Day 1 Hanoi – Halong
Bay ( lunch
and dinner included)
07:45 - 8:30: We'll pick you up
at your hotel and then leave for Ha Long city by shuttle bus while sightseeing
the countryside's greenish paddy fields and the peasant farming activities along
the road. On the way, you will have a short break for 20 minutes in Hai Duong
city where you will have opportunities to experience our hand-made Vietnamese
handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries,
clothing etc. made by Hai Duong inhabitants & disable children who are most
Agent Orange Affected Victims left behind the war. Afterwards we go on the trip
to Ha Long city.
12:15: Arrive in Halong Tourist Wharf. Halong Bay has been
recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1994. The islands in Ha Long
Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas:
the southeastern part of Bai Tu Long Bay and southwestern part of Ha Long Bay.
They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the
continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of
the karst created the unique Ha Long Bay in the world. In 2000, UNESCO
recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and
12:30: You will be helped to check in on the Eclipse Sail. Welcome
drinks will be served.
13:00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long Bay
(meaning ‘’Descending Dragon’’). millions years ago, an immense dragon descended
to Ha Long Bay, dropping numerous eggs. These eggs hatched forming thousands of
rocks and islands. The tail of the dragon extended far to the sea, forming Bach
Long Vi (meaning ‘’The Tail of the White Dragon’’). As she returned to heaven,
she said good bye to her offspring at the Bai Tu Long Bay (means ‘’The dragon
parts the offsprings’’).
15:30: We arrive a very charming & friendly Vong Vieng floating
fishing village to experience their daily life on water & start a kayaking
around village to get more precious snap-shots in the bay.We anchor here for a
time & Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this
fascinating village and its local community. We are proud of our working
partnership with, and support of, this community.
16:30: Back on board The Eclipse Sail, cruising to Drum Cave for
docking. Time for swimming or taking a rest or lazing on the sundeck or
pampering yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa. And if you are
a sporty person, you can try doing exercises with our gym equipments available
at the fitness room. And amazingly, you will have chances to enjoy the sunset
with evening local wine and fresh fruit, joining cooking class
19:00: Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area
21:00: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, dancing,
karaoke, watch movie or ẹnjoy night fishing… Relax and spend a romantic night on
Day 2: Halong Bay
Cruise - Hanoi
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After the breaking dawn, you could refresh yourself by joining us for gymnastics
on the fitness room.
07:00: Breakfast, coffee and tea and served. On having breakfast,
we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Male)
cave has a giant stone statue of a boy who turns his face to Trinh Nu grotto.
One still hears his vain scream in tune with the wind blowing into the cliff
somewhere, Trinh Nu Grotto (Virgin) that fishermen consider as their house, but
for young lovers, it is considered as the symbol of truly love, and is the
romantic place for taking oath of love, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet…
08:20: Visit splendid Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave - cave of Surprises
– which makes you surprised with its stalactites and stalagmites formed of
limestone. It would effect your imagination well. After that you enjoy kayaking
around Fishing Villages or Titop island but if you mind kayaking, you can
visiting the Titop mountain and climbing up to the top to see the Vung Vieng
Fishing Village whole scenery of the bay. After getting down, relaxing on the
sandy beach or swimming.
09:30: Back on board. Take time to refresh and relax before
10:45: An early lunch is served.
12:00: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the cruise
12:45: Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14:30: Stopover on the way for soft break
16:30 – 17:00: Arrive in Hanoi
END OF TRIP
Tour Includes :
English speaking guide on board
Accommodation based on twin share
All meals on board as mentioned in the itinerary
Entrance fees and permits
Insurance on board
Tour does not
Cost in USD per person
Twin share cabin