I. Day 1: Ha Noi - Ha Long
7h45-8h15: Your journey (Ha Long 2 days 1 night on Pelican Cruise) begins when you are picked up in your hotel by our tour guide. Transferring from Ha Noi to Ha Long by bus, it’s time to enjoy the landscape of country side of the Red River Delta which is one of the richest and most developed regions in the country. During your transfer, you stop at Hai Duong Province for refreshment and enjoying coffee time.
12h-12h30: You are warmly welcomed by the cabin crews when reaching to Tuan Chau harbor. After check-in, you enjoy welcome drink in cruise’s lounge and have cruise briefing allowing you to get a safety journey.
12h30: Your buffet lunch is served with many options made of fresh ingredients. While you enjoy your lunch, the boat will move slowly around Ha Long Bay - home of over more 1500 small islands made of limestone and thick greenery. The cruise passes the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet permitting you to get an over view about that charming area.
Double ocean view cabin - Pelican Cruise
Visit Luon cave
The first activity you join is to visit Luon Cave. Luon Cave is the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea. That open air cave, sited on Bo Hon island, draws attraction to you by rocky cliffs, the mountain’s size and form, the color of clouds and sea waters, and the high biodiversity.
Because of limited height, just between 2.5 and 4 meters high, you only can explore this splendid cave by boats or kayaking.
There are two options for you: do kayaking by yourself or get the bamboo boats rowed by local residents to start exploring this exotic cave. What you just have to do is enjoying tranquility and pure atmosphere.
Visit Tip Top island
The next activity is to visit Ti Top Island. Tip Top Island is a unique island of emerald water, dense rainforest, and heavenly white sandy beach. That island has a shape of a crescent moon. In spite of being a little small, it’s especially well-known for its quiet and airy atmosphere, as well as its alluring landscape.
There are many recreational activities based on your preferences. For water-sports enthusiasts, they can get swimming on clear water and other sea sports. More interesting, you take about 400 steep steps to get to the top of the island, but the view won’t disappoint you.
Tourists can play some sport games at Titop Island
You can come up for a whole panorama view, the sunset and witnessing the sun hiding itself behind enormous limestone of Ha Long Bay. Otherwise, you can enjoy fresh sea food specialties, earn suntan in an ideal environment of immense sky and sunshine that creates a great ambiance to relax.
Visit Luon Bo area
Now you come back to the boat to get relaxation while sailing to Luon Bo area. Luon Bo area is a safe and peaceful area to anchor overnight. You can also get massage which is to work and act on your body with pressure allowing you to get your mind clear and body relaxed. (You can refer our menu and book it with Cruise Manager directly because it’s optional).
Before having Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ set menu dinner, you take part in our cooking class on sundeck where you are guided to make Vietnamese traditional specials, especially spring rolls by our chef.
Cooking Class - Pelican Cruise
As you know, Vietnamese original cuisine is so wonderful, so we are available the cooking class like a way to help tourists to discover our interesting cuisine. It’s also time for you to get our special offer - ‘Happy hour’. You can buy one drink and get one free. We offer that special promotion for only tourists staying at Pelican Cruise.
We are providing many kinds of entertainment in the evening. You may try squid fishing & fishing from the boat which can present a challenge. Put a life jacket on, find a pin light and proper gears and start catching squid.
Otherwise, you can chat around the bar with other tour participants, watch movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Then, have your bedtime in a comfortable room provided to ready for the next traveling day.
II. Day 2: Ha Long – Ha Noi
The next day starts early on board with Tai Chi session on the sundeck which is a kind of exercises combined deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. These gentle movements contain inner power that can strengthen the body, improve mental relaxation and mobilize joints and muscles.
In the morning, it’s also a great time to see Sunrise like a simple way to get inspired and energy to your new day. Enjoy your breakfast served in the dinning room with morning view of bay’s landscape and get ready to the other adventure day.
Visit Surprising cave
Your journey is continued by visiting Surprising cave. Surprising cave is a charming cave formed by a lot of rocky islands concentrated having distinct and strange shapes. That gorgeous cave situated on Bo Hon island has thousands of stalactites and stalagmites along the 500-meter paved passage. They are highlighted by colored lights making them more impressive.
At the deepest part, a “royal garden” appears with a clear pond and landscape of mountains. Walking through steep stone steps, you can have the feeling of climbing the mountain and stepping to the sky. Reaching the peak of the cave, you have a great chance to admire the beautiful landscapes of the whole view and some types of trees and birds living here.
It takes approximately 45 minutes for trekking to find interest in the cave, so proper shoes are highly recommended.
Tourists visiting Surprising Cave
Surprising cave is the last stop in your excursion. Then, you come back to Pelican Cruise, check out and settle your extra payment (if any). Your buffet lunch is served while cruising to Tuan Chau Harbor.
You can relax on the sundeck or in the dining room. It’s the last time for you to enjoy the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. After all, you disembark to Tuan Chau Harbor and say goodbye to the crew.
You get on a bus to come back to Ha Noi. During the transfer time, you stop over the middle to visit a traditional workshop and get refreshment in about 30 minutes. Your tour Ha Long 2 days 1 night on Pelican Cruise ended when you are dropped of in your hotel. If you have more time, you are recommended to join another trip Pelican Cruise 3 days 2 night.
- Child below 5 years old is F.O.C sharing room with parents.
- Child from 5 to 12 staying on separate bed: charge 75% adult price, sharing room with parents
- Child over 12 years old consider as adult
- English speaking tour guide on boat
- Luxury Cruise through Halong bay (apply for 2 days 1 night)
- All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (02 buffet lunches, 01 BBQ dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night
- Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Deluxe cabin with A/C
- Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, complimentary two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
- Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
- Airfare, VISA arrangement
- Beauty Spa Services & Massage
- Tips & Others Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
WHAT TO BRING
- Sun block
- Camera + Films
- Insect repellent
- Original Passport
- Wide brim hat
- Swimming costume for summer
- Sun glasses
- Proper shoes for climbing in cave
- Warm clothes for winter
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