3-Day Luxury Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise On The Dragon Pearl Junk Boat - Ha Long Bay

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point on Day 3
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a 3-day luxury cruise on Halong Bay aboard a traditional Vietnamese boat known as a junk, which takes you to the quieter waters of Bai tu long bay, leaving behind the crowds. Experience the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritagelisted natural wonder as a guide shows you hidden lagoons, forested islets, stunning limestone rock formations and secluded bays where you can swim and kayak. You'll even have one memorable dinner inside a cave. The crew provides exceptional personalized service throughout this tour, limited to 24 people.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Day 1: Hanoi Halong Bay (L, D)
A minivan arrives at your Hanoi hotel to pick you up in the morning and transfer you to Halong Bay, a journey of about four hours. When you arrive, your guide welcomes you aboard theDragon Pearland shows you to your cabin. Once you have settled in, receive a briefing about the ship, and feast on a freshly prepared seafood lunch as your captain cruises to Bai tu long bay, a neighboring bay home to more of Halong Bay's famous rock formations but with fewer crowds.

Stop near Cap La fishing village, and go with your guide on an easy kayak trip over to the village, which consists of floating houses occupied by about 80 families. Paddle around the village for a little while, and then return to the junk to continue to Cong Do island. Admire the tropical scenery of this large forested island, where lagoons shelter various species of shrimp, crab, fish and squid, as well as a large coral reef. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure on the junk, with free time to swim, sunbathe, kayak and watch the sunset from the deck before the crew serves dinner.

Overnight: Ensuite cabin aboard the junk

Day 2: Bai tu long bay (B, L, D)
If you wake up early, watch the sunrise and soak in the tranquility of Halong Bay at dawn. After breakfast, cruise toward the fishing village of Cong Dam, and listen to your guide's informative commentary about the geology and mythology of the bay, including how the thousands of islands and inlets were formed. Stop near the village and learn about the livelihood of the villagers, including how they catch fish, oysters and mussels.

After lunch on the junk, motor over to Hon Co island where you can lounge, swim and kayak along a spectacular white-sand beach. Then enjoy free time on the junk until the evening, when your guide takes you to shore for dinner by candlelight inside Thien Canh Son cave.

Marvel at the spacious cave, whose illuminated stalactites sparkle from the ceiling, and dine on a multicourse meal served on long tables covered with tablecloths. After dinner, your guide takes you back to the junk for the night.

Overnight:Ensuite cabin aboard the junk

Day 3: Halong Bay Hanoi (B, L)
Enjoy your final morning on Bai tu long bay with a short ride on a traditional wooden rowboat rowed by local residents. Slip across the water and get up-close views of pretty inlets and rock formations, and then return to the junk and head slowly back toward the main harbor, stopping for a swim in the bay and lunch on the junk.

Around midday, say farewell to your crew and set off for Hanoi by van. Stop along the way at a small village where local artists perform a traditional water puppet show. Your tour ends when you arrive in Hanoi in the early evening.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Halong Bay (L, D)
A minivan arrives at your Hanoi hotel to pick you up in the morning and transfer you to Halong Bay, a journey of about four hours. When you arrive, your guide welcomes you aboard the Dragon Pearl and shows you to your cabin. Once you have settled in, receive a briefing about the ship, and feast on a freshly prepared seafood lunch as your captain cruises to Bai Tu Long Bay, a neighboring bay home to more of Halong Bay's famous rock formations but with fewer crowds.

Stop near Cap La fishing village, and go with your guide on an easy kayak trip over to the village, which consists of floating houses occupied by about 80 families. Paddle around the village for a little while, and then return to the junk to continue to Cong Do island. Admire the tropical scenery of this large forested island, where lagoons shelter various species of shrimp, crab, fish and squid, as well as a large coral reef. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure on the junk, with free time to swim, sunbathe, kayak and watch the sunset from the deck before the crew serves dinner.

Overnight: Ensuite cabin aboard the junk

Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay (B, L, D)
If you wake up early, watch the sunrise and soak in the tranquility of Halong Bay at dawn. After breakfast, cruise toward the fishing village of Cong Dam, and listen to your guide's informative commentary about the geology and mythology of the bay, including how the thousands of islands and inlets were formed. Stop near the village and learn about the livelihood of the villagers, including how they catch fish, oysters and mussels.

After lunch on the junk, motor over to Hon Co island where you can lounge, swim and kayak along a spectacular white-sand beach. Then enjoy free time on the junk until the evening, when your guide takes you to shore for dinner by candlelight inside Thien Canh Son cave.

Marvel at the spacious cave, whose illuminated stalactites sparkle from the ceiling, and dine on a multicourse meal served on long tables covered with tablecloths. After dinner, your guide takes you back to the junk for the night.

Overnight: Ensuite cabin aboard the junk

Day 3: Halong Bay Hanoi (B, L)
Enjoy your final morning on Bai Tu Long Bay with a short ride on a traditional wooden rowboat rowed by local residents. Slip across the water and get up-close views of pretty inlets and rock formations, and then return to the junk and head slowly back toward the main harbor, stopping for a swim in the bay and lunch on the junk.

Around midday, say farewell to your crew and set off for Hanoi by van. Stop along the way at a small village where local artists perform a traditional water puppet show. Your tour ends when you arrive in Hanoi in the early evening.

Inclusions

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

2-night cruise

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Passport name, number, expiry and country are required at time of booking for all participants

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please note that Dragon Pearl might be subject to availability, however, if this is the case you will be accommodated on a different boat, no extra charge.

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Feb-2018

    Amazing would do it again

  • 20-Nov-2016

    What can I say....Brilliant! Amazing! Surreal!
    The staff were absolutely amazing. The food was never ending...like one endless degustation fest. The cabins were first class, with spectacular views.
    The activities really made this a spectacular 3 days. Fishing villages, kayaking, eating, swimming in the sea or soaking in the small pool, caves and on beach lunch...I simply cannot fault this extraordinary 3 days. Well done!
    10 out of 10