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Cat Ba Island at a glance

High Season

April - Nov
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Places you can't miss
Hospital cave
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Surprisingly enough, the Cat Ba islands aren’t a common household name (like Hanoi or Halong bay). Nonetheless, it’s a beautiful island that’s worth visiting. You can easily book a bus from Hanoi that will take roughly four hours. While it’s not a huge island compared to the others surrounding Vietnam, we recommend spending at least a few days there. You can "get lost" simply by watching the sunset or the fisherman work. If motorbikes are your thing, they're a great way to explore the city, and you can even join a tour where you’ll pass small villages and get insider information. Going on treks is another, wonderful way to get acquainted with the Island and see breathtaking Cat Ba. When you’re ready to move on to Hanoi or Ninh Binh, you can take one of our comfortable direct buses.

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Top reviews

Le voyage c'est bien passé,
Le voyage c'est bien passé, il y a eu des secousses, des klaxons.. Mais c'est ça le Vietnam ! L'endroit où on c'est arrêté pour manger n'était pas ouff. Sinon faut pas être trop grand pour s'allonger dans la couchette et à par ça c'est bon.
Difficult to sleep
À lot of stop, noises and ligth! But it make the job.
Die Fahrt war sehr gut.
Die Fahrt war sehr gut. Alles so wie es beschrieben war.