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Lan Ha Bay is located in the East of Cat Ba Island with the view to Van Gate, adjacent Ha Long Bay. Bay’s width is over 7,000 hectares, in which 5,400 hectares is belonged to management area of Cat Ba National Park. This is a quiet gulf with arc shape and includes about 400 large and small islands.
Approx. 08:45 Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.
12:00 Arriving at Halong International Cruise Port to do check-in.
12:30 Entering Gray Line Cruise via pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in
13:30 Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. At your leisure after lunch to enjoy hundreds of limestone islands with various shapes. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.
15:00 Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. Relaxing on the kayaks and boats is a more brilliant way to really experience the special view of this sea.
16:00 Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama (strongly recommended).
17:30 Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.
18.30 Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.
19.30 An elegant dinner with local gourmet will be served.
After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, fishing tools and guitars, cards, etc. are all available). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.
06:00 Waking up early for the morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or greeting the dawn on the ocean (exercises are upon desire)
07:00: Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
08:30 - 16:00 A sightseeing boat (without cabins) will pick you up to another part of Halong Bay. It will be the REAL time to watch Halong scenery in vaster area. Below are all activities you can join:
- Discovery at Ho Dong Tien (Fairy Lake), one of symbolized images of The Bay, thanks to its beauty and rich value of geology, geomorphology and history.
- Kayaking or swimming (depending on the tide & weather) around Trong (Drum) cave area, which are beyond expectation of those who love kayaking.
- Or just laying down at the beach and enjoy the seascape and your absolute leisure time.
We will end our visit of the day at one of the famous pearl farms in Halong, where we can see and learn an entire process of making pearl and expensive jewelry, from the first steps of feeding to harvesting.
- Having a rest with tea break on the way back to the main boat.
- Any activities can be skipped if you just wanna leisure time.
16:30 It is time to get back to Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy.
17:30 Relaxing, enjoying sunset with free fresh fruits on the sundeck.
19:30 Having dinner in mellow sound of sea and music.
22:00 Overnight on the sea.
06:00 Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).
07:00 Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
07:45 Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin.
(Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).
09:15 Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.
10:30 Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.
11:30 Time for us to say good bye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip.
Resting and awaiting at the port's terminal for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.11.45. Check out at the reception room and prepare for getting back to Hanoi from Tuan Chau Marina.