Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Azalea Cruise
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM:
Pick up from Hanoi Old Quarter (book transfer in next step) and transfer to GOT Ferry Terminal in Hai Phong city. Up on arrival at around 11:30, transfer to Azalea Cruise. Welcome guests on board. Check-in, then enjoy Welcome drink. Receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member.
Head to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner.
We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave. Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.
Azalea Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming
Returning AZALEA CRUISE boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff.
Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay with its quieter
Visitors then return to AZALEA CRUISE boat for check-out procedures.
Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony.
We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. We bid farewell at Got Ferry, this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.
Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip