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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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  • The experience of the Lan Hạ Bay is the best choice when traveling in Vietnam. This is a better option, less busy, quieter and cleaner than choosing to cruise Halong Bay. Beautiful scenery, fresh seaf...  more »
  • There's absolutely nothing that I cannot include except this particular place should be seen whether the north is frequented by you. It it much more gorgeous without touristy than Halong bay. Highly s...  more »
  • Lan Ha bay is a lot more muted compared to Ha long bay, the rock formation would be the exact same, therefore you do not need to be concerned about you visit Ha long bay or perhaps not. Invest time in...  more »
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  • I did Lan Ha Bay day cruise. It was sunny at that time and the scenery was breathtaking. I did a lot of activity such as kayaking, swimming, and having lunch on the boat. I think that day cruise is enough if you want to visit Lan Ha Bay because after a while, it starts to get boring looking at the limestone and sea. But, it was still worth to visit, though.
  • We anchored at night there. The fishing villages are gone which is a pity as they were quite interesting. Nevertheless enterprising women come on the boat to sell many shells and perl necklaces made locally from local pearls. The pearls are good but the mounting is on a simple nylon string with no knots between the pearls: anticipate the have to remount them!
  • Fantastic view on this cruise. The crew went out of their way to serve you...great food. They catered for my allergies with beautiful garnished substitute food. So delicious!
  • Halong Bay is amazing. Go there and see for yourself. We sailed on the Au Co.
  • Worth a visit. Unique place on earth. Miles and miles of green mountains/hills in ocean water..
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