EXTEND YOUR CRUISE IN HANOI & HA LONG BAY
Begin 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
Fly in to Hanoi and transfer to the First-Class Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar).* Take the rest of the day to relax after your flight. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Hanoi so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Ha Long Bay
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and 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. Board a traditional wooden junk for your Ha Long Bay 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 later this afternoon and check in to the First-Class Novotel Ha Long Bay for a one-night stay. 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. (B, L)
Day 3 | 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, ride back to Hanoi to check in to the First-Class Sofitel Legend Metropole. Other cruisetour guests will be joining you there; tomorrow, your cruisetour begins with a historic city tour of Hanoi. (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.