Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, pick up by driver and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - A Free Day of Leisure (B)
Discover the most charming city in Asia on your own & enjoy one hour of Vietnamese body massage at Santal Spa next to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay (B, L, D)
A morning drive through the Red River Delta will take you to Halong Bay where you will board the luxury Au Co. The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away.
After cruising to the east of Halong Bay, enjoy a relaxing tour of guided kayaking or swimming in Vung Ha area, boasting isolated beaches and nature at its best before cruising into the geological park of amazing Bai Tu Long Bay.
Back to The Au Co to learn about the role of tea in Vietnamese culture with a tea ceremony then enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free” from 18:00 to 19:00): Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails
Savour five elements’ dinner. After that, enjoy squid fishing from the main deck.
The boat will anchor for the night in a peaceful location. Overnight on Halong Bay.
Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
Start the day with Tai Chi - physical movements designed for relaxation, balance and health - on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.
After breakfast on board, visit Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat in 01 hour.
Savour a delicious lunch in the Halong Restaurant while the ship cruises towards Dark and Bright Cave area for your later kayaking and swimming time
Back to The Au Co to enjoy Happy Hour and Cooking Demonstration then a sumtupous seafood BBQ. The ship anchors at Drum Cave. Overnight on Halong Bay.
Day 5: Halong Bay - Return to Hanoi - Departure (B, L)
Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breath-taking seascape. Halong Bay is also attractive for beautiful beaches on the small islands. Awake early and join the Tai Chi session to help you feel fresh for the guided tour of Sung Sot cave, the most beautiful cave with many photo opportunities. Note there are about 715 steps to climb (optional). On the way back to port, enjoy breakfast and take a last glimpse of the beautiful scenery from the bar or sundeck. Drive to Hanoi where you will be transferred to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for your departure flight.