Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L, D)
07:30 You will be met by a Alova Cruise’s guide at your hotel in Hanoi and start 175 km road trip to Tuan Chau Island, Halong city (approximately 3.5 hours). 12: 30 Welcome aboard Alova Gold with cocktail specialty. Safety briefing & check-in your private cabin. Our Alova Gold Cruises take us on an odyssey through the vast expanse of Halong Bay wends among other worldly karsts’ foundation and open up views of one stupendous seascape after another, passes Dog islet, Incense Burners and Thumb Rock while a Vietnamese-fusion cuisine lunch is served in the restaurant aboard. 15:00 Anchoring in a cove of TUNG GAU hidden archipelagoes amid dramatic natural sceneries that the other big ships can’t. These are pristine place with unique eco system rarely visited by stranger. Deep into the range of spectacular rock formations rise out of jade green water is timeless base of local fisher folks who have been living aboard their tinny huts for centuries. Cut off from civilization, their time-honored traditions have been lived recently.We visit primitive floating house, farm-fishing and meet the warm and engaging fisher folks. The highlight of this trip is join an fishing trip with fisher folks , learning the traditional techniques and putting the fishing net by yourself which setting a genuine mood of authentic local life on the mystical water.The splendid sights of TUNG GAU archipelagoes which is not only composed of untouched natural beauty, cultural value, but also the significance of its biodiversity. There is no better way to explore this eco system on a kayak.After an instruction on how to paddle safely, you will glide on mirrored-water. Exploring labyrinth of limestone islands that tower majestically above us in many fantastic shapes. Every turns brings new surprises, secret passages to hidden lagoons, and getting closest to sea creatures. Our exploration is ended with leisure swim on clear emerald water before return on boat.17.00 Sunset cruise to the other part of the bay whist sipping cocktail on top-deck, enjoy our HAPPY HOUR – buy one and get one free. 18.30 We slip into quiet anchorages from where we spent the night. Cooking demonstration. 19:00 Dinner with exquisite Vietnamese cuisines and discuss about next day exploration. Our day ends with a romantic night at bar before retiring to you comfortable cabin.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
07:00 Captain’s breakfast.08.00 - Disembark, bus ride through wild site of Cat Ba Island. 08:20 Visit Army Hospital Cave on Limestone Mountain: A remnant from Vietnam War. You will meet the witness of the war that live a part of interesting history. Due to the heavy American bombing, a secret bomb proof hospital and safe house for the VC leaders was built inside a cave, high up on one of the many limestone karsts which dominate the island. 10:00 Return on board. Check-out of the cabin. Time to say good bye to our crew and enjoy scenic cruise towards Tuan Chau Port. 11:30 Disembark the cruise; Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine at Hong Chau restaurant. 12:30 Get on the bus to go back to Hanoi. 16:30 Drop at your hotel/ accommodation in the Old Quarter. End service.
Note: Itinerary can be changed upon the weather condition
Goodbye and see you on the next adventure!