Get up close and personal with the beauty of Halong Bay on this overnight tour that puts you on the water. First, take in a broad view of the UNESCO-listed site from a seaplane flight over the bay, then board a cruise to explore its natural wonders, including limestone caves and sheer rock islets.
Day 1: Seaplane Flight & Cruise Embarkation
Set off in the morning on a shuttle bus from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Marina in Halong. From there, board a seaplane and take to the sky above Halong Bay. Marvel at the natural, undisturbed beauty of the place as you circle the forest-covered islets and towering limestone formations that rise from emerald green waters. After touching down on the water again, transfer to your Emeraude cruise and enjoy a lunch of authentic Vietnamese cuisine as you set off into the bay.
Choose to spend your afternoon relaxing on the spacious deck, or venture out on various activities that take you into Halong Bay's wonders. Explore the Sung Sot Cave on a guided shore excursion and see its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, or visit a pearl farm and learn about the process that goes into making each individual pearl. Return to your boat after a full day of adventure and indulge in a European-style buffet before spending your evening squid fishing or lounging under the stars.
Day 2: Sunrise & Halong Bay Cruising
Rise early for a magical event on deck—sunrise over the Halong Bay. As the sun climbs in the sky, the entire bay is painted in brilliant hues for a breathtaking view. Round out the experience with a tranquil tai chi lesson led by a seasoned teacher. As your cruise weaves its way through the islets back to port, take in the unique shape of each formation, naturally carved out over time. Once you dock at port, bid farewell to Halong Bay and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.