Halong Bay – A Wonder of the World
Halong Bay is a body of water of approximately 1,500 square kilometers in north Vietnam with a 120 kilometers coastline, in the Gulf of Tonkin Gulf of Tonkin near the border with China, and 170 kilometers east of Hanoi. Ha Long Bay – means “Bay of the Descending Dragon”in the Vietnamese language.
The bay consists of a dense cluster of 3000 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rise spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous. Hang Dau Go (Wooden stakes Cave) is the largest grotto in the Halong area. French tourists visited in the late 19th century, and named the cave Grotte des Merveilles. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites (as well as 19th century French graffiti).
Some of the islands support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. Many of the islands have acquired their names as a result of interpretation of their unusual shapes: such names include Voi Islet (elephant), Ga Choi Islet (fighting cock), and Mai Nha Islet (roof). 989 of the islands have been given names. Birds and animals including bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and iguanas also live on some of the islands.
Ha long Phoenix Cruiser –Full day trip with kayaking
Duration : 1 days 0 nights
Cruising overnight on board on the traditional Junk, exploring the limestone islands and emerald green waters of UNESCO world heritage listed Ha long Bay . Savoring the best cuisine on board, kayaking the best way to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay.
Hanoi – Ha long Bay – Surprising Cave – Kayaking – Hanoi
The bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Ha long city enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and daily Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Ha long board boat. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat is cruising the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. After visiting Amazing cave we stop at a floating house and go kayaking to enjoy the beauty of the bay with stalactite and stalagmite cave. And then we take a sunset cruise towards Ha long wharf drive back to Hanoi for your overnight stay. 8h30 pm tour ends at your hotel.
Visit: Amazing Cave.
Meals: Sea food lunch.Accommodation: Not applicable.
Quotation in USD per person:
Trip Note: Optional Private Tour can be provided upon your request.
Tour price includes:
English speaking tour guide.
Kayaking, life jacket, water proof bags.
Meals (as specified in the itinerary).
Tour price excludes:
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
What to bring:
Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.