This four-day discovery tour is a fabulous introduction to the Northern Vietnam. Be enlivened by the sparkling beauty of Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colorful floating villages. Be enchanted by the smiling locals you meet throughout your journey, on the bustling streets of Hanoi. 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Overnight in Executive Room at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel. 

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

07:00   Have buffet breakfast in the hotel

08:00   Transfer from Hanoi to Halong by the Pelican’s shuttle bus.

             It takes a 3hr30mins drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way (Distance: 170km).

12:00   Arrival in Tuan Chau Port, Halong Bay. Transfer by a small boat from the Tuan Chau habour to the Pelican.

            A welcome drink will be served while Cruise Manager briefs the itinerary and onboard safety. 

13:15   Enjoy buffet lunch in the restaurant.

            The Pelican set sails to Halong Bay passing by thousands of limestone islets rising out of the emerald water of the Bay.

15:00   The vessel cruises to the biosphere reserved area of the Cat Ba National Park.

            Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere in the Bay and discover the Light Cave and Dark Cave by sampans or by kayaks.

17:00   Return to the vessel and enjoy relaxing time on board.

            Happy Hour: Drink 1 get 1 free on the Sundeck Bar

18:00   The vessel cruise to its night anchorage; time for swimming (if weather permitted).

            Vietnamese cooking class will be demonstrated on the Sundeck by the Chef.

19:00   Set-menu dinner will be served in the restaurant.

21:00   Enjoy relaxing time at night or participate in squid fishing with crew members.

            Overnight on board the Pelican 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/D)

06:00   Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck.

07:00   Light breakfast will be served in the restaurant as the Pelican leave its night anchorage to Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave).

08:00   Transfer by small boat to discover the Surprise Cave, one of the most stunning caves in the Bay.

09:00   The vessel starts cruising back to the harbor, passing by floating villages and famous islets: Monkey Face Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, Tea Pot Islet…

10:30   Buffet lunch will be served.

11:00   Disembark the vessel and transfer back to harbor by small boat.

12:00   Transfer back from Halong to Hanoi by the Pelican Shuttles bus.

15:00  Arrival in Hanoi. Our guide will pick you up for a half-day Hanoi city tour. You will Take a walking tour around Hoan Kiem Lake, stop at Ngoc Son temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Finish the day with a Water Puppet show. This is a uniquely north Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.  

18:00 Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Executive Room at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel. 

Day 4: Hanoi Departure (B)

Have breakfast in hotel. You are at leisure until transfer to the airport for onward flight.