How do I get from Hanoi to Cat Ba?
The best and fastest way is to take a tourist bus (+transfer by boat/ferry) from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (about 4-5 hours), or you can go to Ha Long and from Tuan Chau Island (10 km from Ha Long city) you can take a boat/ship to Cat Ba Island or you can go to Hai Phong and there you can take a speedboat to Cat Ba Island …
How many days do you need in Halong Bay?
How Long Should I Stay in Halong Bay? Normally, people will need to stay in Halong Bay for 2 days to 3 days either on cruise or a hotel on land.
Is Cat Ba worth visiting?
Cat Ba Island has plenty of small and large caves to discover. Most of them are renowned for primitive beauty and multi-shaped stalactites and stalagmites. One of the most worth visiting is the Hospital Cave, a huge complex that used to be a hospital to treat the wounded for over 10 years during the Vietnam War.
Are there sharks in Halong Bay?
So far, there are NO sharks found or any warning for shark appearance in Halong bay. If you are traveling on a cruise ship, just follow all safety instructions by the cruise operator when you go swimming and kayaking, then you do not have anything to worry about.
Is Hanoi safe at night?
In Hanoi, serious crimes against tourists are extremely rare, but it’s pertinent to exercise some caution. While it’s generally safe to walk around the streets of the Old Quarter at night, it’s best to avoid the darker lanes after around 10pm.