Day 1 :
Transfer by road through the fertile farmland of the Red River Delta to the city of Halong, the start point for our overnight cruise through the beautiful waters of Halong Bay. As we drive through the scenic countryside we will pass landscapes of lush rice fields, water buffalo and farmers adorned with the iconic conical hats to protect them from the sun.
On arrival at Halong, we embark and set sail on our cruise amid the spectacular scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay. According to local legend, it was here that gods sent dragons to assist the Vietnamese against attacks from invaders. Halong, which translates to 'where the dragon descends into the sea,' offers a dramatic seascape of striking limestone outcrops and islets, which the legends say were created by the dragons spitting jewels into the sea which formed a magical barrier to protect against invasion.
Lunch will be served as we cruise through this enchanting area offering the opportunity to appreciate the incredible scenery before stopping off to explore the incredible limestone caves with their stalactites, stalagmites and many other bizarre rock formations. Returning to the boat you will have the chance to watch as the sun sets before a delicious dinner is served.
Overnight cruise: Huong Hai Sealife cruise or similar
Note: Itinerary of the cruise is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions or local administration regulations.
Day 2 :
Wake up to the sunrise on the South China Sea before we further explore the beauty of Halong Bay.
We board small sampans and pay a visit to one of the traditional floating villages that date to the early nineteenth century. These communities are comprised of hundreds of households who live on boats and floating wooden houses in the core zone of Halong Bay, with main livelihood of fishing, pearl farming and aquaculture. The distinctive traditional lifestyle of the villagers is a unique component of Vietnamese identity. The residents are inextricably linked to their setting, forming an integrated cultural landscape and living tradition.
Upon returning to the boat, we continue our cruise back to port. Disembark the boat and transfer back to Ha Noi.
Checking-in your hotel upon arrival. Leisure and overnight in Hanoi.
Tour duration: 2Days/1Night
Minimum participants required to operate this tour: 4
Optional Tour's Inclusion: Transfer, escorted guide, and 2Days/1Night package on the Halong overnight cruise