Moving to Cat Ba Lan homestay
Because it is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park, there is no road for vehicles to move into the Lan homestay. The way to the Lan homestay is the same way to the Viet Hai village. There are 2 main ways to get here:
Option 1: Walking through the forest (Cat Ba National Park)
This is the way that many young people who love trekking choose to go to the Lan homestay. The road is about 12km. If you go fast, it will take about 3.5 hours. If you walk while sightseeing, it will take about 4.5 hours. You can also take the Cat Ba National Park tour to arrive at the Lan homestay.
Option 2: Going through Lan Ha Bay by boat/canoe
If you don't want to go for a long walk, you can move to Beo wharf and then hire a tender/canoe to go to the Viet Hai wharf.
• Canoe price is about 700k/trip (travel time is about 10 minutes. The above price is applied to groups of <5 people. If it's more than that number, the price will be a bit higher.)
• Tender price is equal to canoe but travel time is slower. It’s about 45 minutes. That's why we encourage you to move by canoe. It will be faster.
In case you arrive at Beo wharf at 11 am (Monday - Saturday) or 4 pm (Sunday), you can contact Viet Hai commune ferry at a cost of only 50.000vnd/person. Besides, you can get free tickets to Lan Ha Bay.
When arriving at the Viet Hai wharf, you can contact the Lan homestay at phone number 0914899027 for picking you up. The price to pick up and drop off at the Viet Hai wharf 2 ways by electric car is 300.000vnđ (carrying up to 15 people/trip)
Check out a few other accommodations in Cat Ba:
• Cat Ba Flamingo
• Cat Ba Mgallery
• Van Boi Ecolux Island resort
Attractions near the Lan homestay
The Lan homestay space on the premises is enough for you to relax, rest as well as take some nice photos. In addition, there are many other attractions that are also extremely attractive to tourists.
Trekking up Hai Quan hill and in Tien Duc cave
These are the two most popular spots in Viet Hai because Hai Quan Peak is one of the highest peaks in Cat Ba with a view of the entire Cat Ba National Park, Lan Ha Bay, and Ha Long Bay. On clear days, you can see Ha Long city from here. The climb time is about 45 minutes.
Tien Duc Cave is a very little-known destination, only 1.5km from the Lan homestay. The road is completely flat, there may be many bats in the cave in the summer. To go into the cave, you need to prepare a flashlight so that you can easily observe every corner of the cave.
Visiting Lan Ha Bay
From Lan homestay, if you want to visit Lan Ha Bay, you need to book in advance, we recommend that you should join the Lan Ha Bay one-day tour.
Services available at the Catba Lan homestay
Because this is an isolated area, the Lan homestay provides services from dining to entertainment.
Catering services here usually have to be booked in advance because the food here needs to be prepared longer than in town because they always buy new food and the preparation time is usually longer than in the town. Jogging chicken is always available here, and seafood and other jungle items need to be ordered at least 1 day in advance.
In addition, you can rent bicycles, buy drinks at the bar, grill BBQ, light a campfire, etc.