Day 1: Customer will be picked up from the airport and transfer to our 3-star hotel in Hanoi. You are free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You may also request to join an optional street food tour (at own expense).
Day 2 : Depart for your overnight Halong trip at around 8am. Boarding time upon reaching Halong port is at 12:15pm. Upon boarding guests are greeted with a welcome drink and gather in the dining room for a comprehensive safety and boat orientation briefing followed by itinerary details.
At 1pm lunch will be served. A multi-course Vietnamese and Western set menu, any and all dietary needs will be catered to.
During lunch we cruise through the Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising through the most beautiful and quiet area in Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay to visit Cua Van Fishing Village. Cua Van Floating Fishing Village is one of the largest fishing village on the Bay.
Back on board after visiting the village there will be free time of about one and a half hours before a cooking demonstration on board will be held by our Chef and all the passengers could attend to this. Will have the first of our double happy hours from 6pm till 7pm during which time one free drink will be received for each one ordered. The dinner is served at 7:30pm.
Dinner is a sumptuous buffet featuring an array of salads, seafood, meat dishes, seasonal fresh fruits and deserts.
After dinner guests can relax in the dining room and lounge or on the upper deck and enjoy the second happy hour from 9pm till 10pm. Board games and playing cards are available and massage services as well (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing from the boat with help from the crew.
The next morning coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are on offer from 6:45 am. Tai Chi lessons are led by our tai chi master at 7:00 am before we leave the boat at 7:45 am for a walking tour of Titov Beach Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps 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.
Back on board it’s time for final packing and freshening up before enjoying a full breakfast buffet, including traditional Vietnamese Noodles (Pho). After breakfast guests may relax in the dining room and lounge or on the deck enjoying the last bay view’s before disembarkation at 11:00am.
Check out of the hotel on the next day and be transferred to the airport to leave Hanoi.