[Royal Palace, Catba Island Resort] Halong Bay 3D2N
Explore the Halong Bay just like the peoples of ages past did, in junk boats designed according to traditional principles. Enjoy the smooth sailing in the cabins that are just the right size, to be both intimate and comfortable, and look on the Bay in wonder with a wide and amazing view.
The cruise features 8 luxuriously furnished cabins that all are air-conditioned and contain the en-suite full package. Relax on the softest sofas and chairs in the picture-window salon. Be on the vessel and discover the many islands of the Bay at your leisure.
There’s also lots of Vietnamese food on the cruise, that you can indulge in to your heart’s content – and our world-class local staff will be there for you for your service and other needs.
Day 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay (Lunch and Dinner Included)
|07:45 to 08:00||We’ll pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi.
Together we’ll ride to a port on Halong Bay.
|12:00 to 12:30||Arrival at Ha Long City.|
|12:45 to 13:00||Going in the classic junk boat.|
|13:00||Begin your journey on the cruise with a very welcoming drink.
Check-in and register.
|13:30||Lunch time on the cruise.
Explore more seafood options than you could ever imagine.
|14:30||Sail through the clear emerald waters.
Move past tops and corridors made of limestone.
See with your own eyes the most beautiful and natural spots on Earth.
Discover Halong’s heritage through its wonders like the Fighting Cock Islet, the Incense Um Islet, the Finger Island, the Toad Islet, the Dog Islet, the Dragon, the Horse Neck, and the Buffalo Islet.
See even more uniquely shaped islands.
See the mysterious Sung Sot Cave, better known as the Cave of Surprise.
|16:00||Sail to Titop Beach.
If the weather’s good, let go and swim in the pure blue waters of the Bay.
Walk all the way up to the highest point to Titop for a one of a kind panoramic view of the great Bay.
Enjoy dinner with the sunset on the Bay bringing the romantic scenery and atmosphere.
|19:00||Choose how you want to spend your free time.
Partake in fresh seafood for dinner.
Join the cuttlefish contest. Sample fresh cuttle.
|20:00 to 22:00||Take part in the many exciting activities on board.
Join in the dancing and singing karaoke and more.
|22:00||Let the most peaceful night warm you up in your cabin and suite.|
Day 2: Trekking on Cat Ba, Kayaking Near the Lan Ha Bay
|06:00 to 07:00||Wake up early around 6:00.
See the amazing sunrise on Halong Bay.
|07:00 to 08:00||Breakfast and coffee.|
|08:00 to 08:30||Sail from Gia Luan Dock to Cat Ba Island.|
|08:30||Bus ride to the National Park.
Discover the habitat of 32 distinct kinds of mammals and more than 2000 plant species.
Mini-trek through the forest.
Climb up the Ngu Lam Mountain.
Behold the landscapes and scenery of Cat Ba Island from the peak of Ngu Lam Mountain.
|11:00||Return to the hotel, escorted by your English-speaking tour guide.
Check-in the hotel.
|12:00||Lunch at the hotel.|
|13:00 to 14:00||Time for relaxation in the hotel.
Or pass the time by walking on the beach.
|14:00 to 17:00||The English-speaking tour guide will take you to Lan Ha Bay, via boat.
Kayak and explore the scenery of nature of Monkey Island and many other spots.
Take a break at Monkey Island.
Time for swimming.
Back to the hotel again.
|17:00 to 18:00||Free time, to be spent at your leisure and discretion.
Or enjoy another round of swimming.
|18:00||Dinner in the Hotel.|
|19:00||Evening walk around town:|
Day 3: Cat Ba Island to Ha Long City to Hanoi (Lunch and Breakfast Included)
|06:00 to 07:00||Wake up early to enjoy the cool morning air.
Walking and swimming by the Cat Co Beach.
|07:00 to 08:00||Breakfast at the hotel.|
|08:30||Back to the city, from nature in Cat Ba Island to the urban Halong City.
Take in more of the beauty of Halong Bay on your way there.
More time for relaxation and discovery at the same time.
Stop by the Ga Choi, Dinh Huong, Co Don, and Cho Da little islands on the return route.
|11:00 to 12:00||Lunch on the boat.|
|12:00||Return cruise to Halong City.|
|13:00||Go on a road trip on the way back to Hanoi.
Stop by Hai Duong Province.
|16:30||Return to Hanoi.
End of tour.
What’s included on your trip are: the travel schedule and list of places to visit (cruise itinerary and program); a welcome drink for every passenger on board; an air-conditioned luxury cabin, double or twin occupancy depending on your preference, with a private bathroom with a shower that offers hot water; a hotel, resort, or bungalow for your stay in Cat Ba Island.
Also included are meals as listed in the schedule; tea, coffee, and cake in the morning; air-conditioned bus transport to take from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back; kayaking near Halong Bay; an English-speaking tour guide who’ll be there for you all the way (you can also request a tour guide who speaks other languages); sightseeing of the places on the schedule, with all entrance fees covered; and insurance on the cruise, taxes, and service charges.
What’s not included on this trip are: beverages and travel insurance; the tips you give to the tour guide and drivers; personal expenses, like for souvenirs, laundry, transfers in cases of emergency, and more; and all other items and activities not listed in the included list.
You must bring: a valid passport for check-in; sunglasses; a hat; insect repellant; swimwear; and cash.
Travelers are also advised not to bring along heavy and large baggage for convenience purposes.
The cruise schedule and list of destinations will change depending on the weather and the cruiser’s operating conditions.
Some details of the schedule may change when you book your trip, but the listed activities will not change.
Discover Halong Bay just like people of ages past did, in the traditionally designed and classic junk boats of the cruise.
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Welcome drink per passenger on board
- Deluxe cabin based on double/twin occupancy, Cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower
- In Cat Ba island: Hotel in Cat Ba, Resort or bungalow
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Morning tea, coffee and cake
- Transportation by A/C bus Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi
- Kayaking on Ha Long bay
- English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request)
- Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
- Insurance on board, Service Charges
- Travel insurance
- Tips for tour guide & driver
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
- Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion
Book Tour Now!
Book your tour now and soon you can immerse yourself in nature and history, with all the comforts and luxury of the modern age, all in one as you set course for the traveling experience that will stay with you for many years. Book straight through our shopping cart, and you can then check out and send your payment by either PayPal or bank transfer.
Airport Transfer and Hotel (optional)
We provide Airport Transfer (USD60 two-way) as well as a 3 Stars Hotel (USD50) at Hanoi for your convenience. Do indicate your interest when booking.