Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Shopping, Lunch not included
Ha Long Bay, boasting a charming coastline and stretching in 1,500 km along the seashore with thousands of lime stones and dolomite islets emerging from the clear, blue water of Tonkin Gulf and numerous grottoes formed by the tide erosion thousands years ago, has been recognized as one of the World Natural Heritage sites since December 1994. The famous bay is one of the most picturesque scenic spots in Vietnam, a part of which is bordered by extensive coal mines of Quang Ninh, Hon Gai and Cam Pha. Leaving the ship, you can take a land transportation to explore Ha Long countryside. On the way, you will see seemingly endless rice fields, farming work and other daily activities of local people along the national highway. Upon arrival at Yen Tu temple, you can stroll around the main hall of the temple to explore the long history of Buddhism which is presented through pictures on walls and ceiling. You will also feel safe and peaceful when visited the garden located behind of the temple. Your next exploration will be the typical village where you can see rice fields, farming work and other daily activities of local people. Walking on the village road, you can feel the fresh environments and leisurely life in here. You will also have a chance to exchange culture and lifestyle with local people by talking with some typical home owners while enjoying boiled sweet-potato and green tea which is served by them. Leaving the village, you will reboard the coach to return to Ha Long city by the same way. Upon arrival at Bai Chay town, you will have free time to relax at a Hotel in Bay Chay where a drink will be served. Your last stop will be a free shopping time at the Hon Gai open-air market where you can find many handicraft products and souvenir gifts which are made in Ha Long. Finally you will return to the ship.
What you need to know
Please note: Space is limited, so please reserve early. The order of the itinerary may vary. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended.