Cruise Halong Bay and stay overnight in a junk for an extended visit to this renowned natural wonder. You will also get to see cultural treasures like the Perfume Pagoda complex and the 1,000-year-old original site of the National University.
What to Expect
Discover Vietnam’s cultural heritage and the mysterious, incomparable beauty of Ha Long Bay on this tour, which includes an overnight stay on a junk.
Take a day trip to the fabled Perfume Temple, actually a collection of Buddhist temples and shrines built into limestone mountains near Thien Tru Harbor. The journey there is and adventure in itself, since the site is not accessible by road. From Ha Tay you must go by boat up a stream to the harbor.
Then cruise around Halong Bay on a boat styled after imperial junks. The famous limestone peaks and islets rising out of the water have an endless variety of shapes.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
You will be met at the international airport in Hanoi and taken in a private vehicle to your hotel. After lunch visit the Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature-Quoc Tu Giam (National University). Later watch a water puppet show.
strong>Day 2: Day Trip to Perfume Pagoda</strong>
Depart at 07:00 for Ha Tay, about a 2-hour drive. From there Thien Tru Harbor is about an hour by rowboat. Visit the main cave of Perfume Pagoda. After lunch see the Kitchen Pagoda and see other examples of Le Dynasty Buddhist architecture. Return to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Have breakfast before leaving your hotel at 08.00 for Halong City in an air-conditioned bus. Board the junk and enjoy a welcome drink and lunch of savory local seafood. Then begin your cruise around the bay. Relax at anchor in the afternoon before enjoying dinner and a night on the junk.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi
After breakfast cruise to Vagia floating village and then Bai Tu Long Bay. See other sights on the way back to the dock in Ha Long City, arriving at 11.30. Have lunch at restaurant before leaving on the return bus trip. You will reach Hanoi at 16.00 p.m. and the tour ends.
- Transportation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in hotel and junk
- Junk tour of Ha Long Bay
- Entrance fees to mentioned attraction
- English speaking tour guide
- Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Standard hotels include the Hanoi Sports Hotel and Orchid Hotel. Superior venues include the La Belle Vie Hotel and Hanoi Luxor Hotel. Deluxe venues include the May De Ville Hotel and Majestic Salute Hotel. Each category also includes other similar hotels.