One of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay covers an area of 1,500 km over which are scattered thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Bac Bo.
Thousands of limestone islands jut out of the sea, sculpted into awe inspiring shapes and surrounded by colourful floating villages; Ha Long Bay is a truly one of the natural wonders of the world.
The perfect way to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site is to spend a night aboard a charming wooden junk. The mystical beauty of the bay and its islands is only fully appreciated while cruising among the islands, fjords and inlets.
Eat, drink and take romantic walks while cruising amongst the islands. After a night on board wake up to see daylight filtering through the early morning mist and the towering rock formations, leaving a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay.
The perfect way to see the UNESCO World Heritage area of Ha Long Bay is to spend a night aboard a boat. The mystical scenery of Ha Long Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colorful floating villages is a truly a breathtaking destination.
Following breakfast, depart for the 4 hour drive to Ha Long Bay. Journey there through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, observe everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they work the rice fields, take pigs to the market on motorbikes and plough the fields with their water buffaloes. Arrive from Hanoi late morning at the pier of your chosen boat. Check-in and transfer to your boat for the overnight journey into the Bay. Lunch is served on board as you cruise into Ha Long Bay. Cruise by rock formations with such names as Sail, Dog and Dinh Huong (incense pot). Towards the end of the day set anchor for the night as the sun sets followed by dinner.
Overnight on Halong Bay
Hanoi – Halong (160 Km): 3.5 hours
On your return towards Ha Long City enjoy a wholesome breakfast (brunch on some boats) as your boat weaves through the magnificent rock formations. Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi.
On the return from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi, visit Phu Lang Pottery Village. The village of Phu Lang is one of the last remaining pottery villages in Northern Vietnam which has been producing ceramics since the 13th century using traditional techniques. Located close to the Hanoi – Ha Long Highway, spend time at the village wandering through the workshops and seeing artisans at work. After visiting Phu Lang continue to your hotel in Hanoi where you will arrive midafternoon.
Note: This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.