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Spice Cruise

Tour highlights

Driving to Halong Bay through the lush, scenic Red River Delta.
Cruising overnight on board on the traditional Junk – Halong Spice cruise, the charming replica paddle steamer, on tranquil UNESCO world heritage listed Halong Bay.
Savouring the best cuisine on board, enjoy fresh fruit after going kayaking on our floating garden bar.
Taking the time to soak up the beauty of Halong Bay – thousands of limestone islands scattered amid the clear, emerald waters.
Exploring the limestone islands and emerald green waters of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay.
Full day kayaking to explore the beauty of Halong Bay.

Itinerary in glance:
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay– Halong Spice cruise (B, L).
Day 2: Halong Spice cruise – Full day kayaking (B, L, D).
Day 3: Halong Spice cruise – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong bay – Halong Spice cruise. (L, D)

Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Halong city enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong boarding Halong Spice cruise. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. After visiting Amazing cave, we stop at a floating house and go kayaking to Luon cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. Fresh fruit platter will be served followed by a dinner between 18:30 and 19:00. Overnight on board of Spice Cruise.

Summary:
Visit: Amazing Cave.
Kayaking: 1,5 hrs.
Meals: Lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Twin shared cabin.

Day 2: Halong Spice cruise – Full day kayaking (B, L, D)

Sunrise breakfast is ready to serve at around 7h30 am. Soaking your body for our kayaking. The guide will show you the most beautiful parts of the bay through a maze of islets amidst dramatic natural scenery to explore stalactite caves such as Drum cave, Man’s head islet, Turtle islet and Fairman’s cave before heading to Van Gia fishing village for BBQ lunch and relaxation. You will have a chance to understand more about fishermen’s daily life in the bay. Afterwards we continue kayaking to the other sides of the bay to visit a pearl farm. We return to the junk around 16:00 for the second night on Spice Cruise.

Summary:
Visit: Van Gia fishing village and many caves.
Kayaking: 5 – 7 hrs.
Meals: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Twin shared cabin.

Day 3: Halong Spice cruise – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Sunrise breakfast, morning cruising back to Le Tonkin, lazy on the top deck. Let spend time enjoying the beauty of creator. Having lunch on board with variety of local foods before back to Halong dock. Have a short break of 15 minutes and then en route to Hanoi. Trip ends around 16:30. First Choiceis to serve you next time!

Summary:
Cruising: 3 hrs.
Transfer: Halong – Hanoi: 3,5 hrs.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Includes:
- Deluxe cabin on board
- Transfer Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi
- Guide (English speaking)
- Entrance fees
- All meals during the tour
- Accommodation as stated
- Boat cruise
- Kayaking boats

Excludes:
- Drinks
- Tips
- Insurance
- Others

Child policy: apply for a child sharing the same cabin or same room with 2 adults

- Under 3 years old: Free of charge
- From 4 to 9 years old: 70% adult price
- From 10 to 12 years old: 100% adult price

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