ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Hanoi - Transfer to Halong Bay
Leave the noise of the city behind as you travel about four hours to Halong Bay. Hop aboard a small tender boat to arrive at L’Azalée, a beautifully restored traditional wooden junk and explore the jade green waters of Halong Bay over lunch. This afternoon the tender will take you to a secluded part of the bay where the water is perfect for swimming and kayaking around the limestone karsts. You’ll return back to L’Azalée just in time to watch the sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner.
Day 2: 3 days / 2 nights on L'Azalee cruise
This morning take a smaller boat to cruise to Lan Ha in a remote corner of the bay, far from other cruise boats. The first stop is Leaning Tower a popular rock climbing spot, and then it’s off to a small floating fishing village and a walk through the pens holding different varieties of fish, shrimp and crabs that are farmed in the bay. Then cruise to a quiet spot to hop in a kayak and explore the area. A delicious lunch will be served on board as the boat cruises to Three Peaches beach. Dive from the boat and swim to the white sandy beach to work on your tan! Rejoin the L’Azalée in time for sunset drinks and a spot of night fishing.
Day 3: Transfer to Hanoi
Wake up refreshed from a good nights sleep as the boat motors towards Surprise Cave, the biggest in Halong Bay. Board the tender for a short trip to the cave and be amazed - the entry to the cave is deceptively narrow but once through, the cave opens up to a large chamber with impressive limestone formations. Surprise! Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon, where you will continue to Hanoi.
Note: Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions