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3 Day Halong Bay Cruise on Traditional Junk (2nts)

Day 1 Hanoi – Hai Phong – Lan Ha Bay Pick-up at hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi and joint transfer to Hai Phong for a 3 Days - 2 Nights Cruise -/L /D Day 2 Viet Hai Village – Ba Ham Lake Transfer to a Day Boat and continue cruising to visit a village on Cat Ba Island and explore remote areas on the edge of Halong Bay B/ L /D Traditional Junk Day 3 Dark & Bright Cave – Ha long Bay – Hai Phong – Hanoi Explore the Dark & Bright Cave area; Cruise back to the pier in Hai Phong. Pick-up at the pier and joint transfer back to Hanoi Brunch/- /-

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: HANTJZ/208474
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Hanoi

Itinerary

01

Day 1

Hanoi - Hai Phong - Overnight on board (-/L/D)
09:00 – 09:30 hrs. Pick up at your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter) for a 2-hour joint transfer to Hai Phong through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta with typical scene of Vietnamese countryside.
11:30- 12hrs: Upon arrival at the tourist pier, welcome aboard the junk and check into your cabin. Have lunch (set menu) while the boat sails on the emerald water of the bay passing by amazing limestone islands and islets emerging from emerald water…
By mid-afternoon, you will be arriving at Cua Van area – the gateway to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay), which is surrounded by numerous extraordinary limestone karsts. Here you can explore Ba Trai Dao beach, do some kayaking or immerse in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Afterward return to the main boat to cruise further to the anchorage site for the night
Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free) will be available from 17:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs before dinner is served in restaurant Dinner will be served on board at around 19:00 hrs and then evening activities will follow. You can join crew in squid fishing or singing or playing cards or just retire to your cabin.
Accommodation aboard the Traditional Junk, Deluxe cabin
Meals included: Lunch on-board
Dinner on-board

02

Day 2

Viet Hai Village – Ba Ham Lake (B/L/D)
06:30 hrs. Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on the upper deck and it`s an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today`s adventures.
08:00 hrs. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.
At 09:00 hrs. You will transfer to a Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island. When ashore, take a bicycle trip through the village path and part of rain forests to the village. Enjoy the stunning view of scenery and architecture of an ancient local house made of local materials and have chance to see the local life. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).
Return to the Day Boat by noontime and have lunch on-board while cruising toward Ba Ham Lake.
After lunch, enjoy kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area enclosed by vertical cliffs (weather permitting)
16:00 hrs. Re-join Traditional Junk and have time for freshening up while cruising to the anchorage site for the night. Relax on the top deck and enjoy watching the sunset.
A Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free) will be available from 17:30 hrs and you can join a cooking demonstration at 18:00 hrs. before being treated to a special dinner.
After dinner, the evening is yours to enjoy. Beside the selection of films, there are board games and a wide choice of drinks at the bar.
Accommodation aboard the Traditional Junk, Deluxe cabin
Meals included: Breakfast on-board
Lunch and dinner on-board

03

Day 3

Ha Long Bay – Hai Phong – Hanoi (Brunch/-/-)
06:30 hrs: Early riser may greet the day with a Tai Chi session on the top deck and relax with an early morning cup of tea or coffee watching the miraculous scenery.
07:00 hrs. Light breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries will be served in restaurant while cruising toward the Dark & Bright Cave, where you will have a ride by local row boat to further explore the wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.
09:15 hrs. Return to the main boat and check out of your cabin. As the boat draws closer to the mainland, have an early brunch.
11:30 hrs. Embark on the tender boat and head back to the pier
12:10 hrs - 12:30 hrs: Take return joint transfer to Hanoi and drop-off at your hotel (for those staying at the hotels in the old quarter only)
(Accommodation in Hanoi is not included).
Meals included: Morning snack and brunch on-board

Inclusions:
    • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
    • All meals on board (02 Lunches, 02 Dinner, 01 morning snack, 01 brunch)
    • Roundtrip joint transfer Hanoi – Hai Phong in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English-speaking local guide
    • All entrance and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
    • . Kayaking at Ba Trai Dao beach
    • . Cooking demonstration
    • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles
    Accommodation

      The newly build features cabins with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning (from 18:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs the next day), sundeck with lounging furniture, dining room and bar. Guests on the Traditional Junk may have last-minute free upgrade to another cruise of higher category subject to the cruise plan and such upgrade will be informed one day prior to the cruise commencement date

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