Halong Bay motorbike cruise in 3 days / 2 nights.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Chay – Halong. ~170 km, ~5 h.
Today is the first day of this Halong Bay motorbike cruise in 3 days. Before starting to ride, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. We start around 9.30am after the rush hours.
Ride to Bai Chay (now it’s Ha Long City) in 5 hours. In general, it’s a good sealed road. Then, we promenade along the coast in Halong City. A junk is waiting to take us and our bikes to cruise in Halong Bay. Lunch with seafood on the boat. Boating to Thien Cung cave, fishing village and then through myriads of limestone to Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach Fruit Islet). Finally, swim and sleep here.
Day 2: Cat Ba. Boating.
Cruise to Cat Ba. In fact, Cat Ba is the far end of Halong Bay. In general, Cat Ba still live from the resource that the sea offers. However, the tourism is developed and of high quality. The Cat Ba Bay is a condensed of Halong Bay, its labyrinth of limestone so dense that it is difficult to imagine we are in the sea.
We created this itinerary – the floating village Van Gia. They are our personal friends and the relationship with them is intimate, even knowing that some companies now also pass through there.
Last but not least, Monkey Island (Cat Dua Islet) was totally ignored by mass tourism when we propose to stop there. It has got nothing special besides the fact that there is nobody except monkeys and one family who takes care of their security.
Arrive in Cat Ba and check in Princes Hotel. Finally, take a little boat (sampan) to the floating restaurant for dinner.
Day 3: Cat Ba – Hanoi. ~120 km, ~3 h.
Motorbiking on Cat Ba Island in the morning on the mountain road. Then catch a ferry at 1.30 pm to Hai Phong. Drive back to Hanoi in 2 hours.
- Day 1:Hanoi – Bai Chay – Halong. ~170 km, ~5 h.
- Day 2: Cat Ba. Boating.
- Day 3: Cat Ba – Hanoi. ~120 km, ~3 h.
- 1 motorbike per person
- All petrol (gasoline)
- Rain gear, helmets
- Motorbike jacket
- Local English Speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- All entrance fees including boat trip.
- Visa to Vietnam
- Any other transportations are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tip for guide
- Other personal expenses
What to bring
- Good sunglasses
- Good shoes for walking
- Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.