EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS IN HA LONG BAY & HANOI
Extend your journey in Southeast Asia with a stunning experience. Ride through the verdant farmlands of the Red River Delta from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, then board a traditional wooden junk for an afternoon cruise. Learn about the bay’s features, history and ecosystem over lunch, and encounter various rock formations, islets, caves and grottoes.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights accommodations: 1 night in Hanoi — Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar); 1 night in Ha Long Bay — Vinpearl (or similar)
- 3 meals: 2 breakfasts & 1 lunch
- Ha Long Bay Cruise
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
Day 1 | Hanoi & Ha Long Bay
After the final breakfast of your cruisetour, check out of your Hanoi hotel and enjoy a leisurely ride through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta as the daily village life of Vietnam unfolds around you. You will see people working in the terraced rice fields, water buffalo dotting the landscape and lush, green scenery everywhere. Suddenly you are presented with the stunning panorama that is Ha Long Bay; enjoy the views as you approach the shore. Check in to the First-Class Novotel Ha Long Bay (or similar) for a relaxing one-night stay and enjoy Ha Long Bay views at sunset. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Ha Long Bay so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Ha Long Bay & Hanoi
Awaken to the spectacular Ha Long Bay seascape—perhaps take a walk along the shore in the early-morning mist. After breakfast, proceed to Ha Long Pier and board a traditional wooden junk for a scenic cruise. Lunch is served as your guide discusses the bay’s features, history and ecosystem, and explains the legends that surround the various rock formations, islets, caves and grottoes you encounter, such as Stone Dog, Incense Burner and Fighting Cock Islets. At the core of the islets, visit Heavenly Residence Grotto and Driftwood Grotto. Disembark at Ha Long Pier this afternoon and ride back to Hanoi for a final one-night stay in the First-Class Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar). Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Hanoi so you can make the most of your visit. (B, L)
Day 3 | Hanoi
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast; L=Lunch
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.