What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31CAR02

Overview

This three-day cruising itinerary to Halong Bay in Vietnam gives you the best chance to enjoy the World Heritage listed Halong Bay from the friendly Carina Cruise boat. Here you can relax on the tanning deck, swim in the clear, aqua blue waters, admire unforgettable scenery only accessible by kayak and enjoy the best cuisine available in the bay.

Highlights

    • Exploring Maze cave and finding out how the cave was named a maze
    • Discovering Luon Cave and taking kayaking, or swimming on the calm emerald waters
    • Visiting Cua Van village and learning about the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat or by kayak

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Tai Chi
    • Welcome drink
    • Fishing equipment
    • English speaking guide
    • Cookery demonstration
    • Kayaking, local rowing boat
    • Fruits and local wine party
    • Internet wifi on dining room
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees
    • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
    • On board insurance and service charges
    • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
    • All meals on board (L= lunches, D= dinner, B= breakfast)
    • Complimentary 02 bottled mineral water inside the cabin
    Price Excludes
    • Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (bookable in next step)
    • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
08:00 - 12:00 Pick up at Hanoi Hotel, transfer to Halong (book transfer in next step).

12:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Port – Board Indochina Sails, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

Enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese set menu lunch while the boat setting sail into Halong Bay. (Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance.) We cruise through the incredible bay passing the most beautiful and quiet area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger islet...

In the afternoon, explore the Sung Sot Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

Come back to the boat, we organize a Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

18:00 - 19:00 – Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Dinner is served on board. After dinner, spend your free time to relax in your cabin or attend in evening activities board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

21:00 – 22:00: Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Overnight on board.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Indochina Sails

Accommodation:

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Indochina Sails
08:00 - 12:00 Pick up at Hanoi Hotel, transfer to Halong (book transfer in next step).

12:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Port – Board Indochina Sails, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

Enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese set menu lunch while the boat setting sail into Halong Bay. (Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance.) We cruise through the incredible bay passing the most beautiful and quiet area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger islet...

In the afternoon, explore the Sung Sot Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

Come back to the boat, we organize a Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

18:00 - 19:00 – Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Dinner is served on board. After dinner, spend your free time to relax in your cabin or attend in evening activities board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

21:00 – 22:00: Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Overnight on board.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Indochina Sails
  • Floating Bar

Accommodation:

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong - Surprising Cave

07.45 – 08.15
- Our guide and optional shuttle bus will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
- Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12:00 – 12.30
- Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is served
- Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Maze cave
Afternoon
 - Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.
- Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
- Heading back toward the sleeping area
Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Carina Cruise

Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are available.

Next, transfer by tender to the Titop Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up). After the climb there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.

Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast. Relax while cruising back to the mainland.

On arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.t

12:00 - 16:00 Transfer from Halong to Hanoi. On arrival, drop at your hotel or meeting point. End of tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: N/A

Accommodation:

Day 2: Halong Bay
The day starts early onboard Indochina Sails with Tai Chi session on the sundeck, then enjoy a lovely breakfast served with coffee, tea and pastries.

Next, guests are transferred to the Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and a sundeck with lounging furniture. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Luon Cave – guests can find golden hair monkeys here. Explore Cua Van Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can visit the floating village on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers.

Lunch is served on board mid-day. After lunch, the crew will take you to visit the Pearl Farm in the afternoon.

Around 16:00, return Indochina Sails Junk and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.

18:00 - 19:00 – Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Dinner is served on board.

After dinner, spend your free time to relax in your cabin or attend in evening activities: board games, card games and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing.

21:00 - 22:00 – Happy Hour Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Indochina Sails

Accommodation:

Day 2: Maze Cave - Cua Van Floating Village - Pearl Farm

06:30
- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
- Local breakfast served
- Transfer to smaller boat to exploring Maze Cave, you will have change to visit one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay and step up to the top of the mountain to get the amazing view of World Heritage.
- Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Cửa Vạn floating Village.
- Arrive Cửa Vạn Floating Village: Our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community
- Take your option either exploring the village yourself on kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
12:00 approx Lunch is served on board
Afternoon
- Cruising to Visit the Peal Farm, you will have chance to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl from first step of growing to harvesting pearl in Halong Bay
- Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax
Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a tasteful cocktail, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, squid fishing….

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Carina Cruise

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are available.

Next, transfer by tender to the Titop Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up). After the climb there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.

Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast. Relax while cruising back to the mainland.

On arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.t

12:00 - 16:00 Transfer from Halong to Hanoi. On arrival, drop at your hotel or meeting point. End of tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA

Accommodation:

Day 3: Luon Cave - Cooking Demonstration - Lunch - Farewell at the hotel

06:30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.
07:00 – 08:00 Local breakfast is served
08:00
- Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luon)
- Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:00 Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10:00 You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12:00 Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A


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