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Monkey Island, Cat Ba

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Relax on the beach at Monkey Island, a private island with scenic views. If you get tired of swimming, you can climb the island's hill for expansive views of the surroundings. Grab a meal at the beach bar and avoid bringing your own food and leaving valuables out in the open, as the monkeys often steal food and other items from visitors, and can become aggressive if stopped. For Monkey Island and beyond, use our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder site to get the most from your Cat Ba vacation.
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  • An island with monkeys a bit aggressive if you eat on you. However you have to climb all in high Island to have a great view (it takes a little climb the rocks).
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  • Bring some snacks to feed the monkeys (you can buy some there but it's expensive), they eat out of your hand but be careful since they can get aggressive. The viewpoint is really nice but you need nor...  more »
  • It's nothing out of this world, but it is a pretty nice island with some 40+ monkeys running around. Compared to the monkeys in Thailand and Indonesia these are quite docile but still beware, because ...  more »
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  • The view point is really good with great view. Be aware that the climbing is not easy, and I will recommended avoiding from coming with flip flops. We came at around 14:30 with the organized boat tour, but this is the time all the boat arrives and it really crowded. It took me 40 to get to the top, while I was standing and waiting most of the time because the path is very narrow
  • I strongly recommend to climb up the rock. It's climbing, even though the guides call it hiking. The starting point is located at the end of the beach (just follow the "hiking" sign). It starts with stairs but goes on over sharp rock from a certain point up to the top. Might be a bit challenging, bring sturdy footwear, if you have some. Love the view. Getting up there is a good way of fleeing from the other tourists. Can't miss the monkeys, as they're being attracted by stupid people feeding them with chips and candies. In addition tour guides are trying their best to attract them as well. You might already assume that you won't be alone, but monkey island isn't crowded with tourist as bad as halong bay
  • It's challenging and the view is fantastic! That's the best part of the boring trip i took. Love the monkeys as well. It seems that they thought humans are their species so they play with us without fear! Amazing!
  • Not recommended for children since the monkey is not friendly. But the experience when in the boat through the mangrove forest is very nice. The story of the soldier should make us happy because they give their life for the country.
  • overrated...if you've never seen monkeys then go. otherwise.. .simply not a big deal.
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