Day 1: Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long bay - Overnight on Vega Cruise
Approximately 07:30 – 08:00 our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel (in the old quarter area) for a 3,5- hour drive through the Red River Delta to the wharf of Ha Long bay. 12:00 – 12:15 Welcome aboard to cruise out to the bay.
Sit back on the boat restaurant or the sundeck to relax as we cruise past the hundreds of islands and islets of Bai Tu Long Bay area that is lesser traveled by tourist and well-known for its magnificent seascapes.
Cruising and enjoying the first fresh lunch served by Vega’s boat staffs.
Turn right to reach the remote area where we will enjoy kayaking, exploring the peaceful beauty of Ha Long bay. The area is off the tourists.
Paddle in our 2-persons kayak through the narrow lanes of limestone mountains and karsts being broken by wind and time. - Call on to visit Trong Cave(Drum cave) and Trinh Nu (Virgin cave). You even can swim from your kayak in the emerald waters…
Anchor in a tranquil lagoon among Bai Tu Long Bay, Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay for dinner and a peaceful night on the boat. Inclusive services: Sharing transfer in a 29 seats bus or minivan and en-suite room on Vega Junk, full-time English speaking tour guide, kayak, entrance fees into Ha Long Bay, meals (L+ D) Rooms on the Cruise: Air-conditioned rooms, private bathroom and window with an ocean view.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
Breakfast on boat then we will be the first to visit the most beautiful cave of the bay called Hang Sung Sot (The Surprising cave)
Afterward walk up 340 constructed terraced steps to the top of Titop Mountain peak for a 360 degree of amazing view of Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island National Park.
Walk down to Titop beach, a naturally formed sand beach for a refreshing dip in the bay.
Transship to small junk to go into Lan Ha bay, the shallow bay surrounds Cat Ba National Park.
For those whom likes cycling and trekking
The junk will approach Cat Ba National Park – Viet Hai dock where we will cycle 30 minutes on the shady path to Viet Hai village, visit and talk to get to know the daily life of the local villagers.
From the village, we trek for 1,5 hours on a roundabout trail into the park through the cave of bat, discover the tropical forest and the national biosphere of Cat Ba…and over the mountain for universal view of Viet Hai village.
Afterwards we continue cycling back to the junk. Enjoy lunch on the junk.
Full afternoon for kayaking: Paddle our kayak around to discover the hidden bay with long tunnel grottoes, quiet lagoons, secluded beaches and visit fishing villages to learn more about the daily life of fishermen…
Flexible whether you want some relaxing on the junk deck or swim in the emerald waters…, - Watch the sunset over the bay as we cruise to Cat Ba Island. A small transfer to the hotel from the dock.
Check in hotel for a relaxing night. Free time to enjoy Cat Ba. Inclusive services: Vega Junk , full time English speaking tour guide, kayak, entrance fees, meals (B + L), Hung Long hotel***
Day 3: Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha bay - Ha Long – Ha Noi
07:00 check out the hotel and enjoy buffet breakfast.
Transfer to the dock and take another junk trip though Lan Ha Bay to Ha Long Bay where we will meet and transfer to our Vega Cruise again.
Following this inner route will lead you through the most beautiful zone of Ha Long bay including the Dog stone, the Fighting Cock islet, the Couple islet, the 3 -Tunnel grotto and the floating fishing villages and fish farms.
If time and tide permit, we will stop for a while in a peaceful place for relaxation on the boat deck
Enjoying our last lunch on the boat en-route heading up to Ha Long wharf
11:45 -12:00 pack up and disembark then we continue our land driving trip to Hanoi - Estimated to arrive in Hanoi between 16:00 – 16:30.
We will drop you back to your hotels located in the old quarter of Hanoi or drop to Vega Travel office.
Sharing transfer in a 29 seats bus or minivan, full time English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)