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- 11-12 hours
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<strong><strong><span lang="EN-US">Special Festive Promotion 2013 – Discount 20% off on this tour. Book now using special offer code UA13 to experience a great holiday with Hanoi Urban Adventure. Valid for travel up to 28<sup>th</sup> Feb 2014. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!</span></strong><br /></strong> <strong><strong><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></strong></strong> There's a reason Halong Bay is one of the most photographed places in Vietnam - it's ridiculously beautiful. Hop on a traditional junk, glide through the azure waters with a drink in one hand, and a spot of seafood in the other. There's no better way to travel Halong Bay!
* Be enchanted by the tranqulity and beauty of nature of Halong Bay
* Cruise amongst the lime karsts that tower above the way
* Explore a cave and share a seafood feast.
What's included in this trip
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Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Children must be between 6 years and 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Our Halong Bay tourbegins with a 3 ½ hour drive from the hectic pace of life in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. En route we will stop off at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people with disabilities.
On arrival in Halong City we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay. The views are spectacular as we cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay. You will see first hand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994 and announced as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that in ancient times, when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.
After a welcome drink, we have a chance to enjoy a seafood lunch on board while we cruise among the breathtaking scenery... what a way to spend the day! Soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck and enjoy the stunning views or relax below in comfortable surroundings.
Our Halong Bay cruise takes us to explore some of the grottos or caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. We also drop in on a fishing village where we learn more about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants.
We return to Hanoi by road in the late in the afternoon where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.