This information is about Viet Hai village in Cat Ba and suggestions for entertainment spots, detailed activities and transportation methods, and costs to visit Viet Hai village.
Table of Contents
- Introducing Viet Hai Village
- What month to visit Viet Hai village?
- Interesting experience at Viet Hai village
- How to move to Viet Hai fishing village
- Means of transportation in Viet Hai village
- Attractions in Viet Hai fishing village
- What to eat in Viet Hai village?
Introducing Viet Hai Village
Viet Hai Village is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with many beautiful landscapes and activities for tourists such as cycling, visiting the village, walking, climbing, and visiting caves. The village is completely separate from the tourist areas in Cat Ba, especially there is no road for cars to enter, but we have to go by boat or through the Cat Ba national forest.
Location of Viet Hai Fishing Village
Viet Hai village is located deep in the core zone of Cat Ba National Park, about 40 minutes by boat from the town center, 15 minutes by speedboat, or 3.5 hours by foot from the entrance of the national park. The village is nestled in a beautiful valley, surrounded by high mountains that protect the village from the storms of the sea.
History of Viet Hai village
In the past, Viet Hai fishing village, also known as Tai Lai village, was inhabited by a few Chinese families, after the Chinese left, the Vietnamese government encouraged and gathered a few households in the neighboring residential areas to form Viet Hung village. After that, Viet Hung village was renamed Viet Hai.
Viet Hai commune is divided into 2 villages, Viet Hai 1 and Viet Hai 2. However, because it is too small and everyone knows each other, this division is not clear.
Viet Hai Village currently has more than 80 households with about 300 people, but many young people have gone out to study and work, so there are only more than 100 people living here. They are mainly the elderly, children, and a few households doing tourism.
What month to visit Viet Hai village?
The tourist season of Viet Hai village is not much different from the tourist season of Cat Ba. The most favorite time for many people is autumn and early winter when the weather is only a little chilly. It’s the time that the leaves begin to change color.
Viet Hai fishing village is especially loved by soon-to-be couples and chosen as a place to take wedding photos as well as record videos because the beauty of the mountains, forests, and flowers here create great romantic photos.
Interesting experience at Viet Hai village
Coming to Viet Hai village, there are many things for visitors to experience such as cycling around the village, trying to cook wine, and drinking wine cooked at local people's houses. If you go in a group, you can completely organize team-building games or collective activities on the field in front of the village gate.
Many camping lovers can also prepare food, and tents to camp in the village, make an evening bonfire, and sing karaoke.
How to move to Viet Hai fishing village
Using Viet Hai communal boat
This is a local vehicle (like a bus) operating with the main purpose of serving local people.
The latest Viet Hai commune ferry schedule is as follows:
- From Beo wharf - Viet Hai: 11:00 a.m. (Monday - Saturday) and 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
- From Viet Hai - Beo wharf: 6:30 am
The price of a ferry ticket for people with household registration in Viet Hai village is 20,000 VND/person/time and the price for guests outside the village is 30,000 VND/person/time. If you bring a motorbike, the price is 50,000 VND/person/way including the bike.
When you arrive at Viet Hai wharf, you can take an electric car or hire a bicycle to go to the village.
For guests who book a room at Lan Homestay, we will support you to take the cost of an electric car down to only 150,000 VND/way, and 200,000 VND/way for guests who book a car outside.
The travel time of Viet Hai ferry is about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the stop.
Contact Viet Hai boat: 0365264703
Trekking through Cat Ba National Park
If you are a trekking lover then this is a great way for you to visit Viet Hai Village. You can take a car or taxi to the gate of Cat Ba National Park. The entrance ticket price here is 80,000 VND/person. You follow the route May Bau - Ao Ech - Viet Hai. The trekking time is about 3.5 hours.
The trekking route will be very nice if you go on a sunny day. You should not go on a rainy day because it is very slippery. To conquer this route, you have to be physically strong.
When going this way to the Viet Hai fishing village, you should prepare comfortable clothes, water, snacks, and especially insect spray.
Going to Viet Hai village by canoe
To go to Viet Hai village, we can completely use canoes (speedboats). It takes only 7-10 minutes from Beo wharf to Viet Hai wharf, suitable for those who want thrills and do not have time to take the Viet Hai ferry.
The price of the canoe is about 700,000VND/trip for 2-4 people and 80,000 VND for the entrance ticket/person to Lan Ha Bay.
If you are traveling in a larger group, you can contact us in advance to arrange the best service as well as the most favorable price (bay tickets are free until the end of March 31, 2022).
Contact to order canoe hire: 0965317992
Means of transportation in Viet Hai village
This is the right vehicle to experience the village because the distance from the wharf to the village is just over 5kmand the route from the wharf to the village has countless beautiful scenes that you can not miss. The cost of hiring a bicycle is from 30.000vnd-40.000vnd. You can hire a bicycle at the wharf and drop it off in the village then take the electric car back to the wharf.
On hot summer days, this is the right vehicle. An electric car will carry about 13-15 people, moving from Viet Hai wharf to the center of the village (travel time is about 15 minutes). When you see a beautiful scene and want to take pictures, you can ask the driver to stop and you do it. The cost to hire an electric car is 200,000 VND/way.
Attractions in Viet Hai fishing village
Cycling to visit the village
The route through the forest from Viet Hai wharf to the village is only about 30 minutes by bike. The awesome scenery will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Visitors can explore each area in the village with homestays or learn and enjoy how to make wine of Viet Hai people.
Trekking Navy Hill
The distance of only 40 minutes of trekking is quite steep and makes you tired but the beautiful scenery on Hai Quan hill will not disappoint you. Hai Quan Peak is one of the highest peaks in Cat Ba National Park, where we can enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai Village, and the entire Cat Ba National Park.
Tien Duc Cave (Bat Cave)
The cave is located only 10 minute's walk from the village. There are many bats in the summer here. They often migrate to avoid the cold in winter. When visiting Tien Duc cave, remember to bring lights, shoes, and water.
In addition, sometimes you can see “massaging fish” in the stream. You just need to drop your feet into the stream and relax, then there will be natural fish coming to massage and exfoliate your feet.
What to eat in Viet Hai village?
Because it is located in the core area of the national park, Viet Hai does not have too many outstanding specialties. The delicious and available foods in the village are chicken and mountain goat (they are raised completely naturally eating the leaves of the trees in the forest).
Chicken price in Viet Hai is 200,000 VND/kg and goat price is about 250,000 VND/kg goat. The people only sell at least 1 chicken or 1 goat.
If you want to eat seafood, you need to contact the restaurant in advance so that they can prepare it.
Above is useful information about Viet Hai Village that BeKa Travel brings to you. Have a nice trip ahead!