Halong Bay is a spectacular natural wonder. The dramatic scenery dotted with islets makes this an excellent semi-sheltered, open water location for kayaking. This day trip cruise is ideal for keen novice and experienced kayakers alike.
07.45 - 08:15 am: Our English-speaking Guide will pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, and transfer to Halong Bay
10.30: Stop over to stretch the legs on the way or refreshment, about 20 minutes. You will have time to go to ‘’happy room’’, buy drinks, foods, local souvenir...
12.15: Easily get on Genesis Cruise by private pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip, warmly welcomes you. Welcome drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. While the boat heading the bay.
13.15: Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch on boat. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Genesis boat goes among islets, that make Halong becomes wonderland.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Genesis makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion
14.00: Kayaking / Sam-pan rowing boat (Paying option)
The boat will move to Hangluon (three tunnels) area, a water cave for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat or just stay on board for relaxing and the boar will slowly moving around to sightseeing more on the bay.
You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat (Sampan), for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. This is moment you get closer to Halong’s nature. if you do not join any above activities, you could stay on sundeck for relaxing, then the boat will take you around the bay, do sightseeing other beautiful islets…such as Human head, Horse seat…Normally, this area is full of Cruises and tourists, but Genesis is one of the first cruise come here for afternoon, so it is really peaceful and less-touristic.
14.45: Discover Surprising Cave – Core area of Heritage site. You will leave the boat and having 45 minutes to explore Sung Sot (Surprising) cave. This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. The compartment in the heart of Sung Sot cave is surrounded by extremely beautiful niches. This is the hugest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay, stay in core area of heritage site with Titov island and Hang Luon area.
16.00: This is moment you will take a rest after activities and time to capture the sunset image on the bay. A dish of fruits and snacks would be served to recharge the you ‘’battery’’ before get on bus and be back Hanoi.
17.30: It is the time to say goodbye Halong bay, Disembark to get on the bus, moving to new express way to get back Hanoi.
18.30: Sort break Short stop to stretch your legs, around 15 minutes.
20.00: Say goodbye to you and hope you just enjoy the trip with us, see you again.