Day 1: Hanoi - Drive to Halong Bay
Leaving Hanoi at 7:45 AM and arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00PM by private car or van (transportation service on your request).
12.30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drinks, geting the cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.45 Check in and begin cruise.
13.00 Lunch is served on cruise ( vegetarian should be in prior notice since made the reservation)
Spa services available after lunch and throughout the cruise. There is a menu of available services in your cabin.
You may book services with Spa staff after lunch or at any time with any of the boat's management or guide staff.
15.45 Arrive at the Cua Van floating fishing village area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Tien Ong cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Tien Ong is the most recently explored and opened for public access. In 2007 a team of Vietnamese archeologists conducted extensive research which led to the discovery of human bones and artifacts dating to10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave has a wide, but short entrance which is said to resemble the shape of a frog's mouth. The cave is 5 meters above sea level and is 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters, almost evenly split into two chambers.
We will explore the cave for about 15 minutes. From the cave we will re-board the tender and make the short trip to the village.
There are two options for exploring the village
- One option is to transfer on small bamboo boats rowed by the local sailers.
-The second option is to travel by kayak (self-rowed). The kayaking option is $20 per person charge
17.15 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
18.00 Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes
19.30 Dinner is served.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay
06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi lession and instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes).
07.15 Arrive at SoiSim Island.
07.30 Transfer by tender to the Island. There is a beach for swimming and you may also hike to the top of the island for great views and photo opportunities. The hike involves walking up about 400 stone steps; it normally takes about 10-15 minutes to the top. If you plan on hiking please be sure to wear proper footwear. We will spend about one hour on the island.
08.30 Upon return to the boat you will have one hour to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your
belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Tuan ChauMarina.
09.30 Breakfast served in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11:00 Disembarkation and transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Marina. Car is awaiting for you there and transfers you back to Hanoi. ( The best Hanoi tours at Lvptravel.com )
All rooms are equipped with below amenities:
• Personal butler
• LCD TV and DVD player
• Jacuzzi tub
• Air - conditioner
• In house phone
• Deluxe amenities
• Private balcony
• Linen bedding
• Glass standing shower
• Mini bar
• Cotton bath robe