Day 1 Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
We depart Hanoi for Halong Bay in the morning. We will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi driving to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta and stopover on the way for a refreshment break. Arrival Tuan Chau wharf at noon and follow the cruise program as follow: 12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time 12h30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served 13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay 15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. 16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits). 17h00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock. 19h00: Dinner is served. 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise
Day 2 Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
7h30: Start the day with an International breakfast 08h30: Transfer to another boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion. 10h00: Guided kayaking, swimming & snorkeling at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise water. 12h00: Fresh seafood lunch is served onboard or enjoy Barbeque on beach if the weather permitted. 13h30: Continue on to discover Ho Ba Ham Islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. 14h30: Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain (time and weather permitting). 16h00: Cruise back to Glory Cruises 19h00: Sumptuous seafood set-dinner onboard 21h00: Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program Overnight aboard
Day 3 Halong – Hanoi (Br)
07.00: Coffee and tea will be served 08.00: Continue cruising. 08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave 09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. 09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier 11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00: Drive from Halong to Hanoi. 14h00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to visit a Ceramics workshop. 16.00: Arrive in Hanoi End the trip
- Shuttle bus between Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi.
- Accommodation in a twin share or double cabin
- All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner, Br= Brunch)
- An English speaking guide on board.
- Sightseeing admissions fees & permits
- Government taxes
- Personal expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned as included
- Tips are welcome
- The Cruise Program may be subject to change without prior notice
- Inform us in advance if you have any special requirement for foor
Glory Cruise Halong Bay infomation
Ha Long Bay (literally: “Descending Dragon Bay”; Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.
Historical research surveys have shown the presence of prehistorical human beings in this area tens of thousands years ago. The successive ancient cultures are the Soi Nhụ culture around 18,000-7000 BC, the Cái Bèo culture 7000-5000 BC and the Hạ Long culture 5,000-3,500 years ago. Ha Long Bay also m arked important events in the history of Vietnam with many artifacts found in Bài Thơ Mout, Đầu Gỗ Cave, Bãi Cháy.
500 years ago, Nguyen Trai praised the beauty of Ha Long Bay in his verse Lộ nhập Vân Đồn, in which he called it “rock wonder in the sky”. In 1962, the Ministry of Culture.