Ha Long Bay is a spectacular natural wonder. The crystal blue waters and chalky karsts make a seascape which never fails to amaze. The semi-sheltered, calm waters of the bay make this the ideal place to swim, snorkel or kayak. This cruise combines the oriental style of the traditional style boat with contemporary luxury rooms.
Tour code: HLCB03E
Departure date: Everyday
Destination: Halong bay, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Cruise: Oriental Sails
Tour price: $339 per person
Day 1: Ha Noi - Halong Bay
Day 2: Halong - Lan Ha Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay - Ha Noi
Ha Noi - Halong Bay (L, D)
We depart for Ha Long Bay at around 8:00-8:30 for a 3.5 hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where we’ll check in at Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall, the OS Lounge. Here we can relax until embarkation around 12:30-13:00 followed by a quick briefing. We’ll spend our first few hours on-board enjoying the views of the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and savouring a delectable lunch, until at 15:30-16:30 you are free to choose between two activities:
Option 1: Fishing village visit For those that are interested in learning about local life in the bay. Take a bamboo rowing boat trip lasting roughly 45 minutes, around Vung Vieng fishing village, one of the largest of its kind in Ha Long Bay. The village is set inside a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, which makes it a great place for photos in addition to the cultural experience.
Option 2: Beach and kayaking For the more active travellers and beach-bums, you can be taken in a small boat to Ban Chan beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or try your hands at some kayaking in the magnificent setting of the bay. You’ll arrive back at the cruise around 16:30, with enough time to get cleaned up and relax before the sun starts to set. At 17:30 you can enjoy happy hour at the bar on the sun deck, enjoying the sunset with a drink in hand, and also take part in a cooking class with the resident Chef. At 19:00 dinner will be served, and the rest of the evening can be spent socializing with other guests, night squid fishing or just lazing around. There will also be singing and dancing activities until 22:00. Overnight on-board with the ship anchored in the Cong Do Area of the bay.
Halong - Bai Tu Long Bay (B, L, D)
Early risers can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson at 6:30 during sunrise, before breakfast on the top deck. After breakfast we make a visit to Thay Cave and the nearby coral reef reservation area. There will be time here for swimming and jumping from the boat. Around noon we enjoy lunch on-board, before visiting Vung Ha Lagoon to visit a cave, relax, swim, or kayak. At 15:30 we head back to the ship and spend the rest of the day there partaking in the many activities and enjoying a delicious dinner before settling in for another night on the boat..
Halong Bay - Ha Noi (B, L)
Early risers can enjoy a 30 minute Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck at 06:30 before enjoying the view of the surrounding seascape with your breakfast as you cruise towards Thien Canh Son Cave. You’ll arrive at the cave at 9am and spend about half an hour exploring this medium sized and less visited cave situated in Bai Tu Long Bay. After your cave visit its time to check out of your room at the boat and return to port, docking at noon after having early lunch on-board. Our driver will be waiting for you at the pier and will transfer you back to Hanoi for an arrival at your hotel around 16:30. At this point it’s time to say goodbye to your guide, driver and group, hopefully with life-long memories gained and friendships made..
- We take you to the parts other can't reach! Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Wooden Junk (2 nights)
Clean and comfortable cabins with air-conditioning provided.
Connecting family rooms are available on request.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $120
Tour price includes
+ A/C transfer
+ Wooden sails cruise
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
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