A beautiful environment can be found in Lan Ha Bay, another fantastic neighbor of Halong. This arc-shaped bay is home to more than 400 lush, green islets.
Lan Ha Bay, with its pristine waters and lush greenery, is located to the east of Cat Ba Island, roughly 60 kilometers from the center of Hai Phong City.
And because of its proximity to Halong Bay, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lan Ha Bay is sometimes referred to as “Halong Bay’s neighbor.” Stalactites and stalagmites are distinguishing features of the caverns in Lan Ha Bay. Many hikers include visits to the Hang Sang (Bright) and Hang Toi (Dark) caverns on their itineraries.
Cat Ba National Park, designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, contains 5,400 of the bay’s total 7,000 hectares.
It takes visitors 90 minutes to reach the Got ferry in Hai Phong from Hanoi via expressway. After disembarking, passengers board a cruise ship bound for Lan Ha Bay at Gia Luan Port and ride the ferry back. Another option is to ride the cable car from Cat Hai’s Dong Hai Commune to Cat Ba’s Phu Long Commune. From here, tourists can board a speedboat or cruise ship to discover the wonders of Lan Ha Bay.
Most visitors to Lan Ha might never forget their first experience waving at the sun on the ship’s deck as dawn broke over the tranquil waters. At the same time, the bay reveals a fascinating beauty as night falls.
According to Asia Travel Mates Senior Leaders, the bay’s abundant forest life is what sets Lan Ha apart from others like it, not the white sands or clear water.
There are almost a hundred tiny beaches of beautiful white sand that contribute to the natural beauty of the bay. Ang Vem, Cat Dua, Cat Co, Ben Beo, Co Tien, Van Boi, and Van Ha are among the most picturesque since they are surrounded by towering peaks.
Our Senior Guides and Leaders recommend visiting the stunning location between the months of May and October when the weather is mild and tourists may enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.