Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay Tours (L, D)
08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. 10H00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break 12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time Boarding and check-in with welcome drink, then the cruise starts through Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Hoa Cuong limestone islets while a lunch is served on board. Then visit Sung Sot Grotto, the “Cave of Surprises”, before taking a swim in Titov Beach or Soi Sim Beach’s pristine waters. The vessel then cruises further to reach its overnight anchorage location near Ho Dong Tien or Luon Cave. Enjoy the sunset from the sundeck or while swimming; then a dinner will be served on board. Evening is devoted to relaxing in that peaceful piece of a setting, or to experience night-fishing from the boat’s deck. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Halong Bay Discovery (B, L, D)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, then transfer on a day-trip boat that will take you to visit Van Gia or Vung Vieng fishing villages to view the daily lives of the locals and then cruise further to Ho Ba Ham area. Lunch is served on board before visiting Ho Ba Ham Cave, accessible on a small boat or individually by kayaking. Back on board the cruise heads further to Ho Dong Tien, a cave of great significance for the restoration of Halong Bay’s geology; or Trong Cave, named as well as “Drum Cave” because the wind blowing through the stalactites and stalagmites resembles drumbeats. The day-trip boat takes you back to Image Halong for a dinner.
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, then a small boat will take you to visit Luon Cave. Back on board the cruise heads further to Bai Tu Long’s bay passing by Hon Gai’s floating town. Lunch is served on board while the cruise goes back to Halong City for disembarking at noon time. Your car waiting for you at the jetty and transfer you back to Hanoi. Notes: The itinerary can change due to weather, tide levels.
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