Ocean Beach resort tour - Halong Bay - Cat Ba island
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Ocean Beach Resort Retreat

 

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INTRODUCTION

Escape from crowds for a spectacular cruise, glide past the soaring karst peaks of Halong Bay aboard a sailing junk boat. Take a dip in the emerald waters, explore caves and laze the day away on a pristine island beach hut and a beach fire barbecue feast with a peaceful ocean atmosphere.

This short trip is the perfect add-on to any adventure in Vietnam - whisking you from World Heritage Halong Bay to the secluded island resort of
Ocean Beach. Jump on board the junk and sail past thousands of limestone islands rising dramatically out of the gem-green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, dive into the water or discover secret caves in a kayak...Spending your time here feasting on the superb cuisine served by the Vietnamese hosts, soaking up the tropical atmosphere. As you relax on a bamboo chair, sipping a cocktail in the waterside bar watching the magical sunset over the ocean, you won't want to leave.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 Halong Bay - Catba Island
After being collected around 8.00 am, you set off for Halong Bay - the drive takes about 3 hours. En route, you stop at the Sao Dao Centre run for and by handicapped children. Upon arrival at Halong Bay, you board the sailing junk. After you settle in, the cruise begins around majestic Halong Bay, and a sumptuous lunch is served on board. After lunch, you will have a chance to visit two most beautiful caves- Thien Cung cave or the Palace Of Heaven Grotto and Dau Go Cave or Wooden Stake Grotto and we take a look at the Floating Village of the fisherman and the Fighting cocks. Then Keep sailing towards Cat Ba Island. Arrive in Cat Ba Island at 5.30, you are ferried to Ocean Beach, a laid back beach resort. Rest of the day is free for leisure. We enjoy seafood dinner & spend the night in the bungalow.

Day 2
Ocean Beach Resort
Today is a free day to chill out and relax. Ocean Beach Resort is a 'get-away-from it all' hideaway about 3km from the main Catba island. Away from the noise and activity of the mainland here you can enjoy complete rest and relaxation. Development on the island has been limited to one lovely little resort, so it easily retains the feel of a real island hideaway. It's a wonderfully peaceful place to wander, or find a quiet spot on the beach to relax and swim in the warm waters. Being the only building on an isolated island, the resort is designed to be unobtrusive and ecologically-friendly. It's small and basic but exclusive and comfortable. For your entertainment you can enjoy some resort activities such as swimming, kayaking, volleyball or just relax on the white sandy beach in front of your bungalow. For those who are interested, there is also the opportunity to do a spot of night fishing

Spending your time here feasting on the superb cuisine served by the Vietnamese hosts, soaking up the tropical atmosphere. As you relax on a bamboo chair, sipping a cocktail in the waterside bar watching the magical sunset over the ocean, you won't want to leave.


Day 3 Catba - Hai Phong - Ha Noi
The Ocean Beach Resort staff will take care of your transfer from the resort to Catba island where you can take a walk and have a look at this beautiful island before boarding a hydrofoil for the sea port city of Hai Phong. Here we transfer to our vehicle for a 2-hour journey back to Hanoi.

 

DESCRIPTION

travel style: Independent
If you're looking for something different or you want an extension to your trip, an Independent adventure could be just the thing. These private itineraries will take you to a new level of personal experience and self discovery. They can accommodate a special interest, such as cookery or meditation, or can be as simple as a beach break. Transport, accommodation standard and inclusions vary from trip to trip.
group size
N/A as this trip is on a private basis.
accommodation & meal inclusions
2 nights at Ocean Beach Resort with daily breakfast, seafood lunch on boat
*Note:This trip operates on a twin share basis (two single beds in one room).. Single supplements are only applicable to single travellers who wish to have their own room
transport
private Air-conditioned vehicles, hydrofoil, junk boat.
physical rating * easy
Be prepared to carry your bag for short distances to your hotel and to the boat

Tour includes:
* Local English speaking guide the whole trip 
*Accommodation with daily breakfast, entrance fees, meals, transportation, and sightseeing excursions as itinerary. 
* Permits
Tour excludes:
* Visa costs
* Pre/post trip arrangements
* Drinks, tips, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
* International flights
* Arrival and Departure transfers
* Meals other than those listed
* Travel insurance

 

Tour cost: US $ 315 per person in the party of 2

 

 

 

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Xin Chao Travel Halong Bay
We are happy to send you our impressions on our excellent trip to Halong Bay with your company. The organization and monitoring of our trip was impeccable, thanks to our friendly and excellent guide Minh not forgetting the super driver Dzung.

Mardy Scott (Australia)
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