Athena cruise trip 3 days/ 2 nights is the most perfect itinerary to discover the beauties of Bai Tu Long bay. It is wonderful to discover the bay with unpolluted and relatively undeveloped islands for tourists. This is also the opportunity to have a great combination of unique experience and discover both landscapes and cultural exchange.
How worth it is for staying every minutes!
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Ban Chan Beach. O/N On Athena Cruise
Travel out Hanoi City with shuttle bus driver and guide (note: shuttle bus pick up and drop off at hotels around Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter, incase hotel is outside these areas, please make a private car arrangement or come to cruise office for starting tour)
Have a 20-minutes stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products to get more experience in Vietnam. You arrive in Hon Gai wharf at noon time
Afternoon is the time you get on board, have a welcome drink as you board of the Athena Cruise. Then Cruise Manager will give you a briefing and safety instructions as well as review the itinerary for the day before you check in.
Then you have the buffet lunch while the boat is cruising towards North East of Ha Long Bay.
The rest of time this afternoon you relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel can Next you do kayak to visit Vung Vieng fishing village. Enjoy happy hour-buy one get one free in our bar will be started from 17:30 to 18:45.
From the sundeck you can participate and compete in our Master Chef Cooking Demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food: Deep Fried Spring Roll and the decorative technique of creating flower carvings from fresh fruit or vegetables.
Have a set menu multi-course Dinner on board. Then you have free time on the boat. Also you can enjoy squid fishing from the first deck of the boat, enjoy the topdeck and drink service or you can return to your room.
Day 2: Day Boat Visit Cong Dam Area. O/N On Athena Cruise
You get up early and get your first day enjoyment of the sunrise over the bay. Have a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck. And tea and coffee are available at this time for you while enjoy sunrise.
Have breakfast at restaurant on Athena Cruise’s restaurant.
Then you start the second day visiting by transfer to another boat to travel to Cong Dam Area, known for its crystal clear sandy beaches. Here you can enjoy swimming and relaxing on the excluded beach. Kayaking is also available.
Then you have lunch on boat and relaxing.
After lunch time, you will take some time to relax near the stunning beach and get your breath taking on the bay.
After that you will return to the main Athena Cruise and you will have some free time. This is also the time when you can use our sauna at this time with no extra cost.
Have 1 hour and 15 minutes to enjoy Happy hour in the bar
Join the cooking demonstration on the sundeck you can participate with our Master Chef for traditional Vietnamese food: Deep Fried Spring Roll, and flower carving.
Have a set menu multi-course Dinner at restaurant on board. You have free time on the boat. This is also the chance to enjoy squid fishing from the first deck of the boat, enjoy the Sundeck and drink service or you can return to your room.
Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son cave – Hanoi
Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise over the river. You also have a Tai Chi demonstration on the Sundeck; tea and coffee are available at this time.
Have breakfast at restaurant on board. And then you visit and discover Thien Canh Son cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Here is the chance for you to witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Note: There are about 400 steps to get up to the cave.
You make check out is from 09.00 to 09:30. This is also the time you can put your luggage on the first deck for us to transfer to our tender and settle your bill with reception.
While the cruise sails back the harbor, you have brunch at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.
Disembark to Hon Gai Pier at 10:30 am.
Our driver transfers you return Hanoi and you get back hotel in Hanoi at around 16.00 pm. Check in hotel.
This evening is the time you are free to get more experience around Ha Noi city by walking, you may interested Hanoi foods tour, drink beer, etc. overnight at hotel. Wishing you have a wonderful trip in Halong Bay with Athena Cruise & Origin Vietnam.