A tour to breathtaking Halong Bay or the bay of descending dragons that is considered the eighth natural wonder of the world, in a country- incomparable coastal area of 1600 square kilometers with 2000 limestone islands in various shapes. Experience Halong Bay, on Lavender Cruise you will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
7.45-8.15: Optional pick-up at the hotel by shuttle bus.
10.00: Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30:Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village.
Visit Pearl Farm on request.
Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by SoiSim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Lavender Cruises.
DAY 02: HA LONG (B/L/D)
06:30 Early morning sunrise can enjoy morning exercise on sundeck.
07:00 Morning view of Halong bay landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08:00 Begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most secluded and untouched area.
09:30 Arrive in Viet Hai Harbor, Enjoy 5 km cycling ride through wonderful jungle to Viet Hai village.
12:00 Back the daily cruise and have lunch. In the afternoon activities to explore Lan Ha Bay.
14:00 Enjoy kayak to explore the Dark Cave and Bright Cave.
16:30 Daily cruise take you back the Lavender Cruise for overnight.
19:00 Dinner served.
21:00 Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on Lavender Cruise.
DAY 03 : HA LONG - HA NOI ( B/L)
06:15 Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15 Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00 Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30 Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10:15 Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00 Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
On board insurance.
English Speaking Guide.
Fruits and local green tea.
Entrance and sightseeing fees.
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief.
2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily.
Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games.
All meals on board (B = breakfast,L= lunch, D = dinner).
Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water.
Shutle bus ( $15).
Tips for staffs.
All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above.