Duration: 2 Days / 1 night
Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
DAY01: Hanoi - Transfer to Halong
After breakfast, check out your hotel and head to Halong Bay (transfer time: appr. 2 hours). declared as A UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, Halong bay covers an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate.
Arrive at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port, embark on the traditional wooden junk followed by a welcome drink while the cruise manager briefing about the itinerary and safety info. A tasty lunch will be served on board when our cruise start sailing towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing by Chicken Rock, Finger Islet, and Frog Islet. Arrive to Dark and Bright Lagoon and visit the area by rowboat or kayak (Kayaks can be booked in advance at reception with extra cost). Return to our cruise and rest of the day at leisure. Later, take part in the Cooking demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food on the sundeck (or in the restaurant if weather does not allow). The boat cruises back through the bay to its overnight anchorage in Ho Dong Tien area. Dinner & overnight on board.
DAY02: Halong - Return to Hanoi
In the early morning, start your day with a Tai Chi lesson while hot tea and coffee are being served on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast on board before exploring the Surprise Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Back to our main boat and check out. Brunch will be served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to harbour. Disembark at Tuan Chau port and return to Hanoi.