8. From Hanoi: Halong Explorer 3-Day 4-Star Cruise
Experience the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise from Hanoi.
Day 1: HANOI – TUAN CHAU MARINA STATION – LUON CAVE – TITOP ISLAND (L,D)
Start with pickup from Hanoi by shuttle bus. Travel to Ha Long Bay by highway. At Tuan Chau International Marina, a boat will take you to your cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
Get settled in your cabin as the boat starts to cruise out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, will be served with fresh local seafood
From the marina area, pass by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang floating village. Then head to the Luon cave area for kayaking. After that the boat will continue to Titop Island for one hour for swimming, sunbathing, or hiking to the panoramic view on the island's peak.
As the sun sets over the bay, head back to the boat to relax for the evening. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area. Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience night squid fishing before heading to bed.
Day 2: Bright Cave area- Ba Trai Dao Beach – Pearl Farm – Overnight on-board
On the second day, enjoy the morning views of beautiful landscapes with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air. Afterward, hop on a smaller boat to travel to the southern part of Halong bay. This route takes by some famous islands like the Frog and Chop Stick islands.
Enjoy a kayaking trip to explore the hidden corners of Halong Bay, passing many islands. After padding for about 2 hours, take some time to relax, followed by lunch.
After lunch, visit a pearl farm, before heading back to the cruiser for dinner and relaxation onboard.
DAY 3: SUPPRISING CAVE (SỬNG SỐT CAVE) – TUẦN CHAU MARINA STATION- HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast, you will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay, known as Sửng Sốt (Surprising Cave). Then, check out of your cabin as the boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs Islands.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration onboard that shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. Lunch is served on board during the journey back towards the harbor.
Head back to the Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by the new highway. Arrive at your hotel in the mid afternoon.