1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Ha Long Bay

Pristine Bai Tu Long Bay 3-Day w/ Swan Boutique Cruise 4*

Product ID: 177912
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Nothing is more enjoyable than free kayaking on the vast sea, and exploring the natural beauty of the Bay's many islets and caves. Relax, enjoy good food, and explore nature on this 3-day cruise.
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Duration: 3 days
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A shuttle bus or private car will pick up guests at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Pick-up time is around 7:45 to 8:30 AM. If you would like a pick-up from Noi Bai airport, please inform the tour operator, they will pick you up from Noi Bai airport and take you to your hotel in the Hanoi old quarter area. The price for the airport pick-up service is $14 for a 4-seat car, $16 for a 7-seat car, and $22 for a 16-seat car. If you would like to use a private car to the cruises, please inform the tour operator, this service is available for your own group. If you are staying in a hotel which is far from Hanoi Center, please go to Hanoi Opera House at 7:30 AM on the check-in date. This is the first pick-up point. You will also be dropped off at Hanoi Opera House when the tour ends. Or you can contact the tour operator via email info@swanboutiquecruises.com and have them call you a taxi. The taxi fee will be paid by you.

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  • Enjoy dinners in a traditional Vietnamese-style decorated restaurant
  • Kayak through thousands of islands and islets with your guide
  • Relax with an authentic spa service on board
  • Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village or Bai Tu Long National Park
Full description
Day 1: Hon Gai Harbour – Cong Do – Cap La Island
Between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM, the Swan Shuttle Bus will pick you up from your hotel in the Old Quarter area of Hanoi and head northeast. In Ha Long, board your cruise, enjoy a welcome drink and be briefed about on-board safety and the activities available to you. Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the center of Bai Tu Long Bay. Then, arrive at Cap La Island, the most beautiful area in Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayak through karsts or relax on the beach to contemplate the breathtaking views. You’ll be back on the boat for sunset where you can enjoy some drinks for happy hour as well as tea and fresh fruit. After dinner on-board, take part in games or activities such as squid fishing and karaoke. Overnight on-board in the Cong Do area.

Day 2: Discover the Life of Local Peeople – Vung Vieng Floating Village – or Bai Tu Long National Park
Start your day with Tai Chi on the top deck and enjoy the morning landscape of the bay. After open-air breakfast with coffee and tea, transfer to the day boat for a stunning cruise of the bay. Based on weather conditions and the tide level, one of two itineraries will take place. The first itinerary involves going to Hon Co Island for swimming and relaxing with a BBQ lunch on the beach. Then, enjoy kayaking through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam. Or, have the chance to go fishing with local fisherman in the morning, have a delicious hot lunch on the boat, and then visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village where you’ll board a rowboat to learn how pearls are grown. After either itinerary you’ll return to the main boat to enjoy the sunset and a cooking class – make your own Vietnamese cuisine!

Day 3: Thin Canh Son Cave – Hon Gai Harbour
Your day begins again with Tai Chi on the sundeck at 6:30 AM and breakfast on-board. Then, visit Thien Canh Son cave – one of the most beautiful and most famous caves of Bai Tu Long Bay. After packing up your cabin, enjoy one last fun activity – join in and show your creativity with the fruit carving exercise! Then, enjoy lunch while the cruise returns to Hon Gai Harbour. At approximately 12:30 PM, leave for Hanoi.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay tour
  • All meals on-board (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Sunset party
  • Tai Chi every morning
  • Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold towel
  • Bottles of mineral water in shuttle bus and in cabin
  • Daily fresh fruit in cabin
  • Insurance on board
  • Round trip shuttle bus transportation
  • Bamboo boat
What’s Not Included
  • Visa arrangements
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Authentic spa service
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in "What's Included"

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring: sunscreen, warm clothes, sandals, sunglasses, hat, and chargers
• 5:00 to 6:00 PM each evening is “happy hour” – buy one drink get one free
• Please inform the guide if you wish to do karaoke
• The itinerary on day 2 will be chosen by the guide based on weather conditions and tide levels – you will be informed of the exact itinerary on the tour
• If you would like to be picked-up from Noi Bai airport, please inform the tour operator, they have a pick-up service from Noi Bai airport to your hotel in Hanoi old quarter area
• If you would like to use a private car to the cruises, please inform the tour operator, they have this service for your own group
• If the guests visit Bai Tu Long bay on special days including Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year (traditional Tet holiday of Vietnam), the guests will pay a surcharge: compulsory gala dinner on Christmas, New Years Eve $25/adult and $15/child; lunar Tet $15/adult and $10/child

From £298.78 per person

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Product ID: 177912