2 days Halong Bay
Join us as we discover a different side of beautiful Halong Bay on this trip. Boat through unusual looking limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay and explore a beautiful hidden cave.
Day 1 Hanoi / Halong Bay
This morning we start from our hotel located in Hanoi's Old Quarter between 7.30am - 8.00am.
We travel by minibus for 3.5 hours to Halong Bay, the journey is through the early morning streets of Hanoi on the way to the spectacular World Heritage-listed site of Halong Bay.
The bay is a breathtaking secluded harbour, with some 1,600 limestone islands jutting out of the waters of the Tonkin Gulf.
On arrival we board our private boat. Our traditional junk-style boat is designed with its beautiful woodwork and bamboo, and has cabins that have air-conditioning and private facilities.
There's also a dining room and bar to enjoy lunch, dinner and breakfast.
We calmly float among the dramatic limestone peaks - time to relax and appreciate the sublime beauty of the bay. The captain finds a serene spot, so soak up the sun on the top deck.
Those who are feeling energetic and wish to get a close view of the scenic rock formations can climb aboard a sea kayak for a leisurely exploration of the bay. Everyone is issued with water buoyancy vests.
The limestone cliffs just tower above us when we're floating alone on the calm water. We explore a cave filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
With great food, beautiful surroundings and a peaceful night on board, beneath the night sky and to the sounds of gentle waves lapping at the hull, we have an enjoyable and memorable evening. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Halong Bay / Hanoi
We wake up amidst the bay’s stunning karst scenery and enjoy breakfast on the boat. Perhaps we head out for an optional early morning kayak among towering limestone formations and across the mysty waters of Halong Bay.
Next we continue boating to explore some of the bay’s truly awesome scenery – vertical and unusual rocks and islets emerge from the sea.
We admire our last glimpses of Halong Bay over an early lunch as the boat
returns to the dock. From there, we board our minibus for a journey back to Hanoi.
The trip ends on arrival in Hanoi (approximately 4pm) where we are dropped
off at our hotel or Ethnic Travel's office. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
- a 1-2 hour kayaking ride on Day 1 and Day 2.
All of our experienced and friendly tour guides speak fluent English.
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- boat (1 night).
- 1 breakfast.
- 2 lunches.
- 1 dinner.
We cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- $110USD per person for a group of 2 to 14 people.
- $98USD per person for a group of 15 to 16 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- tour guides.
- entrance fees.
- permits where applicable.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).
- personal expenses.
What to take:
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.
We also recommend packing: swim suit, personal articles, camera, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a great journey!!!