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

HANOI CATBA 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT IN HOTEL

 Hanoi- Catba 2 days / 1 night in hotel DAY 1: Hanoi – Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L/D) 08:00: Pick up from your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter. Drive to Haiphong. Enjoy the peaceful scenery through the countryside on the way.09:45: Stop on the way for short break.10:45: Get to Got Ferry. Get off the bus with your luggage and take Ferry around 20 minutes to get to Cai Vieng Harbor. Local Catba buss will discover with you along Catba road.12:00: Be dropped off at Beo Habor, Transfer to the boat – Boat carriesyou to Dark & Light Caves.12.30: Lunch to be served on boat.14:00: The boat will be cruise to havevisitand do Kayaking at Dark & Light Caves area then stop at Ba Trai Dao beach to have swimming, more kayaking,play football or lazily lie on the sand to enjoy the landscape.16:00: The boat cruising to have a visit on Monkey island.18:00: Check in hotel- Dinner will be served at the hotel.Free time to discover Catba island by yourself. Overnight in Catba hotel DAY 2: Catba National Park – Hanoi (B/L)Get up early to enjoy sunrise or go to the beach at your leisure.08:00: Coffee, tea and breakfast served at the hotel restaurant.9:00 Bus takes you to have 2-hour trekking at Catba National park.11:00: Back to the hotel. 12:00: Lunch to be served13.30: Get on bus to be back to Hanoi16:30-17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop you at hotel around Hanoi Old quarter, trip ends.

$120 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

The unique way to experience both Catba Island and Halong bay

Hanoi- Catba 3 days / 2 nights in hotel DAY 1: Hanoi – Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L/D) 07:00: Pick up from your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter. Drive to Haiphong. Enjoy the peaceful scenery through the countryside on the way.08:45: Stop on the way for short break.10:45: Get to Got Ferry. Get off the bus with your luggage and take Ferry around 20 minutes to get to Cai Vieng Harbor. Local Catba buss will discover with you along Catba road.12:00: Be dropped off at Beo Habor, Transfer to the boat – Boat carriesyou to Dark & Light Caves.12.30: Lunch to be served on boat.13:00: The boat will be cruise to havevisitand do Kayaking at Dark & Light Caves area then stop at Ba Trai Dao beach to have swimming, more kayaking,play football or lazily lie on the sand to enjoy the landscape.16:00: The boat cruising to have a visit on Monkey Island.18:00: Check in hotel- Dinner will be served at the hotel.Free time to discover Catba island by yourself. Overnight in Catba hotel DAY 2: Catba National Park – Hanoi (B/L/D)Get up early to enjoy sunrise or go to the beach at your leisure.08:00: Coffee, tea and breakfast served at the hotel restaurant.09:00: Bus takes you to have 2-hour trekking at Catba National park.12:00: Back to the hotel.12:30: Lunch to be servedAfternoon free to relax and discover Catba yourself.18:30: Diner to be served at the Hotel. DAY 3: Catba- Hanoi ( THROUGH HALONG WAY)08:00: Coffee, tea and breakfast served at the hotel restaurant.09:00: Bus takes you to Gia Luan Habor, take beautiful sleeping boat regular to visit Halong Bay area, through thousand spectacular wonderful islands and enjoy fresh air sea way back to Tuan Chau Hobor in Halong Bay. Join cooking class on boat.11:00: Lunch will be served on boat.12:30: Get on bus to be back to Hanoi16:30-17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop you at hotel around Hanoi Old quarter, trip ends.Included features: Buses and drivers, English-speaking tour guide, Boat, Clean air-conditioned rooms with private washrooms in hotel, Lunches, Entrance fees, kayaking.Excluded features: Insurance, Drinks, Tips, and other private services

$115 Cultural & Theme Tours

CATBA 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT IN MONKEY ISLAND BUNGALOW

Hanoi- Catba 2 days / 1 night at BungalowHanoi- Catba 2 days / 1 night at Bungalow DAY 1: Hanoi – Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L/D) 08:00: Pick up from your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter. Drive to Haiphong. Enjoy the peaceful scenery through the countryside on the way.09:45: Stop on the way for short break.10:45: Get to Got Ferry Boat around 20 minutes. The same bus will discover with you along Catba road.12:00: Arrive at Beo Habor, Transfer to the boat – Boat carriesyou to Dark & Light Caves.12.30: Lunch to be served on boat.13:00: The boat will be cruise to havevisitand do Kayaking at Dark & Light Caves area then stop at Ba Trai Dao beach to have swimming, more kayaking,play football or lazily lie on the sand to enjoy the landscape.16:00: The boat cruising to have a visit on Monkey island.18:00: Check in Superior Bungalow- Dinner will be served at the Bungalow.Overnight at Bungalow. DAY 2: Catba National Park – Hanoi (B/L)Get up early to enjoy sunrise or go to the beach at your leisure.07:30: Coffee, tea and breakfast served at the Bungalow restaurant.08:30: Check out the room. Boat and bus takes you to Hotel tour office to join with group to have 2-hour trekking at Catba National park.12:00: Back to the hotel. 12:30: Lunch to be served13.00: Get on bus to be back to Hanoi17:30: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop you at hotel around Hanoi Old quarter, trip ends. Included features: Buses and drivers, English-speaking tour guide, Boat, Clean air-conditioned rooms with Superior private washrooms at Bungalow, Lunch, Entrance fees, Kayaking.Excluded features: Insurance, Drinks, Tips, and other private services

$45 Transfers & Ground Transport

HANOI- CATBA 1 DAY TRIP ( Daily Departure Join Group)

Hanoi- Catba 1 dayTrip Hanoi – Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L)  08:00: Pick up from your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter. Drive to Haiphong. Enjoy the peaceful scenery through the countryside on the way. 09:45: Stop on the way for short break. 10:45: Get to Got Ferry Boat around 20 minutes. The same bus will discover with you along Catba road. 11:00: Arrive at  Beo Habor, Transfer to the boat – Boat carriesyou to Dark & Light Caves. 12.00: Lunch to be served on boat. 14:00: The boat will be cruise to havevisitand do Kayaking at Dark & Light Caves area then stop at  Ba Trai Dao beach to have swimming , play football or lazily lie on the sand to enjoy the landscape. 15:45:  The boat cruising through Monkey island and get back to Beo Habor 16.15: Join public tourist bus back to Hanoi Old Quarter 20:00:  Arrive in Hanoi. Drop you at hotel around Hanoi Old quarter, trip ends. Included features:  Buses and drivers, English-speaking tour guide, Boat, Lunches, Entrance fees, Kayaking. Excluded features:  Insurance, Drinks, Tips, and other private services

$155 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Calypso Cruise 2D1N The Timeless Expedition In Lan Ha Bay

DAY 1: HANOI - LAN HA BAY (L +D)9:00 – 9:30: You are picked up at your hotel for the 2.5 hour drive to Haiphong on the highway, the 4th biggest city in Vietnam, where you will start the cruise.12:30: Arrive at the pier. The tender will take you to Calypso Cruise for boarding. You will receive a warm welcome by our Captain and his crew with drink and some refreshing towels. Our cruise manager/tourguide will give a brief introduction about Calypso Cruise and some instructions on safety regulations before lunch.You have lunch while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.15:00: We arrive at Light and Dark Cave Area, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise, take a refreshing shower. Happy Hour will be offered while you can enjoy the sunset in this magnificent bay.Take part in cooking demonstration by our chef to learn about Vietnamese cuisine.19:00: A great dining experience awaits you.20:30: Socialize with other guests, try your luck with squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.Overnight on board.DAY 2: CAT BA ISLAND – HANOI (B+L)06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a new day with Tai Chi exercise on the top deck.7:00 – 8:00: A light continental breakfast will be served while Calypso Cruise moves to Gia Luan wharf.8:30: You take a bus route in 20 minutes to visit Army Hospital Cave in Cat Ba Island, an interesting place to save the history of significance of Vietnam during the resistance war against America. The cave consisted of a surgery room, eating room, meeting room, sport room, etc. During the travel, you will be immersed in the natural scenery of the wild, fresh of Cat Ba Island.10:00: Return the boat, check out your cabin then have lunch in the restaraunt while the cruise sails back to pier.12:00: Disembark the boat and return to port.14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip.Trip Notes– What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash– Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.– The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.+ Person who is older than 80+ Person who is overweight (>120kg)

$170 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Amazing 2 days 1 night on all new Maya Halong Cruises

DAY 1: HANOI- HAI PHONG – LAN HA BAY9h00: You will be pick up  from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the highway to Got Port, Haiphong where we arrive at around 11h3012h00: Transfer by tender to the MAYA CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.12h15: We welcome our guests onboard the MAYA CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Lan Ha Bay.12h40: MAYA CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area15h00: We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.You can try at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.17h30: Returning MAYA CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal19h30: Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.DAY 2: LAN HA BAY - HANOI06h00: Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast.Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Toi Sang cave is situated.9h30: Visit then return MAYA CRUISE for check-out procedures10h00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch11h35: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.12h10: We bid farewell at GOT port, this is the end of the program. 14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi.