Hanoi - Cat Ba National Park
On day 1, you’ll be picked up from your hotel at 08:00 and be whisked straight away on your Northern Vietnam adventure. Starting with a drive to Dinh Vu Harbour, from which you’ll board a high speed boat for the journey to one of the jewels in Vietnam’s crown, Cat Ba Island. Upon arrival at this wonderful island, you’ll head straight for a bite to eat in the local town. Afterwards, accompanied with your expert local guide, you’ll spend the afternoon in the Cat Ba National Park hiking to the Viet Hai Village, this stunning protected reserve takes up half of the Cat Ba Island, so it’s fair to say it’s wildlife is very much in abundance. With a myriad of indigenous plant and fascinating animal species, including native cats, spotted deer, snakes, thousands of species of butterfly (yes there are that many) and if you’re lucky you’ll spot one of the rarest primates in the world, the Cat Ba langur, with a population of around just 70, these little guys are critically endangered (But conservation efforts are on the up) and are indigenous to Vietnam only. Even in the human-inhabited areas of Cat Ba National Park, the only real evidence of man made influence is limited to gravel roads and a few local villages. So you’ll be fully off the beaten track here.
Your accommodation for the evening will be a homestay at the Whisper Nature Bungalow in Viet Hai Village.
(Meals included: lunch and dinner).