If we have limited time and wish to have a less conventional
experience than Ha Long Bay, yet still want to see its natural wonders, this
trip is ideal. It showcases some of the most impressive sights in Bai Tu Long
Bay, from extraordinary rocks to excellent food, wonderful local families and
much much more.
Day 1 Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay
Being next to Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is equally magnificent, yet is less
frequently visited. Legend has it that the Child Dragon landed here, creating
its spectacular landscape. Departing from Hanoi, we drive to Cam Pha town.
Here, we embark on a traditional junk ride which takes us through the most
stunning compressed and twisted islets, formed by mountain creation movement
that occurred nearly ten million years ago.
This is followed by a kayak ride around picturesque limestone outcrops. Arriving
on Van Don island, an island which features white sand beaches, tiny villages
and verdant hills, we settle in with a retired fisherman's family for the night.
(Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi
Thousands of years in the making, Van Don island, which is located in Bai Tu
Long Bay, is a testament to the period when the sea receded leaving the island
surrounded by ivory white sand dunes and stunning crescent beaches.
The island also boasts important historical significance, having once been a
trading post and an ancient battleground during the Mongol invasion of Vietnam
in the 13th century.
After having breakfast we enjoy bicycle across the island and explore its
northern part, the best way to see all the sights, lush surroundings and
breaktaking sea view, stay close to the fertile land and its friendly
inhabitants. After that we enjoy a junk trip to discover the extent of the bay.
The return journey follows a different route, allowing us a few hours to
appreciate the tranquil beauty only found in Bai Tu Long Bay. We return to Hanoi
at about 6pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned
- Road transport by private car
- Local English speaking guide
- Entrance fees, and sightseeing excursions as itineraryExclusions
- Pre/post trip arrangements
- Meals other than those listed
- Drinks, tips, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
- Travel insurance
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