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Gray Line Cruise Ha Long 3 days

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus, Cruise

Route: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi

Languages: English (View map)

from US$ 276
(per person)

 

Built in 2013, Gray line Ha long is the newest Classic cruise of 113-years worldwide brand Gray Line. Spreading over 3 decks with 14 luxury cabins, it offers boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall. All rooms and bathrooms have large sea view. VIP cabin (Suites) has private terrace, Jacuzzi bathtub and private balcony. More different than other cruises in Halong Bay, Gray Line Halong Cruise's first criterion is taking serious care to ensure you the safest cruising in Halong Bay.

FLEET

  • Total number of Cabins: 14
  • Capacity of Passengers: 28
  • Combination: 2 connecting VIP Cabins can be combined with 1 Deluxe Balcony Cabin to accommodate 6 adults + 3 children
  • Exterior: Traditional Vietnamese wooden Junk

Deluxe Cabins

The deluxe cabins with large sea-view windows are 16m2 and located in the first deck. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed available.

Deluxe Balcony Cabins

The deluxe balcony cabins are 18m2 and located in the second deck with private balcony. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed.

VIP Cabins

The VIP cabins are 20m2 and located in the second deck with connecting door, Jacuzzi bathtub and private terrace of 10m2 with panorama view. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed.

Room amenities

Air-conditioning adjustable individually Hair-Dryer
Bath linen Complimentary toiletries
Satellite TV set Toilet
Complimentary mineral water Slippers
Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Hammers Wardrobe
Marble Bathrooms with sea view Life jackets

LOCATION

  • Operating Location: Halong bay, Vietnam
  • Office: Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau island, Halong city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam

TRANSPORTATION

  • Shuttle bus service: Daily departure at 7:45AM from Hanoi, and at 12:00 from Tuan Chau
  • Private car service: On request
  • Helicopter service: On request

SERVICES

  • Reception desk assistance
  • 24 hour security
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Souvenir boutique
  • Bar opened from 7.00AM until 11.00 PM on 3rd
  • Deck dining-room 
  • Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

*** Prices are in US Dollars per person and valid to 31 Dec 2018.
*** Surcharge for cruising on May 01-02-03-04-05:

Deluxe Seaview: 13 USD/perperson
Deluxe Balcony: 18 USD/person
Gray Line Suite: 19 USD/person

Tour Price & Availability:

Propose Date of your traveling

1. Tour Category:

Itinerary

Highlights:
-    Embarking at Tuan Chau Marina, most modern and pro wharf in Halong bay
-    With all highlight in 1 night trip
-    Furthermore in second day:
+ Interacting with local fishermen and learn/practice how to go fishing as they daily do
+ Much more time to discover the bay with kayaking, swimming on beach, relax…in nowhere
+ Visit a floating pearl farm-workshop in the Bay


Day 1 Hanoi – Halong (L – D)
7.45 - 8.15    Our English-speaking Guide will pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, if using Gray Line shuttle service
12.15    Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line reception terrace
12.30    Easily get on Gray Line by private auto pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip, warmly welcomes you. Welcome drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. Check in to your reserved cabin and take a rest.
13.30    Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line goes ahead to the Bay’s center.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
15:00    By tender, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and especially conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong that is named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon
15.40    Arrive at Luon Cave. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!
17:30    Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation at dusk. Enjoy a mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. To get memorable sunset moment, you should order some Halong-styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free offer, made by our skillful bartenders. It is the best time to have unforgettable photos!
18.30    Join in cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll - an authentic specialty, which is voted for World's 50 best foods by CNN. Then you could do it yourself and taste it right after to see how good your skill.
19.30    A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.
21:00    Free choice of evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing if you are lucky!
22:00    Overnight at the quietest sleeping area, End of the first day in Halong

Day 2    Halong Bay (B - L - D)
06.30    Awaken you (on desire) at dawn for morning exercise with body warm up, Tai Chi Quan… on sundeck or being ready your camera while Dawn breaks over the sea.
07.30    Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant
08:30-16:00    Our Day boat and local Guide will take you to a little-known part of Halong. Gray Line now brings the real local experience to our guests by trying to be the local fishermen and doing as they do daily.
Base on the weather and tide condition, the Guide will give out the best arrangement for three main activities in flexibility of timing:
1, You have an opportunity to learn how to go fishing on small fishing boat; trying to use fishing gears and experience how hard their life are… under guidance from a real local fisherman, whose face is sunburned because of their hard living. This is the foremost essential activity created by Gray Line Halong cruise.
2, Much more time to do the kayaking in secret area of the Bay with free style. The first day might be not enough, but the second is entirely to unleash expectation of those who are passionate about kayaking. Swimming, sun bathing, relaxing…on a small private beach also make you love Halong more.
3, By visiting Pearl farm and tour guide’s experience, they will feast your eyes lively. You will take a deep look at a typical pearl farm on Halong Bay and will know more about how to make real pearls from nature creatures in Halong.
From going fishing to practicing typical activities as locals do daily, all of them are the best and the core value that Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there. You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature, but the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.
16:30    You might be tired with full of beautiful moments and real experience. Time to get back Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy
17.30    Relax and enjoy sunset with fresh fruits on sundeck. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion will be run one more time. Do not miss it.
18.30    Join in cooking demonstration on sundeck. Learn how to make fresh or fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce
19.30    The second fabulous BBQ dinner impresses you while mellow sounds of sea and music come together
21:00    Enjoy your last evening on Halong Bay by drinking, playing games, going fishing and relaxing in your own way
22.00    End of the second day with a sound sleep in peace of the natural heritage site

Day 3    Halong - Hanoi (B - L)
06.30    Awaken you (on desire) at dawn for morning exercise with body warm up, Tai Chi Quan… on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!
07.30    Have a light breakfast at Gray Line restaurant
08.30    Explore Me Cung (Maze) cave. This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then gradually to the west overlooking a great lake considered as a royal garden surrounding by natural mountain walls, seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology of the cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.
09.30    Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!
11:00    Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant and say ‘’goodbye’’ to Gray Line’s crew, who serve you during the trip.
11:45    Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services. The timing to reach Hanoi is about from 16.00-16.30 with normal traffic condition.

NOTES
-    All timing above are estimated, the exact agenda will be given by our Tour guide on that day.
-    Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, etc.
-    All activities in itinerary are included, if you want to have more relaxation, just ignore some of them

Service Excluded
Private cabin
English Speaking Guide on board
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
All meal on board: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
Cooking
Taichi demonstration
Kayaking, sampan boat
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
Daily fresh fruit daily
Service charge, insurance on board

Service Excluded

Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 20 USD/person/return. F.O.C for 1 child under 6. (The 2nd child under 6: 15 USD/child).
Pick-up Time: 07.4-08.30 Am
Beverages, tips and personal expense
Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
Meeting package (upon your request)
Wedding package (upon your request)
Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request)

Things to bring:
Original passport (must bring to check in)
Swimming suits
Sun glasses, hat
Sun cream
Hiking shoes
Camera

Good to Know:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. 

  • Total number of Cabins: 14
  • Capacity of Passengers: 28
  • Combination: 2 connecting VIP Cabins can be combined with 1 Deluxe Balcony Cabin to accommodate 6 adults + 3 children

- Extra Mattress for children from 6-11 y.o: 150 USD/child and children under 6 y.o: 130 USD/child
- Extra Bed for adult is 80% of adult's price, children from 6-11 y.o: 70% of adult's price, children under 6 y.o: 150 USD/child
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Peak season surcharge of US$ 30/adult will be applied for cruises on 24/12, New Year’s Eve 31/12 and Lunar New Year
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid. 

 

Children Policy: 

Free of charge for children under 6 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults. The 2nd child under 6: 40 USD/child.
Extra Mattress: 75 USD/child/night
75% of adult's rate for children from 5 to 11 years old sharing cabin with adult
100% charge for children from 12 years old.

 

Cancellation Policy:

from 1-3 cabins
- > 08 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 04 to 08 days: 50% of total tour price
- Less than 04 days – No Show: Full charge.
from 4-6 cabins
- > 21 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 09 to 21 days: 50% of total tour price
- From 05 to 09 days: 70% of total tour price
- Less than 04 days – No Show: Full charge.

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