Experience the serene majesty of Ha Long Bay on a traditional sailing vessel. Admire the spectacular island scenery, explore islets and beaches on a kayak, and spend plenty of time swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing. Enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class on the boat.
Day 1: Setting Sail & Thien Canh Son
Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and travel to Ha Long City, passing through the Red River Delta. Board a traditional cruiser and set sail in the gorgeous Ha Long Bay—crystal clear waters dotted by the sheer cliffs of the karsts, topped with dense greenery. Go exploring in Thein Canh Son cave, learning about the amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations.
In the afternoon, choose to sunbathe on the deck or go swimming in the gorgeous water. Take part in a Vietnamese cooking class led by the boat's chef. Relax and play games before eating a delicious Vietnamese dinner served on board. After dinner, enjoy the evening before sleeping.
Day 2: Cap La & Vung Ha Kayaking
Eat breakfast and cruise over to Vung Ha. Board a kayak to discover this geological park, with a panorama of the thousands of islands in Bai Tu Long Bay. Relax on Vung Ha Beach, where you can enjoy swimming or sunbathing, before eating lunch on the boat in the middle of the bay.
Explore Be Ong Dau in a kayak—see a huge mountainous lake—and hang out on the beach. Kayak back to the boat, which cruises to Cong Do for the night. Eat dinner and hang out in the evening before going to sleep.
Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay & Vung Vieng
Eat breakfast before travelling to Vung Vieng, an ancient floating village surrounded by craggy mountains. Go kayaking to explore the village before packing up your things and checking out of your room. Eat lunch while cruising back to the Ha Long wharf. Say goodbye to the crew and head back to Hanoi to get dropped off at your hotel.