DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG BAY (L, D)
08:00: Pick up in your hotel and depart for Halong Bay
12:30 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu. Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16:30 Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers. For those who wish to kayak, the kayaking fee is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way:
18:00 Attend the 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.
19:30 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for Day One
Day 2: Halong Bay - Ha Noi (B/L)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
7:45 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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.
9:00 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).
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast 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 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Tour ends at about 16.30