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Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba

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National Park
Explore the nature and local life on Cat Ba Island, the largest island of the Cat Ba Archipelago and home to a diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystem. A national park covers half of the island's surface, where tropical limestone forests, karsts, mangroves, coral reefs, emerald lagoons, and hidden caves harbor indigenous animal and plant life. Visit the small communities living on floating fishing villages to learn about their way of life, traditions, customs, and cuisine. Besides discovering the island by land, you can take a ferryboat or rent a kayak to discover secluded areas and look for adventures. Before you head to Cat Ba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cat Ba trip generator, to make sure you see all that Cat Ba has to offer, including Cat Ba Island.
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  • Trash in the sea, concrete jungle of a town, flashing neon lights and karaoke. Still some beauty in the national park but caged monkeys for the tourists just taint the experience. Lan Ha bay is beauti...  more »
  • Very beautiful scenery, very exotic and spectacular! You can enjoy beautiful landscapes on a motorcycle on the cannon fort or along the roads crossing the Isle and the Park. Take good shoes or do a good hikes in the Park! Attention to the tourist areas at the edge of the water, it is where it should stay, but soon we can meet in the middle of nowhere in a fabulous landscape!
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  • We managed to travel on an overnight bus from Sapa, via Tam Coc, to Cat Ba. Rather than go to overcrowded Halong Bay/City, this was great alternative. Accommodations are also less expensive.  more »