Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (-/L/D)
08:00AM meet our driver at the lobby of your hotel. Enjoy 03h30 drive to Halong Bay, listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site (This transfer is on your request).
11.30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island/Halong pier.
12.15 Transfer by tender to Valentine Cruises. Enjoy Welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30 Check in and begin cruise. Valentine Cruises Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Halong Bay.
13.00 Lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45 Arrive at Luon Cave. Depart from Valentine Cruises and journey past such popular sites as “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
15:45 Return to Valentine Cruises and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.
16.00 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
17.00 Valentine Cruises leave Titop island and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.15 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45 Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from Valentine Cruises.
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00 End of Program for Day One. Overnight on Valentine Cruises in Halong Bay.
Day 2: Halong Bay – departure (B/-/-)
06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck of Valentine Cruises (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
07.45 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to Valentine Cruises.
09.00 Upon return to Valentine Cruises, 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). Depart for Tuan Chau Island/Halong pier.
09.30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to Valentine Cruises pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Our driver will pick up you at Valentine Cruises dock,then drive back to Hanoi (This transfer is on your request). Drop off at your hotel or residence in Hanoi. Tour ends.
Prices: in US$ per cabin. Valid: 1 JAN 2014 - 30 APR 2014 & 1 OCT - 31 DEC 2014
- Welcome Drink
- Cruises Itinerary, Program by Valentine Cruises
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
- Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
- Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
- Vietnamese and International Breakfast
- Conference Equipment (Charter only)
- Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
- All kind of airfares
- Transfers Hanoi - Valentine Cruises - Hanoi
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Vietnam visa arrangement
- Massage & Spa services
- Beverages, Tips, Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above