What You’ll Do
- Dicover the exotic three bays of Tonkin Gulf: Ha Long bay, Bai Tu Long bay and Lan Ha bay.
- Enjoy local food among thousands of islet.
- Visit Viet Hai, a village on mountain in Cat Ba national park.
- Cycling thru rice paddy field, visiting rock cave. Trekking to Bat cave.
- Visit the pristine Lan Ha bay. Have half day for kayaking and swimming at private beach.
What to Expect
7:45 – 08:00: Shuttle bus pick up at hotel.
12:15: Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier (Tuan Chau island, Halong city). Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge.
12:30: Transfer by tender to the Gray Line Halong Cruise – welcome drink. Cruise briefings and check in your cabins.
13:00: Enjoy set lunch while cruising to Vung Vieng floating fishing village.
15:00: Arrive Vung Vieng – the most beautiful fishing village in Halong bay. You will take the rowing boat trip and pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves.
16:15: Back to the cruise and heading to Drum cave.
16:45 – 17:30: Enjoy swimming around the cruise ( weather condition ), relax on the sundeck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities.18:30: Cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Luxury buffet BBQ dinner ( available for group 10 pax + ) is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.
21:00: Evening activities include: film entertainment in the outdoor bar at approximately 21.00; Board and card games are available; Join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.
22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong governmental office. End of the program of Day 1.
06:30: Greeting dawn on the Bay, join the Tai Chi class, if the weather condition allows or upon guest’s request.
07:30: Light breakfast with menu of: Bread, pastries, bacon, ham, egg, juice, tea or coffee, sausage…
08:30: Transfer to Gray Line day boat – Depart for Lan Ha bay, a small and peaceful bay. Sailing straight to Viet Hai village, a small village on the mountain, far away from center belongs to Cat Ba island, Hai Phong. Tourists will be overweelmed by the fantastic beaty of Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches where you can come to swim, go kayaking…
10:00: Arrive at Viet Hai pier – take bicycle trip through untouched forests and wildlife (4km) to village that locates on a small valley of moutain with great landscape among rice fiield, buffalos, famers.
10:30 – 12:00: Trekking in the core of Cat ba National forest to Bat cave. tourists can enjoy village scenery, then trekking back the village(800m/1way).
12:30: Enjoy village scenery, trekking in the core of Cat Ba National Forest to Bat cave, then trekking back the village (800m/ 1 way). Enjoy lunch with local seafood.
14:30 – 17:30: Visit Dark Cave by kayaking and swimming near the boat in new fresh environment with special feeling among wide blue sea water.
16:00: Cruise back to our overnight anchorage near Drum Cave.
18:00: Relax and enjoy sunset on the Sundeck. Cooking class will be showed.
19:00: Dinner is served with a variety of Halong seafood.
20:00: Take part in a huge number of evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room, board and card games, squid fishing, karaoke singing on Star bar with various languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French…
22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave area. End of the program of Day 2.
6:30: Tai Chi class on the Sundeck.
07:30: Light breakfast with Coffee, tea and bakeries on board.
08:30: Visit Amazing cave ( Hang Sung Sot ) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong
09:30 – 10:00: Check out time. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier. Brunch served on board.
11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line private lounge before land transfer to Hanoi. End of services.
- 2-night private cabin with ensuite bathroom on Gray Line cruise
- Private boat for Day 2
- English Speaking Guide on board
- Entrance and Sightseeing fees All meal on board: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 light -breakfasts, 1 brunch
- Cooking demonstration Kayaking Cycling
- Welcome drink, cold handkerchief 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
- Daily fresh fruit in rooms
- Tax, service charge, insurance on board
What’s Not Included
- Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
- Beverages, tips and personal expenses
- Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
- Meeting package (upon your request)
- Wedding package (upon your request)
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