See both the magnificent Halong Bay and the more primitive Bai Tu Long Bay with an off the beaten track tour.
What to Expect
Enjoy a overnight cruise to Bai Tu Long Gay and Ha Long Bay. Cruise, kayak, hike, and enjoy a lovely night on a boat. The itinerary is as follows:
DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY – HA LONG BAY (L/D)
08:00 am – 08:30 am: Get picked-up at your hotel and begin the 3.5-hour drive to the Hong Gai Tourist Wharf and check in at the Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Embark on the Oriental Sails followed by a cruise briefing.
13:00 pm – 15:30 pm: Savor a delectable lunch as the boat cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and passes by Oan Islet (where scenes from the film L’Indochina were shot with actress Catherine Deneuve ), Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and finally anchor at Titop beach area.
15:30 pm – 17:30 pm: Visit an amazing cave for an hour and then return to the main boat to prepare to kayak along the hidden parts of the bay.
17:30 pm – 18:00 pm: Kayak and visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.
18:00 pm – 19:00 pm: Return to Oriental Sails, take a bath, then relax as the sun starts to set.
Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar on the sun deck or join a Vietnamese cooking lesson with the chef.
19:00 pm: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, do some night squid fishing, or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22:00 pm.
21:00 pm: Enjoy a second happy hour till the late evening. Overnight on board.
DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
06:30 am – 07:00 am: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck.
07:00 am – 09:00 am: Have breakfast at sunrise. Visit Titop Island and climb up to the mountain’s peak and enjoy the panoramic views of Halong Bay. Afterwards, go down and enjoy the beach.
09:30 am: Check-out from your room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 am – 11:00 am: Head back to the harbor. Have an early lunch on the boat. Disembark from the boat at around 12:00 pm.
12:00 pm – 16:30 pm: Transfer back to Hanoi and arrive at the hotel at around 16:30 pm.
- Pick-up and transfer by private A/C vehicle or shuttle bus
- Meals as mentioned Hon Gai Tourist Wharf
- Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
- English-peaking tour guide
- Tai Chi exercise
- Cooking class
- Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
- Entrance fees
- Kayaking with a guide or a rowing boat trip with a local rower
- Welcome drink and fresh fruit
- Complimentary: a bottle water per person on the bus and in your room
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
What to bring: Original passport, swimsuit, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash.
Please inform the supplier about special dietary requests before departure.
The passenger’s personal information is required before departure.
he above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.
For safety reasons, these below passengers are not highly recommended to go on the overnight cruise in Halong Bay:
A Person with disabilities.
A Person who is older than 80.
A Person who is overweight (>120kg).