Day 1: Hanoi – Halong cruise with Aphrodite Cruises (B, L)
7h45 – 8h15: Hotel or private address pickup with our shuttle bus. Short break half way about 30 minutes.
12h30: On arrival to Tuan Chau Island pier, you are met with Aphrodite team and crew, and privately driven by tender to our well designed and equipped Aphrodite Junk for a welcome drink and check in. Following your check in, the day is yours to spend at leisure while Junk cruise following the route of back side of Cat Ba National Park, aim to get away from other tourist Junks. Lunch will be on the top floor of the sea-view restaurant.
14h00: You will meet your friendly, local Ha Long bay tour guide for an introduction to your journey and activities of the day.
15hh30: Sampan boat trip – get an insight into life at a typical Ha Long bay fishing village. Cua Van fishing village is a stand out example of tourism based community and sustainable tourism in Ha Long bay. The trip includes visits to a village school, fish farm and local fishing museum.
There is an option of 1 hour kayaking activities around Cua Van Fishing village at the same time
16h30: Get back to Aphrodite Junk for relaxing till dinner time while Junk continues cruising to anchor site in near Coconut Beach Island.
1800-1900 Tope deck Sunset Happy Hour
19h00: A scrumptious dinner will be served in the Fine Dining Room, or on your private balcony.
20:00 until late. Board games, and story tales of legends Top Deck Bar.
Overnight on Aphrodite Luxury Cabin
Day 2: Hidden Treasure Cruising to Ha Long bay’s Cave (B, L)
07h00: Start your morning well with a traditional Taichi class on the boat sundeck instructed by our experienced staff.
07h30: Buffet breakfast served at the boat restaurant.
08h00: Accompanied by your expert local guide, venture to visit the Me Cung cave which has been recognized by archaeologists as one of the vestiges of the pre-Halong new Stone Age culture that existed nearly 10,000 years ago. After a narrow crack only allowing one person through at a time, many partitions appear. These chambers are somewhat small and narrow, but very refined and with many stalagmites and stalactites bearing beautiful forms. By the end of the walk, the panoramic view of Ha Long bay is well deserved.
09h00: Upon return from the Aphrodite Junk you will check out of your room and travel back to Tuan Chau pier. Brunch will be served on the cruise back to the main land.
10h00: The route back to Tuan Chau pier will follow the Eastern part of Ha Long bay, an area rarely seen by tourists. This will be a good opportunity for last minute photos and relaxing.
11h15: Van transfer back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel at 16h00.
Notes: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Airport transfer is available: Upon requests.
- Aphrodite Cruise Route: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
- Duration: 2 days/1 night
- Daily departure