Halong Bay Kayaking Explorer 3 Days - 2 Nights

Weaving amongst the feet of giant limestone cliffs and crossing the centre of the World Heritage site, this trip features the classic cruising route and the great combination of a comfortable boat cruise.

The itinerary gives you  more time to enjoy the most beautiful parts of the bay. The boat will guide you through the famous island and islets, let you have some active time on the tiny and beautiful Ti Top island. The extended kayak time is ideal for you to explore the bay in close distance. Check out the Itinerary tab for more details. 

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    DAY 1: HANOI – TUAN CHAU MARINA STATION – LUON CAVE – TITOP ISLAND

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    DAY 2: DRUM CAVE – FAIRY LAKE – PEARL FARM

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    DAY 3: SUPPRISING CAVE ( SỬNG SỐT CAVE) – TUẦN CHAU MARINA STATION- HANOI

Highlights:

  • Cruising through the most highlight islands and islets in Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy the best moments at nice and less – touristic areas/ famous sites: Luon Cave, Titop island, Sung Sot Cave…
  • Total relaxing on the top deck on the sunset or sunrise time.
  • Comfortable en-suite cabin.
  • Experience the local bamboo boat.
  • Satisfy with Vietnamese seafood.
  • Learn to how to make the Vietnamese traditional spring rolls.

DAY 1: HANOI – TUAN CHAU MARINA STATION – LUON CAVE – TITOP ISLAND (L,D)

07:45′ – 08:15′: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus (on request). After that we leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay.

12:00′ – 12:30′: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.

13:00′: When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.

14:30′ – 15:00′: We have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area .Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks.After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.

17:00′: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.

19:00′: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.

 

DAY 2: DRUM CAVE – FAIRY LAKE – PEARL FARM (B,L,D)

07:00′ – 07:45′: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

08:30′ – 11h30′: Leave the Halong Phoenix Cruiser on a smaller boat and cruise to the Head islet and Fairy Lake. Boat stop at Drum cave where you will do kayaking and explore the pure water there. Optional ( based on the operation and weather condions): Vistiting Drum Cave, another famous Cave with perfect space to organize wedding anniversary and birthday party in a cozy ambiance.

12:00′: A fresh seafood lunch is served on the support boat.

13:15′: Boat will take you to the Pearl farm where you can learn the process of cultured pearls.

16:30′: You will be back to cruise. Halong Phoenix cruiser is waiting for you at Titop island to welcome you on board.
17h:00′: Enjoy drinks, fresh fruits on the top deck and relaxing while the sun sets

19:00′: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.

 

DAY 3: SUPPRISING CAVE ( SỬNG SỐT CAVE) – TUẦN CHAU MARINA STATION- HANOI (B,L)

07:00′ – 07:45′: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

08:00′ – 09:00′: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.

10:00′: Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.

10:20′: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.

10:45′: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.

11:20′: Depart the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 17.00

Double or Twin cabin (For 2 people): USD 500/cabin OR USD 250/person 

Single cabin (For one person only): USD 340/ single cabin

Our prices include:

  • Transfer to/from your hotel in a high standard air-bus
  • Guiding services provided by professional English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • International standard sit-on-top kayak
  • Kayaking instructions by our kayaking expert guide
  • OR Bamboo boat trip
  • Spring rolls making demonstration on boat
  • Drinking water in cabin (2 bottles)
  • Meals as indicated

Our prices DO NOT include:

  • Personal drink orders from our bar
  • Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list
  • Value added taxes

Children policy:

  • Children under 4-years old will be free of charge (Maximum of 1 child).
  • Children from 4 up to 8 years old:
    – Sharing bed with parents will be charged 50% adult price.
    – Sharing cabin with adult will be charged 70% adult price.
  • 9 years old and older will be charged as adults.
  • Two children under 9 years old sharing a cabin will be charged 75% of the full cabin rate.

Compulsory dinners:

Surcharge US$ 45 ( 945,000 VND ) per person for compulsory dinner on following periods:

  • December 24th, 2018.
  • December 31st, 2018.
  • Lunar New Year Event.

 

What to bring:

  • Original passport
  • Shorts and T-shirt or warm clothes in winter (travel light)
  • Camera, sunglasses and sun creams
  • Cash for drinks (beer, wine) on boat
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Well experienced full time English speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe cabin and Luxury with A/C
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Toiletries, Hair dryer, Wooden Hanger and Slippers
  • Restaurant, Bar and Sundeck
  • Full board Meals
  • International Wine list
  • Wide selection of whisky, cognac, vodka, brandy…
  • Selection of cocktails & beers (local & international)
  • Professional Kayaking
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Sunset Happy Hour
  • Night Fishing
  • Meeting Facilities & Equipment (charter only)
  • Special Theme Cruise (charter only)
  • Leisure Activities (charter only)
  • Safety Facilities & Equipment
  • English speaking Crew
  • Professional Management
  • Free wifi

 

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