Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay welcome a board Halong Sails (L, D)
From 8:00 to 8:30 in the morning we will be picked up at our appointed hotel in Hanoi We then transfer to Halong Bay. On the way we will pass the area of the Red River Delta with green rice paddies fields. About half way we will have a short beak at a humanity center. After that we will continue our journey to Halong City. Upon arrival at the wharf, we will be welcome on board of Halong Sails. After check in our deluxe cabins we will have great fresh seafood set lunch while Halong Sails starts the journey on the seclude Halong Bay. We will pass many islands and islets which are emerge from the emerald water. We will have chance to see the Incense burner islets (Dinh Huong Islets), dog islet, fighting cocks islets... We will also see many fishing villages. At around 4 PM we will visit the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay, the Amazing caves (Hang Sung Sot in Vietnamese). Inside the caves we will see thousand of stalactites and stalagmites with many sizes, shapes and colors.
After the cave, we will visit the Titop island where we will have chance to go up to the top of the island for the bird eye view point to experiences the panoramic view of the majestic bay or go swimming on the nice beach. We also have option of doing kayaking to explore the area
In the evening we will enjoy fresh seafood set dinner in the restaurant. After dinner we are free at our leisure or we can do squid fishing in the night if request. Overnight on Halong Sail Cruise.
Day 2 Halong Bay Discovery (B, L, D)
Today we wake by the lapping waters and enjoy sunrise. At 7 o’clock we will have breakfast overlooking the bay. We then transfer to the day Boat to explore the bay with kayaks. In the afternoon we cruise around the bay at a leisurely pace, we will pass by many island and islets, we also have chance to explore a cave, visiting Cua Van fishing village where we start our kayak.
In the afternoon we can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the boat reading, sunbathing or swimming before a decadent seafood lunch. In the afternoon we will pass Dark Grotto, Light Grotto, Frog Islet, visiting Culture Pearl Area. We will keep going to Soi Sim Beach where we can enjoy swimming and sunset. Later on we will transfer back to the main cruise at the overnight area. Tonight we will have a wonderful night on Halong Sails.
Note: The big junk cruise will be back to the wharf to welcome new groups in the morning and we will get back in the late afternoon at the overnight area.
Day 3: Halong Bay visiting – Hanoi (B, L)
In the early morning, it will be wonderful experience for practice Tai Chi with Halong Sail’s staff on the sundeck (if request in advance). From 7:00 Am our set menu breakfast will be severed in the restaurant
We then have chance to explore the Luon cave (a Hallow cave) by a small boat. Then Halong Sails will keep going to explore more part of the Bay by passing Man head island, Tortoise Island... then back to the wharf. During that time we will check out our cabin and clear the bills. From 10 to 10:30 we will see the demonstration of trimming flowers from fruits & roots by the chef on the cruise. At 11:00 Am we will disembark and transfer to Cua Van, one of the best restaurants in Halong City for lunch.
Noted: in some occasions we will have lunch at boat
We then get on our van to transfer back to Hanoi. Trip concludes.
Price & Included Features
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- Shuttle van Hanoi - Halong bay – Hanoi is available (Please see extra cost and option for shuttle van or private transfer as above)
- English speaking local guide
- En-suite cabin with private bathroom and air-conditioning
- Day boat on second day with kayaks
- Meals during cruise time: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinner (Meal codes are: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Fees and permit during guide time
- International Airfares.
- International departure tax
- Meals not indicated
- Visas and visa arrangement
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities