HA LONG PHOENIX CRUISE - 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
Day 1: Halong Phoenix Cruisers: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise Tour (L,D)
We pick you up from your hotel at around 8h15 (we may do several picks up) for 3.5 hour driving North East; the bus ride will take you over the Red River and through the country side of our second biggest delta to reach Halong Bay.You would be first dropped off at Tuan Chau International Marina – harbor of Halong’s biggest island. From which you will be tendered to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser, welcome drinks would be immediately served for your refreshment while we hand over your cabin’s key.
When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request.
From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.
At around 15h00, our boat will anchored for a short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for your visit to famous Sung Sot Cave. The cave visiting will take you about 1 hour (walking inside the limestone cave), then we tender you to visit and swim on Titop Island, which is not far from the cave. Here you can still challenge yourself by climbing up to the top, for a panoramic view, before heading back to swim on its sandy beach.
As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink from our bar.
Halong Phoenix Cruiser keeps cruising to Coconut anchorage area, which is away from the crowded centre - where most other boats stay, for our overnight escape.
Dinner would be served with typically local seafood, you are then free to either drink or experience squid fishing before heading to your bed.
Day 2: Halong Phoenix Cruisers: Halong Cruise Tour – Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba National Park (B,L,D)
You would love to rise a bit early for a breath taking and practicing Tai Chi on sundeck, the stunning vista of the serene bay is always best experience of staying overnight on boat. Today, you would go further to other side of Halong by another boat, and come back to your Phoenix Cruiser at sun set time.
After breakfast, you will get on a kayaking support boat which come from Cat Ba Island, and travel to new corners of the bay.
This morning you will go through a famous Frog and Chop Stick Islands as well as Cua Van Floating Village. The boat will stop at around 10h00, and then it is your paddling time. Before making a very first stroke, our kayaking expert will show you all the useful techniques and safety guidelines to have fun on your kayak. As being guided, you will have a round trip paddling to different corners, passing fishing villages, beaches and lagoons.
You properly paddling for about 2 hours then break on a private beach, where you are free to swim or just have sunbath… all up to you. We have lunch here, on the beach.
After lunch, you can keep swimming or just relax before we cruise up North to new kayak area.
One hour cruise will bring you to a large hidden area of Cat Ba National Park, where you can paddle through a Dark Cave (at tidal permission) and Bright Cave to see an amazing cave and lagoon inside.
The quiet atmosphere of the area may make you slow down to remain the tranquil beautiful water and magnificent limestone formations of Cat Ba National Park, lucky groups can sometime see family of Cat Ba Langur (Golden-headed Langur) – endemic primate eating leafs on trees nearby.
When you head back to the support boat, we cruise back to Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Welcome back coffee and tea are available on the sundeck, now you can treat you a beer or a cold drink after a stretched-arm day.
Day 3: Halong Phoenix Cruisers: Cat Ba Island - Halong Cruise Tour – Hanoi (B,L)
You may wish to get up late today, but Tai Chi class is still available on the deck. We will serve you buffet breakfast from 7h30, then we have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luom Bo area (provincial border between Quang Ninh province and Cat Ba National Park of Hai Phong).
It is optional to do one more hour paddling around your anchorage area, and try our brand new sit-on-top kayaks, or just relax on boat.
On the cruising way back, we cruise on a different way so that you can see new areas and viewing islands from a different side. At around 10h00, we arrange a cooking demonstration on boat to show you how to make real Vietnamese spring rolls, just before lunch time: you will learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food.
Our bus is already waiting for you at the marina to take you back to Hanoi, we leave Halong Bay and Tuan Chau Island around 12h30.
Trip ends at your hotel around 16h30.
Our prices include:
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Kayak and gears
- Support boat
- Cooking on sundeck
- 02 bottles of water in cabin
- Meals as specified (02 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 02 Dinners)
- Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard and American Express Credit Card without credit card transaction fee applied offically from Sep 12th, 2012.
Our prices DO NOT include:
- Transfer to/from your hotel : US$ 15 or 315,000 VND / person
- Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.
- VAT and service charge
- Children under 4 years old will be free of charge (maximum of one)
- Children between 4 and 9 years old:
- Sharing bed with adult will be charged 50% adult price
- Sharing cabin with adult will be charged 70% adult price
- Children over 9 years old pay adult price
- Two children under 9 years old sharing a cabin will be charged 75% full cabin rate
Surcharge US$ 25 (525,000 VND) per person for compulsory dinner on following periods:
- December 24th, 2013
- December 31st, 2013
- Jan 30th, 2014
|Cabin||Remark||Price Per Person (US$)|
(01 May - 30 Sep 2013)
(01 Oct - 30 Apr 2014)
||14 cabins|| 280
||2 cabins|| 305