Rise early and greet the day with a refreshing Tai Chi class on the upper deck. Later, depending on the weather condition, join one of the below options (or, relax on the boat and enjoy the view):
Option 1: Sunny weather
Transfer to a smaller boat and cruise deeper into Halong Bay to Cat Ba Island. Breakfast is served en route. On arrival, hop on a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride along the waterfront, then through some forested areas of the small island on the way to Viet Hai village. Have a look around the village if you like and chat with some of the local residences. Later, head back to the boat and cruise to Ho Ba Ham while enjoying lunch on board. In the afternoon, kayaks are available to explore the surrounding islets, caves and scenery further. By late afternoon, head back to the main boat and enjoy dinner and overnight.
Option 2: Windy/Rainy weather
Transfer to a smaller boat and cruise deeper into Halong Bay to Cat Ba Island. Breakfast is served en route. While the weather may not be suitable for cycling, the views are still amazing in this part of the bay. Kayaks are available for exploring the Hai Quan Lagoon area allowing an up close look at the bay and the many islets. Later, lunch is served on board while cruising to Sung Sot (surprise) cave. Take some time to explore the cave where stalactites hanging from the high ceiling take on many interesting shapes and forms. Kayaks are also available in the afternoon around Luon cave area. Later, cruise back toward the main boat via several bay highlights – Cua Van fishing village, Soi Sim & Dau Xuoi channel and Toad Islet. By late afternoon, board the main boat and enjoy dinner and overnight.
Overnight on junk (joined boat – private cabin, 2 persons per cabin) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)