? ITINERARY IN DETAIL
▸08:15-09:00 – Hotel Pick Up
Our English-speaking tour guide will pick up guests from various hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, ranging from 08:15 AM – 09:0OAM, we try to make the pick-ups as timely as possible but with morning traffic in the Old Quarter and many hotels to collect from this time is approximate. Please be ready to help expedite this process.
▸10:30-10:45 – Short Lavatory Break
Quick rest stop halfway to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or grab a quick snack in case you missed breakfast (our driver appreciates a coffee break as well!) before we get back on the road and finish the drive.
▸11:45-12:00 – Boarding The Cruise
The bus will arrive at Tuan Chau marina and reach our pier, where our welcoming staff will be awaiting your arrival with a big smile.
▸12:00-13:30 – BUFFET Lunch On Board
The cruise departs from Tuan Chau harbor for a joyful journey to discover the beauty of the world heritage Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you will have a chance to pass through the grandeur of the legendary bay with thousands of limestone islands such as Dog Rock, Duck Rock, and especially Thumb Rock – a beautiful limestone islet rising from sea water in the shape of a giant thumb. Mother Nature has put Thumb Rock here to send a message of goodness to every passenger cruising in the ancient bay.
Have a Huge- BUFFET LUNCH with a variety of dishes including Seafood – Vietnamese Food.
▸13:30-14:30 – Explore Surprising Cave ( Amazing Cave – Sung Sot Cave )
Stop at Bo Hon Island. Our tour guide will take you to Sung Sot Cave/Surprising Cave, the largest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. After about 200 steps under the forest canopy, the entrance of the cave shows up. A paradise of appearing in front of you. You will discover the cave in about 45 minutes before getting back to the cruise
(For other tourists who can’t walk much, you can stay on a cruise, chilling out on the sundeck)
▸14:30-15:30 – Kayaking
Cruise heads to Luon Cave. In this area, it’s time for you to heat up with kayaking (about 30 minutes kayaking) or enjoy the beautiful scenery at Hang Luong ( Creepy Cave ) with the Rowboat – which is rowed by the local people in Ha Long Bay.
▸15:30-17:00 – Titop Island – Titop Beach – Titop Mountain
Stop at Titop Island. One this small island, you can climb halfway up the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. Looking down from high above gives you a wonderful sensation; at the same time offers you a spectacular view of every corner of the bay.
▸16:30 – Sunset Party – Tea, Cakes, Wine, Juice, Fruits
Complimentary: Wine, Vietnamese teas, fresh fruit, juice, and little cakes to keep you satisfied until you return to Hanoi.
While the sunset starts to drop and the sky fills with deep reds, purples, and yellows, enjoy the return sail back.
▸17:30 – Disembark – Bus
We dock at the harbor, get back onto the busses, and cruise down the high-speed highway. A quick stop halfway, and back to Hanoi.
▸20:00-20:30 – Hotel Drop
We thank you for giving Arcady Luxury Cruise the chance to deliver you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour guide will deliver you to the front door of the hotel of your choice in the Old Quarter.
*On weekends, some roads will not be allowed vehicles to make room for the Walking street therefore our buses will drop you off at the closest and most suitable point in the Old Quarter instead.