3 days 2 nights
(07:45 – 08:30) We will depart for Ha Long Bay and enjoy refreshments half way. Once we arrive in the harbour, you will be transferred out to the main cruise ship where you can enjoy lunch as we set sail through the bay.
The ship will drop anchor in a beautiful location where it will stay until the morning. A smaller transfer vessel will take you out to explore some attractions in the area.
Activities will include:
· Exploring the amazing Sung Sot cave system where you will be amazed at what lies inside
· Visit the local floating village by kayak. Glide around under the famous limestone karsts, sometimes under them and take in the breathtaking views
· Arrive on Titop Island and enjoy swimming, beach volleyball or trek up to the summit to enjoy a 360 degree view around the bay.
We will arrive back to the main ship at 17:30, where there will be a Vietnamese cooking demonstration for those that would like to see how the famous spring rolls are made.
A delicious dinner will be served at 19:00 in main room, giving you time to catch up with all the other guests on the ship. Afterwards you have all the time you need to relax and enjoy the bay. Sit on the top deck and take in the millions of stars and views across the water. If you would like to try your luck at squid fishing you are welcome towards the back of the ship. Put on your own music and sit back to take in the experience and where you are!
(07:30 – 08:00) Breakfast will be served as we cruise round towards the famous Ha Long Bay Pearl farm. On the floating plantation local farmers will show you how they extract the pearls which eventually find their way into jewellery stores all over the world.
As the main ship then moves slowly through the maze of coves and island inlets, you may see some majestic giant Kites soaring on the updrafts of hot air and circling round the tops of the karsts where their nests can be found.
On to Viet Hai Wharf to collect the bicycles for a picturesque bike ride through Cat Ba National Park. The ride will take you down to Viet Hai Village for refreshments before lazily winding back to the Wharf.
Lunch will be served on the way to the Island resort.
(12:30) You will arrive on the Island and be given the keys to your beachfront bungalow. You can choose to either put your feet up, read a book and relax on the beach… Or… Grab a kayak and head out to explore, have a game of ping pong, beach volleyball or simply go for a swim in the private bay.
If the weather permits, we will have a BBQ on the beach at 18:30.
Do not forget to check the water after dark for a chance to see the bioluminescent plankton which glow up like diamonds in the water.
(07:30 – 08:00)
Breakfast will be served, after which we will board the transfer boat out the main ship where it will take a leisurely cruise back through the karsts and onto Ha Long Bay harbor. On route you will pass by the iconic islands of Din Huong (incense burner), Cho Da (stone dog) and Go Chai(fighting cocks)
As we cruise back to the harbour lunch will be served.
From the harbour the coach will bring you back to Hanoi with another half way stop for any refreshments you might need.
All these above rates included:
· Pick-up and transfer by A/C bus (Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi)
· Fully furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C and hot water( Twin Sharing Basis)
· Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary.
· English speaking guide.
· Meals as Mention : 2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch and 2 x Dinner
· Cooking demonstration
· Fishing equipment
All these above rates not included:
· Travel insurance.
· Alcohol or soft drinks.
· Personal expenses.
· Tips for guide and driver.