General infomation about Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay is one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders and one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures. A comfortable 3 hours drive from Hanoi, Halong Bay is in Northeastern Vietnam on the shores of the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay is dominated by more than 1,600 limestone karsts and islets which rise out of the waters of the bay to heights of up to 100 meters (330 feet) and the numerous caves and grottos spread throughout the bay. Abundant scenic beauty, archeological and geological significance, cultural and historical connections, fresh seafood and proximity to international gateways make Halong Bay one of Vietnam’s most popular places to visit.
Such is the significance of Halong Bay that in 1994, UNESCO recognized the heart of Halong Bay as being a site of natural World Heritage and stated that “Apart from Halong Bay there are no equivalent sites on the World Heritage List…”
Day 1: Majestic Ha Long Bay
TransOcean’s guide and driver pick – up at your hotel and transfer to the pier to board a superior junk cruise where welcome cocktail awaits prior to check in to a modern cabin. Buffet lunch is served onboard while cruising toward Ha Long Bay to visit Surprise Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay to visit Surprise Cave one of the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. Then, stop at Titop Beach for swimming and kayaking as well as taking an overview of Ha Long city from Titop Peak. Dinner and onto night fishing. Overnight on the junk boat dock in Ho Dong Tien area. (LD)
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Disembark
Optional early wake up call to admire the dramatic sunrise on the bay, practice Tai Chi on the sundeck, and enjoy a light breakfast while cruising the area to explore other part of Ha Long Bay to admire the beauty of one of the seven new wonder in the world. Cooking class instructed by a chef on the sundeck. Pass through Cua Van fishing village and Fishman’s Museum. Enjoy a late buffet brunch on board while cruising back to the boat docking station for a transfer back to your hotel.
Recommendation for necessary things to bring : passport with valid visa, sun blocks, swimsuits, sport shoes…
Important notes: cruise’s detailed itinerary & schedule are subject to be changed due to weather conditions.
- Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Accommodation based on 2 guests sharing a twin / double room in three star junk.
- Expert English speaking local guide (other languages on request)
- All entrance fees during guided time
- Wet tissue & Drinking water 2 bottle every day (0,5ml/bottle)
- Travel insurance.
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- All Visa approval Vietnam & visa stamping
- All international flights
- All international airport-tax
- Banking fee-Everything not mentioned in the program