HANOI – HALONG DISCOVERY WITH LUNCH
8:00 our guide will pick you up at your hotel (near old quarter area) and depart for Halong Bay in a joining modern bus with another passengers. We drive to through the countryside from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) - a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, you will experience a rural area dotted with villages, rice fields and farms providing the many parts of the nation with rice, fruits and vegetables. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5 hours.
Embark, lunch will be served on board for your delights while enjoying a relaxing in a wonderful cruise through Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations. You will discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
You will visit Thien Cung situated on the south-west side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. The way to Thien Cung grotto is covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in you will be more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from the stalactites. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales. Going out of the Thien Cung grotto, you will have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature. This grotto is one of the most beautiful ones in Halong Bay. Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed, and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the very centre of the grotto.
Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi, short rest at Dai Viet or Hong Ngoc or ABC shopping en route back. Arrive Hanoi around 20:30PM at your hotel where the tour ends.
- Embark on a 4-hour cruise trip in beautiful Halong Bay.
- Visit Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace) Cave to see its beauty for yourself.
- Marvel at the unique rock formations of many islands & caves.
- Marvel at the mighty limestone cliffs & emerald waters.
Notes: During the monsoonal months cruises may be subject to last minute cancellations due to weather conditions.