Glory Cruise

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Cabin price from :  $156

Tour Type : Cruise
Tour Route : Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha bay - Hanoi
Why this cruise : Valued for money, excellent itinerary, modern cabins, good food, fun kayaking, swimming, friendly staff

With a Glory Cruise you will get up close to local people in different floating villages of  Ha Long Bay. With Glory Cruises, parents and kids will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in an unforgettable vacation where your “floating hotel” will allow you to explore and enjoy Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

The fleet offers various cruise programs for you to choose from. The most popular is a two days/one night on board cruise. On day one you will visit stunning landscapes and rock formations in the Bay. You will cruise to a fishing village to learn about daily life there and on the way stop off for snorkelling and swimming if weather conditions allow. Visit Drum Cave before get back on board and enjoy your overnight stay. On day two, the boat takes you to the most stunning place, Sung Sot Cave. Take great photos and enjoy the magnificence of this cave.

For the two nights on board program, you will spend the second day on Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy some guided kayaking, swimming and snorkelling at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise water. If the weather permits, we can organise a barbecue lunch on a private beach. Then continue on to discover Ho Ba Ham Islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay that borders on the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon, with the possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain (time and weather permitting).

 

Highlights

-         Cruising among the thousands of limestone islands in Ha Long and Lan Ha Bays.

-         Visiting floating fishing villages and pearl farms to discover the fascinating culture.

-         Kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain.

-         Swimming in the calm turquoise waters off pristine sandy white beaches.

-         Sharing serene sunsets and delightful dawns over the Bay.

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

08.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta

10.00: Stop-over on the way for a refreshment break

12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time

12.30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served

13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bay

15.30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high-rise buildings. Instead, there are only little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.

16.30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits)

17.00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock

19.00: Dinner is served.

 21.00: Leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing

Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise

 

Day 2: Ha Long - Hanoi

07.00: Coffee and tea is served

08.00: Continue cruising

08.15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave

09.00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the Bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island

09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier

11.30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew

12.00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi

14.00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop

16.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

08.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta

10.00: Stop-over on the way for a refreshment break

12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time

12.30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served

13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bay

15.30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high-rise buildings. Instead, there are only little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.

16.30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits)

17.00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock

19.00: Dinner is served.

 21.00: Leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing

Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise

 

Day 2: Ha Long bay -  Lan Ha bay

7.30: Start the day with an international breakfast

08.30:  Transfer to another boat for the Lan Ha Bay excursion

10.00: Guided kayaking, swimming and snorkelling at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise water

12.00: BBQ on the beach (if the weather permits)

13.30: Continue on to discover Ho Ba Ham Islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin.

14.30: Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon

Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain (time and weather permitting)

16.00:  Cruise back to Glory Cruises

19.30: Sumptuous seafood set-dinner on board

21.00: Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program. Overnight on board

 

Day 3: Ha Long - Hanoi

07.00: Coffee and tea is served

08.00: Continue cruising

08.15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave

09.00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the Bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island

09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier

11.30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew

12.00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi

14.00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop

16.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

For Itinerary 1 (2 days/1 night)

Cabin type 1st May - 30th Sep From 1st Oct -31st Dec   
Single cabin Double cabin Single cabin Double cabin
Deluxe 156 219 172 225

Suite 192 265 198 271

Family   311   320

 

For Itinerary 2 (3 days/2 nights)

Cabin type 1st May - 30th Sep From 1st Oct -31st Dec   
Single cabin Double cabin Single cabin Double cabin
Deluxe 305 381 311 389

Suite 339 449 345 456

Family   518   526

 

Inclusions:

-         English speaking guide

-         Luxury Cruises through Halong bay

-         All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries

-         Kayaking

-         Entrance fees

-         Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot water, mini-bar, fruits

-         Kayaking for the 2nd day ( 3 day/2 night package)

-         Private boat, chef and tour guide for the 2nd of 3 day/2

          night package)

-         Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, two bottle of mineral   water in each cabin

Exclusions:

-         Airfare, visa arrangements, VAT

-         Beverages, tips, gratuities and

           personal expense

-         Shuttle bus Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi

-         Scuba diving options

-         All other services not clearly mentioned above

Extra services:

Shuttle Bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 25USD/ person

Private Transfer Hanoi – Hon Gai – Hanoi: 150USD/ 4seat car, 190USD/ 7 seat car, 200USD/ 16 seat van

Notes:

  1. Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  2. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled or replaced by biking or trekking tour on Cat Ba Island due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  3. Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  4. Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  5. Children who have their traveling documents attached to parent's passport must travel with the parent. Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.
  6. Surcharge of 25% will be added for cruises on December 24 & 31 and Lunar New Year Eve.

 

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