This is a complete and original solution to discover Halong in depth. This tour takes you to the wildest parts of the archipelago. Choose the intimate way, travel away from the mass and treat yourself with legendary unspoiled sceneries. Load of nice feelings guaranteed.
- Cruise on a local boat throughout Lan Ha
- Kayak to inner rocks lagoons
- Cycle through the jungle to a remote village on Cat Ba Island
- Be the guest of a charming couple at their beautiful ancient house
Day 1. Hanoi – Cat Ba
Meals: Lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Homestay
We depart Hanoi by public bus early morning and should reach Cat Ba Island before lunch time. We first head to the Cat Ba homestay, an ancient house set in a beautiful lush garden. Meet the hosts and enjoy a nice lunch in the garden. In the afternoon, we have some time to explore a bit around. Get an introduction of the national park and visit a huge cave that served as an hospital during the war.
Later in the afternoon, we drive back to the house. You may want to participate in the dinner preparation with our host or just unwind and enjoy the serenity of the place.
Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
Day 2. Cat Ba – Lan Ha bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner | Accommodation: On board
We get to the pier about 10.00am and board a private re-fitted fishing boat. The cruise starts across a large floating village and continues throughout the mythic sceneries of Halong. We take the kayak along for some hidden spots explorations, we may stop to swim and enjoy remote sandy beaches. The program goes at your pace and upon your preferences.
Around 11.30am we arrive at Viet Hai pier. We hop on bicycles and get some 2-wheel fun on a small concrete path across the jungle of the National Park. Our destination is Viet Hai village, a peaceful place tucked away in a valley of the island. We’ll have lunch there and take a walk around before cycling back to the boat.
End of the day on the boat cruising or at a small beach. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 3. Cat Ba – Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: N/A
We get back to the pier at about 10.00am. We go visit the seafood market, soak up the seaside atmosphere and walk up to the top of Canon Fort for a panoramic view over the bay. The chance to say farewell before lunch in a floating restaurant. We then transfer to Haiphong by speedboat and then drive back to Hanoi. We should arrive about 6pm.