Perfect combination of the cruise in the mystic bay of the world and relax in the deep nature of the countryside.
Arrival at the airport. Welcome by the local guide and transfer to the city. Rich in culture, Hanoi offers to the world its very authentic aspect: old temples, pagodas dated from 11th century, its treasure of streets and alleys populated by ancient traditional trades and crafts with small streets, a colonial quarter with wide tree-lined avenues, lakes and green parks and villas reminiscent of a French town of the 30s. In the afternoon, we visit the “heart” of Hanoi: the Sword Lake with Ngoc Son Temple, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum square, the “One Pillar Pagoda” built in the early 11th century, the Temple of Literature, home to the oldest university in Vietnam. The day ends with the Water Puppet show, a very amazing traditional and cultural performance of Vietnamese folk tales and historical anecdotes. Overnight in 4* hotel.
After breakfast, transfer by road to Ha Long bay. The name of Ha Long comes from the legend of the dragon going down to the sea. We board the lovely typical ship for an extraordinary cruise through thousand of islands, islets and rocks. Enjoy buffet lunch while sailing on the bay. In the afternoon, we experience a local rowing boat to visit Luon cave. The rest of the day is for swimming, relaxing on the beach or climbing up to the top of Rock mountain to enjoy a spectacular panorama view of the bay. Back to the ship. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck while cruising to overnight anchorage. Sumptuous dinner is served on board following by a full relax in the peaceful and quiet night in the bay. Overnight on 4* cruise.
The new day starts with Tai Chi class on the sundeck and sunrise on the bay. Enjoy coffee, tea and bakeries on board while cruising to Dark and Bright cave for a visit of the most impressive caves of the bay. Back to cruise for delicious lunch and relaxation. Continue by small boat to visit Me Cung cave. In the late afternoon, we attend to the cooking demonstration to discover the Vietnamese cuisine then enjoy dinner with a variety of fusion dishes. Overnight on board.
The sun raises with the Jijinjing traditional exercises. After a healthy breakfast, we take a bicycle ride to discover the Ky Son and its surroundings: Cham farming communities, Duong Lam ancient village, Mia Pagoda, Mong Phu c ommunal house, the ritual paths of Thang thac village to Ngo Quyen tomb, Phung Hung temple. By the late morning, we come back to Moon Garden and attend to the cooking class to prepare the special Vietnamese dishes for lunch. Then we enjoy a traditional herbal hand spa and massage before leaving the lovely garden back to Hanoi. Overnight in 4* hotel.
Free time till transfer to the airport for onwards flight. End of our services.
* B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ Br: Brunch/ D: Dinner
* Inclusion: Accommodation in twin share room/Still house, English speaking guide, air conditionned car/ bus, cruise in Halong (non private), entrance fees, meals as itinerary.
* Cruise route might be changed due to weather or water conditions.
* Terms and conditions applied.