Halong – Lan Ha Bay Day Trip
Halong Bay is arguably one of the most compelling destinations in the world. However, there are fewer visitors to Lan Ha Bay which is located at the southern edge of Ha Long Bay. Words fail to fully describe the beauty of its majesty, and mystery. You will see relentlessly spectacular rock formations rise out of mirrored jade-green water. These are pristine places with unique ecosystems that are not yet frequented by the usual tourist crowds. Discerning travelers have long known of the splendid sights of the archipelago, which are not only composed of untouched natural beauty, cultural values, but also have great biodiversity significance. You can find mysterious stalagmite caves and grottoes, islets and white sandy beaches which make Lan Ha Bay a perfect alternative destination to a busy Halong Bay.
A thrilling day tour marvels at the hidden splendors of idyllic Ha Long bay – Lan Ha bay archipelago and wilderness in style and comfort that only 2 days tripers can do.
- 1.5 – 2 hour riding luxurious comfort limousine via new expressway
- 8 hours-cruise from river to the sea aboard newest luxury vessel
- Pick up at 7:15 – 7:45 at hotel. Drop off 19:00 – 19:30 at hotel.
Cooking demonstration and sunset party
- Kayak through an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons
- Swimming in a quiet cover with amazing backdrop
- Seeing the genuine float houses of local fisherfolks
- Group of 8 people riding a comfortable limousine.
07.15-7:45 am: Meet tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi.
08.00 – Start two-hour road journey to Hai Phong Province via express way aboard ultra-luxurious chauffeur-driven limousine.
09.45 - WELCOME ABOARD ON OUR ESTELLA CRUISE AND SAFE BRIEFING
Estella Cruise will take you on an odyssey of 8-hours in deep exploration through remote Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay, discovering many hidden splendors of untouched natural wonders. Enjoy breath-taking sceneries from river to the sea. Our journey starts with a cruise through 8-hundred years old history river surrounded by verdant mangrove forests dotted by white storksbefore heading into mystical world of uncharted Halong Bay.
11.30 - LUNCH ON BOAT
While cruising through a maze of toweling limestone mountains, you revel in the elegance
restaurant that full equipped with air-conditioning. A Vietnamese fusion cuisine lunch is
served and spectacular seascape is always in view through expanded windows.
13.00 - EXPLORE MAGICAL SEA CAVE AND HIDDEN LAGOONS BY KAYAK OR BAMBOO BOAT ROWED
Drop anchor at a cove amid dramatic natural scenery in Kiem Lam archipelago. After an introduction from our expert on how to paddle safely, you will do kayaking amidst a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from jade-green water. Every turn brings another surprise and secret passages of an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons with a unique eco system, getting close to sea creatures and coral reefs. Alternative kayak, taking a bamboo boat rowed by a fisherfolk and gently gliding through stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons.
15.00 - SWIMMING AND SIGHTSEEING FLOATING HOUSES, FARM FISHING
Swimming on crystalclear emerald waterwith amazing backdrops. Passages of the genuine floating house of local fisherfolk where the indigenous life that have been living on for centuries.
15.30 - COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND SUNSET PARTY
Our chef will teach you how to make famous traditional Vietnamese springrolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese and the techniques that you will take it home. You savour this course that made by yourself with our traditional wine.
16.30 - ENJOY TEA BREAK
There is something magical about the tradition of taking the tea at the sea – fresh biscuit, Vietnamese traditional cake, green tea and seasonal fruit are served by our crews while you mingle with other guests to savor the unique moment of sunset.
17.30 - Disembark for another comfortable limousine ride back Hanoi via new expressway.
19.00 - Drop off at your hotel doorsteps. Service ended.
PROMOTION RATE: USD 115/PERSON
What to bring
- Towel, sunglasses, sunblock cream, camera, swimming costume, insect repellant and cash for personal expenses
- Vegetarian on request
- Pick up/ drop off at hotel located 10km from Hoan Kiem Lake
- Booster Seats is available (on request)
- Biking gears for children are available (on request)
- Tips are appreciated
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- If the cancellation is informed to guests prior to leaving Hanoi for Hai Phaong and the guests have not used any service: 100% refund.
- If the cancellation is informed during the trip (guests have already used some services: eg transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc): Only the actual fee of these services will be charged and we will refund the remaining amount.
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