Blessed with abundant timeless charms hidden in plain sight, Halong Bay is never absent from any Vietnam luxury holiday packages. A little overshadowed by its famous neighbor, Cat Ba Island – sheltering significant ecological and socio-economic value, is also a charm in its own right. Thus, our 3-day Vietnam luxury holiday packages offer our travelers an opportunity to indulge in a healthy dose of la dolce vita and eye-wateringly dazzling seascapes of Halong Bay, as well as bask in the utmost serenity of the adjacent Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve. So, treat yourself to a romantic dinner and lovely overnight stay on a luxury cruise. Then, spend the next day in Cat Ba, inhabited by the Kinh and Chinese-born Vietnamese, to explore its dynamics of water-dependant livelihoods and stay overnight at an ancient house.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong
Meals: lunch and dinner / Accommodation: on board
Around 8:00 am, you will be transferred to Halong Bay – a premier tourist spot in Vietnam, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. Home to 1,969 islands and islets, it is characterized by its sparse rock formations jutting out of the calm ocean, forming a grandiose vista of barren terrain emerging from the emerald waters.
You will arrive in Halong and embark on your luxury cruise around noon, where you will enjoy a welcome drink and check in to your private cabin. Lunch with the freshest seafood will be served as you cruise to the sinking limestone plateau of Bai Tu Long Bay. Relax on the sundeck and take in all the beautiful seascapes that can’t be described by words as they slide by and pay a visit to a mysterious cave.
Dinner is served outdoors, (weather permitting), or in the dining room. In the evening you may want to engage in some fun activities like fishing, playing games, or just enjoying a drink and have a few laughs with your partner on the sundeck.
Stay overnight on board.
Day 2: Halong – Cat Ba Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner / Accommodation: home-stay
Get up early to join our Tai Chi Class on the sundeck and you will be rewarded with a glorious visual presentation of the sun rising from the watery horizon. Your breakfast will be served right after class. You will get to visit some samples of floating houses and discover the lifestyle of its inhabitants, who had lived their whole lives on the water.
Have lunch on board as you cruise back to the pier. Disembark from the junk and wait for the public ferry to get to Cat Ba Island.
After getting transferred to the village, check in to your homestay – an ancient house. Have a cup of tea, served as a welcome drink from the host, relax a little before roaming around Cat Ba Town, its local market, and Canon Fort for a panoramic view of Lan Ha Bay. Go back to your homestay for a cozy dinner with your host family. Stay overnight at the homestay.
Day 3: Cat Ba – Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast and lunch / Accommodation: N/A
Wake up and have breakfast before getting transferred to Cat Ba National Park. Then, take a walk in jungle to visit a very particular cave – Quan Y Cave (Military Hospital Cave), served as a secret hospital during the Vietnam war.
Go back to your homestay for lunch, pack your bags, then say bid farewell to the host. You will be transferred to Cat Ba Town to board a high-speed boat to Hai Phong City, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Hanoi, marking the end of our Vietnam luxury holiday packages.
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