Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L/D)
Be sure to get up a little bit early as you will be picked up at the hotel in Hanoi, head toward Ha Long City soon in the morning. Ha Long is about 180km away from Hanoi so it will take 3 hours and a half to travel from the capital to the City, and you will maybe have a stop-off to have a short rest before instead of sitting still in one place.
The highlight of this tour is to take you on the boat, admiring the marvelous thousands of islands and islets interleaved with emerald water while enjoying lunch with fresh seafood that is known as famous specialty of Ha Long. Moving along the water current and you will be taken to one of the most astonishing cave of the world – Sung Sot Cave – that shows the most karst of Ha Long. Sung Sot Cave used to be named as “Grotte des surprises” which is located at the center area of Ha Long Bay, setting near other well-known places such as Bo Nau Cave, Me Cung, etc. You must be surprised with the fossil stones such as stalactites and stalagmites like in a magic world you have never seen before. After that, leaving Sung Sot Cave and Titov Island will be our next destination through kayaking and swimming activities before getting back the hotel for dinner. Just relax yourself on the deck while having a sip of your favorite drink and try local typical seafood to get full energy for the next expecting day.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island (B/L/D)
Just wake up early to feel the fresh, passionate morning here in the tranquil World Heritage Site and have a delicious breakfast before leaving on a cruiser to other fascinating sites in Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba has been known for a long time and has been exploiting as the tourists attraction but it still keeps original exquisiteness thanks to its isolation and the locals here. So on the second day of the tour, just make sure that you have a big delicious breakfast as your day will be busy exploring labyrinth of limestone cliffs as well as paddling through the floating houses and deserted lagoons and wild sandy beaches from our smooth ocean kayaks. Lunch time is coming so just you on your private beach, let’s have lunch on boat (or BBQ is at the tidal permission) and have a short break as in the afternoon more kayaking to other amazing parts of the bay will be carried out.
After a tired but energetic day, the boat will take you back to the host for homestay which is an ideal place for you to experience the local culture of residents on charming Cat Ba Island.
Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hanoi (B/L)
Here we are on the most fresh and the richest World biosphere reserve in Vietnam, you will start cycling to Cat Ba National Park, then hiking through Kim Giao forest to the top of Ngu Lam Peak where you can see the panoramic, magnificent view of the island. In details, Cat Ba National Park is the best gene reserve place as it is the special combination of various ecosystems with thousands of rare floras and faunas including species on the verge of extinction. After spending two hours among wild nature and you must feel hungry then it’s time for you to get back to the homestay for a big lunch.
Since there is only one high-speed boat between city center and Cat Ba Island in one day, you will be transferred to the pier for the hydrofoil boat getting back to Hai Phong City before being picked up back to Hanoi on a private car at 17:00.
End of tour.