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By this Halong Bay 2 Days 1 Night - Tuan Chau Island - Yen Tu Pagoda tour, we take you not only to Halong Bay – a new Wonder of Nature that is recognized by UNESCO – but also to Tuan Chau Island, which is one of the most touristic destinations in Halong City. After one night in this beautiful island, you have a chance to visit Yen Tu Pagoda complex - the biggest Buddhism Central of Vietnam. It will be your great experience in the North of Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Tuan Chau Island (L/D)
7.45 - 8.15: Pick you up at your hotel and departure for Halong city.
11.45: Upond in Halong, get on the boat and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch.
13.00: Time for visiting the unique islets with funny names and visit the two amazing Caves “Heaven” and “Hidden Wooden stakes”.
16.00: Get back to Halong harbor. Be taken by bus to Tuan Chau Island. Check in room and discover the island.
18.30: Dinner at hotel, then join some very interesting activities in your Halong 2 days 1 night tour.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Yen Tu Pagoda - Hanoi (B,L)
7.00: After breakfast, go to Yen Tu Pagoda Complex and take the cable car up to Hoa Yen Pagoda.
12.30: Have lunch & relax.
14.15: Get back to our car and then go back to Hanoi.
17.00 – 17.30: Arrive in Hanoi. Halong bay 2 days 1 night to Tuan Chau Island and Yen Tu pagoda tour ends.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Tuan Chau Island (L,D)
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Halong city. Halfway there, we’ll stop for short break. When we arrive in Halong to start you Halong 2 days 1 night trip, we get on the boat and start visiting Halong Bay. Out on the bay, you’ll enjoy a fresh seafood lunch.
In the afternoon, we visit the most beautiful place of Halong Bay through the unique islets with funny names such as Dog, Fighting Chickens, etc. and then you have chance to visit the two amazing caves “Heaven Palace” (Dong Thien Cung) and “Hidden Wooden stakes ” (Dong Dau Go). They are highlight caves in this area with many stalactites in many shapes. You can be amazed by its beauty which have been created thousands of year by Mother Nature. Each stalactity has a different shape. If you look at them carefully, you can see stalactites with animal shape, cloud shape even human shape.
Leaving two amazing Caves, we get back to Halong harbor. You will be taken by bus to Tuan Chau Island and check in hotel here. You have free time to take shower and be relaxed before the dinner.
After dinner, you can enjoy free time to discover Tuan Chau island’s night market. You also can go to Sun World Halong Park to experience many interesting activities such as seeing the “Kumping Dolphin or sea lion” show, or “dancing lights on the water with music” show and games (ticket not included). This is a good chance for you to have a closer look about this island in night, more hustle but still adorable.
Overnight at hotel in Tuan Chau island.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Yen Tu Pagoda - Hanoi (B,L)
After having breakfast, you will go to Yen Tu Pagoda Complex and visit the biggest Buddhism Central of Vietnam.
Yen Tu Pagoda is located on Yen Tu Mountain and was built from 13th century. King Tran Nhan Tong of the Tran Dynasty, came to Yen Tu after his abdication and began a Buddhist monk. He founded Truc Lam Zen School, the first Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Institution. This land became a capital of Buddhism in the past and is a special national relic at the moment. He was also called as “Buddhist King” for his efforts for bring this religion closer to the people.
Each year, it has a big festival from 10th January to the end of March in Lunar calender. This period attracts a huge amount of tourist to visit the pagoda as well as pray for a lucky new year. Therefore, if you don’t like crowds, you should pay attention to avoid that time.
You will take the cable car up to discover the mountain. You will visit Hoa Yen Pagoda, which is one of the most beautiful parts of Yen Tu Pagoda Complex. The pagoda lies on over 500m high. And an another important pagoda of the complex is Dong Pagoda. It means “copper”. The pagoda is located on the top of the mountain with 1068m. In 2007, the pagoda was rebuilt in pure copper and is 3m high, 12m2 wide and weighs 60 tonnes and was recognized as the pagoda on the highest mountain in Asia. Stand there, you will have a panorama view of the mountain and a part of city. With high topography, the weather is always cool all the year which make your trip will be more relaxed. This pagoda is famous for its scaredness so don’t forget to pray for your family and friends honestly, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva can hear and help you do it!
Next, we have lunch and take a rest. Then our car will pick you up and return to Hanoi. We will be back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Tour to Halong Bay 2 days 1 night ends. Our guide will say goodbye and see you again!
Electric car in Yen Tu complex: 15,000 VND/way (0.5 USD);
Cable car ticket: 280,000 VND round trip (13 USD);
Tuan Chau Park ticket: 200,000 VND/pax (9 USD);
136.00 (per person)