Day 1: (Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Lunch - Surprising Cave - Titop Island - Sunset party - Dinner - Fishing)
Apricot Cruise - Ocean Double Cabin
7:45 – 8:30: Pick-up
Your Ha Long Bay tour 2 Days 1 Night on Apricot Cruisebegins when you are picked up in your hotel by our tour guide. During transfer time from Ha Noi to Quang Ninh Province, you can enjoy the splendid scenery of the countryside, farmlands and Red River Delta which is the largest river in the North of Vietnam and has historical significance.
12:00 – 12:30: cruising
When reaching to Tuan Chau Harbor, you are welcomed warmly by our cabin crews. After doing check - in on the Apricot Cruise, you can take a rest and unwind for a while. Your lunch is served on boat. As you enjoy fresh sea food as well as Vietnamese traditional specials, the cruise takes you traveling around Ha Long allowing you to get an overview about it, including magnificent islands and unique limestone cliffs.
Restaurant - Apricot Cruise
Visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave)
Surprising Cave is one of the most impressive caves in Ha Long Bay. Surprising Cave situated on Bo Hon island is well-known for its spectacular beauty. The beauty is implied by its name. That is the first feeling of the tourists when entering the cave with full of “wow”, “amazing”, and “unbelievable”. The ceiling of the cave is covered by stalactites and stalagmites with beautiful motifs or a myriad of glistering and aglow chandeliers. What makes the cave ideal is those stalactites and stalagmites combined light effect to make majestic sight which looks like a twinkle fairytale palace.
Sung Sot Cave - Surprising Cave
Visit Titop Island
To continue the activity chain, you visit Tiptop island. Tiptop island is shaped like a crescent moon and sand that has been washed to a snowy white by the tide. Tiptop island placed in the heart of Ha Long Bay attracts thousands of tourists each year because of breathe-taking beauty. When reaching to this island, you have time to get swimming on emerald water, earn your suntain on the white sand beach that creates a great ambiance to relax.
After that, you climb to the top of the cliff in order to observe the romantic panorama of the beach and to get feeling of being surrounded by the bright moon shape.
In the winter, there is another option for you to visit floating Pearl Farm:
Visit Pearl Farm:
Pearl Farm is an exciting attraction for jewellery lovers. That farm, sited in Tung Sau area, is where you can witness the cultivation of pearls and widen your knowledge about techniques for making high quality pearls. Those pearls are definitely worthy being precious presents for your friends and family.
Visit Pearl Farm, tourists will understand how a pearl is made
Next, you continue cruising around Ha Long Bay to get sightseeing about charming caves and picturesque landscape. Then, you join the Sunset party on sundeck with other tour participants which we offer free wine and fresh fruit.
After dining, it’s time for you to take part in board games. You have a chance to get new experience by fishing for squid which you are guided by fishermen carefully. Otherwise, you get relaxation, socialize with other guests in order to refresh everything after a travel day. For the overnight on cruise, you are provided comfortable rooms with modern facilities permitting you to have a nice night to ready for the next visiting day.
Day 2: Day 2 (Tai Chi exercise - Breakfast - Kayaking - cooking class - lunch - return)
Visit Luon Cave by Kayaking
Your journey is continued by going to an open air cave - Luon Cave sited on Bo Hon island, in front of Con Rua islet. The cave is famous for a perfect combination of rocky cliffs, the mountain’s size and form, the color of clouds and sea waters, and the high biodiversity. Since the height of cave is limited, only between 2.5 and 4 meters high, it can only be accessed by boats or canoes. You take part in kayaking activities to start discover Luon cave. In case you can’t do kayaking, you can get the bamboo boats rowed by local residents to start finding out interest in this exotic cave.
Luon Cave - Ha Long Bay
Before lunch time, you join cooking class to discover Vietnamese culinary arts. As you know, cuisine plays an important part in Vietnamese culture, so by joining the cooking class, you can understand more about our country. In the cooking class, you are guided to make Vietnamese specials, especially spring rolls by our chef. You can enjoy them in the lunch served later.
Cooking class is a fun activity for not only female tourists
10:45 - 11:30: dining the lunch
Visit Ba Hang fishing village
When your lunch is served, the cruise takes you coming back to Tuan Chau Harbour passing Ba Hang fishing village - a fisherman’s village where you can see all daily simple life of the local residents. Moreover, you also pass Stone Dog islet which is one of the most unique islets in the Bay. The name of that islet is taken from identified shapes which look like a giant gatekeeper, watching and being alert. You can see that stone dog when the cruise pass it and other stunning spots. Remember taking as much photo as you can because this is the last time for you.
Ba Hang fishing village - an interesting place to see in Ha Long Bay
11: 30 - 12:00: Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.
After doing check-out the cruise and saying good bye to our crew team, you transfer to minibus return to Hanoi. Your Ha Long Bay 02 Days 01 Night on Apricot Cruise ended.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00
Other trips by Apricot Cruises for your referece:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather
Cabin size (m2)
Family Connecting balcony - 2nd floor
1 double bed + 2 single beds
Family Connecting 1st floor
1 double bed + 2 single beds
Family Suite triple 2nd floor - Ocean View
1 double + 1 single bed
Deluxe Triple 1st floor
3 single beds
Double/twin bed 2nd floor - Ocean View
Double/twin bed Ocean View 2nd floor
Double/twin bed at 1st floor
English speaking guide
Shuttle bus (round trip)
Mineral water on bus
Entrance fee & sightseeing fees
Full furnished cabin with A/C & hot shower
All meals on boat
Exciting games & fishing equipment
Cooking class & Tai Chi demonstration
Free for under 4 year-old children sharing with their parent
Charge 50% for the child from 4 to 8 year-old sharing with their parent
Charge 75% for the child from 8 to 11 year-old sharing with their parent
Full charge for the child over 12 year-old
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