What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family with kid, couple, solo travelers, active travelers

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

This culture combining trip within 3 days is the ultimate farming and cycling tour, which will provide unique experiences as well as plentiful opportunities to discover the real countryside of Northern Vietnam. Join our tour, you will go for wandering through the typical villages of Red River delta on push bike, slowly enjoy crossing through lush rice paddy fields to see the entire process of wet rice farming and cultivation, stunning landscapes and amazing backdrops. Especially, you will experience overnight at Paddy Home, the terracotta house located right in village with good facilities, and enjoy tasty dinner cooked by local family and served in local hospitality style. At the final night, sleeping on Swan cruise to discover amazing of dragon bay. Just within a few days of the unique program, you will be able to sketch the culture portrait of Vietnam and new seven world wonder-Halong bay.

Highlights

    • Staying overnight in country side bungalow serving following homestay style
    • Cycling around beautiful rural area where you will discover authentic local culture
    • Cruising around amazing bay, swimming on crystal water of Halong bay
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION

Homestay + Deluxe Cabin

Size : 12 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Homestay + Deluxe Triple

Size : 18 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 double bed and 1 twin bed

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Homestay + Family Connecting

Size : 28 m2 Max Adults: 4

Bed size: 2 double beds

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Homestay + Suite Balcony

Size : 15 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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Homestay + Suite Balcony Connecting

Size : 28 m2 Max Adults: 4

Bed size: Double

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Cruise, Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin, Homestay
  • Price Includes
      • Homestay with daily breakfast
      • Experienced English or French speaking guide.
      • Sharing Cruise on Halong bay
      • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner), Vietnamese foods
      • All sightseeing tickets.
      • Bicycle for cycling around village in Dong Trieu
      • Tissues and water on coach.
      • Services charges and government tax.
      • Exclusive and personalized single agent / single customer service.
      • No extra charge after confirmation
      • 24/7 hotline support guarantee
    Price Excludes
      • Round trip shuttle bus transportation
      • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
      • Travel insurance
      • VAT & bank charge
      • Extra food and beverages.
      • Pre and post accommodations
  • Cancellation by Customer

      For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

      • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
      • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
      • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
      • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
      • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

      Notes:

      • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
      • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
      • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package

       

  • Children Policy
      • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
      • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
      • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
      • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Doan Xa Village - Dong Trieu

07.30 – 8:30: Optional Our shutter bus will pick you up at your hotel; afterward heading to countryside where will be host by local family and discover culture by easy cycling and rural eco such as replanting rice, scooping water for irrigation, catching fish in the afternoon.
11:00 Arrival to the village of Doan Xa, check in the room, take a rest and fresh up before lunch.
Spend the afternoon time for an exciting biking through lush rice fields and villages where we are going to learn and actually hand on rice cultivation with Vietnamese in friendly local environment.
Back to the village and relax by the pond for fishing, reading book or take strolling around village learn more about local daily life.
19:30 Have dinner in Paddy Home, Dong Trieu.
20:00 Having tea and talking to the house owner to learn about Vietnam War and life of Vietnamese people under subsidies economic and farm cooperative time
Overnight in Vietnam Eco Adventure's accommodation

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Paddy Home

Day 2: Doan Xa Village - Hon Gai Harbor - Cap La Island

Highly recommended to get up early for a strolling around the village to enjoy fresh atmosphere and open air in Vietnam countryside.
07:30 Return to the homestay for having breakfast.
08:30 Check-out our homestay. Be ready for the next experience!
While you are waiting for the shuttle bus pass by, our tour guide will take you to visit quiet little markets in town for studying about local people, leave the market we continue to see the last place where you have chance to get to know an about how pottery and ceramic are being made.
10:30 You are on the Shuttle bus for keeping travel to Halong.
12:00 Arrive at Swan office in Ha Long, have a little time to relax and then you will transfer to Swan Cruises by tender.
12:45 Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13:30 Have lunchtime while leisurely cruising to the core of Halong Bay.
15:30 Arrive to Cap La Island the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17:30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time with tea and fresh fruits. This time is regarded as “ Happy Hour” – “buy one get one” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage. In addition, Cooking class is also organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself.
19.00: Dinner will be served in the dining room on board.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. If you want to sing karaoke, please inform our tour guide to be supported.
Overnight on Swan Cruise in Cong Do area
Attention: Swimming activity needs to be allowed to organize by Halong Bay Management Authority)

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Swan Deluxe Cruise

Day 3: Tra San - Thien Canh Son Cave - Hon Gai Harbor - Hanoi

06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy sea landscape of early morning and fresh atmosphere.
07.00: Have breakfast in the dining room on board.
07:45 Explore Thien Canh Son Cave – it is one of the most beautiful and famous cave of Bai Tu Long Bay.
08.45: Return to the main boat
09.30 Arrange your luggage and check out of your cabin. Our staffs will help you transfer your luggage directly to the pier.
10.00: Join in and show your creativity in fruit carving activity.
10.45: Have lunchtime in the dining room on board while the cruise is returning Hon Gai Harbor.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay, then return to Hanoi

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.2

Based on 8 reviews

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  • Service
    9.4
  • Organization
    9.0
  • Value for money
    9.3
  • Safety
    9.3
10.0

Michael J

Solihull, United Kingdom
10 Dec 2018
Excellent cruise

We did the 1 night 2 day cruise with Marcus as our guide. The trip was well organised and Marcus did everything to make sure we had a great time and got the most from our time in Bai Tu Long. The boat was well maintained and we really enjoyed the balcony cabin, well worth the little bit of extra money. The time spent kayaking was just right and we got to swim from the beach at sunset before returning to the boat. All the activities were fun, although there is no pressure to take part if you would rather just chill on deck. The only negative was the cave visit, it was really packed with people and not worth seeing, it would have been better to stay on board and just relax. I spent a lot of time reading all the reviews of the different cruise companies and was glad I chose Swan as it was good value for money. If you want a fun cruise and enjoy mixing with other people rather than a romantic couples cruise Swan Cruises is a good choice. Thanks again to Marcus for making sure our trip was so enjoyable.

9.0

Emma H

Ukraine
10 Dec 2018
BAI TU LONG BAY

Efficient pick up. Swan offices at Halong rather cramped but soon on to our boat, and glad to be on a smaller vessel with enthusiastic staff. Some very beautiful scenery and we had a nice kayak trip. Thanks to all

9.0

Freegatemy

Penang
10 Dec 2018
Halong Bay with Swan Cruises

Great experience of 2D1N cruise at Halong Bay with Swan Cruises, very professional guide Kien and supporting service staff onboard that made this one of the highlights of my 8D North Vietnam trip. Food is outstanding with great activities kayaking, morning exercise, caving, cooking demo thrown in. To prevent destruction of limestone formations that take millions of years, it is necessary to build buffer or barriers to ensure proper conservation and preservation of this natural heritage in the beautiful cave, high tourist volume is having huge negative impact on the ecosystem here which needs special effort, one way is to have a carrying capacity to control the numbers of visiting tourists.

8.8

Christian Wisdo... V

Uruguay
10 Dec 2018
Thanks David!

We had the 2D 1N cruise and David was our tour guide. Funny, helpful, enthusiastic and such a nice guy. We learned a lot from him as well. We had such a wonderful time with him. The crew was very nice as well. Food was great. The whole experience was awesome!

9.5

Mei Kuei P

Malaysia
10 Dec 2018
Daisy

Daisy is a pretty girl who is very very sweet, sincere , patient , responsibility, hardworking...... can’t finish all the good words to describe her she always smiles and talk to us very friendly. Like a bird fly here fly there busy doing things for us. She made our trip very happy and memorable. If I get chance to come to Vietnam again. I’m sure I will look for her to be my tour guide. I recommend this cute little girl for you. And thank you very much Daisy. God bless you