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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
Am: We pick you up from your hotel at around 8h15 (we may do several picks up) for 3.5 hour driving North East; the bus ride will take you over the Red River and through the country side of our second biggest delta to reach Halong Bay. You would be first dropped off at Tuan Chau International Marina – harbor of Halong’s biggest island. From which you will be tendered to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser, welcome drinks would be immediately served for your refreshment while we hand over your cabin’s key.
Pm: When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request.
From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. At around 15h00, our boat will anchored for a short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for your visit to famous Sung Sot Cave. The cave visiting will take you about 1 hour (walking inside the limestone cave), then we tender you to visit and swim on Titop Island, which is not far from the cave. Here you can still challenge yourself by climbing up to the top, for a panoramic view, before heading back to swim on its sandy beach.As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink from our bar.
Halong Phoenix Cruiser keeps cruising to Coconut anchorage area, which is away from the crowded centre - where most other boats stay, for our overnight escape. Dinner would be served with typically local seafood, you are then free to either drink or experience squid fishing before heading to your bed.
Day 2: Heritage Site – Lan Ha Bay –National Park – Anchorage Area (B, L, D)
Am: You would love to rise a bit early for a breath taking on sundeck, the stunning vista of the serene bay is always best experience of staying overnight on boat. Today, you would go further to other side of Halong by another boat, and come back to your Phoenix Cruiser at sun set time.After breakfast, you will get on a kayaking support boat which come from Cat Ba Island, and travel to new corners of the bay.
This morning you will go through a famous Frog and Chop Stick Islands as well as Cua Van Floating Village. The boat will stop at around 10h00, and then it is your paddling time. Before making a very first stroke, our kayaking expert will show you all the useful techniques and safety guidelines to have fun on your kayak. As being guided, you will have a round trip paddling to different corners, passing fishing villages, beaches and lagoons. You properly paddling for about 2 hours then break on a private beach, where you are free to swim or just have sunbath… all up to you. We have lunch here, on the beach.
Pm: After lunch, you can keep swimming or just relax before we cruise up North to new kayak area.
One hour cruise will bring you to a large hidden area of Cat Ba National Park, where you can paddle through a Dark Cave (at tidal permission) and Bright Cave to see an amazing cave and lagoon inside.
The quiet atmosphere of the area may make you slow down to remain the tranquil beautiful water and magnificent limestone formations of Cat Ba National Park, lucky groups can sometime see family of Cat Ba Langur (Golden-headed Langur) – endemic primate eating leafs on trees nearby.
When you head back to the support boat, we cruise back to Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Welcome back coffee and tea are available on the sundeck, now you can treat you a beer or a cold drink after a stretched-arm day.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Am: You may wish to get up late today, we will serve you buffet breakfast from 7h30, then we have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luom Bo area (provincial border between Quang Ninh province and Cat Ba National Park of Hai Phong).It is optional to do one more hour paddling around your anchorage area, and try our brand new sit-on-top kayaks, or just relax on boat.
On the cruising way back, we cruise on a different way so that you can see new areas and viewing islands from a different side. At around 10h00, we arrange a cooking demonstration on boat to show you how to make real Vietnamese spring rolls, just before lunch time: you will learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food.
Lunch would be served on boat when you are close to the harbor. You say goodbye to Halong Phoenix Cruiser at around 12h00, we tender you back to the harbor.
Pm: Our bus is already waiting for you at the marina to take you back to Hanoi, we leave Halong Bay and Tuan Chau Island around 12h30.
Trip ends at your hotel around 16h30.
Tip: For your own convenience during 3 days trip, please kindly leave your big suitcases at your hotel. Your receptionist would be delighted to keep your stuffs in their storage until you come back.
What to bring:
Short and T-shirt or warm clothes in winter (travel light)
Camera, sunglasses and sun screams
Cash for drinks (beer, wine) on boat
Based on double/twin deluxe cabin: US$ 202/person (Single Supplement: US$ 70)
Based on double/twin Phoenix cabin: US$ 222/person (Single Supplement US$ 80)
Our prices include:
Transfer to/from your hotel on an air-conditioner bus
Service of professional English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Sit-in and sit-on-top international standard kayaks and gears
Support boat for kayaking
Spring rolls making demonstration on Phoenix Cruiser
Drinking water in cabin (2 bottles)
Seafood and Vietnamese meals as specified (02 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 02 Dinners)
Our prices DO NOT include:
Personal drinks ordered from bar on boat
Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list
Value added taxes
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