Hanoi, Vietnam, December 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Hanoi-based luxury travelers can now save several hours travel time with the release by Luxury Travel of a Halong Bay luxury junk cruise double complete with return helicopter transfers ex-Hanoi. www.luxurytravelvietnam.com
The use of helicopters between the Vietnamese capital and the UNESCO World Heritage site means travel time between the two points, traditionally a six-hour journey by road, has been cut down to just one hour.
Situated in the Tonkin Golf, Halong Bay is one of the world's natural wonders - a bay with more than 3,000 islands, that time, wind and waves have sculpted into fantastic shapes.
The best way to appreciate this magical scene is from a boat, cruising between these karst cliffs, which loom like fairy-tale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves.
The bay is dotted with tiny islands, pristine sandbanks on the turquoise water providing an excellent backdrop for swimming or simply being lazy on the junk boat deck.
“Viewing Halong Bay by helicopter is a great way to get a panoramic view, we organize this helicopter tour every Saturday or private charter upon request” said Tony Pham, Product Manager of Luxury Travel. www.luxurytravelvietnam.com
7:00 am pick up for discerning guests at the hotel in Hanoi, then transfer to Gia Lam Heliport for a 45 -minute flight by helicopter MI 8 to Halong Bay. (MI 8 and 17 can carry 20 passengers, MI 172 VIP 24 passengers and EC -130B4 5 passengers only.
Arrive at Halong Heliport on General Giap Hill. Transfer to the Halong Harbor. Travelers will board on a private boat for a four-hour cruise of this stunning area, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. Passengers will be treated with a sumptuous local seafood lunch on boat.
“It is really amazing floating around the spectacular landscape of Halong Bay. How wonderful it is,” Said Jean Claude Vuchot, President of Asia Premium Travel.
Transfer back to Halong Heliport. At 2:30 pm guests board the helicopter for 45-minute ride back to Hanoi.
“Travelers can opt for staying overnight in Halong Bay on luxury junks and travel back to Hanoi by road if time permitted,” added Tony.
For tour information, visit www.luxurytravelvietnam.com