DAY 1 : HANOI - TUAN CHAU MARINA - HALONG BAY (L/D)
08.00 – 08.30 approx: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 noon approx: Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard The Carina. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind - Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.
Afternoon: While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.
Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water.
We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community. Back on board The Carina we head towards the sleeping area. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary
Early evening: Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games
or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk.
06:30 am: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim. - Breakfast, coffee, tea served.
Transfer to smaller boat to explore Day and Night cave and pearl farm. Guided kayaking, swimming, a pristine natural cave lapped by the turquoise water.
12:00 approx: Lunch is served on board
Afternoon: Discover Ba Trai Dao (three peaks islet) or sunbathe on one of the natural secluded beaches (private, wild and fresh air). You also can take kayaking or swimming
Visit Soisim island for swimming and snorkeling. You can enjoy our interesting games such as football,basketball, …
17:10 approx: Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax
19:00 approx: Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B/L)
06:30 am: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim. Breakfast, coffee, tea served.
After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.
Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
10:00 am: We board The Carina again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12 noon: Return to the shore and disembark from The Carina as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00