Duration:3 days 2 nights
Tour route:Hanoi - Halong Bay Archipelago - Kayaking on Bay - Hanoi
Treasure Junk is one of a kind vessel in your journey into Vietnam. Based on a solid structure and re-designed in a wooden junk style, Treasure Junk is stable and able to navigate in any seabed of the region and can easily face the rough if needed. From its nicely decorated cabin, you will be able to have a great view of Halong Bay through the large windows and enjoy its best services.
• Traditional junk with modern amenities.
• Great seafood cuisine.
• Unique itinerary with a quiet overnight anchorage.
• Interaction with the local people who call the bay home.
• Kayaking among the dramatic karst formations.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Archipelago (L,D)
Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk. Start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).
After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the clichés of a busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.
We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Let’s get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, ok. Kayaks and tender boat, ok. Paddles and gears, ok. Let’s get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.
After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Day 2: Halong Bay kayaking (B,L,D)
The breakfast will be served from 7.15am. But if you like, we invite you to share a cup of tea or coffee from 6.30am and participate then in a Tai Chi session before breakfast.
Around 8.30am, we board a smaller boat. It takes us even farther from the touristy area, to the hidden nooks of the archipelago.
A whole day of fun and relaxation. More kayaking, more swimming, more sandy beaches, more floating houses, more local cuisine, definitely a “cruise++”… The exact program depends on tide and weather conditions but we guarantee that we will make this trip extension worth. Lunch will be served on the support boat.
The guide will lead you back to the Treasure Junk in the mid-afternoon. Time to refresh and to make yourself cozy on the sundeck.
Dinner will be served again either in the dining room or on the deck. Second night onboard.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B,Br)
We will be back at the pier about 11am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.
Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some idle time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We spawn our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.
Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle.
Accommodation on Treasure Junk
Meals as specified in the program
Kayaks and safety gear
Dedicated support boat for the second day
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
All entrance fees
VAT and other taxes
Hotel in Hanoi for the last day
Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Shuttle bus: Daily departure around 07:40 AM – 08:00AM from your Hotel in center Hanoi (Old quarter/ French quarter).
Guide: English speaking guide
FOC rate for child under 4 years olds applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults.
The rate for children from 4 to 10 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults will be charged 75% adult rate.
More than 30 days before the beginning of the trip: 20% of the total rates.
15 to 30 days before trip: 50% of the total rates.
From 7 to 14 days before trip: 75% of the total rates.
No refunds for cancellations 7 days before the journey.