Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in Northern Vietnam. The Bay is dotted with 1.600 limestone islands and islets. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1994.
Why this place is called “Ha Long”? According to local legend, when Vietnam had just started to develop into the country, they had to fight against invaders. To assist the Vietnamese in defending their country, the gods sent a family of Dragons as protectors. This family of Dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form a great wall against the invaders. Under magics, numerous rock mountains abruptly appeared on the sea, ahead of invaders’ships, the forward ships struck the rocks and each other. After winning the battle, the dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing of the Earth, and then decided to live in this bay. The place where the mother dragon descended was named Ha Long.
We will pick up you at your hotel or your apartment in Hanoi and start depart wonderful journey to Ha Long Bay. The bus ride through the countryside of the Hong River Delta, water buffaloes, paddy fields and daily Vietnamese farmer life are on both sides on the way.
Starting for journey, we board a traditional wooden junk and start the cruising trip to the centre of the bay. Delicious foods are served while we are attracted by the beautiful scenery. You will excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful high points of the World Heritage Site such as Fighting Cock, Duck, Swan, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs.
Continue your journey, the boat will bring you come to Ba Hang floating village – A small village in the water world and have unique lifestyle. The floating village is home to many generations and most of its residents never leave, but grow up and stay here where they are born. Children are born and surviving by learning to swim and help their parents. Their daily lives associate with the rising and falling of the tides, while being sheltered by the imposing limestones.
Explore Thien Cung cave is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay will sure make you surprise. Visiting Thien Cung cave, you may have the feeling of entering into a heavenly palace with the magic and magnificent system of stalactites. The road to the cave is luxuriantly covered by trees. Passing through a narrow crack in the door, you will enter inside the cave and be surprised by the vivid and stunning beauty of natural. Getting out of Thien Cung, you may fell like they have seen a unique and meticulous art museum, which was created under hands of the creator beyond the imagination of human. Having the marvelous beauty, Thien Cung cave is one of attractions in Ha Long should not be miss.
After interesting journey, we will come back to Hanoi and say Goodbye with great memories.
|Price per person|
|Minivan||$ 69 per person|
|Private car upgrade||1 pax||2 pax||3 – 4 pax||5 – 6 pax|
Tour price includes:
- 2 ways transfer by bus or private air-conditioned vehicles
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Boat trip as per itinerary
- Seafood lunch onboard served incl. 1 soft drink (Vegetarian menu available upon info min. 4 hours before port arrival)
- All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary
- Bamboo boat rowing through limestone cave
- Refreshment drink when returning onboard cruise boat
Tour price excludes:
- Gratuities and personal expenses
- Any other service not mentioned in the above program
- Peak season surcharge (if applicable)
The information of tour:
- High quality as a private trip
- Departure: Daily
- Duration: 12 hours
- Pick up & drop off: centrally located hotels or apartments in Hanoi
- Starting time: 08:00 – 08:30 am
- No hidden costs