Sail among the islands and karst formations of Ha Long Bay on a 2-day cruise with round-trip land transfers from Hanoi. See one of Vietnam’s most captivating natural wonders aboard a traditional junk boat. Marvel at over 1,000 limestone islands.
What to Expect
Discover the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay aboard a traditional junk boat on an overnight cruise around the karst limestone islands and islets. Transfer overland from the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Then, savor the fresh seafood of the region during chef-prepared meals, indulge in the power showers of your en-suite cabin, and get adrenaline thrills on activities such as a guided cave hike, along with kayaking and night fishing activities.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L, D)
Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Ha Long Bay. Sit back and relax on the approximate 4-hour journey. Upon arrival at around midday, climb aboard the traditional junk boat and enjoy a welcome drink. Then, start your cruise around the majestic karst limestone rock formations of Ha Long Bay. Meet the crew and get acquainted with your small group while you dine on a delicious seafood lunch (including tea and coffee). After lunch, laze in the sun on the top deck, and take stunning photos of the natural wonders.
Your captain will find a secluded area that is perfect for swimming. Kayak across the crystal clear waters to see some of the limestone caves. Discover secluded lagoons, and access areas that only a kayak can reach. The modern kayaks are lightweight and easy to maneuver, and all participants will be issued with water buoyancy vests. The junk boat will be nearby at all times, serving as a back-up vessel for those who need it.
Return to the boat to relax on deck, or enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar. Next, savor a delicious dinner of fresh seafood and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The crew will drop anchor in the heart of the bay, and after dinner you can join them on a night fishing adventure.
Pamper yourself with the luxury facilities of your cabin, including hot and cold running water, and an en-suite bathroom with power shower. In addition to the elegant dining room, the junk boat features a licensed bar, serving an extensive selection of wines.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Wake early to experience the tranquil beauty of Ha Long Bay at the break of day. Take an early morning dip in the clear waters breakfast. Cruise to some of the bay’s famous features, such as the Cave of Surprises, the largest cave in Ha Long Bay. Marvel at the magnificent stalagmites and stalactites as you follow your guide along the lit paths.
Enjoy an another superb lunch at around midday. Then, cruise back to the main harbor for the 4-hour transfer back to Hanoi.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Round-trip transfers between Hanoi and Ha Long
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Kayak equipment
- English-speaking representative on board the junk boat
- Accommodation in an air-conditioned en suite cabin
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Admission fees and permits
- Welcome drink
- Tea and coffee throughout the trip
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)