DAY 1: HA NOI - TUAN CHAU HARBOR - BRIGHTS CAVE AREA (L, D)
07:45' - 08:15' Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus (on request). After that we leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay.
12:00' - 12:30' At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
13:00' A delicious set menu lunch is served in the restaurant while you can enjoy the amazing scenery. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright cave area - (the border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay)
15:30' After 2.5 hours cruising, our boat will stop in Bright’s cave area for kayaking (A bamboo boat will be arranged for the elderly or people who cannot kayak) to visit the small cave and beautiful lagoons. Kayaking provides the opportunity to explore the beautiful lagoons and get closer to the island.
17:00' As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.
19:00' Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY - Cá»¬A Váº N FLOATING VILLAGE (B,L,D)
07:00' - 07:45' Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08:30' Leave the Halong Phoenix Cruiser on a support boat and cruise to the southern part of Halong Bay. This route takes you to Lan Ha Bay and passes by some famous islands such as Frog and Chop Stick islands…
10:00' Kayaking begins and you can explore the different parts of Lan Ha Bay passing several beaches and limestone formations. After paddling for about 2 hours, relax, swim and explore a private beach before lunch.
12:00' A fresh seafood lunch is served on the support boat.
13:30' The transfer boat will take you to another area to kayak. Spend around 1-2 hours kayaking and in the late afternoon you will visit Cua Van Floating Village.
16h:00' Return to the Halong Phoenix Cruiser where you will spend the evening. Tea, coffee, fresh fruit will be served on the sun deck.
19:00' Have dinner and spend overnight on board.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HA NOI ( B, L )
Before 08:00' Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08:00' - 09:00' You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sá»ng Sá»‘t) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
10:00' Check out of your cabin, settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10:30' A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
11:00' Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
11:45' Depart the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 17.00
Things to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.