Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L, D)
7h45 : Driver and tour guide pick you at Hanoi Hotel in Old Quater to Halong bay.12.30 – 12.45 pm: On arrival at the pier of Tuan Chau Island, you will meet the Hera Cruise crew, and you will be privately driven by our tender boat to our well-designed and well-equipped Hera Cruise. A welcome drink is waiting for you on the third deck, in our charming panoramic restaurant. After the check in, take time for yourself. 13.15 pm : Lunch will be at the panoramic restaurant on the third deck. 15.45 pm: The cruise will reach the village of Cua Van. Get an insight of the local life, strolling aboard a sampan boat, around a typical Halong bay fishing village. Cua Van is a stand out example of community-based and sustainable tourism in Halong bay. The excursion includes a visit to the school, to a fish farm and to the local fishing museum. There is an option of 1 hour kayaking around Cua Van Fishing village instead of the sampan stroll.16.45 pm: Back onboard the Hera Cruise vessel, you will have time to relax, enjoy the spa and massage service and/or the Happy Hour at the bar. The cruise will now head to the moorage area, near Coconut Beach Island.19.15 pm: A scrumptious dinner will be served in the Fine Dining room. The main courses will be prepared before your eyes. You are also given the possibility to have dinner served on your private balcony.20.45 pm till late: Squid fishing, Board games, and stories, tales and legends at the Top Deck Bar.
Day 2: Halong bay (B, L, D) 06.30 am: Begin Tai Chi session, while the sun rises.07.00 am: Breakfast buffet will be served at the restaurant.08.00 am: You will be transferred to a day-boat, soon heading to Dau Be point. Dau Be point is famous for its tunnels, lagoons, crystal waters and secluded beaches. The highlight of this day will be kayaking through spectacular tunnels to reach secret lagoon.09.30 am: First kayak stroll of the day. Follow your tour guide in the maze of karts rocks.11.30 am: Fresh sea food and traditional Vietnamese cuisine will be served aboard the Junk. She will be anchored close to a beautiful beach. You will have time to swim and enjoy the beach after lunch.13.30 pm: Relax on beach and practice more kayaking. You will also have the opportunity to visit a temple and a floating fish farm.17.00 pm: Back on the Hera Cruise for happy hour, scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L): 06.30 am: Begin the day mastering energy flows during a Tai Chi session, while the sun rises.07.00 am: Breakfast buffet will be served at the restaurant.08.00 am: Your local guide will take you to explore the most beautiful Luon cave in Halong Bay with amazing stalagmite & stalactite formations.9.00 am: Back on the Hera Cruise, it will be time to get prepared for the check out. The cruise will head back to Tuan Chau pier.09.30 am: Check out time.10.00 am: Brunch will be served.11.30 am: Transfer by van back to Hanoi.