Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Our driver will pick you up at 08:30 AM and transfer you to Ha Long Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals.
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba (B/L/D)
After a night on board, you will wake up early to see daylight filtering through the early morning mist and the towering rock formations, leaving you a dream-like memory of the trip to Halong Bay. A Tai Chi Lesson and breakfast on boat will make you refresh.
You will visit Sung Sot cave – one of the most amazing caves in Halong, which is blessed with natural beauty of stalactites and stalagmites that have created a wonderful world. After that, check out Cruise and our supporting boat will take you from the overnight boat and bring you to a sleeping water area of Cat Ba National Park, where you can grab the paddle and begin kayaking to discover parts of Lan Ha Bay. It is your time to explore labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea, paddle through floating houses and deserted lagoons as well as wild sandy beaches from our sleek ocean kayaks.
Enjoying lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) on boat, relaxing and swimming from your own private beach,you then continue kayaking to other parts of the bay and now you become pro kayakers. During kayaking time you may see other amazing limestone karts formations from the water up close and personal, in ways many people can only imagine.
In the afternoon, the boat will transfer you to Cat Ba Island. Our driver is waiting in the wharf to take you to the home-stay - an ideal place to experience the local culture, perfectly in tune with the surrounding environment.
Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cat Ba National Park and hike to Ngu Lam Peak (2-hour-hiking) to enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding and then come back to the home-stay for lunch before taking a hydrofoil boat ride to Hai Phong City.
Arriving in Haiphong, you will be transferred to the car for two-hour-driver back to Hanoi. End this Ha Long – Cat Ba Island trip at around 17:00.