For the ones who want to explore Halong further and with a pronounced taste for active travel. Let’s discover some of the quietest parts of the archipelago with a harmonious combination of comfortable cruising and fun activities. This tour features the unique cruise on board of the Treasure Junk. But with an extra day to explore the hidden part of the bay, have fun with local fisherman in their daily work and relaxing on deserted sandy beaches.
• The natural grandeur of the World Heritage Halong archipelago
• Traditional junk with modern amenities
• Great seafood cuisine
• Unique itinerary with a quiet overnight anchorage
• Interaction with the local people who call the bay home
Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Treasure junk
7:45 – Tour check-in procedure
8:00 - Depart from Hanoi for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk, we start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).
After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our stop at Hon Co island, where we’ll take a few steps up to explore the Thien Canh Son cave. Inside the cave, stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes and sizes will tell you more about geographic history of Halong bay and surrounding area.
Late in the afternoon, the boat cruises to its anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Treasure junk
The breakfast will be served from 7.15am. But if you like, we invite you to share a cup of tea or coffee from 6.30am and participate then in a Tai Chi session before breakfast.
Around 8.30am, we board a smaller boat. It takes us even farther from the touristy area, to the hidden nooks of the archipelago.
A whole day of fun and relaxation. The exact program depends on tide and weather conditions but we guarantee that we will make this trip extension worth. You’ll join with local fishermen in their daily work, for find a dessert beach for your own creation. Lunch will be served on the support boat.
You’ll back to the Treasure Junk before the sun goes down. Time to refresh and to make yourself cozy on the sundeck. Dinner will be served again either in the dining room or on the deck. Second night onboard.
Meals: brunch | Accommodation: N/A
We will be back at the pier about 11am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.
6:30 - Coffee, tea and cakes will be served. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some free time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We trace our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.
Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle. Our shuttle bus will take you back to Hanoi centre at around 16:30.
PRICE PER PERSON in USD based on group tour
Price per pax
|1 Apr - 30 Apr 2017||Superior||US$ 317
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|1 May - 30 Sep 2017||Superior||US$ 301
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|1 Oct - 31 Dec 2017||Superior||US$ 317
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* Single supplement: applies for those who travels with others but requires a single cabin for her/himself
** An upgrade to Suite available is available with a surcharge
• Accommodation on Treasure Junk
• Meals as specified in the program
• Dedicated support boat for the second day
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
• The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
• All entrance fees
• VAT and other taxes