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Begin with a scenic drive from the ship to the junk pier in Ha long city, then board the junk and begin your cruise in the bay. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha long Bay is one of the world's outstanding natural wonders, resembling a geographic work of art with thousands of limestone islets soaring dramatically from the clear emerald waters. This densely concentrated zone of kharst islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of a traditional junk, complete with bat-winged sails. Gliding through the gin-clear waters of the bay, absorb one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names: Heavenly Gate, Tortoise Rock, Man Head Rock, The Isle of Wonders, Tea Pot Rock and Devil's Face. A stop for those who can climb up about 120 steep steps up will be made at Sung Sot or Surprise Cave with time to explore the giant cave and beautiful lagoon. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise through the fairyland-like landscape. Return to the junk pieR then return bacck to the ship.
Please note: There are about 120 steep steps up to Sung Sot cave, raising the difficulty to the highest level, if guests choose the option to visit this cave.
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