Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Meals:L/D)
The shuttle bus picks you up from the hotel (if you book transfer service). Enjoy a 3.5 hours ride to Halong Bay. Reach Tuan Chau Pier around noon.
Enjoy a welcoming drink and a brief introduction about the cruise when getting on board. Check-in to the cabins. Lunch are served in set with local specialities while the cruise sails to Ti Top Island. Climb up the stairs that lead to a hilltop- from where you will be able to take the best photos of Halong Bay. You can also spend time swimming or sunbathing on the beach.
Return to the cruise as we set sail for Ong Cam house, one of the best places for kayaking in Halong Bay. There will be free time to explore the area around by kayaking or rowing boat.
Join our cooking class on board, one of the most highlighted activity during your trip. Dinner will be served shortly after with BBQ dishes. Enjoy the quiet Halong Bay at night at your own leisure.
Day 2: Halong Bay exploration (Meals: B/L/D)
Early risers might participate in the cruise’s Tai Chi Lesson for about 30 minutes, and breakfast is also served with tea, coffee and cakes. Transfer to Gray Line day boat to delve further into the bay.
We allow great flexibility on this day and customize our option based on weather and tide levels. Our options will be as follows:
1, Visit a local fishing village and join in the daily routines. This is the unique program about Gray Line Cruise.
2, Visit Drum Cave, another magnetic and enchanting plaves in Halong Bay with kayaking opportunity
3, Visit Pearl farm, learn how real pears are extracted.
From going fishing to practicing typical activities as locals do daily, all of them are the best and the core value that Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there. You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature, but the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.
After a full day of activities, we will rejoin the mother vessel and unwind at around 16:30.
Enjoy our BBQ dinner on board with the best of Vietnamese cuisines. Evening activities include movie nights, card games, or you can just sit back and relax, enjoy the quiet and peaceful Halong at night.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: B/L)
Our Tai Chi Lesson will be offered for early risers on the sundeck. Light breakfast with coffee and tea will be served, just before our next adventure to Me Cung Cave. As the cruise arrives at the cave, take time climbing up the stairs for an amazing view of Halong Bay.
Return to boat and check out. Farewell lunch will be served soon after. Say goodbye to the crew and get on the shuttle bus to return to Hanoi. Trip ends.