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Ha Long bay - Off the beaten track cruising (2D1N)


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Get away from the hassle and bustle of Hanoi city. Immerse yourself in the fresh open sea air and relax on Aphrodite Traditional Junk while cruising through the spectacular jungle covered islands in a tranquil seascape. On the tour you will experience local life on a floating fish farm and relax on your own private beach… All activities are optional and aim to satisfy your own taste of travel and leave the best experiences of your life time travel.

Structure: Private Junk & Small group

Activities level: Moderate to active

Start / Finish: Tuan Chau pier / Tuan Chau pier



You will cruise to the far side of Ha Long bay, an area that’s not yet on tourist’s radar. You will be in the middle of nowhere, kayaking to visit floating fish farm and house to experience the daily life of local. There is plenty of time for nature lovers to discover many secluded beaches, lagoons and caves.




Day1: Passage to Floating house and farm


11h30: On arrival to Tuan Chau Island pier, you are met with Aphrodite team and crew, and privately driven by tender to our well designed and equipped Aphrodite Junk for a welcome drink and check in. Following your check in, the day is yours to spend at leisure while Junk cruise following the route of back side of Cat Ba National Park, aim to get away from other tourist Junks. Lunch will be on the top floor of the sea-view restaurant.


14h00: You will meet your friendly, local Ha Long bay tour guide for an introduction to your journey and activities of the day.


15hh00: Sampan boat trip – get an insight into life at a typical Ha Long bay fishing village. Cua Van fishing village is a stand out example of tourism based community and sustainable tourism in Ha Long bay. The trip includes visits to a village school, fish farm and local fishing museum.


16h00:  Following Sampan boat trip, you will kayak to explore Dark and Bat cave (tide permitted) that you are able paddle through tunnels, entering blue lagoons for swimming. On a lucky day, you could see monkey and langur in this area. .


17h00: Get back to Aphrodite Junk for relaxing till dinner time while Junk continues cruising to anchor site in near Coconut Beach Island.


19h00:  Traditional Vietnamese cuisine served aboard Junk.


Optional for nightly activities:

- Squid fishing from Junk

- Movie: Quiet American, Top gear


Day2: Hidden Treasure Cruising to Ha Long bay’s Cave


07h00: Start your morning well with a traditional Taichi class on the boat sundeck instructed by our experienced staff.


07h30: Buffet breakfast served at the boat restaurant.


08h00: Accompanied by your expert local guide, venture to visit the amazing cave where the legend of Ha Long bay was born. With the 40 minutes of walking deeper and deeper inside, you will experiencing the most beautiful and biggest cave in the bay which was discovered by a local fisher man in 1993. By the end of the walk, the panoramic view of Ha Long bay is well deserved.  


09h00: Upon return from the Aphrodite Junk you will check out of your room and travel back to Tuan Chau pier. Brunch will be served on the cruise back to the main land.


10h00: The route back to Tuan Chau pier will follow the Eastern part of Ha Long bay, an area rarely seen by tourists. This will be a good opportunity for last minute photos and relaxing.


11h30: Van transfer back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel at 16h00.


This package includes:


- On board - English speaking tour guide

- All indicated – meals: (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)

- Entrance fee ticket

- All indicated transportations around in Ha Long bay

- Deluxe Aphrodite Junk

- Kayaking gears and safety equipments

- Day trip boat support



- The itinerary might subject to change due to weather or tide condition with our prior notice

- Cruise schedule subject to change upon weather and operation conditions

- Promotion might apply, inclusions and exclusions might change – you will be informed of changes upon booking.


What to bring

- Sun block, Camera + Film, Insect repellent, Original Passport, Hat, Swimming clothes, Sun glasses

- Candy, cakes, books, notebooks, pens, pencils or other learning tools for children and elderly in the fishing village.  Care to the environment of Halong bay.

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