LH8A : ROYAL HERITAGE cruise | 2 days 1 night Halong bay on boat
Day 01 : Hanoi – Halong bay (L, D)
07h45 - 8h30: Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel or private address and then transfer to Halong city. On the haft way, you have a short break around 20 minutes at Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries, clothing etc, made by Hai Duong inhabitants and children war victims. After that, we go straight to Halong city.
12h30: Arrive Halong Bay, Welcome aboard with drinks. Checking in and setting sail through the mysterious bay whilst an exquisite lunch is served in a relaxing ambiance. Our cruise sails amongst natural rock formations of picturesque beauty; boasting views of the UNESCO World Heritage unique seascape of Halong Bay, offering an opportunity to admire a collection of sculpted islets with amazing shapes resembling: Fighting Cock islet, Human heads islet, Swans islet, Toads, Finger islet and Rocky Dog islet
14h30: Visiting Ba Hang (three caves area) floating village by local rowing boat - one of 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions in Halong Bay, located in the region of well-known three caves, next to Thien Cung (heaven) grotto, Dau Go grotto ... only with about 50 families spending their whole lives here. Excursion to floating village: Taking a rowing boat by a local woman and visiting the floating villages of fishing folk that will provide you with a unique cultural insight of warm and friendly people of the sea who have lived their whole lives aboard tiny bamboo boat.
16h00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming, kayaking to visit Luon cave, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high dangerous stone walls. Exploring by kayak: After a lesson with our expert on how to paddle safely, you will kayak a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from green water, every turn will bring you new surprise. Secret passages leading to hidden lagoons and magical sea caves with a unique ecosystem, getting close to sea creatures and coral reef.
17h00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits. At this time, our guide also takes this chance to share more about local people’s living and customs.17h30: Join Cooking demonstration.You will be guided by our chef step by step how to make a Vietnamese traditional cuisine. This is a very great chance for you to know about their daily life in Northern of Vietnam and understand more Vietnamese ingredients and its substitution that we use for our cooking class on the boat.
19h30: Dinner is served in the restaurant. A perfect moment for talking with friends and having a discussion on the next day’s exploration.
21h00: Relaxing at your cabin or trying squid fishing with the Royal crew, watching a movie, having a drink at the bar, internet access or playing exciting games. Overnight on board.
Day 02: Halong bay – Hanoi (B, L)
7h30: Light Breakfast, coffee and tea served, while sailing to Sung Sot cave
8h30: Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) - one of the largest and the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay, regarded as an Opera theatre on Ha Long Bay with 3 main chambers covering an area of over 10,000 sq.m.9h30: Back to Royal boat, relax before checking out
09h45 – 11h15: Buffet Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Ha Long City.
12h00: Disembark at the harbor, Halong city. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
16h30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.
Our prices are quoted in $USD based per person per cabin for accommodation and full board for 2 days/1 night and valid till 31 May 2012
Number of Cabin
2 people sharing (Double / Twin)
US$ 139 / Person
US$ 50/ Night
US$ 149 / Person
US$ 60/ Night
· Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
· All meal on board (01 set menu lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast, 01 buffet lunch)
· Complimentary morning tea and coffee
· Cooking demonstration
· Entrance and sightseeing fees
· Local rowing boat
· Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
· English speaking guide
· Shuttle bus (round trip)
· Fruits and local wine party
· On board insurance
· Personal expenses
· VAT tax
· Tips and other personal expenses
· All services and items not mentioned specifically
· Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure
· Children from 5 to 10 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parents.
· Children under 5 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents.
· Surcharge 20% on above rates for check-in on Lunar new year, Christmas’s Eve, New year’s Eve.
Necessary things to bring: Original passport (valid passport is required when check-in), Sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, swimsuits, cash
This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. Please get final confirmation from our sales staff before your departure. Rates are subjected to changed without prior notice
Promotion might apply, inclusions and exclusions might change – you will be informed of changes upon booking.