Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay Overview

Lan Ha Bay is located east of Cat Ba Island and is one of the very popular and visited places in Vietnam. It comprises around 400 large and small islands surrounded by magnificent limestone mountains, smaller bays, and gulfs. Take a boat to the fishing villages, go kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, or diving.

Lan Ha Bay has gained popularity in recent times. It is not just because of the breathtaking views; it also provides the right spot for swimming, an overnight camp, or organizing a private beach barbeque party. The water of this bay is known to be the best for diving and snorkeling. Besides this, the site is also a popular rock-climbing destination amongst tourists.

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Things to Do At Lan Ha Bay

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Known for the several small islets, Lan Ha Bay is popularly known as a kayaking spot. It is also because of the clean and calm waters and several options available at the place. You can go for kayaking in Cai Beo Floating Village, Van Boi, and Ba Trai Dao.

You can go for swimming at any of the small beaches in Lan Ha Bay such as Van Boi Beach and Monkey Island.
Rock Climbing: It does not matter if you are a beginner in rock climbing. You can get a guide for yourself who will help you in the activity with all the protective equipment.

Trekking and Cycling
You can trek or go for cycling in Viet Hai where you can take pictures in the green forests or with the local people.

The local fishing community surrounds Lan Ha Bay. You can get your fishing gears and join the local people in fishing activities.
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Best Time to Visit

March to June and October to November is the best time to visit Lan Ha Bay as the weather is apt for all kinds of activities.

How To Reach Lan Ha Bay

By Bus
The most popular and easiest way of getting to Lan Ha Bay is to board a bus from Hanoi to Dinh Vu Port, which can cost you around VND 340 to VND 350.
By Private Van
You could take a private van from Hanoi at VND 2.6. You will be taken through the Hanoi-Haiphong Expressway and dropped at Dinh Vu Port. From there, you can hire a speedboat to Cai Vieng on Cat Ba Island, and you can continue your visit to Lan Ha Bay from here.

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