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1 nite on cruise & 1 nite in resort
Visit Monkey Island & Discover Halong Bay
Monkey Island Cruise is the comfortable cruise of Monkey Island which is designed beautifully in traditional Vietnamese style. Monkey Island Cruise have 08 comfortable room - well equipped with air-condition, en-suite bath room with comfortable bedding.There are 02 rooms with balcony where you can have unforgettable time viewing scenery of islets or fishing villages. The sundeck is large and has two part, one part is for sunbath and another path is for drinks with a open bar for the spectacular view of Halong bay.
One night stay on boat, one night stay in Monkey Island Resort will give you all the expectation of the tour: Beautiful sightseeing, cruising, kayaking, swimming and sleeping on deluxe boat and bungalow, seeing monkeys, camping fire...This tour will give you unforgettable time with Halong & Cat Ba Island.
DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY ( Lunch, dinner)
08h00 – 08h30: Our tour guide comes to pick up you at your hotel.
08h30 – 12h30: Enjoy scenic four hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. We stop for 20 minutes en-route break in Hai Duong province.
13h00: Arrive Hon Gai harbor (Halong Bay), embark on Monkey Island Cruise, enjoy your welcome drink and check-in your room.
13h15: Our boat starts cruising on Halong bay when you enjoy your delicious lunch.
14h30: Visit “Thien Cung” cave ( Heaven cave) - one of the most beautiful, huge caves in Halong Bay with a lot of surprising stalactites and stalagmites.
15h30: Boat passes Dog islet, stops for visiting Dinh Huong islet ( Incense pot). Here is one of the most beautiful area in Halong bay, you will have chance to take many beautiful pictures.
16h00: Go kayaking around islets and floating village then our boat continues to cruise to a lovely and clean area for swimming
18h30: Have dinner, enjoy a romantic night in the restaurant or have some drinks on the top of the boat. Overnight on boat.
DAY 2: HALONG – LAN HA BAY – MONKEY ISLAND (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy beautiful sunrise on Halong bay.
09h30: Boat takes you to Gia Luan harbor ( Cat Ba island), get on bus and our driver will take you along a lovely road, passing through Cat Ba national park with the two sides are tropical flowers, green trees and mountains.
10h30: Come to Ben Beo harbor, get on boat to discover Lan Ha bay with visiting Cai Beo floating village - one of the oldest floating village in Vietnam.
11h30: Arrive and check in at Monkey Island Resort. You will have lunch at about
12h00 in the restaurant beside lovely beach. Afternoon: Free kayaking, play football, volley ball on beach or you can play chess, billiard, ping pong, table football in the entertainment area.
15h00: Our tour guide will take you to go up mountain, take panorama pictures of Monkey Island and Lan Ha bay then arrive another beach to see some monkeys playing.
18h30: After seeing sunset on Lan Ha bay, you will have dinner (often BBQ dinner) in the beach restaurant when listen to softly sound of ocean waves. Evening: you will have “warm up friendship” hour with activities like singing karaoke, drink or take some dance in bar, play games or just go to the sand beach to chat with friends. Have a good sleep in your lovely private bungalow of Monkey Island Resort.
DAY 3: MONKEY ISLAND – HALONG BAY – HANOI ( Breakfast, lunch)
07h30: Have breakfast, check out your room.
08h00: Leave Monkey Island Resort, boat takes you to Ben Beo harbor to get on bus to come to Gia Luan harbor.
09h30: Our boat will take you to many beautiful rock formations to take pictures such as Duck Islet, Fighting Cocks Islets. You will pass by Bai Tu Long bay on the way back to Hon Gai harbor at about 12h30 am.
13h00: Bus take you to go back to Hanoi.
17h30: Arrive Hanoi Old quarter. Tour finishes.
We had a very positive experience on this trip. Our guide was very helpful and the food and activities very good. All booking and arrangements went smoothly. Halong bay was beautiful and the boat in good condition. I would recommend this trip. Caroline
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About the Host, Luan
=== WELCOME TO HANOI OLD QUARTER HOMESTAY ===
My name is Luan, I have worked for 10 years as local guide, and I travelled in many places especially in Vietnam. My biggest dream is to travel all over the world and be able to share my great knowledge about Vietnam. With my family, we decided to support each other and open Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay.
My main objectives was to include what the travellers want the most which is experiencing the authentic Vietnamese life and exploring local activities. Today, I consider that the authentic Vietnamese life has become quite rare. Whenever or wherever you travel you all want discover new customs and learn more about a culture. So this inspired me to the host and share my home with the travellers from all over the world.
=== MY FAMILY ===
Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay opened as the interfering cultural place to connect friends with new friends. The homestay couldn’t be more authentic without my family, all raised and born in Hanoi. As a longstanding Vietnamese tradition, my family includes three generations:
Me and my wife Nguyen Nhu Quynh (Name of the flower which only hatch in midnight of the lunar new year) – She works as the official staff. She also can speak Chinese because she lived in Shanghai for 3 years. We have a 20 month-old son together, his name is Do Truong An (Peaceful forever).
Nguyen Do Khai – My younger brother – a high school student.
Nguyen Viet Thuy – My father – He is a retired cook. He can help you with the Traditional Vietnamese Food with an authentic taste. If you want to learn how to cook some tasty Vietnamese dishes or enjoy a family dinner, feel free to inform me in advance then we can prepare the dinner for you.
Finally, my mother Do Ngoc Lan also the Housekeeping Executive – She has been working in three star and four star hotel for 15 years. So you can feel the cleanness, comfort and relaxation at my home.
=== ACCOMODATION ==
My home is located in the Old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake which is the perfect environment to enjoy your holidays.
The cosy rooms are lovely decorated with air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a nice view of the Old Quarter streets. The others rooms are located in the back of the building, which guarantees you a relaxing and quiet night.
=== EXTRAS ===
- Pick up service from and to the airport
- Renting or buying motorbike
- Family dinner
- Local Tour Arrangements
I have been working in tourism industry for 10 years. Traveling all around my country from the north to the south, experiencing all the local culture and authentic places of Vietnam.
Each year, I help more than 1000 guests who became my friends later to experience d the authentic places and real landscapes of Vietnam.
I always offer the best rates guaranteed. I have not had the working office or company. So I do not have to pay the government tax or operating fee. Moreover, I have the good relationship with all the hotel owners or tour suppliers. That is why I can offer not only the best local knowledge but the best rates also.
In order to make our own brand, I have created Local Tours Vietnam.
Our mission statement: “Stay as locals, Play as locals”.
With our traveling passion, we really hope to bring Vietnam to the world.
"I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy"
We offer the personalized tours, tailored to suit your own itineraries, times, etc. They can be for just one person; a couple, a small family group or a group of friends. Prices may be adjusted depending on the number taking part in the tour.
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