Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours is a local travel company established in 2018. The company specialises in organising trekking tours, motorbike kayaking on the sea to explore Cat Ba Island. Floating on kayaks, visitors will discover the most unspoiled places of the archipelago. These are primaeval forests, upland fields in the mountains, valleys in the forest and especially Hang Dung, also known as Cat Ba skylight.
Heading Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours is Mr Chans Tien Anh. He is both a director and a local guide. Mr Chans Tien Anh has brought many successful tours to domestic and international tourists. Mr Chans Tien Anh was born and raised in Cat Ba Island. Before establishing Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours, he has experienced many different jobs. In the end, with his love for his homeland and passion for the tour guide profession, he chose to follow this path.
After 7 years as a local guide and 4 years with Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours, Mr. Chans Tien Anh has organised hundreds of tours to discover Cat Ba Island, helping thousands of guests experience the beauty and identity of the island. here. Among them, it is not uncommon for international film crews on tourism, geology and geomorphology in Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long and Bai Tu Long.
Besides Mr. Chans Tien Anh, the other guides of Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours are all locals living on the island or captains with more than 20 years of seafaring experience. So their knowledge of Cat Ba island, kayaking or sea survival skills are very strong. Traveling with Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours will surely bring you safe experiences and memorable memories in your life!
Kayak on the coast at Cat Ba Island to reach Lan Ha Bay, spend the day exploring the sea caves and kayak through the high limestone mountains to reach the pristine lagoon or spend a relaxing afternoon admiring the sunset from the Bay.
Cat Ba archipelago consists of 367 small islands located off the coast of Hai Phong city. Favoured by nature for its poetic beauty, this place has become one of the major tourist centres in the North. To make your upcoming trip more complete, let's explore all about Cat Ba Island with Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours in the following article!
Overview of tourist information in Cat Ba island
Cat Ba archipelago is formed by small islands that do not follow any rules. But it is that mess that creates a majestic and poetic beauty for this archipelago. That beauty has attracted thousands of domestic and international tourists every year.
From Hanoi, visitors take a car along the Hanoi - Ha Long highway to Cat Hai district. Then take the ferry from Cat Hai to Cat Ba town. Total distance is about 160km and 3 hours of travel.
Cat Ba is located in the northern climate zone of Vietnam, so the best time to travel here is from April to December. However, you should avoid August because there is a chance of tropical storms.
In 2018, Cat Ba Island welcomed 2.5 million visitors, of which international tourists accounted for 22%. The summer months from June to early September are golden times for domestic travel. In contrast, in the last months of the year, Christmas here is crowded with international visitors.
The reason Cat Ba island attracts tourists is because there are many tourist activities here such as swimming, kayaking, boating to visit Lan Ha Bay, trekking through the forest, climbing mountains, and overnight on the boat…
Top 5 hotels from budget to luxury on Cat Ba island
With a large number of tourists from all over the world, accommodation facilities on Cat Ba Island are also extremely diverse. From affordable to luxurious, this place can meet all.
Here are 5 hotels and homestays that Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours recommends:
Cat Ba Mountain View Homestay
Address: No. 452 Ha Sen
Price: 180k - 900k/night
Cat Ba Mountain View Homestay is located on a high mountain. The plus point of this place is that it has a swimming pool with a beautiful view of the bay. Rooms are diverse, clean and fully equipped to help guests have a quiet stay but full of facilities.
Sea Pearl Hotel Cat Ba – 3 stars
Sea Pearl Hotel Cat Ba is located right in the central seaport area of the island. The hotel has many rooms with a beautiful sea view. Many visitors highly appreciate the service attitude of the staff. Therefore, even though it is a 3-star hotel, the hotel is still fully booked in the high season.
Cat Ba Paradise Hotel - 4 stars
Cat Ba Paradise is located in an extremely central and busy location. From here, it only takes 5 minutes to go to famous restaurants and Cat Co 1,2 beach. In particular, the hotel also owns a cool, windy rooftop where you can observe the whole Cat Ba town from above.
Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort - 5 stars
This 5-star resort owns a charming beauty with rooms with direct views of Lan Ha Bay. The overhead swimming pool, the unique Onsen hot bath and the luxurious interior will surely leave you with the best memories of your trip to Cat Ba Island.
Hotel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery - 5 stars
Undoubtedly a 5-star hotel belonging to the world-famous MGallery group, Hotel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - Mgallery brings a classic, luxurious and aristocratic beauty. The hotel owns many high-class facilities such as restaurants, bars, gym, swimming pool with sea view, rooms with imported furniture. If you are a team that loves to take pictures, then this place is a perfect place to check in.
Places to eat and drink not to be missed when coming to Cat Ba
Food is an indispensable thing on every trip. Coming to Cat Ba island, you should also enjoy specialties such as lobster, tu comedy, tofu, shrimp vermicelli, seafood porridge... Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Tours would like to present to you a list of 6 extremely prestigious eating and drinking addresses above. Cat Ba island.
Hung Manh Floating Restaurant
Located at Be Floating No. 4, April 1st Street, Hung Manh Floating Restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes at extremely reasonable prices. The restaurant can accommodate more than 100 people, airy space, full of sea breeze. This is an ideal place for large groups, class meetings, families with many members…
Fishing Wharf (New Port)
This is a place frequented by many locals. Therefore, the prices here are cheaper than the tourist areas. But the quality is still great. Come and enjoy now!
Ba Tau Snail Grilled Restaurant
If you are looking for a seafood buffet address in Cat Ba Island, then go to Ba Tau snail grill at 92 Tung Dinh. The shop not only sells snails as the name suggests, but also loads of fresh seafood prepared in many styles. You will definitely have a "full meal" at this restaurant.
Tung Dinh Street
Tung Dinh Street is located in the centre of Cat Ba town. It has a lot of bars, cafes and restaurants and hotels. So visitors can easily choose a favourite place at an affordable price.
Popular rice stalls in the market
If you are a student, or the budget for the trip is not much, you can completely find the popular rice stalls in the market. Here is a full range from seafood, rice, pho to snacks, fruits... Of course, the price is also very "cheap", affordable for many customers.
Vien Duong fresh seafood restaurant
Located at 12 - 23 Nui Ngoc, Vien Duong restaurant has been famous for many years. The fresh seafood dishes are processed richly, mouth-wateringly and flagrantly, which has won the hearts of many diners. So it is not surprising that the restaurant receives a lot of good feedback from customers on social forums.