Aphrodite Cruise 3 days/2 nights: Visit an island, Trekking in Cat ba National Park, Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, go for a swim, or relax on the sundeck. Sleep on the board enjoying the sounds silence.
- Aphrodite Cruise route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Aphrodite Cruise
- Duration: 3 days/2 nights
- Departure: Daily
Experience the stunning world heritage listed Ha long land and seascapes, the unique lifestyle of its traditional people and their way of life, and some of its lesser known secrets in true style and elegance on our luxury 3 day escape.
Take a brief look into the life styles and cultures of the traditional floating fishing villages, venture to the far reaches of Ha long Bay. Discover the hidden lagoons, grottos and crystal waters by kayak then relax cocktails and fresh fruit platters on secluded beaches.
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.
1800-1900hrs 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.
Day 2: To the end of Ha Long bay (B, L, D)
06h30: Start your morning well with a traditional Taichi class on the boat sundeck instructed by our experienced staff.
08h00: Buffet breakfast served at the boat restaurant.
09h00: You will be collected from Aphrodite Junk for private transfer on day trip boat. , then heading to Dau Be point which is at the furthest side of Ha Long bay. Dau Be point is famous for its tunnel lagoons, crystal waters and secluded beaches… The highlight of the day will be kayaking through the spectacular tunnels and secret lagoon.
11h30: Lunch will be fresh sea food and traditional Vietnamese cuisine served aboard the Junk. The Junk will be anchored close to a beautiful beach and there will be time after lunch for swimming and enjoying the beach.
13h30: Visiting local fish farm, relaxing on beach and more kayaking is optional. There will also be the opportunity to gain an insight into local culture by visiting the beach temple and local floating fish farm.
16h30: Arrive back onboard the Aphrodite Junk for scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: 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.
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