Motorbike to catba, Lanha bay
We can go to catba island by motorbike and visit lanha bay for a day trip as kayaking, swimming, rock claiming, have lunch on the boat and then visit Sung Sot cave and Halong bay.
Start from Hanoi flow route QL5-AH14 132km motorbike rides to Got port, where the ferry to go to Catba island. After 25minute on the ferry arrive West of Catba island side rideding motorbike 23km to Catba town checkin hotel take shower and chilling.
Take a walk outside have a look around buy some drinks then walk into visit night market on Catba and then go and have dinner.
Catba have great seafoods, do not worries much about the price because most of restaurants here service for tourism so we all get good price.
Rideding motorbike around catba
After breakfast get your motorbike rides 10km to Catba national park buy ticket trekking 35minutes up to Ngu Lam Pearl you will have great view on top, take some photo and video clib.
Go back down get on motorbikes rides 3km stop by Hospital cave quite interested to visit where more than 200 Viet Cong stay there during american war befor 1972 bombing.
You could have lunch at local restaurant by the parking motorcycle, there a really nice family who service meal & drink reliable.
After noon time you could relax or joy rocks claiming for coble hour and then go back for shower and have dinner.
Cai beo – lanha bay – monkey island – kayaking
Ask your hotel to book for a day trip visit lanha bay and monkey island as Sung Sot cave and Halong bay kayaking the night befor.
Tour quite cheap and including meal, boat trip, entry tickets, kayaking, bus transfer as well, tour guide.
I dont know what the price now but it could be from $25-35$/person for a day tour.
You can desire to stay one more night if you have time as you want to see more thing and relax you want.
Last morning wake up abit early if you can go to the peach for swimming take some photo of sunrise, go back to hotel have breakfast then go to west or north side of catba island to get ferry go back to Hanoi or go to Ninh binh flow route QL10 120km to Ninh binh city.
To me i really like to rideding motorbike from Hanoi to catba island, abit of highway-high speed, abit of ferry with you and your motorbike, rideding on the mountains routes as well. This is so cool and it dont take much time, we could do it 2,3,4 days trip.
If we have more time we could do a loop as Hanoi – Halong bay & Catba island – Ninh binh – Pu luong nature reserve – Mai chau – Hanoi.
I wish this short post could help you guys plan motorbike trip someday rideding adventure north Vietnam.
If you have any question please comment below i can share much as i can.