Ha Long Bay
Ha Long bay is recognized as a Natural World Heritage site by UNESCO (1994, 2000) and as one of New 7 Natural Wonders of the World (2011).
Spend three days among its magnificent limestone peaks and azure waters for the trip of a lifetime. On this tour enjoy your second night in a beach bungalow.
Day 01: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay
Meet your guide early at your hotel for the 3.5 hour bus trip to Halong City.
Board your traditional Ha Long junkboat, check into your cabin and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while you cruise through the majestic limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Pass by Stone Dog Islet, one of many floating fishing village, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cocks, Swan Islet and Duck Islet.
In the afternoon explore the beautiful Surprise cave and then take to the water to Kayak beside the rocky cliffs as the sun begins to set.
Enjoy a family style dinner of traditional Vietnamese dishes and get to know your fellow shipmates. Once the stars come out, why not try your hand at squid fishing!
Day 02: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)
Wake early to enjoy sunrise on the deck before a breakfast of fresh fruits, coffee and tea.
Cruise to a floating pearl farm to see how the local fisherman cultivate these beautiful natural gems and take the opportunity to buy a unique souvenir.
Transfer to a smaller, local boat and sail around Lan Ha bay to admire the outstanding limestone islands and islets. Arrive at your beach bungalow (on either Cat Ba or a private island) in time for lunch.
Enjoy free time for beach activities like playing football, volleyball, badminton, fishing or kayaking before a buffet dinner.
Day 03: Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Fit in as much gorgeous beach time as possible before enjoying breakfast at your bungalow and heading back to the boat.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration and mini class on the boat, have a final group lunch and then wave goodbye to beautiful Halong Bay.
Arrive back in Hanoi by bus in the early evening.
Transport Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by bus.
Boat trip and kayaks
English speaking tour guide
3 lunches, 2 dinners + 2 breakfasts
Double/ twin – sharing room with A/C on the boat and in the bungalow
Use of private car, drinks, travel insurance, tips and other personal services