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Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba

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Venture off the tourist trail and uncover the breathtaking white beaches and limestone outcrops at Lan Ha Bay. This isolated bay doesn’t tend to receive many tourist boats, meaning you’ll be able to explore the beautiful area without the crowds. Geologically, the bay forms an extension of Halong Bay, with the 300 islands and rocks best explored by kayak, yacht, or boat tours. The bay teems with sea life; thousands of species of fish and molluscs call this area home, and you should also keep your eyes peeled for seals and dolphins. When you’ve finished exploring the islands, settle on one of the white sand beaches and enjoy the scenery. Planning Cat Ba trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • We were very disappointed with Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay... the landscapes (islands) are beautiful, but the water is absolutely not attractive. It is green, dark, and far from the turquoise water you are being touted. Moreover, the cruises offered are pretty much all the same circuit, result, we end the day with a strong impression of having been walking all day, being walked from spot to spot all less authentic than the other: the " Fisherman's village" is actually a tangle of plastics on which one expects the tourist to foot firm, tourists so numerous that we preferred to go straight back on the boat after a few steps, like many others. "Monkey Island" an island of no interest, on which you will see monkeys jumping on the food that tourists throw at them all day. "kayaking" is probably the friendliest part as you can finally escape a bit and get out of the mass of tourists and enjoy the scenery. brief... we do not understand the reputation of these two bays... plastic is also ubiquitous, in the water, on the banks, everywhere... The bay on land (Tam Coc in particular) is on the other hand really beautiful!
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  • A bay located in the Cat Ba, beautiful and much quieter than the Halong vinhj. There are many new yachts here
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  • Beautiful views and beatiful nature. Less crowded than ha long bay and less polluted. But unfortunately you can still see all types of garbage on the sea.  more »
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