Cycling Hanoi to Ha Long Bay 3 days
Itinerary: Ha noi – Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi
Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay itself has an area of 43,400 ha, consists of 775 islands, and forms a triangle with the island of Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) to the west, the lake of Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) to the south, and the island of Cong Tay to the east. Viewed from above, Halong Bay resembles a geographic work of art. While exploring the bay, you feel lost in a legendary world of stone islands. There is Man’s Head Island, which resembles a man standing and looking towards the mainland. Dragon Island looks like a dragon hovering above the turquoise water. La Vong Island resembles an old man fishing. There are also the islands of the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, and the Incense Burner, which all astonishingly resemble their namesakes. The forms of the islands change depending on the angle of the light and from where the islands are viewed. At the core of the islands, there are wonderful caves and grottoes, such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto), and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto).
Air conditioned bus/van
Truck to carry bikes
English speaking biking/trekking tour guide
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
Day 1: Ha noi – Ha Long Bay (60km cycling) (L,D)
Transfer out of the city off the main busy roads to a peaceful land of Hai Duong. Unload the bike for riding to the historical Tonkin sea. Lunch on the way. Keep riding to Ha Long Bay. Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay optional day (B,L)
Breakfast, boating to visit Dau Go cave, kayaking or free at leisure. Enjoy the cruise facility and scenery of the Bay. Food will be served by local. Overnight in Cat Ba Island.
Day 3: Ha Long – Ha Noi (45km cycling)
Sunrise welcome, leave hotel for biking day around the island and other landscape surroundings. Ferry to Hai Phong port city and lunch.
Transfer back to Ha Noi. End of tour.