1 night Halong Bay cruise
Halong Bay in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin is truly magical. It has nearly 2,000 limestone islands of varying sizes rising from its emerald water. A legend says it was all created by a great dragon which lived in the mountains. Taking a 2-day trip to Halong offers visitors opportunities to survey the best seascape of Halong Bay at sunrise and sunset by a traditional Junk. There are times when the legend comes alive with the dragon-shaped islands or an enormous sea creature seeming to loom in the distance. One night’s accommodation on board is included.
You can specify a specific junk if you have a preference, however, we do the research for you and provide our travelers with a quality cruise for your dollar.
Day 1/ Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D) with guide on board
08h00 – 08h30 Shuttle bus pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 1/2 hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on a Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as the junk cruises among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area. Back to your junk.
16h30 – 17h30 Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relax at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
17h30 Return to the main boat for a shower, relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board
Day 2/ Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30 Disembark your junk
12h30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16h30 – 17h00 Trip finishes. Overnight in Hanoi
Tour cost included:
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodations on a deluxe Junk.
- Meals (excluding drinks) as specified: 1 breakfast; 2 lunches; 1 dinner.
- Boat fee & sightseeing fee as specified, on a private basis
- Government tax and services charges.
- Mineral water