New and unique itinerary with a balanced mix of activities, relaxation, and sightseeing
Explore the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and more
Experience kayaking and rowing in the Dark and Lights Caves
Overnight stay in the serene area of Lan Ha Bay
Engage in Vietnamese cooking class and visit a local fishing village
Embark on a 2-day sightseeing cruise around the Gulf of Tonkin, discovering the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay and its neighboring areas. Marvel at the emerald green waters and towering limestone islands that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy kayaking and sunbathing, explore natural caves, participate in a Vietnamese cooking class, and visit a local fishing village. The itinerary strikes a perfect balance between activities, relaxation, and sightseeing, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Perfect for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and those seeking a unique and serene getaway. It is suitable for individuals, couples, and small groups who appreciate stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and cultural immersion.
Meet Our Local Host
Roberts (Hai) is an experienced travel professional with 8 years of expertise in the region. He possesses in-depth knowledge of northern Vietnam's routes and offers a cheerful, engaging, and dedicated experience. With his motto of treating clients like close friends, Roberts ensures a personalized and memorable journey.
7:30 - 8:15 AM: Pick-up from Somerset
11:45 – 12:00: Arrival at Tuan Chau Wharf and transfer to the cruise
Check-in, welcome drink, and cruise briefing
Visit Dark and Lights Cave for kayaking or bamboo boat rowing
Return to the cruise, enjoy the sunset and relax in the Jacuzzi
Anchor overnight in a tranquil area
Evening activities including squid fishing, movie watching, and spa treatments
6:15: AM: Wake-up for Tai Chi class or sunrise watching
Explore Lan Ha Bay and enjoy kayaking
Return to the boat, check out, and have brunch
Disembark the boat and return to port
12:15: Start the return journey to Hanoi with the tour guide
15:00: Arrival in Hanoi. End of the trip
Pickup and transfer by A/C modern bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
Meals as Mention: 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, and 1 x Dinner - Vegan/Vegetarian option available
Fully furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C and hot water( Twin Sharing Basis)
Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary.
English speaking guide.
What’s Not Included
Drink and beverage
Tips for guide and driver
Other activities not mentioned in the program
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 6 people
Maximum Capacity: 20 people
Booking Deadline: 10 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Weather can be unpredictable depending on the season. Make sure to check weather forecasts and updates from your City Team. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the City Team will notify you of alternative options.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Besides the trekking option on Day 2 which has been described as medium to high difficulty.
Special Clothing Required: Yes - Comfortable shoes and clothes
Special Dietary Restrictions: No - We will try our best to accommodate most dietary needs, Please inform the city team upon booking
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation is included
Additional Information: Refunds: All sales are final and there will be no refunds.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have been fortunate enough to see Cat Ba Island, and Cat Ba Village a few times before, and have loved my visits there to experience Vietnamese rural small town life, which is an interesting contrast to Hanoi. The boat is truly spectacular, and obviously, Halong (and especially its lesser known but much more beautiful cousin, Lan Ha) deserve every bit of their spot on the Natural Wonders of the World list.