Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, Vietnam
Day 1: Ha Noi – Ha Long (-/L/D)
The shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel and drive you through the scenic countryside to Ha Long Bay. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive sights. Heading out of town, we will embark by boat for an exploration of legendary Ha Long Bay. This exciting five-hour cruise will provide a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery. Ha Long Bay is home to some 3000 limestone islands that rise out of the clear emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and enjoy a visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the cruise.
Day 2: Ha Long – Cat Ba (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you may enjoy your morning with swimming or sunbathing. Then get on a ferry to Cat Ba Island and enjoy the photo opportunities along the way. Upon arrival at Gia Luan pier, you will be picked up by a bus to travel to Cat Ba National Park, where you can enjoy some soft hiking. Next, we will travel to the center of Cat Ba city, to your hotel for check-in and relaxation. Enjoy some free time in Cat Ba or go swimming at Cat Co Beach. Have dinner at your hotel.
Day 3: Cat Ba – Ha Long (B/L/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free morning exploring or relaxing. Have lunch at a local restaurant before getting on a hydrofoil to Hai Phong where the driver will pick you up and return you to Ha Noi.