DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – SANTA MARIA HALONG CRUISE (LUNCH – DINNER)
08.45- 9:30: Pick up at Old Quarter area to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (If the package is included transfer service). We will use the high-speed way which is just with 2 hours drive and NO shop-stops.
11:30: Your first stop on arrival at Sun World Bai Chay harbor. Check in the cruise
12:15: After taken to the to Santa Maria Cruise, you will be checked-in.While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing.
13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Dog Island, Dinh Huong islet (Incence Burner islet); Kissing rocks – The symbol of Halong tourism.Further cruising to the core zone of Halong bay, our first visit off the cruise is the Pearl Farm (which is much deeper inside the bay and much farther than other cruises normally operate).
14:45: Your first stop is the visit to the Pearl Farm; take a visit to the place with work-shop and take an optional 45 minutes kayaking (inclusive or exclusive depending in different packages).
16.30: You will visit popular Titov Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay.
17:30: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR – buy 1 get 1 free on drinks at Sky Leaf Bar or join some games provided at reception.
18:30: If you are interested in Vietnamese cuisines, please join our traditional Vietnamese cooking class on sundeck under the experienced Chef’s guiding (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather).
19:15: Delighted dinner.
20:30: This is the perfect time for you to enjoy our Sky Leaf Bar on the top floor. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception.
22:30: Overnight on board Santa Maria Cruises
DAY 2: HALONG BAY – HANOI (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)
06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay.06:45: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant.
08:00: Visit magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes.
09:15: Back on board, Set sometimes for last wash up.
09:30: check out and return to Sun World Bai Chay harbor.
10:30: Farewell lunch served on board.
11:15 – 11:30: Bill clear out. Get back to the harbor and get to our Shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.
14:30-15:00: Get back to your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. End of the tour.
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