The end of the Vietnam war, and the advent of "Doi moi", Vietnam's policy of opening its economy to foreign trade, means that Westerners and South Vietnamese now have a chance to visit Ha long. Vinh Ha Long or Bay of the Descending Dragon is often touted by proud Vietnamese as the world's Eighth wonder. One of the main attractions of Ha long is the bay's calm water and the thousands of limestone mountains dotting the seascape. The Bay's water is clear during the spring and early summer. Some of the islands are quite large and there are small alcoves with sandy beaches where swimming is possible. Ha Long Bay lies in the northeastern part of Vietnam and is 165 Km from Hanoi.This myth is in line with the Vietnamese myth of their origin Con Rong Chau Tien. This myth describes the union between a king (representing the dragon) and his bride (representing a goddess) giving birth to 100 children which are the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. The Ha Long myth illustrate the Vietnamese belief of their origin and the fact that throughout their history, they are aided by their ancestors, the dragon and the gods, in the defense of their land.
Operation : Daily
Duration : 1 day
Tour route : Hanoi - Halong bay - Hanoi
Brief description : Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Halong Day Cruise, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Designed with Asian traditional junk, luxurious and elegant. From the moment you step on board, you will feel pampered. Our professional crew and experienced captains can take you to explore tranquil scenery in the safest conditions.
AM: Getting started from your hotel at 8 AM, Enjoying the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city, we arrive at the at port at 11 AM, then boarding straight on our private junk for Halong bay cruising 4 hours to the wonderful bay.
PM: Lunch on junk with fresh seafood specialty will be served while viewing over the charming and breath-taking scenery. We visit THIEN CUNG cave (the cave of the heavenly palace - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) the cave has only opened to the public since 1998.
A short way visit the newly discovered DAU GO grotto (wooden stake cave-where in 1288 one of Vietnamese most famous Generals Tran Hung Dao amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongol army), and then it is time for swimming at a tranquil place.
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+ Our prices include: Private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver, English speaking tour guide, Entrance and sightseeing fees, Seafood lunch, Onboard insurance and Complimentary water.
+ Our prices exclude: International flight to/from Vietnam, Single supplement charge, Vietnamese entry visa fee, Travel insurance, Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program, Personal expenses and Tips for driver & tour guide.
+ What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, sun-block, insect repel, flashlights, good shoes, cable locks.