: 3 Days 2 Nights
: Ha Noi
: Ha Noi
Trekking Travel is giving you one of the most favourite tour to Halong bay and Cat Ba island. One night stay on the deluxe boat, one night stay in the Monkey Island Resort will give you all the expectation of the tour: beautiful sightseeing, cruising, kayakking, swimming and sleeping on deluxe boat and bungalow…This tour will give you unforgetable time with Halong bay and Lan Ha bay.
Tour Itinerary & Price
DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG – THIEN CUNG CAVE & DAU GO CAVE (Lunch, Dinner)
08h00 AM: Depart for Halong in 3 hours and a half (you will have a short break of 30 minutes in Hai Duong province).
12h00 AM: Arrive Halong bay, get on the Junk, your lunch will be in the restaurant on the Junk. Cruise on the bay, visit Thien Cung & Dau Go cave, one of the most spacious and beautiful cave of Halong bay. Do kayaking in Halong bay about 45 minutes then you can go swimming in Halong bay at a beautiful place.
6:30 PM: Have dinner and stay overnight on Junk
DAY 2: CAT BA – MONKEY ISLAND RESORT (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
07h30: have breakfast on boat and enjoy beautiful sunrise on Halong bay
09h00: boat takes you to Gia Luan harbour. Get on bus and then our driver will take you along a small road going through Catba national park with the two sides are mountains, forest trees and many kinds of tropical flowers.
10h00: come to Beo harbor, get on boat for going to to Monkey Island.
10h30: arrive Monkey Island, put your luggage at the lobby and start trekking up to the top of Cat Dua mountain, discover beautiful nature on the way, have overview and take panorama pictures of Lan Ha bay with hundreds of islets around.
11h30: back to Monkey Island Resort and have lunch in the restaurant closed to the beach.
Afternoon: free kayaking, play football, volley ball on the beach or you can play billiard, pingpong, talble football in the entertainment area of the resort.
15h00: you will trek up Monkey Island mountain, take panorama pictures of Monkey Island then go go to other face of Monkey Island to see lovely monkeys playing on the beach then go back to Monkey Island resort.
18h30: have dinner in the restaurant at the beach ( often BBQ dinner).
Evening: you will have “ warm up friendship” activities as singing karaoke, drink or take some dance in bar, play games or have free time seeing and listen to the sound of sea wave at Monkey Island romantic beach.
Especially in winter, we organize a “ warm up friendship” activity with a fire burning place for tourists seating around, make friends, singing songs and enjoy free Vietnamese rice wine ( 01 free for every tourists)
Optional trip on day 2: DISCOVER LAN HA BAY ( + 30 USD/PERSON)
14h30: our boat and guide picks up you from Monkey Island Resort to go discovering Lan Ha bay. You will come to visit floating village, learn about real lives of local fishermen, learn how they go fishing to earn their hard livings or how children go to school…
After that, boat will continue to cruise more in Lan Ha bay to see islets and small beaches around. You will arrive Monkey Island Beach 01 ( Cat Dua beach) to visit monkeys playing on beach, take pictures and give foods to them. Swimming here is available if weather is good.
16h30: get on boat to go back to Monkey Island. You also can choose trekking up the mountain to go back to the resort.
DAY3: MONKEY ISLAND – HALONG – HA NOI (Breakfast, Lunch)
7:30 AM: Have a breakfast, check out the room, the boat will transfer you to Cat ba town, and you have 30 minutes to discover the small town of Catba island.
Then bus takesyou to Gia Luan pier and get on boat back to HalongBay. The boat will go another way – through amazing islets amid dramatic natural scenery, take photos of Fighting Cock Islet, Cho Da Islet, Dinh Lu Huong Islet, FishingVillage…
11:15 AM: Have lunch on boat
12:00 PM: Arrive Halong Habour & get on bus back to Hanoi.
17:00 PM: Arrive Trekking Travel office in Hanoi. End services.
+ Kayaking, trekking
+ English speaking guide
+ Entrance fee
+ Meals on the tour
+ Sleep on deluxe boat, & Monkey island resort
+ Personal services or others..
+ Extra services
TOUR COST (IN US$):
|Room class||Number of person||Cost per person||Single plus|
|Superior bungalow||Any||120 US$||+45 US$|
|Deluxe garden view bungalow||Any||130 US$||+55 US$|
|Deluxe sea view bungalow||Any||135 US$||+60US$|
|Suit sea view bungalow||Any||145 US$||+70 US$|
DISCOUNT 5$ PERSON FOR ALL BOOKING CONFIRMED 1 WEEK BEFORE DEPARTURE!
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Halong bay map
History of the name “ Halong”
“Ha Long” is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons.” Prior to the 19th century, this name was not recorded in any document or archive. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay, old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don. Not until the late 19th century did the name of Halong Bay appear on a French Marine Map. “The Hai Phong News”, a French newspaper of the time, had an article, “Dragon appears on Ha Long Bay”, reporting the following story: In 1898 a sub-lieutenant named Lagredin, captaining the ‘Avalanse’ reported seeing a huge sea snake on Ha Long Bay. This was also witnessed by many of the crews. Thus emerged the European image of the Asian dragon. Whether this appearance of a strange animal looking like a dragon resulted the name of Ha Long Bay is not known (Reference “Quang Ninh: Art and Culture” published in 2002).
There is also a local legend, which has been handed down, relating to the name Ha Long Bay, which tells the following tale:
“Long ago, in the first founding days, the Viet people were attacked by foreign aggressors. The Jade Emperor sent the Mother Dragon and her band of Child Dragons to help the Viet people fight the invaders. While the enemy vessels were launching massive attacks against the mainland, the dragons descended in flocks from the sky. They spat out innumerable pearls which changed into jade stone islands the moment they touched the water. These islands linked together to form firm citadels that checked the enemy’s advance and smashed their vessels to pieces.
After the invaders were driven out, Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons did not return to Heaven but stayed on earth, right at the place where the battle occurred. The spot where the Mother Dragon landed was Ha Long, and where the Child Dragons came down was Bai Tu Long. The place where their tails violently wagged was called Long Vi, the present-day Tra Co Peninsula with its soft sandy beach stretching many kilometers.”
Geographical Location and Climate
Halong Bay is located in the Northeast of Vietnam, belonging to QuangNinh Province. It is in the coastal area stretching from 1060 56’ to 1070 37’ east longitude and 200 43’ to 210 09’ north latitude. To the west and northwest, Halong Bay stretches from Yen Hung District, and includes the large urban areas of Halong City and Cam Pha Town, as well as Van Don Island District. To the south and southeast, it is adjacent to the western Tonkin Gulf and to the west and southwest lies Cat Ba Island in the province of Hai Phong. On the world map, Ha Long Bay borders to China in the north and in the east it is adjacent to the East Sea.
In 1962, the Ministry of Culture and Information classified Halong Bay as a National Landscape Site, covering an area of 1,553 km2 with 1,969 islands. Halong Bay has been recognized twice by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for its universal values of landscape, geology and geomorphology, respectively in 1994 and 2000, an area of 434 sq. km. including 775 islands.
The area inscribed by UNESCO (the Protected Area I – the Core Zone) is bound by Dau Go Island in the east, Ba Ham Lake in the south and Cong Tay Island in the east. The Protected Area II – the Buffer Zone is identified by the shore of the Bay running along the National Highway No. 18A, from the Gasoline Warehouse B12 in Cai Dam Precinct to the km.11 marker in Quang Hanh Precinct, Cam Pha Town. The Protected Area III – the Hinterland Zone is the sea or mainland area surrounding the buffer zone, including the area adjacent to the Cat Ba National Park of Hai Phong City.
– Climate is featured humid tropical charactor, including two distinct seasons: hot, humid with much rainning in summer and cold, dry in winter. The average temperature ranges from 150 – 250C with annual average rainfall of 2,000 – 2,200mm/year. Halong Bay has a typical tidal time (tidal amplitude ranges from 3.5 – 4.0m. The degree of salt in the sea water ranges from 31 – 34.5% in the dry season and decreases in the rainy season.
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