Enjoy a 3-day excursion on spectacular Halong Bay that includes a stopover and overnight on Cat Ba Island. You’ll cruise among the islands and karst formations of the bay and have a chance to do some kayaking, and to swim and enjoy the glorious beaches.
What to Expect
Discover the beauty and diversity of the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. You’ll travel from Hanoi on this 3-day tour, and spend time exploring the bay’s islands, swimming and snorkeling, relaxing on the deck of the Elation, and marveling at the incredible scenery.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (Meals: L, D)
You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter between 07:30 and 08:15 and depart for Halong Bay. Take a 20-minute break en route, in Hai Duong Province. Arrive in Halong Bay at around 12:00.
Begin your Halong Bay cruise with an onboard seafood lunch. Admire the amazing karst formations as you cruise to Sung Sot Cave. Stop to visit the bay’s largest cave. The next stop is Ti Top Island, where you can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the bay or enjoy a swim off the sandy beach.
During the cruise on Elation, you’ll have free time for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. You can also relax on the sundeck and enjoy fruit and drinks served by the crew. If you like, you can take part in a cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare some Vietnamese dishes with our professional chefs.
Enjoy dinner on board, and afterwards you’ll have free time to relax, enjoy music, or try your hand at fishing for squid (equipment provided). Overnight on board in your comfortable cabin.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (Meals: B, L, D)
Have breakfast on the boat while cruising toward Cat Ba Island. Stop at Van Gia Village along the way to transfer to the day boat for the trip to Viet Hai wharf, which is part of Cat Ba National Park. From the dock you’ll take a 5-kilometer ride to Viet Hai village to see what life is like for the local residents.
Enjoy 90 minutes of kayaking to explore Tai Keo Lagoon and see some sandy beaches. After your kayaking adventure you’ll have time to relax on the sundeck for a while before lunch.
Enjoy a lunch of seafood and Vietnamese specialties while cruising to Beo wharf. Disembark and check in to your hotel on Cat Ba Island. Explore Cat Ba town on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel on Cat Ba Island.
Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: B, L)
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Beo wharf and board the day trip boat for a cruise along Lan Ha Bay. Then you’ll transfer to Elation once again.
Stop for swimming or snorkeling (equipment provided) before cruising back to the harbor. On the way, witness the beauty of Dinh Huong Island, Cho Da Island, and Ga Choi Island.
Disembark and take a bus to Halong city for lunch. Return to Hanoi with short break on the way. Arrive in Hanoi around 17:00.
- Round-trip transfers between Hanoi and Halong by shuttle bus
- Full board
- Welcome drink and complimentary fruit and wine on the 1st day
- Equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and cycling
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone, laundry, and other personal expenses