Halong Bay Explorer - 3 Days
Imagine heading to an uncrowded area of Halong Bay through the finest limestone landscape. To sail into a hidden bay – just few boats around you, quietness, nature’s roughness and beautiful surroundings. Explore limestone universes covered in rainforest, with eagles cruising above. Then relax on-board your ship or explore the caves and cliffs around you. Cruise along the steep, rocky shores of Cat Ba National Park and kayak below the karst islands. You go beyond the beaten track, but you do it in comfort on-board a perfect exploration boat, serving a fine extensive seafood rich lunch.
While going beyond you still get to explore the classic sights of Halong Bay, too – to discover the grottos and stargaze at night. This tour is for your, who wants to explore Halong Bay with a twist, off the beaten track.
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|Unique Experiences:||· Explore the uncrowded parts of UNESCO-certified Halong Bay – away from the tradutional tourist route.
· Discover impressive caves, swim in the emerald green waters, kayak below the karst islads, explore the raw beauty of nature and relax onboard your ship.
· Stay overnight on board a beautiful wooden ship, and spend the evening stargazing on the upper deck.
|Participants:||Shared Group Experience – normally has more than 2 people in a group and expect to share your experience with up to 20 others on the boat.
Please note that this tour might have fixed departure days. We recommend you to check and book in advance to secure your preferred departure day.
|Trip Length:||3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
|Travel Season:||All Year
March to May: Some days have light rain. Clear with blue sky
June to August: Hot months! Some days have heavy rain which is mostly quickly over. High season in Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island. There will be a lot of travellers and many Vietnamese tourists, especially in the weekends.
September to November: The best time to enjoy Halong Bay with cool temperature
December to January: Cold with strong wind. Sometimes it is misty and rainy
This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.
|Type of Transportation:||Minibus and boat
|Type of Accommodation:||Deluxe boat in private rooms with private bathrooms.
|Child Policy:||Child age: 3 – 6 years old. Infant below 3 years old.
Child price: See under “rates”. Infants are free of charge.
This tour is recommended for: all ages.
|Included in Price:||Meals: 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner.
Accommodation: 2 nights on deluxe boat with private bathroom.
Entrance fees: All entrances fees, Ha Long Bay tourist registration included in the trip.
Transport: Mini bus and boat according to itinerary.
English speaking tour guide: Included for the entire tour according to itinerary.
|Excluded from Price:||· Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
· Tips to guide and driver
· Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
- Locations Visited:
- Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba National Park, Sung Sot cave, Remote parts of Halong Bay
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ItineraryDay 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay. Board your ship, kayak and feel the raw nature
You will be picked up around 08-08:30 in the morning from your Hanoi hotel and slowly leave Hanoi behind. Flow through the beautiful scapes of Hanoi outskirts, pass lush rice fields and take in the local life outside your windows.
Just past noon you will embark your ship, your home for the days ahead. After check-in procedure at the pier, enjoy a thirst-quenching welcome drink and meet your fellow sailors. Your lunch will be served while cruising among rough limestone islands standing tall before you. Majestic, beautiful and rough – just as nature created it.
As you sail deeper into the Halong Bay you will stop at Trong Cave for a bit of kayaking. Going by kayak allows you to get closer to the inlets and the raw nature and gives you a sense of freedom.
Back at the boat you will have time to relax before your dinner is served around 19.00. As the night falls you will have the choice to entertain yourself with squid fishing, karaoke, board games, movies or star gazing on the upper deck with a cool drink in hand.
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on boat
Day 2: Halong Bay. Sail, kayak, go cave hunting and explore the less crowded areas of Halong Bay
After breakfast on the boat, sail along the majestic limestone islands. Slowly you will find the less crowded areas of Halong Bay.
In a quiet and remote bay go by kayak to get a closer view of the karst islands. Paddle close to the steep cliffs, find your own hidden spot and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Find a fine spot for lunch before proceeding through the landscape to a magnificent and less visited cave. If time permits, you can do a bit of kayaking in the late afternoon amongst the amazing inlets.
At your anchor point for the night a BBQ dinner is served on board the restaurant deck. The rest of the evening is free at your own leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on boat
Day 3: Halong Bay to Hanoi. Slowly cruise back towards mainland for your return to Hanoi
Rise early to spot a beautiful sunrise, and have breakfast. Before the crowds arrive, you will set foot in Sung Sot Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. You will enter a world of stalactites hanging from above and rays of lights and shapes wherever you look.
Back at the boat, check out from your room at 9:30 (you still have access to your luggage on board and ability to store it). You are almost ready to head back to shore and you will enjoy more of Halong Bay as you slowly make you way back. Pass islets shaped as a Fighting Cock, Incense Urn, Lonely Dog, Finger and Duck. Your creativity and imagination are nurtured in Halong Bay.
Lunch will be served on the boat on the way back to Halong harbour around noon and Upon arrival back at the Halong Bay harbour swap from boat to vehicle and start your trip back to Hanoi.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter around 16:30.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Please inform us your hotel in Hanoi at least 48 hours before departure, if not booked through us.
Expect a Halong Bay expedition where the full day takes place in remote waters. The exact itinerary, visiting options and sailing route is dependent on the conditions of the day.
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