Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay – Ba Trai Dao Beach – Dark & Bright Cave - Viet Hai village
DAY 1: HANOI - HAI PHONG – LAN HA BAY (Lunch/ Dinner)
09:00 – 09:30: Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong around 11h30.
12:00: You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Sapphire Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.
13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. We set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.
15:00: When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise complete its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore the Lan Ha Bay by Kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
17:00: Back to main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight
17:30: Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music.
19:15: Relish special Dinner in restaurant.
20:45 - 12:00: Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range of wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid ﬁshing or simply relax on our rooftop deck under the cover of a star ﬁlled sky
DAY 2: VIET HAI VILLAGE & LAN HA BAY(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
06:30: Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it's an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today's adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.
07:30: Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.
Option 1: Second night on the boat.
08:30: Next we board our Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).
12:00: Relax for a while and enjoy the special lunch
13:45: Free time for swimming and kayaking along side vertical cliffs, discovering untouched areas. (if the weather permit)
16:00: Back on board Sapphire Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see.
17:30-18:30: Bar opens for Happy Hour.
19:15: A special dinner will be served offering you outstanding food and quality service.
20:45 – 00:00: This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. We also have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.
Option 2:Second night at Bungalow
08: 30 Get on our transfer boat to admire the stunning beauty of Lan ha Bay and stop at Viet Hai Pier , join the biking trip to visit Viet Hai village .
11: 00. Arrive at bungalow for check in .
12: Enjoy your lunch in the restaurant at the bungalow . Enjoy your private time at leisure , relaxing, sunbathing on the beach or using some services available at the bungalow like playing football , volleyball , play pool , or kayaking to explore untouched areas near by the bungalow .
18:30 Enjoy the special dinner at the bungalow .
Day 3: DARK & BRIGHT CAVE – HALONG BAY - HANOI (Light Breakfast/Brunch)
Option 1: 06:30: The nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.
07:00: Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)
7:30 - 9:15: Enjoy the last stage of your trip to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterwards.
09:30: Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a ﬁnal early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew .
Option 2 - Bungalow: 7:45 Check out and get on the transfer boat to bring you back Sapphire cruise . Keep cruising for 3 hours more to see the spectacular beauty of the bay .
10:00 Cooking class opened right on the Cruise , you will be guided how to prepare and make spring rolls .
11:30, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.
12:10-12:30: Get on the bus and get back to Hanoi
15:00 Arrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.
INCLUDED IN THE CABIN RATES
Transfer to and from Halong Bay/ Haiphong by big coach
Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues
Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin with standing shower and private bathtub.
In house English speaking guide
Full board meals:
2days - 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 morning snack, 01 brunch.
3 days - 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 morning snack, 02 brunches.
Taichi session, bamboo boat in Dark & Bright Cave, kayaking in Ba Trai Dao beach, cooking demonstration, night squid fishing.
A bottle of wine in Suite cabin.
EXCLUDED IN THE CABIN RATES
Beauty spa and massage services
Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned
Transfer by Limousine van : US$ 20 for return trip
A group with 2 adults and 1 child: the child under 5 years old is FOC, sharing bed with parents.
A group with 2 adults & children: One child under 5 years old is FOC, the other children under 5 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
Children from 5 to under 9 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
Children from 9 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates
100% adult ticket will be charged for 2nd child
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) day prior to the cruise date.
Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, ...) should be sent before your departure date.
Tourists should bring sneakers, lotion, shadow glasses, swimsuits, hats throughout the cruise Halong bay Tours package to ensure your health. Special visitors should be followed the tour guide's arrangement and rules of landscape.