Halong Bay Overnight Cruise features a luxury cruising experience in Halong Bay with the famous Jasmine Cruise.
Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the northeast of Vietnam, Halong Bay has an area of around 1,553 square km featuring 1,969 islets, most of which are limestone formations.
There are different boats offering 2-day cruise trip to experience Halong Bay, the following HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE features private car and tour guide transfer to Jasmine Cruise. Jasmine is a traditional boat, featuring 23 cabins with dark wood cladding and friendly crews. Over the years, Jasmine has proved to be a good choice for an ultimate cruising experience in Halong Bay.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
We pick you up from your hotel lobby be a private car, drive out of Hanoi to Halong Bay, where you board your own private junk for an overnight trip around this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. We drive through the rich farmlands and different towns of the Red River Delta, observe everyday life of Vietnamese villagers working on their wet rice fields, taking pigs and chickens to the market on motorbikes, and plough the fields with their water buffaloes.
Arrive at the pier in the late morning, aboard the Jasmine and start cruising through limestone formations. Allow your eyes to swim across the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons. Some 989 of the islands of the islands in Halong have acquired their names as a result of interpretation of their unusual shapes; such names include Voi Islet (the elephant), Ga Choi Islet (the fighting cocks), Khi Islet (the monkey), and Mai Nha Islet (the roof). Birds and animals including bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and lizard also live on some of the islands.
A delectable lunch is served shortly after boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site.
A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is very large – about 1000 sqm – and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The cave is five meters above sea level. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).
The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. The village is explored via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass through this ancient village, which comprises fishing boats and floating houses – simply irresistible. After returning to the boat in the late afternoon, you can sharpen your culinary skills at a cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes. The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring point.
After dinner, the night is yours; kick back on a comfy-pillowed chair or watch the stars from the Sundeck and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels. (L, D)
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
For early risers, complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant. Followed by-if you so desire, enjoy a Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck, a great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.
Then it is time for an early morning swim – in the Bay. By tender boat you’ll be transferred to a natural white sandy stretch. Sporty ones can also climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.
During the trundle breakfast is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11:00am, the crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to Tuan Chau Marina. Your tour guides and car is waiting for you at the harbor to drive you back to your hotel in Hanoi, or to go straight to the airport for your upcoming flight. (B)
What HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE is Like
HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE is Level 1, or Easiest. Transfer from Hanoi to Halong takes 3,5 hours each way, the boat is comfortable and the cruising is within the calm ocean water of the Golf of Tonkin. First day lunch an dinner are included on boat, light breakfast and brunch are provided the next morning.
Price per person: Please contact us for the price.
All costs are per person, based on a private guide and car.
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PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION FEE SCHEDULES
As you are not confirmed on the trip until deposit has been received by our office, please do not make non-refundable air arrangements prior to us confirming your booking. Our payment schedules:
Note: If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your trip, the following fees will apply, computed as of the date of receipt of written cancellation notice, which can be sent by email.