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Halong Bay 2 nights
Day 1 Hanoi/Halong Bay: Travel by road to Halong Bay to board The Au Co, the most refined vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin and the first of its kind to offer a three day cruise to explore three bays. The voyage begins with lunch while the ship cruises leisurely southwest. Visit Cua Van floating fishing village by kayak or traditional rowing boat before returning to the ship. Join an exciting "Master-Chef Competition' and fruit carving demonstation as the sunsets over the enchanting bay. As the ship anchors for the night, dinner is served in the restaurant, after which you can watch a movie or perhaps try your hand at squid fishing.
Day 2 Lan Ha Bay: Early risers may wish to join a Tai Chi class on the sundeck which is a great way to start the day. Enjoy breakfast as the Au Co cruises through the bay, passing beautiful spots, so keep your camera at the ready! Arrive at a local island, where a pretty small village nestles for your to explore by bike with a guide. Visit ancient houses and Bhaya Community Farm for an insight into agricultural life. Return to the ship for lunch and time to relax before the chance to kayak and discover sandy beaches in the Ho Ba Ham area. This evening there's a barbecue on the sundeck.
Day 3 Halong Bay/Hanoi: A further chance to join the Tai Chi lesson or simply watch the stunning sunrise on the bay. After an early breakfast discover Tien Ong Cave, which is also an archaeological site with amazing stalactites and stalgmites. Return to thip for a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony while the ship returns to port and a mid-morning disembarkation. Transfer by road back to Hanoi.
2 nights Halong Bay cruise from £499pp
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