Off the Beaten Track Halong Bay

Halong Bay is widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. This cruise on a traditional junk takes you off the main routes to the remote and beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay. With a choice of luxury, smaller boats for your cruise, including the one-cabin L’Amour; the four-cabin Prince and the 5-cabin Red Dragon, Indochina Junk offers you a more personal Halong Bay experience. Enjoy a friendly, boutique atmosphere with an emphasis on great service and fine cuisine.

Day 1  Hanoi - Halong Bay
Depart from Hanoi and travel about four hours to the port of Halong Bay. Take a small tender boat to meet your junk, which will be anchored just offshore. After a short safety briefing, set sail to the outer reaches of Bai Tu Long Bay, passing by stunning limestone karsts jutting out of the jade waters. Later, cruise around and explore Cap La Tra San by kayak before returning to the junk for swimming or relaxing.

Day 2  Halong Bay
On your second day, cruise to Cong Dam to learn about the unique geology of Bai Tu Long bay before kayaking around the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam.

Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach before cruising around Cong Do area and Thien Canh Son save. In the evening cruise back to Cap La and enjoy dinner and a second night onboard your luxury vessel.

Day 3  Halong Bay - Hanoi
Rise early to make the most of your final day and enjoy coffee and tea overlooking the tranquil bay. Take a traditional rowboat to the floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Watch as the people go about daily lives shaped by the ageless rhythms of the sea. Enjoy your last glimpses of Halong Bay over an early lunch as you cruise back to the port.

While returning to Hanoi, stop at Yen Duc Village to see a traditional water puppet performance, an ancient art form of the Red River Delta. Afterwards continue to Hanoi, arriving in the late in the afternoon.

Enjoying a more personal experience with fewer guests and more remote cruising routes
* Visiting the furthest corners of the bay, including fishing communities and hidden beaches and caves
* Indulging in elegant meals, fresh seafood and hand-crafted cocktails while overlooking the stunning karst islands and rock formations.