Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
7.30am – 08.30am Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10.00am Stopover on the way for refreshments
12.00pm – 12.30pm Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – Break and photo opportunities at Pelican Private Lounge
12.30pm Transfer by tender to the boat
1.00pm – 1.30pm Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
1.30pm – 3.00pm Start cruising. Enjoy lunch buffet with Vietnamese and International served while the cruising through the bay
3:10pm - 4:30pm Visit Bat cave by bamboo boat or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If lucky, you will have chance to see monkeys on islands.
5.15pm – 5.50pm Visit the beautiful Soi Sim beach for swimming (If the weather permits) or you can reach on the top of Soi Sim beach to have a panorama view of Halong Bay.
5.50pm – 6.15pm Back to the boat and free time. Massage service if order.
6.30pm – 7.00pm Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy Happy Hour (buy two drink, get one free from 6pm to 7.00pm). It is time for chit chat and relaxing.
7.30pm – 9.30pm Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner
9.30pm – 11.00pm Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing from the boat.
11.00pm End of Program for Day One.
Day 02 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
6.15am – 6.45am Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes)
7.00am – 7.45am Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries is served in the dining room
7.45am Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot 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 the boat. Proper shoes are highly recommended
9.00am – 9.30am Return to the boat then check-out and payment at reception area
10.00am Have buffet brunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30am Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew
12.00pm – 12.30pm Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus
2pm Stop over the middle to visit a ceramics workshop
4:30pm Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.