Halong bay cruises-sleep on boat 2days 1night
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TRIP CODE :CRNHL2
- Cruising onboard the wooden junk with very comfortable bedrooms
- Exploring the limestone islands, fishing villages and emerald green waters of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay
DAY1: HANOI-HALONG BAY
Leave Hanoi at early in the morning for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk (L/D)
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulles nose! After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City. Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival, End of service. (B/L)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
All transportation and transfers
English speaking guide
Private room on boat
All meals (2 fresh Seafood Lunchs ,1Dinner and 1Breakfast on Boat)
Relevant permits and fees
Tips and gratuities
ACCOMMODATION CONDITION :
Aboard on Wooden Junk ( Bai Tho Boat / Huong Hai Boat)
TOUR COST: (Single supplement + 45 USD)
Tour cost in USD/Per person in group of
Note: - Children 2years old free of charge
- Children under 12years old :USD 95
Halong bay- Vietnam
Ha Long is about 180km from Hanoi and covers an area of over 1500 sq km but only 434sq km are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ( designate as such in 1994) .
Ha Long is situated in north Vietnam with a 120 km coastline, in the Gulf of Tonkin near the border with China.
Ha Long bay means bay of the Descending Dragon in Vietnamese langue. Ha means descending and long means dragon in Sino Vietnamese
Local legend says that long ago when the Vietnamese were fighting Chinese invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to help defend the land. This family of dragons descended upon what is now Ha Long Bay (hence the name "Bay of Descending Dragons") and began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form barriers against the invaders. The people kept their land safe and formed what later became the country of Vietnam.
History shows that Ha Long bay has been the setting for local naval battles against Vietnams coastal neighbors. On three occasions in the labyrinth lf channels in Bach Dang river near the islands the Vietnamese army stopped the Chinese from landing. In 1288, General Tran Hung Dao stopped Mongol ships from sailing up the nearby Bach Dang river by placing steel tipped wooden stakes at high tide, sinking the Mongol Dubhai Khans fleet.
During the Vietnam War, many of the channels between the islands were heavily mined by the navy of the United States, some of which pose a threat to shipping to this day.
Ha Long bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With its picturesque blend of land and sea, this one of the worlds most precious beauty spots
Dotted with thousands of rocky island it really is a natural sculpture on a gigantic scale
Thien Cung grotto
Do go (cave of wooden stakes) : This is the largest grotto in the Halong area. French tourists visited in the late 19th century, and named the cave Grotte des Merveilles. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites (as well as 19th century French graffiti) .
Bai Chay (Scorched Beach)
There are two bigger islands, Tuan Chau and Cat Ba, that have permanent inhabitants. Both of them have tourist facilities, including hotels and beaches. There are a number of wonderful beaches on the smaller islands
Hang Bo Nau (Pelican Cave)
Hang Trinh Nu (Virgin Cave)
Hang Sung Sot (Cave of Awe)