Stay longer and truly discover the beauty of the Bay with Halong Jasmine Cruise, consisting Cua Van village, Tien Ong Cave on Bai Tu Long Bay, Viet Hai village and Ba Ham Lake on Lan Ha Bay. An inspiring excursion to Viet Hai village is the most attractive activity in this journey.
This is one great opportunity to enjoy a leisure bicycle ride on a real tropical island; passing the forests and stone tunnels on the way to enjoy the truly natural environment.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. O/n Jasmine cruise
Set out Hanoi city with the shuttle bus driver or your own arrangement transport to reach Halong Bay (note: Shuttle bus charge is next step)
In fact, this morning you spend 2.5 hours on highway to reach Halong Bay at noon time.
Special activities with Jasmine Cruise in th afternoon:
You reach the harbor in Halong Bay at noon time, The Jasmine cruise sets sail to the bay.
First of all, you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. Have a buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Spend your first hours in Halong Bay on the sundeck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.
Next the cruise sails to the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here you start to explore Tien Ong cave. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and introduces you about its historical findings and the cave’s particularities.
And then the journey continues to the floating fishing village. Rowing on a small bamboo boat by the local people you move around in the calm sea of this secluded area and gain an insight into the village life.
Continually, you return to Jasmine Cruise and travel to the overnight anchor area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty – we call it the “blue hour”. Relax on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in.
Our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Moreover, you can feel free to join and practice by yourself.
Amazingly, you will have dinner either at restaurant or à la carte or buffet style. After dinner, you can enjoy these unique moment with seascapes at night. We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.
Day 2: Full Day Discovery Halong Bay by Day Boat. O/n Halong Jasmine Cruise
First morning in Halong Bay, you wake up at dawn to the lapping of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with pastries in the dining room. Join the Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is a truly one-time experience.
Continue the trip, you get on the tender boat we transfer to our day boat named “Sunset”. It is a smaller, cozy vessel via which we discover the further hidden charms of Halong Bay.
At this time, breakfast is served as Sunset sails for the Surprise Cave, in Vietnamese “Sung Sot”. Sung Sot is the biggest cave in Halong Bay at over 10,000 square meters. It is a magnificent site with the most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The further you go inside the bigger it gets. Here is the chance you explore this natural sensation for about 60 minutes.
Once back on the Sunset take some time to relax. Lean back on your sunbed while Sunset smoothly sails further into the Bay. Here you have the chance to have another close encounter with the fairylike Halong Bay.
Via kayak you can float through this bizarre water landscape. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom meandering through this green medley of water and tree-topped islets. Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant.
This afternoon you continue the journey to a floating pearl farm. Halong Bay is also a place where pearls are cultivated. In a small factory we learn how pearls are harvested and processed. After the visit you leisurely sail back to the mother ship. Back “home” you have time for spa or sunbathing while the cruise sails to the overnight night spot.
At 7.00pm you will have dinner at Jasmine Cruise restaurant. Before you retire to your cabin you might like to have some fun with squid fishing together with our crew or simply lean back on one of the loungers and listen to serenity of Halong Bay.
Day 3: Enjoy the view of Halong Bay from Titop Island – Hanoi
Surprisingly, get up early and enjoy the sunrise moment over the bay. At around 6.30 am tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. Enjoy a Tai Chi class on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles.
Moreover, the cruise continues to sail to Titop Island this morning. You set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. When you can climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.
At 8.45 am you return the cruise, you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Once more chance, you relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.
Your driver takes you back to Hanoi or other destination. Would love to recommend you go to Ninh Binh after cruise. Because Ninh Binh famous as Halong on Land.
Above all, experience Jasmine luxury overnight cruise in Halong Bay with luxury service beside exciting sea activities. Hope you enjoy holiday Halong Bay Vietnam very much. Wishing you have a wonderful time in Vietnam. Happy Travel!