Halong Bay Tours on UniCharm Cruise 4* (3days/2nights)
$330 per person
More than 20 – year experience in organizing tours to Halong Bay but still in the crowd of tourists and 500 boats, we realize that we need to make something new for you with this destination. It is UniCharm Cruise!
Instead of spending too much time on the old road to Quang Ninh province, you will shortly get to Hai Phong city and cross the strait to Cat Hai Island by a newly launched bridge. We will introduce you an unique area of Halong Bay from its back where you rarely see any tourist boat. We especially customize this route for you to explore the hidden area of Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay – the additional parts of the Wonder of Halong Bay and the World Biosphere reserved area.
By this tour itinerary, we believe that we will satisfy customers who dislike crowded tourist attractions and those who have passion for discovering.
IncludedRound-trip shuttle bus: Hanoi – Got Ferry Harbor – HanoiWelcome drinkEntrance feeEnglish speaking guide02 complimentary bottles of water per room per nightCooking classTea and coffeeMeals on board: Lunches, Dinners, Breakfasts (Depend on your itineraries)Activities mentioned in itinerary: Biking, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, trekkingSatellite televisionInternal telephone.Onboard insurance & service charge
Not IncludedSingle supplementAirfare, visa arrangementVATBeverage, tip, gratuities and other personal expensesAll other services not clearly mentioned above
Terms of tourPayment conditions:
- A deposit of 40% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
- An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
- The balance of 20% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
- Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.
- In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
- In 08-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
- In 04-08 days prior to customer’s arrival: 50% charge
- Within 04 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.
Day 01: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Hai Island – Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (Boating - Kayaking – Snorkeling – Swimming)
AM: View Halong Bay from its back side
09:00 – 09:30 pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area or in front of Hanoi Opera House.
09:30 leave Hanoi for Hai Phong city on the free-way AH 5B enjoying the peaceful landscape of rice field of the Red river Delta. Enjoy driving on the longest sea passing bridge of Vietnam of which front is Cat Ba Island – Huge mountain scene and green mangroves.
11:30 arrival at the pier on Cat Hai Island where the river mouths meeting the sea with the local fishing boats are bustling out the sea and backwards ashore.
12:00 UniCharm crew warmly welcome you on board. Visit the boat and check in the room and lunch on boat (We can cater Vegetarian or vegan food on your request).
Enjoying the first fresh seafood lunch and cruising along the Mangrove of Cat Ba Island into the back of Halong Bay – Tuan Chau Island via Gia Luan gulf to Cap Bai Islet and then Ngon Tay Island (Finger Islet) where you can view the universal seascape of Halong Bay World Heritage such as Sung Sot Cave and Titop Island.
On the hidden route for different views of the bay, pass by Ao Ech lagoon (Frog Lagoon) to Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches). We start discovering the most beautiful and peaceful bay called Lan Ha Bay, the bay with crystal water and round lagoons and the Hon Dua (the Stick Islet). The bay is the additional part of the Wonder of Halong Bay and the World Biosphere reserved area.
PM: Open the Hidden charm
Discover the additional part of the Wonder of Halong and the world Biosphere reserved area by kayaking and snorkeling.
On each 2-seat kayak we will paddle through narrow lanes of the Karst Mountains to visit fishing villages, call on some local fishing families to get to learn more about the daily life of the local fisherman.
Paddle to a stunning lagoon with tunnel grotto (depend on the tide, we may not be able to reach). Here we will dip into the emerald waters. Swimming and Snorkeling to see Corals are our highlight of this day. You can also reach some secluded beach for a while relaxing lying on sand….
Back to the boat for “cooking class” (our tour guide will show you how to make some famous Vietnamese traditional dishes that you can easily demonstrate home for your family after this trip).
Enjoy Dinner and overnight on the lovely peaceful bay once on your lifetime.
Day 02: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai village – Cat Ba National Park (Biking – Swimming – Boating)
Wake up among the smooth waves and Karst Mountains and fishing villages.
Tender ship to Cat Ba Island, reach Viet Hai dock for a bicycle trip to Viet Hai village. Riding a bike for 30 minutes on the shadowed paths, enjoying the landscape on the way to the village located in a beautiful valley of the National Park of Cat Ba. Visit some local house to get to know about the local people as well as their daily life of work or visit the island school…
Afterward cycling back to the Cruise.
Trekking and Swimming
Another small boat takes you to Cat Ba Island and then a car trip to the central of the Park
- Visit the hospital cave where Vietnam Army used as the hospital during the war.
- Spend 3 hours for trekking in the jungle. We trek up to Ngu Lam peak – the amazing view point for whole Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay.
- Drive back to the town for lunch.
- Check in hotel and stay one night in hotel on Cat Ba Island – free time & dinner on your own.
Option 2: Drive to Beo dock then boat back to UniCharm Cruise for dinner and overnight on board.
(There will be surcharge for choosing this option)
Day 03: Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Hai Island – Hanoi
AM: Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning exercises by walking up to the Canon Fort where you will visit the old battle base with the ruin canons and the tunnels. Here you also obtain a big view to the bay and the sea mouth.
Boat back to UniCharm Cruise.
Spend for a while for swimming in the bay from the cruise and then fresh up on the cruise sundeck Cruising back to our starting place on another hidden route.
Cruising pass by the fishing villages and thousands of limestone islands and islets, taking precious Uni pictures and enjoying our tasteful lunch.
PM: Back to Hanoi – See off at your hotel
12:00 – 12:30 arrival back, say goodbye to the bay and disembark UniCharm Cruise for another free-way AH5B back to Hanoi.
Estimated to arrive back in Hanoi at 15:30 – 16:00 – end the tour at your hotel.