If you are looking for a short break or a long weekend getaway, then Hanoi city and Halong Bay cruise is the perfect way to experience the beauty of northern Vietnam.
Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. You can take a cyclo ride through the streets of Hanoi, visit the Temple of Literature, and attend a traditional water puppet show.
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. On the cruise, you can enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, take a dip in the cool waters of the bay and if you're an adventure enthusiast, you can also try kayaking in Halong Bay.
Early arrival in Hanoi. Pick-up at airport. Transfer to visit the Bat Trang ceramic village known for producing high-quality ceramics and see how this pottery is made by hand. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a workshop crafting your own piece or shop for something to take home with you. Transfer to hotel. Check-in time: 14.00. Early check-in is subject to availability and not included. At leisure. Evening enjoy the water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.
8.00 AM Meet your cruise guide at the meeting point. Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay.
12:30 Receptionists welcome guests at the International Tuan Chau harbor.
12:45 Captain welcomes guests to Syrena cruises by tender. Check in cruise, whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin.
13:00 Leaving International Tuan Chau harbor, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights Ba Hang fishing village, Đỉnh Hương island, Chó Đá islet, Gà Chọi islet...
14:30 Cruises stops at Bồ Nâu cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to Surprise cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
15:45 Leaving Surprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov - the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. On the top of the mountain, you can see corner of magical Halong Bay.
16:45 Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Go to the overnight place.
18:00 HAPPY HOUR - Buy 1 drink get 1 free (wine excluded).
18:30 Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration.
19:00 Set menu dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing.
06:30 AM Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luồn cave.
07:00 Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room).
08:00 After breakfast, take a guided tour to visit Luồn cave. Visit Luồn cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman.
08:30 Then come back to cruise, relax and check out of cabin. Please put your luggage outside the door. Our porters will collect and get them ready on the Pier for you. Finally, the cruise disembarks in International Tuan Chau harbor.
09:15 Enjoy brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have).
10:45 Transfer by tender back to Tuan Chau harbor and disembarkation. Farewell to guests.
11:15 Shuttle bus back to the meeting point in Hanoi. At leisure. Evening free to join the night market in the Hanoi Old quarter.
In the morning you visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), House-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Ngoc Son temple. Time for souvenir shopping before transfer to the airport for the flight back home.