Valentine Cruise

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Cabin price from :  $339

Tour Type : Cruise
Tour Route : Hanoi - Bai Tu Long - Titop Island - Hanoi
Why this cruise : Kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi excercise, best spa service, great itinerary, tasty food, luxurious cabins, helpful crew

 

The Indochina Sails fleet offers unique cruise itineraries to three bays of Ha Long, Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha. Your group will cruise through stunning landscapes and rock formations. On the way there will be a range of opportunities for swimming, kayaking and getting in touch with local communities. O nboard are an array of entertainment activities and healthcare services.

Each of the cruise boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en suite marble bathrooms for large groups or families with children, a large sun deck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar. The boats have been designed and adhered to international standards while maintaining traditional junk styles, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.

The smaller boat, the “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 sqms each and one suite cabin at 30 sqms, all with Jacuzzis.

 

Highlights

-          Discovering amazing grottos, islets and rock formations and landscapes

-          Kayaking in hidden lagoons and emerald waters of the Bay

-          Swimming and sunbathing at tranquil pristine sandy beach

-          Snorkelling and fishing for fun and excitement for couples and families with children

-          Joining the early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck

-          Enjoying an array of health care services

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long (L/D)

7.45 - 8.15: Transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long (shuttle bus or private car upon your request)

11.30: Arrive at Bai Chay/Ha Long pier

12.15: Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy a welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions

12.30: Check-in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay en route to Ha Long Bay

13.00: Lunch - enjoy a deluxe Vietnamese and International set menu lunch

A massage service is available,  beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.

14.45: Arrive at Luon Cave. Leave the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves).

15:45: Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.

16.00 : Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.

17.00: Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.

19.15: Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese and Western buffet or set menu dinner.

20.45: Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, as are massage services. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

21.00 – 23.00: Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

23.00: End of program for day one.

 

Day 2: Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L)

06.45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

07.00: Enjoy a Tai Chi instruction on the sun deck (duration about 30 minutes).

07.00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.

07.45: Transfer by tender to Surprise 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.

09.00: 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 the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Ha Long pier.

09.30: Enjoy a set menu or buffet breakfast in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sun deck or in the dining room enjoying the Bay's scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00: Arrive at Bai Chay/Ha Long pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long (L/D)

11.30: Arrive at Bai Chay/Ha Long pier.

12.15: Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy a welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

12.30: Check-in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay en route to Ha Long Bay.

13.00: Lunch - enjoy a deluxe Vietnamese and international set menu lunch.

A massage service is available, beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.

14.45: Arrive at Luon Cave. Leave the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves).

15:45: Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.

16.00: Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.

17.00: Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor overnight.

19.15: Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese and Western buffet or set menu dinner.

20.45: Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, as are massage services. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

21.00-23.00: Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

23.00: End of program for day one.

 

Day 2: Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

06.45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

07.00: Enjoy a Tai Chi instruction on the sun deck (duration about 30 minutes).

07.45: Enjoy breakfast served in the dining room.

08.30: Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Ha Long Bay’s more untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking, cave exploring and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served at midday. Pack lightly; swimwear and a set of dry clothes, and as there are different activities during the day bring both shoes (such as trainers) and flip-flops or sandals.

16.00: Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.

18.30: Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor overnight.

19.15: Deluxe Vietnamese and Western buffet or set menu dinner.

20.45: Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, as are massage services. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

21.00-23.00: Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

23.00: End of program for day two.

 

Day 3: Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L/)

06.45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

07.00: Enjoy a Tai Chi instruction on the sun deck (duration about 30 minutes).

07.00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.

07.45: Transfer by tender to the Surprise 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.

09.00: 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). Depart for Bai Chay/Ha Long pier.

09.30: Enjoy a set menu or buffet breakfast  in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sun  deck or in the dining room, enjoying the Bay's scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00: Arrive at Bai Chay/Ha Long pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

For Itinerary 1 (2 days/1 night)

Cabin type 1st May - 30th Sep From 1st Oct - 30th Apr  
Single cabin Double cabin Single cabin Double cabin
Deluxe 339 391 392 431

Premium 379 443 443 506

Suites 426 466 552 615

 

For Itinerary 2 (3 days/2 nights)

Cabin type 1st May - 30th Sep From 1st Oct - 30th Apr  
Single cabin Double cabin Single cabin Double cabin
Deluxe 596 647 661 745

Premium 679 745 822 871

Suites 682 739 871 961

 

Itinerary 1

 

Inclusions:

-         Welcome drink

-         Cruise itinerary and program

-         Entrance and sightseeing fees

-         In-house English-speaking guide

-         Luxury en-suite bathroom

-         1 Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner

-         1 International Breakfast

-         Insurance, Taxes and service charge

 Exclusions:

-         Beauty Spa services and massage

-         Kayaking

-         Beverages & personal expenses

-         All other services not clearly mentioned above

-         Car Transfer

 

Itinerary 2

 

Inclusions:

-         Welcome drink

-         Cruise itinerary and program

-         Entrance and sightseeing fees

-         In-house English-speaking guide

-         Luxury en-suite bathroom

-         2 Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner

-         2 International Breakfast

-         Insurance, Taxes and service charge

-         Kayaking

Exclusions:

-         Beauty Spa services and massage

-         Beverages & personal expenses

-         All other services not clearly mentioned above

-         Car Transfer

 

 

Extra services:

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

Private Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 115USD/ 4seat car, 150USD/ 7 seat car, 160USD/ 16 seat bus.

 

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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