08:15 we will pick you up at your hotel and start departing from Ha Noi
You will be welcomed by our crew on board and our junk start sailing through the Halong Bay, passing through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy and Am islets.
A delicious buffet lunch is served shortly on board and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat.
The boat starts cruising into the Bay and within the first hour you can admire the amazing beauty of this World Heritage Site.
Tenders would take you to visit Tien Ong Cave. The 2.000 sqm Cave is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The cave is four meters above sea level and it takes you approximately 20 minutes to finish the visit.
The journey will continue with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village,one of the biggest and oldest fishing villages in Halong Bay by pleasant boats (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village comprising floating houses and floating schools - simply irresistible.
After returning to the boat in the late afternoon, guests would attend a cooking class performence conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a hand any time and try preparing special Vietnamese dishes.
The boat cruises slowly during sunset to its mooring area. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink - in the miraculous descending sun - on our terrace deck.
At approximately 19.00h guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before having dinner.
After dinnertime, you are free to admire the fantastic night view with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, it is perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels.
Day 2: Explore Halong Bay
All guests will embark on our day boat - the Sunset to cruise to the Bay’s untouched areas, deep in Lan Ha Bay.
There are two options of this day:
A. If weather conditions are good
A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while cruising deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island. The nature is simply marvellous in this area of the Bay.
We arrive at Viet Hai dock and You could ride a bike along the coast line of Cat Ba, through the rain forest to the Viet Hai village, one of the famous floating village in this area.
We continue visiting the village with its traditional houses and its residents to know more about their live here. Also, guests can take a short walk to the surrounding jungle.
The journey continues to the local primary school (Heritage Line supports this school with teaching equipment). You will get a memorable experience of interacting with the children in the classroom when becoming their substitute teacher or singing along with the kids - if you want.
After this, you have to cycle back to the dock and board the junk.
Lunch is served while the cruise continues to Ho Ba Ham . At this secluded area, guests would have a chance to do kayaking through water tunnels and close to stunning rock and islets. You will get a great feeling when jumping from the boat or at a quiet beach for a refreshing bath.
Back to your mother boat for the second night on board.
B. If weather conditions are not good (strong waves prohibit cruising to Viet Hai Village)
In the morning, the Sunset crew welcomes all guests from Ginger, Jasmine and Violet.
You will have a breakfast in the cozy restaurant while moving deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island.
Even if the weather might not good, the Bay offers mysterious views and photo objects from the sun deck.
Go Kayaking and swimming at the Hai Quan lagoon area and get in close touch with the Bay. Then, we cruise to the “Surprise Cave” before midday
Lunch will be served in the restaurant of the Sunset.
After lunchtime, guests start visitting the “Surprise Cave” or they can engage in kayaking around the Luon cave tunnel.
In the afternoon, the Sunset cruises back via several Halong Bay spots - Cua Van fishing village - Soi Sim - Dau Xuoi channel and Toad Islet - before boarding the mother junk again for the overnight.
Preparation and inclusions on this day
Biking helmet, First aid kit, durable shoes, water bottle during cycling, torch for cave visit, rain coats (in case of light showers, in the event of heavy rain, biking will be cancelled), kayaks/paddles and life jackets.
For guests who do not want to go cycling to Viet Hai: Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment on board or walk along the water front, fish at the dock or take a cooking lesson from the chef.
Day 3: Visit the Ti Top island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain
Wake up early to enjoy the morning scence at the Bay during the sunrise.
Have a cup of tea or coffee and pastries before attending a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00h) if you want. The great morning activity would help you refresh yourself with this natural wonder.
Then it is time for an early morning bath - in the Bay. Our tender boats would take the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water.
For those who like sport, can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before returning to the boat and cruising slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Ti Top island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.
A buffet brunch is served on board before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h.
The crew will bid you farewell before you disembark and our tenders take you boat to the Royal Park Pier.
The private car is waiting for you to drive back Hanoi. Finish unforgettable Halong Bay Trip with Jasmine Cruise. Good bye & see you in the next time!