Day 01: Hanoi – Halong half day cruise (L,D)
You will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi by Lotussia Travel driver and transferred to Halong bay. The route out to Halong City is newly upgraded. Learn about ancestor worship and the importance of the family in Vietnamese life, and how Vietnamese people bury their dead. Learn too about the rotation of rice crops compared with Southern Vietnam. Photo stop with some nice farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and embark on the traditional comfortable junk. Fresh seafood lunch served on board whilst the junk will weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose. Visit the Sung sot (Surprise Grotto) with its great views.
15h00: You will be picked up at overnight boat (around Titop Island) by Lotussia Adventures Diving team and transferred to the divesite – Me Cung Island (subject to change upon weather conditions).
15h10: Arrive the divesite and enjoy 01 dive (35 minutes). After diving, drop off guests at the overnight boat (around Titop Island). End diving trip.
Enjoy fresh sea food dinner and overnight on board.
Day 02: Halong half day cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
Continue to cruise the Bay. The karts outcrops that you will sail by were formed from sediment that settled on the seafloor in prehistoric times. They rose to the surface through geological upheaval and erosion. When exposed to rainfall, the striking limestone formations weathered into their current strange, remarkable shapes. Gradually meander back towards Halong city with brunch or lunch served on board (depending on your choice of junks, meals will be organized differently). Check out time will be 11h00 – 11h45. Transfer back to Hanoi. End of tour.