Highlights of tour:
The longest route and cruising time provide guests more time to discover Halong bay and its very un-touristic area. Explore Bewitching Grotto or Amazing Cave – one of the most stunning and less-touristic caves in Halong Bay & Discover local village & ancient local house; Sunbathing and swimming on private beach in Lan Ha Bay.
Day 01: Hanoi – Ha Long (L,D)
Pick up at your hotel then departure to the famous Halong Bay (180km ~ 4,5hrs).
Embark at the best Tuan Chau Marina then enjoy free tea at our private lounge. Transfer to the Cruise by tender. Welcome drink, followed by cruise briefings. Check in your cabins.
Enjoy a great set lunch. Relax on sundeck and grab the unparalleled scenery of Halong Bay while cruising ahead to the Bay. Cruise through Hoa Cuong floating fishing village. Arrive at Me Cung Cave (Bewitching Grotto). Join tour with guide to explore the cave. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to see a great lake considered as a royal garden and surrounded by mountains. Its water is blue all year round. Back to the cruise and head to Bright Cave – a very beautiful lagoon belongs to Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba Island. Forget about the distance of geography, the cave now introduced by Gray Line Cruise. Visit some tunnel caves by Kayak or bamboo boat. Time to admire the beauty and amazing islet’s stalactites in detail. Enjoy swimming around the cruise (upon weather condition). Relax on the sundeck. Enjoy fantastic views and take stunning pictures of gleaming sunsets. Join Cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Learn how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce. Enjoy fabulous buffet BBQ dinner (available for group 15 pax and above+) served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods. Stay overnight on board.
Note : Private cabin and shared Junk. The cabin is comfortable and has bathroom, hot and fresh water. This is 14 cabin junk (possibility to take a private junk upon request)..
Day 02 : Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
Tai Chi class on the Sundeck. Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and bakeries on board then depart to Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba island by sightseeing boat. Arrive at Viet Hai pier – take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit a ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…Take a short trek to the core of Cat Ba National Forest to visit Bat cave. Back to Cruise.
Lunch served on board. Kayaking at Three-Peach Islet – an ideal place with light wind and gentle wave, emerald pure water and none-touristic feeling. Swimming on the beach ( upon weather and tide condition). Cruise back to anchorage area. Relax and enjoy sunset on the Sundeck. Dinner & overnight at the quietest sleeping area.
Day 03 : Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)
Early morning, you are again invited to join a Tai Chi demonstration taking place on the top deck of the junk.
After your light breakfast, transfer to our exclusive floating house, Rang Dua area – one of few existing houses left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to main land.
Spend about 45 minute to experience how different life is compared to mainland. Learn about their foods, how they earn a living, their children, their culture and their pearl farm.
Back to the cruise then check out cabin. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery on the way back to Tuan Chau pier. Farewell Lunch served on board before drive back to Hanoi.
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