ESCAPE TO LEGENDARY HALONG BAY WITH CALYPSO CRUISER
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
Explore Halong Bay on Calypso Cruiser – a luxury cruise vessel featuring 12 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style.
DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY – HA LONG BAY (L/D)
08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet (where a sense of the film L’Indochina was shot by Paradis Film with the famous French actress Catherine Deneuve played since 1992), Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and then anchor at Titop Beach area.
15h30 – 16h30: Visit Titop Island to enjoy the panoramic view of Halong Bay or just relaxing and swimming at Titop Beach.
16h30 – 17h30: Get your hands on some kayaking to visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.
18h00 – 22h00: Enjoy happy hour on the Sundeck with various drinks on discount, snap photos of the overview of Halong Bay as the sun starts to set.
For those who are fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join our brief Vietnamese cooking course on board.
Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Evening activities such as: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing are available till 22h00. Second happy hour is from 21h00 to late night. Overnight on board in a tranquil area.
DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
06h00 – 07h00: Start your day with morning Tai Chi, exercise or photo hunt, enjoy the fresh air with a cup of tea or coffee…
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h00 – 09h15: Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave, also called Amazing Cave – the most beautiful and the largest cave in Ha Long Bay.
9h30 – 10h00: Check out room. Continue cruising to enjoy the magnificent nature of the world wonder.
10h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tho Mountain next to the harbor.
11h30: Disembark Calypso Cruiser.
12h00 – 16h30: Transfer back to Hanoi. Trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
PRICE PER PERSON: $145
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $60/pax
Note: *** Opposite rooms, side-by-side rooms, extra mattresses (maximum 01 mattress/ 01 room) are available on request.
– Pick-up and transfer by private A/C vehicle or shuttle bus
– Waiting room at Hon Gai Tourist Wharf
– Meals as mentioned
– Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
– English speaking tour guide
– Tai Chi exercise
– Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
– Entrance fees
– Welcome drink, fresh fruit
– Complimentary: a bottle water/ person in bus and in room
– Personal expenses
– Children from 01 to 05 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).
– Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parent(s).
– Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.
– What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash
– Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
– Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration
– Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure
– The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
– Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.
– For safety reasons, these below passengers are not highly recommended to do overnight cruise in Halong Bay:
+ Person with disability: physical or sensoryPerson who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…
+ Person who is older than 80
+ Person who is overweight (>120kg)
Area: 271.5 sq. km
Population: 215,915 habitants (year 2009)
-Wards: Ha Khanh, Ha Lam, Ha Trung, Ha Phong, Ha Tu, Hong Hai, Cao Thang, Cao Xanh, Yet Kieu, Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang, Hon Gai, Bai Chay, Hong Ha, Ha Khau, Gieng Day, Hung Thang, Tuan Chau, Viet Hung, Dai Yen.
Ethnic groups: Mainly the Viet (or Kinh)
Halong Bay Travel Guide
Ha Long City, formerly the Hon Gai Town, is the cultural, economic and political centre of Quang Ninh Province. It borders Cam Pha City to the east, the Quang Yen Town to the west, the Hoanh Bo District to the north and Ha Long Bay to the south with the coastline of 20km.
The city is divided into two parts: East Ha Long and West Ha Long. The eastern part is an industrial zone where most of the province's official buildings are also concentrated. The western part, also called Bai Chay, is the animated tourism zone.
Ha Long Bay is situated off the coast of Halong City (170km far from Hanoi) and owns more than 3,000 islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. In 1994, it was designated Vietnam's second World Heritage Site and attracts a steady stream of visitors year round for the magnificent views of the bay and the relaxing boat trips.
Ha Long's population are most having emigrated from other places to settle here. Ha Long Bay is famous internationally, and is recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its thousands of natural islands. Also in the city, there are temples, pagodas and historical relics.In addition to the most active branch of tourism, there are other economic activities such as: trade, seaport, coal, marine products and the production of construction materials
What to do?
Besides the breathtaking vistas, visitors come to Halong Bay for the perfect time spent on the boat to visit floating villages and explore the caves. There also have interesting relaxing activities such as swimming, fishing and kayaking. Also, this trip can be combined with a trip to the largest island of Cat Ba, which offers beaches, hiking in the national park.
Nearby Ha Long City, Tuan Chau Island is a promising spot for relaxation. This island is being developed into a recreation complex with aquarium, circus, golf and resorts, and is becoming increasingly popular for Vietnamese tourists.
When to go?
It is possible for visits to Ha Long Bay year-round. And winter months (from October to April) are said to be the best time although in months of December, January and February, the weather is often cool, drizzly and overcast with low visibility. During summer months (May to September), tropical storms are frequent and tourist boats may have to alter the itineraries depending on weather condition.
There is different scale of prices for overnight tours to Ha Long Bay but beware that we just get what you pay for. Price differences are based on the quality of the boat, food, accommodation, transportation, crew as well as other invisible elements. Frequent questions to ask before making a booking are the group size on boat and on car, cabin type (with or without A/C), included and excluded services in the package so that you know what to expect in advance.Read more