Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Cat Ba island - Lan Ha bay
AM: Cruise to enjoy the spectacular seascapes of Halong Bay in the Unique route
07:45 AM – 08:15 AM: Optional pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for Hai Phong on the free-way AH 5B enjoying the landscape of rice field and rural villages of the Red River Delta. (1,5-2 hours).
Enjoy driving on the longest sea-crossing bridge of Vietnam heading to Cat Ba Island.
25 minutes on the ferry to Cat Ba Island where you will feel the tour starting by green mangroves running along the mountain feet.
Along the coastal road for amazing views to the bay and the valley shadowed paths through the National Park for more authentic Nature to the other side of the Park is Gia Luan dock where you can obtain a great view of Halong Bay. Here we will embark Unicharm Cruise.
12:30 AM: UniCharm crew warmly welcome you on board. Visit the boat, check-in the room, and enjoy your first fresh lunch on the boat (We can cater Vegetarian or vegan food on your request). Lunching and cruising into the bay pass by Cap Bai Islet, Ngon Tay Island (Finger Islet), Sung Sot cave, and Titop peak… (Now we are in the middle of the World Heritage site of Ha Long bay).
Continue towards Lan Ha Bay on the hidden route for different amazing sightseeing, pass by Dark and Bright cave, Ao Ech lagoon (Frog Lagoon), Ba Trai Dao (three-peach beach), Hon Dua (the Stick Islet), Buddhist statue stone…
Arrive in Lan Ha – the Biosphere reserved area of the World, is famous for its crystal water, round lagoons, tunnel grottoes and the fisherman villages…and especially phosphorescence at night time.
PM: Kayaking and Snorkeling to Open the Hidden Charm and Feel how Unique it is
On each 2-seat kayak, our tour guide will lead you to paddle through narrow lanes of the karst mountains to fishing villages, we can visit and talk with the fisherman to get to learn more about the daily life on the sea.
Paddle under a tunnel grotto to a stunning lagoon (depending on the tide sometimes). Here you can dip into the emerald waters. Swimming and Snorkeling to see Corals or you can also reach some secluded beaches for a while relaxing lying on sand…
Enjoy the sunset on the bay.
Back to the boat for “cooking class” (our tour guide will show you how to make some famous Vietnamese traditional dishes that you can easily demonstrate home for your family after this trip).
Enjoy Dinner and overnight on the lovely peaceful bay once in your lifetime.
Meals: L, D
Accommodation: Unicharm cruise
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai village - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi
AM: Biking to visit Viet Hai village
Wake up among the smooth waves (if you want to contemplate the sunrise, wake up earlier enough is important).
Light breakfast is served to energize for morning exercises by (fresh fruits, fresh fruit juices, cakes, tea, and coffee or mineral water).
Tender ship to Cat Ba Island, Viet Hai dock for a bicycle trip to Viet Hai village. Ride a bike for 30 minutes on the shadowed paths, enjoying the landscape on the way to the village located in a beautiful valley of the National Park of Cat Ba. Visit a local house to get to know about the local people as well as their daily life of work or visit the island school. Afterward cycling back and tender to return to the cruise. Relaxing onboard or swimming in the bay or breathing nature on the large sundeck chairs.
Check out and start cruising on another route throughout thousands of limestone islands and islets, taking precious Uni pictures meanwhile enjoying our tasteful brunch.
Arrive back at Gia Luan dock.
PM: Driving back to Hanoi
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Disembark UniCharm Cruise for another drive on the free-way AH5B back to Hanoi.
16:00 PM – 16:30 PM
Arrived in Hanoi – the tour ended at your hotel.
Meals: B, Br