CAT BA NATIONAL PARK DISCOVERY: HIKING - CYCLING - CRUISING (One day)

Tour Code:
IJC006
Length:
1 Days
Departure
All year round
Start from:
Hải Phòng

Price

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Itinerary

08.00 Pick up at your hotel in Catba town and transfer to the National Park, stop to visit the Hospital cave.
09.00 Spend 04 hours hiking through the mountain rainforests, enjoy birth watching, sightseeing in the pristine forest and Frog Lake. Along the way you have a chance to see native cats, squirrels, spotted dear, snakes, thousands of butterflies, and if you’re lucky, a Cat Ba Langur (Monkey).
13.00 Arrive at remote Viet Hai village.
13.30 Lunch at a local restaurant cooked by our host then stroll around and meet the friendly local people who live in the heart of the National Park.
15.30 . Ride bicycle pass the rice field and valleys to the dock then take a boat to cruise in Lan Ha Bay.
Optional swim at a secluded beach such as Van Boi Beach or Ba Trai Dao Beaches.
17.00  Return to Cat Ba Town and drop off at your hotel. End of our service

INCLUDING:
* All transport (bus to the Park and boat back to Cat Ba Town)
* Entrance fees, lunch at Viet Hai village, drinking water, bicycle, and English speaking local guide.
* Price depends on number of group size.
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Cat Ba National Park
Cat Ba's beautiful national park is home to 32 types of mammal, including most of the world's 65 remaining golden-headed langur; the world's most endangered primate. There are some good hiking trails here, including a hardcore 18km route up to a mountain summit.
To reach the park headquarters at Trung Trang, hop on the green QH public bus from the docks at Cat Ba Town, hire a xe om, or rent a motorbike or a private car for the day.

A guide is not mandatory but is definitely recommended to help you make sense of the verdant canopy of trees. Most visitors opt to visit the park on an organised tour – Indochine Junk runs good day-trips here – but you can also arrange guides with the rangers at the park headquarters. Within the park the multi-chambered Hang Trung Trang (Trung Trang Cave) is easily accessible, but you will need to contact a ranger to make sure it's open. Bring a torch (flashlight).

The challenging 18km hiking trail in the park takes six hours and is best done with a guide. Boat or bus transport to the trailhead and a boat to get back to town also need to be arranged. Again, rangers at the headquarters can help with this or speak to Indochine Junk in Cat Ba Town. Take proper hiking shoes, a raincoat and a generous supply of water for this hike. Independent hikers can buy basic snacks at the kiosks in Viet Hai , which is where many hiking groups stop for lunch. This is not an easy walk, and is much harder and more slippery after rain. There are shorter hiking options that are less strenuous.

Many hikes end at Viet Hai, a remote minority village just outside the park boundary, from where taxi boats shuttle back to Ben Beo Pier (about 200,000d per boat) to extend your trip with Indochine Junk . Of the mammals present in the park, the more commonly seen include macaques, deers, civets and several species of squirrel, including the giant black squirrel. Seventy bird species have been spotted here, including hawks, hornbills and cuckoos. Cat Ba also lies on a major migration route for waterfowl that feed and roost on the beaches in the mangrove forests. Over a thousand species of plants have been recorded in the park, including 118 trees and 160 plants with medicinal value.

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