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Explore Halong Bay 3 days by cruise & resort

Leads you to discover not only the wonderful Halong Bay also joins interesting swimming, kayaking, trekking and fantastic cave.

Explore Halong Bay

Highlights

  • Cruise among the thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay,
  • Kayaking around Karst Mountain, explore the well- hidden cave, Vietnamese cooking class, Yoga/ Tai Chi session, …
  • Visit floating fishing village by local boat and observe the daily lives of the locals,
  • Special package with Cat Ba Island’s hotel and Halong Bay Cruise.

Description

Denizens breaking away from landed holds embark on a voyage on-board sea vessels, transporting travellers along Halong Bay before disembarking on guided shore excursions to Sung Sot Grotto.

Apart from digesting seascapes of Hanoi, sailors may participate in Vietnamese fresh spring roll cooking classes and seasonal squid while parking holiday moods within superior cabins.

Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Morning:      

Guests get ready to be picked up at around 7:30 – 8:30 AM by Our guide. The journey to Halong Bay takes 4 hours, and then guests embark at Tuan Chau Pier / Hon Gai barbour.

Afternoon:    

Upon embarkation, guests are welcomed aboard by the crew and given briefing of the trip itinerary by the expert tour guide before checking into the cabin and getting to know the cruise. The program commences now.

Guests then enjoy the Vietnamese lunch on board while the cruise starts drifting into the tranquil water of the Bay. Visiting the limestone cave in Halong Bay follows afterwards. Get back to junk for swimming, relaxing.

Evening:       

Delicious and nutritious Vietnamese dinner prepared by some of the best chefs awaits guests at the cruise’s fine dining restaurant. Private dining options (on sundeck, on the beach or in a cave) are available upon request.

Evening activities include drinking at bar and socializing with other fellow travelers, watching films, reading books or indulging oneself with onboard top spa service for complete relaxation. Joining the squid fishing is also worth trying once you are on board. Then off to bed.

Day 2: LAN HA /BAI TU LONG BAY – MONKEY ISLAND – CAT BA TOWN

Morning:

Enjoy sunrise over Ha Long Bay or take part in a Tai Chi session on cruise sundeck.. Start your new day with complimentary tea or coffee, then enjoy breakfast on board.

Continue the trip with a visit to Pearl farm where you can see real pearl products and how people breed pearls or visit Sung Sot amazing cave with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites – one of the biggest & most beautiful caves on Halong bay.

Then boat goes to fishing village and change to a smaller boat cruising south to Lan Ha bay visit isolated Monkey Island, the home of wild monkeys and endangered white head langurs back on the cruise having lunch and The boat stops at Viet Hai wharf.

There, you will be provided a bicycle for a 5 km ride through the jungle to Whisper of Nature Bungalow in Viet Hai village. Have a short trek inside Cat Ba National Park.

Afternoon:

Opt 1) If you stay overnight in Bungalow, you get your room right after the trek. Have dinner in Whisper of Nature. Free and easy in the afternoon.

For the Opt 2 & 3, do cycling 5 km back to the harbor again. Arrive Beo harbor for a bus drive to Cat Ba town. Here can choose one of these following options:

Opt 2) Stay overnight in 3 star hotel

Opt 3) Stay overnight in 4 star hotel/ resort

Evening:       

Have dinner in hotel restaurant and free time at night to discover Cat Ba town.

Day 3: CAT BA ISLAND – HALONG BAY – HANOI

Wake up for tea and coffee, enjoy spectacular view of the morning landscape of Cat Ba town while having breakfast.

Check out hotel. Bus takes you to harbor and get on the transfer boat to Ha Long Bay again. Relax on sundeck for sun-bathin or photograph wonderful pictures of Halong Bay while sailing back to the harbor.

Leave the Cruise, have a short rest and take a bus drive to a local restaurant for lunch.

Say goodbye to Ha Long bay then return to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel. Thanks you!

 

(BNS Ha Long Bay Cruise Services)

Price

Explore Halong Bay 3 days by cruise & hotel

Rate (USD)

Per pax (2 person/ room) Per room
Adult Children Queen bed/

Two bed

Single
under 5 6 – 8 9 – 11 /

two children

Opt 1 & Opt 2 from 215 free 50% 75% 395 250
Opt 3 from 285 520 355

 

INCLUSIVE

All land transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi,

All entrance and sightseeing fees in Halong,

Welcoming drink, some local wine, fresh fruit on board in the afternoon,

Comfortable accommodation with A/C, hot water, …

Meals as indicated,

Professional English speaking guide

Activities: kayaking, cooking class, tunnel cave, …

Travel insurance.

EXCLUSIVE

Personal expenses  (laundry, telephone, shopping, tips,  others not mentioned in inclusions, …)

Extra drinks.

Bank charge (for payment by credit cards).

Trip notes

  • Bicycle is scheduled & offered free in Viet Hai, if you use other transports you must pay for that.
  • Itinerary is subject to be changed without prior notice due to bad weather: possible strong wind, cyclone, fog…
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • No charge for cancellations made more than 07 days prior to cruise departure
  • Wifi is available onboard for free of charge in the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.

 

WHAT’S TO BRING?

  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Block
  • Wide Brim Hat
  • Insect Repellents
  • Swimming Suits
  • Warm Clothes ( in winter )
  • Original Passport

Extension

Buffet dinner in caves/at beaches: (For charter option only)

Validity                     Price per person in USD
Group size Drum Cave, Fairy Cave, Soi Sim beach
06 – 09 99
10 – 14 68
15 – 19 45
20 – 25 40
26 – 38 35
> 38 30
For art performances, please contact our sales team for quotation in details

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FAQs

Do we get pick up from hotels in Hanoi?

  • We arrange shuttle bus (16 seat minibus) to pick up visitor from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Pick up time is 7:45am – 8:15am every morning. You are recommended to have breakfast and be ready at hotel’s lobby.
  • Pick up request at Hanoi Airport is not available, it can be handled by private car only, and shuttle bus could not pick up or drop off you there.
  • Pick up request at Hanoi train station (Sapa arrival) is not available, as you arrive early at 5:00 am from Sapa while our shuttle bus- pick up time at 7:45am. You can choose to get back at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or Tamarind coffee (at 80 Ma May st, open from 5:00am) to relax, having breakfast before shuttle bus pick up at 7:45am.

Do we have kayak in Ha Long Bay with your boats?

Kayaking is a part of itinerary included in price. You will have longer time for kayaking in 3 day 2 night program.

‘For a green Ha Long Bay’ project?

  • This project is sponsored by Our Junk and other travel company aim to support local people to protect environment and raise their awareness towards sustainable tourism.
  • The main activities include: garbage collecting, mangrove forest planting, Styrofoam replacing… in Cong Dam, Vung Vieng fishing villages and surrounded area.

What should I bring on board?

  • You are recommended to bring:  sun glasses, sun block, wide brim hat, insect repellents, swimming suites (in summer) or warm clothes (in winter) and original passport.
  • Tips: You can also bring some Candy, cakes, books, notebooks, pens, pencils or other learning tools for children and elderly in the fishing village

How many luggage should I bring on board?

You should bring with you the necessary ones as there is not much space on shuttle bus.  Because we will drop you at the same hotel after Halong Bay trip so you can leave your big suitcase at the hotel. If you need to go directly to Airport or train station you can bring your entire luggage.

How can I make payment for trip?

When you book a trip with us, there would be a deposit required (30% in total price). You can choose to do deposit via direct bank transfer, Onepay (Credit card online payment) or Authorization letter with relevant bank fee request.  The most popular one is OnePay with detail Guideline and Term, Conditions.  The balance of the trip can be paid when you arrive in Vietnam by cash or credit card.  You are recommended to visit our sales office in Hanoi for payment and other details

Can I order meals on boat as vegetarian or special diet?

We are willing to prepare alternative menu for your food requirement.  Depending on your food request, our cook will prepare the most suitable one. Please, inform us in detail your special food request latest in the morning of the cruise date.

Where is Bai Tu Long Bay?

  • Located in Gulf of Tonkin, Bai Tu Long Bay includes a wide eastern part of Halong Bay, Van Don and Cam Pha district. There is also Bai Tu Long Bay National park with biological diversity.
  • Occupying three-quarters of the Ha Long Bay area towards eastern part, Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the three triangular peaks of the World Natural Heritage. Our Junk is proud to be the first and only company to have luxury boats that take tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay area.
  • Being a part of Halong Bay – the World Heritage site, Bai Tu Long Bay has similar marvelous landscape as its sister – Halong Bay. Until now, Bai Tu Long Bay still remains unexplored in wide area

Located in Gulf of Tonkin, Bai Tu Long Bay includes a wide eastern part of Halong Bay, Van Don and Cam Pha district. There is also Bai Tu Long Bay National park with biological diversity.

  • Occupying three-quarters of the Ha Long Bay area towards eastern part, Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the three triangular peaks of the World Natural Heritage. Our Junk is proud to be the first and only company to have luxury boats that take tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay area.
  • Being a part of Halong Bay – the World Heritage site, Bai Tu Long Bay has similar marvelous landscape as its sister – Halong Bay. Until now, Bai Tu Long Bay still remains unexplored in wide area

How safe is your boat?

  • All the boats are equipped with life vest in cabin, public area, life rafts…
  • All guests are briefed and given safety procedures with clear instruction
  • All the boats are maintained every six months and daily technical supervision.
  • Our staffs are well trained to deal with emergency and safety control.

When is the best time to visit Ha Long Bay?

Summer is good time to Ha Long Bay, you have time to enjoy thousands of limestone islands in the Bay, swimming, kayaking and visiting fishing village under sunlight. However, summer is not the high season in Ha Long Bay and it is hot too. Many tourists visit Ha Long bay during fall and spring in colder weather and have great time there.

Do your boats sail or run by motors in the Bay?

Most of our boats run by motors in the Bay due to carrying many passengers and cruising for long distance. The Princess and Lagoon Explorer Junk can truly sail under weather allowance and time control.

How far is that from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

The distance between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay is 180km that will take you 3.5 – 4.0 hours. Our shuttle bus will pick you up at hotels from 7:450 – 8:15 am. During the transfer, you will enjoy countryside landscape with rice fields, water buffalos; villages….Our bus will arrange a stopover on the half way around 20 – 30 minutes.

Terms of Tour

This itinerary might subject to changes without prior notice. Please get final information from our sales staff before your date of cruise.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 60 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Promotion might apply, inclusions and exclusions might change – you will be informed of changes upon booking.

For safety reasons, these below visitors are not recommended to cruise overnight in Halong Bay:

  • Person with disability: physical or sensory
  • Person who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…
  • Person who is older than 80
  • Person who is overweight (>100kg)
  • Person who is taller than 2 meters

IMPORTANT Please note: Your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking

  • Full Name as on passports
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number (Passport is required on day of travel)
  • Nationality
  • Vietnamese Visa dates