The Aquarena Cruise is built in the style of a traditional Oriental junk sailing ship, which have been used for centuries by Asian dynasties for ocean voyages. Brand new and built to a very high specification, the ship will take you on your own voyage of discovery in total luxury and safety.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D)
08:00 Bus picks you up from your hotel for a 3.5 hour journey to Halong City.
12:00 Get on Tuan Chau Island (one of biggest islands and most beautiful island in Halong bay)
The bus will take you around the wonderful island before you get on our Aquarena Cruise.
12:30 Enjoy a welcome drink on the boat and check into your cabin.
13:00 Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
14:30 Visit the spectacular Thien Cung Cave with an expert guide
15.00 Visit peaceful Ba Hang fishing village where you will have the chance to discover the traditional culture of the local fishermen. Kayak or take a local bamboo boat around the majestic limestone columns, or just go for a dip.
16:30 Transfer to Gia Luan – very peaceful and quiet place for sleeping. It’s relaxing time on the sundeck, enjoy the view coming to sunset and wonderful cocktails from the bar.
19:00 Dinner with more special seafood.
Enjoy after-dinner cocktails at the bar, test your vocal chords with some karaoke or cuttlefish fishing (squid fishing) from the boat.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba discovery (B,L,D)
A new day has come with beautiful sunrise view from your cabin
06.00 Optional to wake up for sunrise or swimming.
08.00 Breakfast with complimentary tea & coffee.
09.00 Get off the boat and van transfer through Cat Ba national park to visit Hospital (Quan Y) cave which used to be hospital cave during American war.
10.00 Continue driving for another 10 minutes to visit local family’s zoo in the center of Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESSCO.
10.40 Having tea break at local family before getting ready for riding the 7 km silk road along costal line with breathtaking panorama ocean view, vegetable garden and rice field. The last 2 Km riding on the country side road will lead you to Cat Ba Eco – lodge where we will stop for lunch and resting.
12.00 Lunch served on traditional house on stilt of Muong People.
14.00 Getting things ready for 2 hours trekking and hiking deeper and deeper inside Cat Ba national park to get to Lien Minh village. This trekking and hiking route is used to be single trail for transferring fresh water by bamboo pipe from Suoi Goi Spring over rocky mountain to Lien Minh Village in the past time. Now the fresh water is supplier by state – government Water Company, so it’s almost forgotten and covered in bust.
16.15 Van pick up and heading back to Gia Luan dock to get back to your overnight Junk in Ha Long bay.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
05:00 Get up early (if you want) to enjoy the sunrise.
07.30 Breakfast served on the boat while cruising through the bay.
09:30 there’s special cooking class with some traditional dishes presented by our excellent Chef. Cruise through the bay, admiring the spectacular islands, islets.
11:00 Special lunch is served on board while cruising back to the pier on Tuan Chau Island.
12:00 Say goodbye to the crew and get back onto dry land.
16.30 Bus drops you off at your hotel in Hanoi where you say goodbye to your guide.
Price for group tour (USD/pax) – Promotion valid to 31 Dec 11
Pick up & Drop off