07:45 - 8:30: our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel or private address and then transfer to Halong city. On the haft way, you have a short break around 20 minutes at Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries, clothing etc, made by Hai Duong inhabitants and children war victims. After that, we go straight to Halong city.
12:30: Arrive Halong Bay, Welcome aboard with drinks. Checking in and setting sail through the mysterious bay whilst an exquisite lunch is served in a relaxing ambiance. Our cruise sails amongst natural rock formations of picturesque beauty; boasting views of the UNESCO World Heritage unique seascape of Halong Bay, offering an opportunity to admire a collection of sculpted islets with amazing shapes resembling:Ga Choi Island, Human heads islet, Swans islet, Toads, Finger islet and Stone Dog Island.
14:30: Visiting Ba Hang floating village by local rowing boat - one of 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions in Halong Bay, located in the region of well-known three caves, next to Thien Cung cave, Dau Go grotto ... only with about 50 families spending their whole lives here. Excursion to floating village: Taking a rowing boat by a local woman and visiting the floating villages of fishing folk that will provide you with a unique cultural insight of warm and friendly people of the sea who have lived their whole lives aboard tiny bamboo boat.
16:00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming, kayaking to visit Luon cave, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high dangerous stone walls. Exploring by kayak: After a lesson with our expert on how to paddle safely, you will kayak a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from green water, every turn will bring you new surprise. Secret passages leading to hidden lagoons and magical sea caves with a unique ecosystem, getting close to sea creatures and coral reef.
17:00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits. At this time, our guide also takes this chance to share more about local people’s living and customs.17:30: Join Cooking demonstration.You will be guided by our chef step by step how to make a Vietnamese traditional cuisine. This is a very great chance for you to know about their daily life in Northern of Vietnam and understand more Vietnamese ingredients and its substitution that we use for our cooking class on the boat.19:30: Dinner is served in the restaurant. A perfect moment for talking with friends and having a discussion on the next day’s exploration.
Accommodation: Royal Heritage Cruise
Activities: Kayaking, Rowing Boat, Cooking Class, Squid Fishing
21:00: Relaxing at your cabin or trying squid fishing with the Royal crew, watching a movie, having a drink at the bar, internet access or playing exciting games. Overnight on boat.