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UNESCO's NATURAL WONDER 

in Vietnam

CAT BA ISLAND - LAN HA & HALONG BAY

VJ03| 03 Days| Private Cruise  | All Year Around 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sailing through the thousands of limestone islands and off-beaten track in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay
  • Staying overnight on a private junk in stunning places
  • Enjoying kayaking & swimming in the less-touristy area
  • Visiting a local fish-farm and a floating village

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: HA NOI CITY - CAT BA ISLAND - LAN HA BAY

08:00 - Getting picked up at your hotel in Hanoi. Take the morning drive to Cat Ba Island via Haiphong city. The drive includes a local ferry ride before reaching the island. The drive takes about 4 hours in total.
12:00 - Get on your private junk, enjoy a welcome drink, move around to learn about the boat, and check into your cabin before cruising.
12:15 - Pull up the anchor and start your cruise. The traditional junk firstly winds its way by a fishing village toward Lan Ha Bay. Not much different from Halong Bay featured with hundreds of limestone islands and islets. Lan Ha is smaller but the karst formations are close to each other, this makes Lan Ha Bay become the best place for kayaking , swimming and outdoor activities.
13:15 - Anchor is dropped in the middle of the bay for lunchtime. If the weather is nice, your lunch will be served on the top where you are able to enjoy the scenery the best.
14:15 - After lunch, the traditional junk will take you to Ba Trai Dao beaches. Getting off your boat for a swimming and sunbathing on the tiny beach.
16:30 - Start cruising along the border line between Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay from the beaches. You're really viewing a remote part of Halong Bay as you won't be on the same route with many boats from this "back door".
18:30 - Get the anchor dropped when you reach the night place in a remote corner of the World Heritage. Take more swim off the boat if you wish (This is more doable in the summer time as it's early and warm enough), otherwise, just relax until dinner time.
19:00 - Dinner is served with a set menu. Overnight on 

DAY 02: HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY

For early risers: The summer sunrise is about 6h00; Winter sunrise is about 6h30 (Ask your captain for better information on the day). Otherwise, you can remain in your cabin until breakfast time.
07:30 - The engine is started and gets ready for the second day.
08:00 - Breakfast is served while you are cruising further to other parts of the bay include the Coconut beach area.
08: 45 - Arrive at Vung Kiem Lam area, you are escorted to discover a hidden lake that can be accessed by only one tunnel-like cave (Hang Sang). Paddling around the lake to enjoy the quietness at this beautiful spot. After that, the junk will wind its
way back to Lan Ha Bay.
12:00 - Lunch is served aboard.
13:30 - Heading to Viet Hai dock where you will embark on a scenic cycling ride into a part of Cat Ba National Park, visit Viet Hai village, the only one community allowed to stay in the parking area. Ride back to the boat to end the active afternoon.
17:30 - Anchoring at a scenic place in Lan Ha for the second night on the boat.
19:00 - Enjoy set-menu dinner. In the evening, you may try your luck with squid fishing before retiring in your cozy private cabin.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - CAT BA ISLAND - HANOI

08:00 - Breakfast is served
08:30 - Start your day with a gentle cruise, meandering in between the sheer cliffs of Lan Ha Bay toward Monkey Island whose beach is sandy and ideal for the last swim (If the weather permits). From the breach, you are able to do a short hike up to a viewpoint on the mountain with your tour guide. The bird-view from the high is very beautiful.
10:30 - Check out of your cabin. Start cruising back toward the wharf. The lunch is served early today on board.
11:45 - Bid farewell to the crews and disembark. Drive back to Hanoi.
15:30 - Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. End of service.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Inclusions

  • Insurance on boat
  • Private a/c transfer
  • English/ French speaking guide
  • All sightseeing tickets & permit
  • Cycling to Viet Hai Village
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Kayaking or sampan boat ride
  • Two water/ day/ person



Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel in Hanoi (On request)
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Banking fee (if any)
  • Others are not mentioned clearly in the Inclusions




What to bring

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




Important Notes

Depend on the weather condition and other objective reasons, the timing and activities of the cruise might subject to changes without prior notice (The essential changes normally based on the safety standard & local authority regulations)

For safety reasons, these below visitors are not recommended to cruise overnight in Lan Ha Bay:
  1. People with disability: physical or sensory
  2. People who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…

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