Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (L, D)
Activities: Set off through the countryside toward Halong Bay, one of New Seven Wonders of Nature, spend the night in the junk boat.
One of New Seven World Wonders of Nature, Halong Bay 1 night cruise is an absolute must-do for any first-timers on their holiday in Vietnam. The most popular way to discover the world-famous Halong Bay is cruising the bay on an overnight traditional junk.
After breakfast in your hotel, The bus will pick you up for departing from Hanoi City Center and head to Northeast of Vietnam, towards the famous World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. The drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay will take approximately four hours, passing through many typical North Vietnamese towns and villages. Upon reaching the wharf, you will be welcomed aboard the traditional wooden junk, followed by a stunning local seafood lunch onboard. You will leave the mainland far behind as your boat sails out to the magical bay.
During your Halong Bay 1 night cruise, you will have the opportunity to venture into the hidden areas of the bay by kayak. You will also make a stop to explore one of the most stunning caves when you join in any Halong Bay tours. Climb few hundreds of stone steps to the mouth of the cave whilst listening to some fascinating stories relating to the formation of karst caves. Back on board the junk, join in the Vietnamese cooking demonstration from the onboard chefs. You will have time for relaxing on the traditional junk boat. You may enjoy your free time life, watch the sunset in Halong Bay and enjoy a glass of cocktail on the cruise. That will be a memorable time on your trip to Vietnam.
You will then enjoy the lavish dinner in the dining room which is the perfect atmosphere for you to socialize with other guests. in the evening you can go to the top deck for drinking with your new friends, playing some games in on the cruise or try squid fishing to find your luck and that will be an enjoyable time. Afterwards, retire to your cabin for a good sleep in the Halong Bay overnight cruise.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)
Activities: Spend the relaxing morning in Halong Bay, wave goodbye to the crew, then take the transfer back to Hanoi.
Start off your second day of Halong Bay 1 night cruise itinerary with a morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck or enjoy the sunrise over the bay. Have breakfast onboard whilst your junk slowly cruises back in the direction of the mainland; en-route, stop at Titov Island to participate in a wide range of different activities. You may swim into the emerald water, climb to the summit of the island’s mountain for a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay or simply relax on the tiny island.
You will go back to our cruise for check-out and we will cruise back to the harbor. You will have lunch before getting back to the harbor.
Arrive back at the dock in the late morning, you wave goodbye to the crew members. Your bus will pick you up for transferring to Hanoi with a short break on the way ( if you go by private car, your driver will pick you up at the waiting lounge ). Your Halong Bay 1 night cruise ends!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Itinerary may vary slightly based on your selected junk boat’s program. Your travel consultant will be very happy to discuss your chosen junk’s detailed program with you.
+ Welcome Drinks
+ Shuttle bus with complimentary bottled water (Pick-up & drop-off: Hanoi Old Quarter)
+ Cruise Itinerary and Program
+ Entrance and Sightseeing Fees as mentioned in the itinerary
+ English-speaking Tour Guide
+ Halong Bay Cruise cabin A/C
+ Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
+ Taxes and service charges
+ Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
+ Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
+ Travel insurance
+ Compulsory dinner in the peak season (if any)
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips to guide and driver