Group Tour: Ha Long Bay 1 Day Trip
5 HOURS CRUISE – SURPRISING CAVE – BEST ROUTE, KAYAK...
Ha Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The name Hạ Long means “descending dragon”. Administratively, the bay belongs to Ha Long City, Cam Pha City, and is a part of Van Don District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cat Ba Island to the southwest. These larger zones share a similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960 – 2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.
Historical research surveys have shown the presence of prehistoric human beings in this area tens of thousands years ago. The successive ancient cultures are the Soi Nhu culture around 18,000 – 7000 BC, the Cai Beo culture 7000 – 5000 BC and the Ha Long culture 5,000–3,500 years ago. Ha Long Bay also marked important events in the history of Vietnam with many artifacts found in Bai Tho Mountain, Dau Go Cave, Bai Chay.
08h00: Hotel Pick up
Our English-speaking Guide will pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, Timing from 8.00AM (ready)-8.30AM, for an on time trip and not impact to other guests, please be ready in above range time.
Our English speaking Tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel as scheduled. Use the NEW EXPRESSWAY Hanoi-Haiphong-Halong in comfort and time saving. On the way, you could see the local beauties by rice fields, road-side lifestyle, longest sea-cross bridge…and we also skip the commercial shopping center as usual.
11h45-11h15: Visit Pearl Workshop
Halong bay is famous with some floating pearl farm, the products for exporting. Visit pearl farm is interesting activity, however in one day tour, we have not enough time to do it. So we could visit a workshop on land to see how is a process of pearl collecting and see craft-man create the jewels from pearl
11h45: Boarding cruise
The bus will arrive Tuan Chau marina, easily get on Genesis Cruise by private pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip with welcomed drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. While the boat heading the bay. Genesis uses Expressway to go, so early reach Halong bay and Cruising at first to be ‘’lonely on the bay’’.
12h40: Lunch on board
Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Genesis boat goes among islets, that make Halong becomes wonderland.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Genesis makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
14h00: Kayaking / Sampan rowing boat
The boat will move to Hangluon (three tunnels) area, a water cave for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat or just stay on board for relaxing and the boar will slowly moving around to sightseeing more on the bay.
You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat (Sampan), for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. This is moment you get closer to Halong’s nature. if you do not join any above activities, you could stay on sundeck for relaxing, then the boat will take you around the bay, do sightseeing other beautiful islets…such as Human head, Horse seat…Normally, this area is full of Cruises and tourists, but Genesis is one of the first cruise come here for afternoon, so it is really peaceful and less-touristic.
15h05: Discover Surprising Cave – Core area of Heritage site
You will leave the boat and having around 01 hour to explore Sung Sot (Surprising) cave. This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. The compartment in the heart of Sung Sot cave is surrounded by extremely beautiful niches. The outside section has a high ceiling with lots of hangover. In particular, the second compartment suddenly expanded immensely with curved domes printed in streaks of very smooth and smooth hats, wholly over the head like a large, wide theater. This is the hugest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay, locates in core area of heritage site.
16h15: Sunset watching in afternoon tea break
This is moment will take a rest after activities and capture the sunset on the bay. You also have time to enjoy other amazing sceneries of the wonder. A tea break with coctails, fruits, snack, egg coffee (included) will served to full fill the romantic ambience.
17h15: Get on bus
It is the time to say goodbye Halong bay, Disembark to get on the bus, moving to new express way to get back Hanoi.
18h15: Sort break
Short stop for rest room if needed, only 5 minutes.
19h30-20h00: Hotel / Farewell
Say goodbye to you and hope you just enjoy the trip with us, see you again. Halong Luxury Day Tour.
Lunch on board (Vietnamese & sea food).
Mineral, WIFI, movie on bus.
Afternoon finger foods before disembark.
Entrance and sightseeing fees.
Luxury van transfer (round trip).
English speaking guide.
On board insurance and service charges.
Sampan rowed boat/kayking – 5$/pax.
Tips and other personal expense.
10% VAT (tax).
Trip cancelled by bad weather or any force majeure case:
– If you take the lunch: charge 15$/person.
– If you do not take the lunch: FREE of charge.
Trip cancelled any sensible reason from customer as sick, flight delayed, go to hospital: 100% refund (with documents).
Children under 04 years old: Free of charge.
Children 05 to 10 years old: Charge 75% rate of adult.
Children from 11 years old and above: full charged as adult.
THINGS TO BRING ALONG
Cash in Vietnam dong.
Sport shoes prefer.
Phone headset to listen audio guide (if you do not have, we will provide in trip).