11 December 2016
Halong Bay is one of Vietnam's greatest natural wonders and makes a great destination for a relaxing short cruise. The Bay boasts no fewer than 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea in spectacular fashion and you can view so many of them close up from the comfort of your luxurious junk. On this two day cruise you will have time to explore caves and enjoy swimming, particularly if you go in the warmer months. The food on board is superb and there is nothing like relaxing and watching the sun go down from the deck sipping a cocktail before dinner.
This morning you will be met at your hotel by your Travel Indochina driver at 08.00am for the journey east (approximately 170km or 3 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to amazing Halong Bay. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. En route enjoy the captivating rural scenery and see fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation. At noon, you will get on board the Halong Violet Cruise and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. After lunch, take a short trek to the summit of Titop Island for a panoramic view of the bay, then enjoy a swim or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later visit an interesting floating fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Spend some more time exploring the bay then enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at Violet restaurant. (Lunch and Dinner included) Accommodation: OVERNIGHT ON BOAT
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then head back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock and transfer back to your hotel at Hanoi. (Breakfast included)
Deluxe fr £320pp
Suite fr £367pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated