HALONG – CAT BA ISLAND
(3 days - 2 nights on Cristina Cruise)
DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
7h30 we'll pick you up at your hotel, and then leave for Ha Long city. On the way, you will have a short break for 20 minutes in Hai Duong city in which you'll have an overview of Vietnamese handicraft products, art gallery, etc. made by Hai Duong inhabitants. Afterwards we go on the trip to Ha Long city.
11h30 we arrive in Ha long city, checking in the boat. After checking in the room, enjoy the lunch with one of the following options: Vietnamese food, seafood or vegetarian food, and so on.
13h30 we'll take the fantastic cruise from Bai Chay wharf through Ha Long. On the way, you'll have chance to sightsee many beauty spots of the world natural heritage, including: Fighting Cock islet- the symbol of Ha Long, Incense Urn islet, Finger island, Toad islet, Dog islet, Dragon, Horse Neck, Buffalo Head Islet, and many other strange shapes of islands. Especially, you'll have opportunity to explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave- famous for its stalagmites and stalactites.
16.30 Arrive at Titiov Island, free time for swimming and then do kayaking through Luon cave. Enjoy the exciting feelings of swimming, sunbathing and kayaking among the World Natural Wonder. All make you feel like being in a different world, which likes in your dream.
18.30 Have dinner with fresh seafoods. Then you can take part in the Cuttle-fishing Contest and taste your “results” immediately. Overnight on the cruise.
DAY 2: Cat Ba National Park Exploration
Option 1 :
After breakfast, our deluxe Cruise will take you to the floating village near The cave of Surprise. You can see the whole working day of muscular fishers , do kayaking all day or swim.
Have lunch at the floating village and free afternoon to discover the daily life of local inhabitants.
16.00 Cristina Cruise will come to pick you up. Spend the second night on the boat.
7h30 Have breakfast on the way Cat Ba Island. 8h30 the bus will pick you up from Gia Luan Harbour to Cat Ba National Park – the World Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2004. Continue trekking to Ngu Lam Peak – the roof of Cat Ba Island. Then you have lunch at a restaurant on the island before transferring back to Gia Luan Harbour to check in the boat again. 18h00, have dinner and then free time to view the starlit sky from the top deck of the boat. Overnight on the boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi Capital
7h30 Have breakfast on the way back to Bai Chay Wharf. 11h30 have lunch at a restaurant in Halong City. 13h00 turn back to Hanoi Capital. Arrive in Hanoi at about 16h30. End the tour.
- Vehicle (A/C)
- Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, experienced.
- Tour guide: English speaking guide (enthusiastic, experienced).
- Vietnamese meals (standard and hygienic meals) : 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts.
- Boat: Three storeys, safe, clean and beautiful (2 persons/room). Rooms with Air-conditioner on Cristina Cruise
Insurance, drinks, telephone, tips to guide and other private services.
A trip to Cat Ba island can done separately or in combination with a visit to Halong Bay. Cat Ba Island is the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago that consists of 350 limestone outcrops adjacent to Halong Bay. This is an oasis where you can be gone for one or for several days. If you start from the Halong Bay Wharf, it will take you four hours by boat, with stopovers for swimming, visiting spectacular karst WHAT IS "KARST"? and eating fresh seafood. You can contemplate the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay before reaching the island.
Length of boat: 26m
Width of boat: 8.5m
Boat material: Aromas wooden
Total number of cabines: 7
Deluxe room: 7 twins
Restaurant: 01 for 32 Guests
Restaurant Bar: 01
Open Sundeck Bar: 01