Cat Ba National Park
Cat Ba National Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Viet Exquisite Travel
Hanoi, Vietnam33 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We spent 3 days on Cat Ba Island and half-day trekking at Cat Ba national park.

With the entrance fee as 80.000 Vietnam dong, you can visit the forest part, climb to Ngu Lam Peak and Trung Trang Cave. The hike to the top of Ngu Lam Peak is really nice and takes about 45min one way with quite steep stairs. The view from Trung Trang cave is breathtaking, too.
Written 24 February 2024
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Blake
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
At the cost of only 80,000 VND, you can enter into this lovely national preserve. With the options of a few trails you can hike to the peak which has breath taking views. For my partner and I, it took us about 2 hours to make it from the entrance of the park, to the peak and back again. I would highly recommend to bring plenty of water. The trail necessary is not long but is mostly uphill while walking in sharp rock. Closed toed boots are recommended as well. There are other attractions in the park but due to our visit in the off season these were not open. Safe travels!!
Written 23 February 2024
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Megan S
Long Beach, CA18 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The national park itself was lovely- small, quaint and lots of stairs. There were bicycle rentals that the woman insisted to not rent to us (which was translated by an English speaking worker). Although unless you would want to ride the bike to the start of the trail, it would’ve been pointless as it was a quick 5-10min walk from the ticket booth. But still, the gesture was rude to not allow us to rent bicycles.

The trail was narrow and felt like any other hike path in humid climates. I think the main event would’ve been the views at the top…We unfortunately decided not to climb to the top as another traveling couple shared that they saw snakes on the route. 😂😂😂 However, I don’t think the views would’ve altered my 1 star rating.

There was a museum of taxidermy animals just across the ticket booth area. It was a good 5min of self-guided entertainment… no workers inside, no bathrooms to be found.

Regarding transportation- We took a taxi here that our hotel coordinated for us, which included a stop to the hospital caves prior (those caves are worth a visit!). Our taxi somehow abandoned us at this last stop lol… either we wrapped up the trail too quickly or he ran a very long errand. Our phones didn’t have service and the workers were rude about trying to help us- suddenly the English speaker could speak English. I sensed that we were not welcomed at that park from the start..

After about 45min just waiting by the main entrance, we were able to flag a taxi.

Just an overall disappointing experience. I would NOT recommend this as an attraction to intentionally put on your travel itinerary- the entry may be cheap, but the time is not worth the visit when there are so many other gorgeous (and hospitable) spots nearby.
Written 29 December 2023
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Seaside
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Located on Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong province, Viet Nam, the park covers an area of 263 square kilometers and hosts a rich biodiversity of plants and animals. You can explore the park by hiking, biking, kayaking or taking a boat tour. Along the way, you will see stunning landscapes of forests, mountains, caves and beaches. You will also encounter some of the rarest species in the world, such as the Cat Ba langur, the golden-headed langur and the white-headed langur. The park is also home to many other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Cat Ba National Park is a must-see for anyone who loves nature and adventure.
Written 17 June 2023
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Julia
London, UK5 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We did the 14k hike to Viet hai and it made for one of my favourite days of our trip. So much nature to see, and look out for the dried up ancient lake on your left hand side early on. Some lovely views towards the end.
There’s a fair bit of up and down, and the ground is very uneven at times, so be prepared for that. One bit of advice: you’ll need to book a boat in advance to take you back to Cat Ba, or once you get to Viet Hai village. We didn’t realise and luckily a group of various hikers of us spoke to the owner of the village cafe at Viet Hai village, just past the park gates on the other side, and she called a boat for us. We chose the slow boat for 600k, so we could enjoy the views, which takes an hour or so. We paid an extra few k so that we could stop and go for a swim on a secluded beach. There’s also a faster boat for 800-1M ish. Recommend this whole day so much, it was big smiles from start to finish.
Written 5 May 2023
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ctm7944
Phoenix, AZ17,084 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Rented motorbike from accommodations. First visited Trung Tram Cave. Then drove 2km to Ngu Lam. I purchased a ticket at Trung Tram for both (80KVND). But, you can purchase tickets separately, at each place, as well (40KVND each). Parking @ Ngu Lam is 10KVND: pay the attendant.
The trek to the peak is strenuous in parts, with lots of stairs and stone steps which can be a little slippery. No flip flops please!
The forest landscapes are quite scenic. And there are a couple of lookout points.
Written 2 May 2023
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,408 contributions
Nov 2022
Small but lovely national park includes well maintained hike paths leading to hills with wonderful views and several caves. Entrance fee is cheap.
Written 29 April 2023
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JanBorn2Love
10 contributions
Apr 2023
Catba National Park is a paradise for nature lovers. The hiking trails offer breathtaking views, the caves are magnificent, and the park is home to rare and endangered species. It's a must-visit for an unforgettable experience in Vietnam.
Written 11 April 2023
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Kent Traveller
Horsham, UK51 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a disappointment. The whole place should be closed to the public until it’s had some investment and is fit for people to visit again. It is run down, dirty , shabby and totally neglected. Some parts are strewn with rubbish and rubble. To have to pay money to get in is an insult. It’s stated that the entrance fee goes towards upkeep, improvements and maintenance. There is clearly none of that happening here. We’ve been travelling through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam since January and this is by far the worst “attraction “ that we have visited. The toilet facilities are filthy and smell is nauseating.
To be honest though , my whole impression of Cat Ba island is pretty much the same as with this place. Thank goodness I’ve only spent 3 days here. Never again.
Written 13 March 2023
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Joly Stephen
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This hiking trails are very good. This gives you a perfect nature feeling. Steep climbing up/down ways will test you physically and mentally. If you go with friends or couples it's gives you opportunity to help and guide each other.
Written 26 January 2023
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