Cruise through the dramatic limestone karst formations of Ha Long Bay and see the indigenous wildlife of Vietnam on a 3-day tour from Hanoi. Spend the night at the fabulous Monkey Island Resort, and enjoy activities such as kayaking and swimming.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi on a 3-day tour of Ha Long Bay and Monkey Island, and experience the breathtaking beauty of Vietnam’s flora and fauna up-close. Spend an overnight on a deluxe boat on the serene waters of Ha Long Bay. Then, transfer to Monkey Island Resort to enjoy a night in bungalow accommodation.
Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L/D)
Depart Hanoi at 08:30 for the transfer to Tuan Chau Harbor (approximately 3.5 hours, including a short rest break in Hai Duong province). Upon arrival at Tuan Chau, climb aboard a traditional junk for the start of your Ha Long Bay cruise. Enjoy lunch before you set sail among the tree-clad mountains of many different shapes and forms. Go to the caves of Thien Cung and Dau Go to discover extraordinary rock formations and mysterious stalactites. Enjoy some free time to swim and kayak in the pure waters of Ha Long Bay. In the evening you will be served a seafood dinner on board the boat, followed by a romantic night of entertainment or time to relax under a canopy of stars.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba - Monkey Island Resort (B/L/D)
Wake early to watch the sunrise over Ha Long Bay, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Cruise back to the harbor for a bus transfer to Beo Harbor. Then, drive through the Cat Ba National Park, before transferring to Monkey Island Resort by boat. Trek up Cat Dua Mountain for panoramic views of Lan Ha Bay from the summit. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before a free afternoon to play football, beach volleyball, table tennis, table football or many other activities available at the resort. At approximately 15:00, your guide will walk you to the other side of Monkey Island to meet the resident monkeys. Enjoy dinner at Monkey Restaurant before an evening at leisure. Take a walk along the beach, or test your singing skills at the karaoke session in the restaurant bar. Chat around the campfire, before retiring to your bungalow for the night.
Day 3: Monkey Island - Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L)
Enjoy an early breakfast before check-out, and then transfer by boat to Cat Ba. Here, a bus will be waiting to take you to Gia Luan Pier for another boat cruise of Ha Long Bay. Sail past some of the islets of the bay, such as “Fighting Cock,” “Cho Da” and “Dinh Lu Huong.” See traditional fishing villages, and more. After lunch on the boat, transfer back to Hanoi by bus, with a scheduled arrival at 17:00. for the end of the tour services.
- Transfers from Hanoi to Ha Long, and Cat Ba to Monkey Island
- Overnight accommodation on board the "junk" boat in Ha Long Bay
- Bungalow accommodation at Monkey Island Resort
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks not included as part of the itinerary
- Early check-in or late check-out
- Deluxe balcony room (USD 15 per person)
Know Before You Go
• Monkey Island Resort often organizes a "Warm Up Friendship" activity (especially in winter), when guests are invited to sit around a cozy fireplace on the 2nd floor to warm up, make friends, listen to music, sing, and enjoy complimentary traditional Vietnamese rice wine