Enjoy a trip that is perfect for the whole family at the infamous Halong Bay as you sail on a boat and explore its craggy limestone islands and grottos (small caves). Designated as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, this bay has exquisite scenery. Situated in the north-east region of Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands. Take a boat ride around the bay and spot islands in bizarre shapes and sizes.
You’ll see the Man’s Head Island, which resembles a man standing and facing the mainland and the Dragon Island that resembles a dragon hovering above the emerald water of the bay. Other islands resembling their namesakes are: the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, the La Vong and the Incense Burner. Also spot some wonderful grottos such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise grotto) and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto) among others.
Get an insight into the history of Vietnam as you visit the Van Don, an ancient commercial port, the Poem Mountain with stone engraved poems on erstwhile emperors, and the Bach Dang River, the location of two naval battles fought against foreign aggressors. The breath-taking islands on the Halong Bay are unlike anything you have ever seen before are not to be missed in this wonderful trip in Vietnam.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from Hanoi in the morning for scenic Halong Bay. Designated a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, this bay offers exquisite scenery.
Arriving at the pier around noon, board your charming traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. After reaching, lunch will be served while boat cruising through the bay.
Following cruise by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong), Fighting Cock (Ga Choi). At the core of the islets, there are two wonderful caves and grottoes to visit as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) before returning to Halong pier.
Disembark at Halong pier at approximately 1630h (04:30pm) and return to your hotel in Hanoi.
Had an awesome day at Halong Bay. Long (our tour guide) was a champion - awesome guy to hang out with and taught us heaps about the country and the people.... Adam Trew
Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 8 hours
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