Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Depart From: Hanoi
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
The Treasure is proactively acting for better cruising practices in the region. We are not organizing an environmental revolution (we would love to, but let’s be realistic for a while), but acting at our scale to minimize our social and environmental impact. We also raise awareness among clients, boat crew, local authorities and floating fellows from the archipelago.
Cruising on less traveled routes, hiring and training local people, buying exclusively local fresh products, organizing yearly clean up tours in the area, promoting the practice of kayak, supporting a big environmental project in Vong Vieng floating village, informing and giving advices to our clients, working in close collaboration with local authority on sustainable development issues, refusing to participate in spoiling the caves and other natural areas (the way some caves are exploited in Halong bay is an insult to nature preservation and a slur to visitors’ dignity)… are some of our actions and initiatives for a more responsible tourism.
The treasure is a one of a kind vessel in the whole Halong archipelago. Based on a solid structure and re-designed in a wooden junk style. It is stable, able to navigate in any seabed of the region and can easily face the rough if needed.
Its giant sails may come as a support to the engine if the winds are with us, they are part of the folklore and give a nice sensation of embracing the big outdoors [editor’s note: absolutely no boat in Halong bay can sail only without the engine running.
The Treasure is a large vessel, very spacious and comfortable. You will find yourself particularly cozy on it.
|Day 1||Hanoi – Halong Bay||L, D||By car, Cruise|
|Day 2||Halong Bay – Hanoi||Brunch||By Cruise, Car|
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)
Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk. Start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).
After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.
We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Let’s get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, ok. Kayaks and tender boat, ok. Paddles and gears, ok. Let’s get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.
After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. The boat cruises to its secluded anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
We will be back at the pier about 11:00 am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.
Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We spawn our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.
Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle.
12:00: Rejoin the car return to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive Hanoi. Drop until your hotel. Finish unforgettable Halong Bay Trip with Treasure Junk. Good bye & see you again!
(Transfer directly to airport is available. Upon requests)
- This is a cash price. Credit cards incur a 2.5% fee
- Accommodation on Treasure Junk
- Meals as specified in the program (01 Lunch, 01 Dinner, 01 Brunch)
- Welcome drink on Board
- Kayaks and safety gear
- Tender boat
- The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
- Shuttle Bus pick up from hotel in Hanoi – Halong Bay – hotel in Hanoi.
- Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi, Visa approval arrangements
- Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Individual insurance