How to go hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village

hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai

Hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village will be a very interesting experience for those who love nature. The distance from the Cat Ba island to Viet Hai village is about 5.7 km. Total hiking time is about 5 hours. In this article, Hai Phong Tours would like to tell you how to go hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village.

Go to Cat Ba island

The first thing you need to do is to go to Cat Ba Island. If you want to hike to Viet Hai fishing village, you must be on the island first. There are many ways to go to Cat Ba Island. Please check this article: Top 5 Best ways to Transfer Haiphong to Cat Ba. If you want to ride a motorbike, please refer to my article: Go to Cat Ba island by motorbike: Travel experience.

If possible, avoid Saturday of the tourist season. During this day, the number of tourists coming to Cat Ba Island is very crowded. You will need to wait quite a while. And when going to Cat Ba Island, there will be too many tourists make noise …

Hiking distance from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village

To be able to hike from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village, take a taxi or electric car to Cat Ba National Park. Then prepare a trekking journey through the forest to Viet Hai village. To Cat Ba National Park, you will follow 2 routes:

  • Route 1: Hike 3.7 km from the entrance to Frog Pond (Ao Ech). Ticket price is 40k / person
  • Route 2: Continue from Frog Pond to Viet Hai village. This journey is 2 km long with the fare of 80k / person.

Thus, the total walking distance from Cat Ba to Viet Hai fishing village is 5.7 km and takes 5 hours. And since this is a strictly protected forest, before you start hiking into the forest, you need to tell the management the necessary information such as Name, DOB, phone number, residence address.

Coming to Cat Ba National Park, you will feel immersed in the beauty of nature. Here is famous for its forest ecosystem with limestone mountains, mountain wetland forests or mangrove forests. There is a cave here that is home to thousands of bats.

Entrance to Frog Pond 3.7 km

During the hike from Cat Ba to Viet Hai village, you will feel very clearly the change in weather. The deeper you go, the more cold and misty you will feel. You will pass through a forest of bamboos, the typical green cliffs of the North, the guise fields … According to Route 1, you will pass through Doc Anh Rang, Mây Bầu Peak, Ang Phay Peak and then to Frog Pond. Although the journey through the forest is quite far, you can be assured of safety. Every corner has very clear signs, so it is difficult to get lost.

Ang Phay peak in Cat Ba national park
Ang Phay peak in Cat Ba national park

After a distance of 3.7 km, you will admire the wild beauty of Frog Pond. With an area of 3.2 hectares, this is a prominent destination of Cat Ba National Park. Especially in the dry season, the water in Frog Pond is dry. The parts of the tree stump will reveal a very attractive look. Ecotourism lovers will especially love this sight.

Frog pond in Cat Ba national park
Frog pond in Cat Ba national park

A lifetime experience for anyone who wants to hike from Cat Ba to Viet Hai village is in the forest there are many leeches. You should wear discreetly and spray insect repellent before departure. When sitting and resting, keep away from damp bushes. It is a place where there are a lot of bloodthirsty leeches …

Frog Pond to Viet Hai village 2 km

The next journey is to walk from Frog Pond to Viet Hai village. This distance is 2 km long. You just need to continue to follow the mountainside to reach Viet Hai village. Although the distance is closer, this road is much more difficult to go. You have to cross big rocks or steep curves. The vines are entwined …

When you cross the mountain road, you will reach the valley of the piper lolot leaves. If you are too tired, you can eat it raw !!! And also from here, you can see the Viet Hai village already. Coming to Viet Hai village, you will feel the simplicity and simple lifestyle of the people. People are very honestly, hospitable. Every house has a door but never locks … You can rent a bicycle to go around the village. That will be a very enjoyable experience.

Viet Hai village Cat Ba island
Viet Hai village Cat Ba island

On the way back, if you do not want to return to the way you were on, you can rent a electric car to Cat Hai station. Electric car price is 150k / trip for 10 people. From Cat Hai wharf, you can take a boat to Beo wharf. Price is 500k / boat.

Resume: Hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai

Hai Phong Tours has just shared with you How to go hiking from Cat Ba national park to Viet Hai village. It is especially suitable for those who love ecotourism. Although walking takes a lot of effort, in return, you will have a great experience.

Those who book a tour of Ha Long 3 days 2 nights will also have the opportunity to visit Viet Hai village but travel by boat and car. But the most interesting is still walking through the forest. Feel free to try it out and leave a comment below! Thank you!

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