Soar over lush islands hemmed in by aquamarine waters, cruise past rugged limestone landscapes, and explore tooth-like stalactites in a cool cave on this excursion to Halong Bay. Take some leisure time to relax on a rustic sailboat with a cocktail and enjoy a tasty Vietnamese lunch along the way.
Get picked up from your Hanoi hotel and head to a nearby airport where you can climb aboard a light aircraft bound for Halong Bay. Buckle up in a window seat and listen as the engine roars to life. Take off and savor bird's-eye views of the city before you bank and settle in for the quick flight. When you arrive over Halong Bay, take a few spins around to take in the scene from your lofty vantage point, and then touch down on Dau Be island.
Trade your plane for an authentic junk boat and set sail for turquoise lagoons nestled at the bottom of steep karst landscapes. Drop anchor in Dao Tung Lam Bay for a freshly prepared lunch, and then continue on to Ga Choi for the chance to do some spelunking in Paradise Cave. Snap photos of slowly growing stalagmites and stalactites, consider going for a swim in the calm lagoon, or simply relax on the ship with a cool cocktail before you return to the dock and ride back to Hanoi by air-conditioned bus.