One of the most attractive destinations in Northern Vietnam is Halong Bay which is also one of the world’s natural wonders recognized by UNESCO. Therefore, you should not miss this place when having the planned travel to Vietnam. Today, we will offer you the detailed schedule of 2-day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi in order to get the best trip in the holiday.
Coming to Halong Bay, you must travel on cruise one time to get the strange feeling to the beautiful beach. On the cruise, you not only grace the stunning landscapes on the beach but also enjoy the delicious seafood suppers, and get a cookery demonstration of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. You will relax on board, or snorkel, and swim in refreshing waters. Besides, you also join the activities and sleep on board. Moreover, the trip continues discovering the floating villages, which helps you more understand about the local people.
The first day of 2-day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi: Visiting the floating village
8:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m: You will be picked up at your hotel to transfer to Halong Bay, you must take 3-hour and a half drive to Hon Gai Port.
12:30 a.m: Following the tour guide, you can check your room on the cruise, especially, the staff will provide you with a Welcome Cocktail.
13:00 a.m – 15:30 a.m: You enjoy the buffet lunch while the Cruise hangs around hundreds of islets to discover unspoiled magics of Halong Bay beauty. A meal in the lunch includes many delicious Vietnamese foods and great drinks. On the beach, the junk moves slowly toward Bai Tu Long Bay. The cruise comes to the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and head to Vung Vieng fishing village which is one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay. After climbing up the mother boat, you will be departed by rowing boats or kayaks to enter Vung Vieng village. This village offers a great opportunity for visitors to experience the villager’s daily life as well as observe the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. Moreover, you have a short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created and return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming and so on. You will take 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing then upon return to the boat. Otherwise, you have another option in there, it is going kayaking by yourself at Ban Chan island. Ban Chan beach brings a unique masterpiece, bewitching any public mind had. Its landscape is the harmony between the clouds and water. Ban Chan is surrounded by rocks and trees of green forest covering along the sea, nature points with a poetic beauty and charm to heart with the fresh air, blue water and white sand stretching for kilometers beneath blue casuarina pines. It ensures this place is very attractive as you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swim and play some volleyball or try your hand at some kayaking in the magnificent setting of Halong Bay
17:30 a.m – 18:00 a.m: Return to your cruise and have a bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Continuously, you enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with the chef of your cruise. On the cruise, you should attend the cooking class to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese foods.
19:00 a.m: The dinner is served. The menu includes much delicious seafood such as squid sausage, Cai Rong fish sauce, Halong Bay Lobsters, Fried Sea Snails… Besides, this time is to relax by participating in the activities such as the light music for dancing in the dining room, film entertainment and playing cards are provided, and massage services are available. Additionally, you may also try squid fishing and fishing from the boat. The entertainment activities are available till 22:00 a.m. Then you should go to your board to overnight.
The second day of 2-day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi: Discovering strange caves in
6:30 a.m – 7:00 a.m: Start your second day in the 2 day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Tai Chi is a combination between deep breathing and relaxation with slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. Tai chi is very good for your healthy and safe for all ages and fitness levels. This session is a great benefit for relaxation and wakes up your body in the morning. It is a very practical way for you to refresh from a mind.
7:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee and have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Thien Canh Son Cave called Dong Co by local is a wild cave located on Bai Tu Long Bay, in the center of Cong Do Island. You have the feeling like climbing toward heaven as the pathway to Thien Canh Son Cave is set below the forest canopy and a stone cliff. Clearly, inside the cave, it is an ethereal wonderland with naturally carved images resembling a lotus, and a baby elephant. To visit this cave, you would walk up about 100 stone steps, placed under the foliages and craggy cliffs which bring in a new feeling like climbing on the heaven gate’s side. The ceiling of the cave is covered with a shiny ‘gem carpet’ and a large number of sparkling stalactites like ’hanging lamps’. Stone of seals and flowers build a paradise in the world. Thien Canh Son Cave offers a wild and mysterious beauty. This is the reason why we choose to bring guests here – to discover the geological value of the bay, and to enjoy a cozy dinner with family and friends in sparkling candlelight. It attracts so many tourists both domestic and overseas by a rare natural beauty, pristine limestone stalactites and beautiful surrounding landscape.
09:30 a.m: Check-out room. Your luggage can be delivered to the reception area. You should check carefully to avoid missing some important items.
09:30 a.m – 11:00 a.m: Let’s head back to the Harbor. Then you have early lunch on board and disembark the cruise at around 12:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m – 16:30 a.m: Come back to the land, you can buy some souvenirs for your family and friends in here. There are souvenirs of a diverse variety such as Fine handicraft coal statues (local arts and crafts from coal), spirit valve and seashell jewelry, Vietnamese Rice grain painting, pearls and pearl art and sea products. Of course, you will find the classic Halong Bay pictures, photographic accessories, and postcards.
Finally, the 2-day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi finishes and you transfer back to Hanoi at the hotel around 16:30 a.m