This adventure is centred on the islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
We enjoy a range of activities including boating amongst the limestone peaks,
cycling across Quan Lan Island, relaxing on the beach, exploring the shoreline,
and meeting wonderful local people.
Day 1 Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay of the submerged dragon, which boasts 3000 craggy and towering
islets, is amongst the most picturesque places in Vietnam.
The fantastic beauty of the bay has given rise to many legends, some of them
dating back to the ancient past. It is said that a dragon descended into the
deep water spitting out gems as he did so.
And thus the rocky islands were formed. Departing from Hanoi we journey to Ha
Long City and then on to Cai Rong Island. Soon after arriving in Cai Rong, we
embark on a junk trip among spectacular limestone peaks.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to have a close glimpse of picturesque
limestone outcrops and observe a delightful floating fishing village, an example
of the way of life where some families spend their life living on the sea.
Arriving at Quan Lan Island we head to the family home and farm of Mr Sau, a
Time here is spent strolling around and interacting with the local people. Those
who relish cooking demonstrations can settle in their kitchen to make
traditional Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Squid dish.
We spend a memorable night in the charming house of Mr Sau. (Lunch and dinner
Day 2 Quan Lan Island - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cai Rong Island
Quan Lan Island is located in Bai Tu Long Bay. The island is blessed with
stunning beaches, scenic hills, sand dunes and surroundings sprinkled with tiny
After a quiet morning strolling around the picturesque village of Quan Lan, an
enjoyable bicycle ride across the island and watching the day unfold on the
island, we board our junk to discover further northern reaches of Bai Tu Long
Bay - time to appreciate the sublime beauty of the bay.
Next, we retire to a beautiful cave and watch the sun go down, before making a
wish to have the perfect panoramas of the dramatic rock formations.
Finally, we complete our day on Cai Rong Island. Here, we stay overnight in a
comfortable hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
Day 3 Cai Rong Island - Hanoi
Cai Rong's breathtaking limestone scenery and fishing village life is visible
during our morning's time on the island. We enjoy our relaxing last day on the
Island, we stroll around the local fishing market and watch village life.
Those who are energetic can enjoy a bicycle ride through picturesque part of the
island. En route, we mingle with the local people going about their day, before
we journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at about 5pm.
- 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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