This The North Trail Vietnam - The Cocktail Cruise Experience is an extraordinary adventure! Specially designed for budget (backpackers) it is the only one that spends more than 3 times as much time cruising through Halong Bay going almost completely around Ca... View more
Travel Styles: Backpackers , Adventure Tours
Destinations: Halong Bay (budget)
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights

Day 1 : The North Trail Vietnam 3D2N (Lunch & Dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Private Island

7.30 Bus leaves from Hanoi to Haiphong.

10.30 We board the hydrofoil (speedboat) to Cai Vieng, west of Halong bay.

11.00 You’ll get on board for a spectacular cruise deep inside Halong Bay while lunch is served for you.

14.00 Experience 1-hour sea kayaking as we paddle through many placid lagoons and hidden caves. The lagoon and its vicinity are the perfect destination for swimming & kayaking due to the calmer water and magnificent scenery. After that, you’ll have an amazing boat jump & swimming for extra 45 minutes. Then we continue our voyage as our boat cruises through Lan Ha Bay for some more great sightseeing towards our private island.

17.30 Arrive on our stunning and secluded private island. Check in to the hostel and enjoy some time to relax on the beach or discover the islands surroundings.

19.00 Enjoy dinner

21.00 Enjoy the evening and have a great time on the beach….

00.00 Enjoy the New Day Bonfire on the beach (if weather permits)

Day 2 : The North Trail Vietnam 3D2N (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 2: Discover Private Island

8.30 Buffet breakfast is served from around 7-9am… The whole morning is free to explore the island by climbing to the top of the hill for panoramic views of the surrounding Lan Ha Bay or just swimming and relaxing on the beach.

14.30 Take another 30min walk to Sunset Beach on the other side of the island to enjoy a BBQ while the sun sets. Relax, swim and have a few drinks before taking a short boat trip back to Sunrise Beach.

20:00 Have a delicious Vietnamese style dinner and join the party in the Island Bar.

Day 3 : The North Trail Vietnam 3D2N (Breakfast & Lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 3: Island – Cat Ba – Hanoi

8.30 Buffet breakfast is served from around 7-9am…

9.30 Say goodbye to the island and go to Cat Ba National Park for a trek* up to Ngu Lam Peak where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the forest and peaks in Cat Ba … Something you can’t miss!

*Trekking can take up to 2hr and is a little tough so be sure to take sport shoes and insect repellent.

13.00 Have lunch at a locals restaurant in a remote area of Cat Ba, look at the beautiful views or visit their farm.

14.30 We take the speedboat back to Hai Phong.

17.00 Trip ends in Hanoi 

Besides starting the cruise from Hanoi it is now also possible to join-in from Cat Ba or Hai Phong

What’s included?

  • Return transfer by A/C minivan and boat.
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in itinerary.
  • Trekking options on the island.
  • Welcome drink on boat.
  • Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2; breakfast and lunch on day 3 with Vietnamese dishes.
  • English speaking guide during the trip.
  • Overnight based on hostel (dorm accommodation).

What’s excluded?

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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