ITINERARY (3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS)
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at your hotel and depart for Halong.
12:00 – 12:15 On arrival at Halong city, you will board your junk and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin.
13:00 Enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water, passing by Stone Dog islet, floating fishing village, incense burner islet, fighting cocks islet,…
15:00 visit Heavenly Palace Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay.
16:00 Kayaking about an hour or more through slide rock cliffs.
17:30 Swimming time, this is great chance to relax in water, jumping, diving, take a back flip, somersault.
18:15 Joint the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, drinking wine, enjoy fresh fruits, listening soft, light music from the sundeck bar..
20:30 – The moment you choose your own way to relax after dinner, watching movies, listening to Vietnamese traditional music, wearing costumes for King, Queen and mandarin to take photo. Besides, board games, squid fishing available for entertainment during the night time.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island (B,L,D)
06:00 - 06:30 Tai Chi lessons
are led by our tai chi master (From 07th August 2014)
07:30 Breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea will be served. Continue to cruise further before stop over the pearl farm to sea real pearl cultivated by local fisherman.
09:00 Back to the cruise for check-out.
09:30 Take a local boat to Lan Ha Bay.
12:00 Back to Nam Cat island for lunch.
13:30-16:00 Free time for kayaking and many activities in Nam Cat island exploring untouched area in Lan Ha Bay or join the trip to Viet Hai village (if you stay in Cat Ba Sandy Beach resort) - biking to visit the village in the valley - located in the middle of Catba national park (The trip to Viet Hai village is optional and not included: Extra USD 5/per for entrance fee, boat trip, tour guide, bike and insurance
14:00 Check-in the bungalow for whom stay here.
16.00 Back to the boat by boat and bus about one hour (option to stay in boat in the 2nd night) or hotel in Catba island.
19:00 Buffet dinner at Bungalow, go fishing, relax on the sandy beach, listening to sea wave at very peaceful and quiet place.
Day 3: Cat Ba Island - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
07:20 Breakfast served at bungalow
08:00 Pick-up at Bungalow by boat. (If you stay at the hotel in Catba Town: 07:00 Breakfast at the hotel. 07:30 Pick-up at the hotel by bus back to the boat)
09:30 Get on the cruise to attend the cooking class while cruising back Halong harbor
11:15 Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor around 12 and get on the bus back to Hanoi
16:30 Transfer you back to your hotel. The tour ends.
- Bungalow in Catba Sandy Beach resort : It is suitable only for relaxing, loving nature, doing row-kayak. Since it is in remote island, the facility/room is simply basic, no wifi/internet is available, electronic power sometimes is not stable. So if you would like to have a better accommodation, please choose the option to stay at the hotel or resort at the Catba main land)
In option 1 : In bungalow of 2nd night - superior room (no air-conditioning) is arranged. Extra USD 7.5/person is for air-conditioning sea view room, or extra USD 15/person is for air-conditioning family ocean view room
Tour guide : We use the local guides in the boat and the bungalow in Catba, so you may find there are some guides in the trip, not only one.
In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), please choose of the below options: 1- Staying at the hotel (first night in Halong bay - 4* standard) - Tour cost is not changed. (hotel expense will be covered by the organizing company). 2- Back to Hanoi on the first day - Tour cost is charged as one of Halong bay one day trip.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
All rates are in US$ per person.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, ...) should be sent before your departure date.
Boat air-conditioner turn-on about at 19:00
Single Supplement: US$ 40.00/person in Cabin on boat, US$ 20.00 to US$ 50.00/person in hotel.
- Welcome drink
Transports Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by shuttle bus.
Accommodation on board: Luxury & safe ensuite cabin with A/C, hot water.
Accommodation at Catba Sandy Beach Resort 3* or Holiday View Hotel 3* or Catba Island Resort & Spa 4* or Sunrise Catba Resort 4*
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
English speaking guide.
Tips and other personal services.
Optional tour to Viet Hai village - Extra US$ 5/person.
Air-conditioning and sea view room in bungalow - Extra US$ 7.5/ person or USD 15/ room/ night.
Air-conditioning and ocean family view room in bungalow - Extra US$ 15/ person or USD 30/ room/ night.
- Free of charge for children under 5 years sharing bed with parents
50% rate of adult for children 5->11 years sharing bed with parents
Children 12 years old and over are charged as adults.