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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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  • Beautiful and not very touristy. From Cat Ba there are a number of tours, often including boat tour/kayaking/lunch etc., can all be booked at the different hotels.
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  • We went on a boat trip through Lan Ha Bay and its floating villages. Such a beautiful and off the beaten paths to compare to Ha Long bay. Lan Ha bay has a lots of caves and floating villages to explor...  more »
  • Highlights of Lan Ha Bay are the scenic karst islands and limestone outcrops along with numerous small white-sand beaches. The activates one can do here are kayaking, swimming and climbing on monkey i...  more »

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Though the archipelago as a whole has a reputation for being less touristy than the areas to the north, you wouldn't be able to tell as much by seeing the main town of Cat Ba. The town represents the most popular place to stay, with a number of budget hotels lining the waterfront, and some more exclusive resorts set a short way out of town, filling the space with pools, spas, and restaurants. Many people come here as part of a tour, so accommodations will already be arranged. Some tour boats bring visitors to the hotels on Cat Ba, while others lay anchor for the night, with guests sleeping in cosy cabins aboard the ship.
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