Valentine Cruise - 2 Days in Halong Bay
Duration: 2 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat
Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)
Our 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 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters. All of the on Valentine bathrooms feature bathtub/Jacuzzis as well as showers.
- Visit hundreds of islands and islets on Halong Bay
- Enjoy kayaking trip on the water and swimming on quiet beaches.
- Learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
- Enjoy delicious seafood lunch onboard.
- Sunbath on the sundeck with the panoramic view
Deluxe: design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. Available as Twin or Double, size 19m2.
Suite: design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. In addition to larger size, Suite cabin offers Second Deck location. Available as Double only, size 30m2.
Premium Valentine: launched in June 2010, 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 two deluxe cabins (22m2)
Day 1: Hanoi - HaLong Cruise (Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Ha Long bay through scenic countryside areas.
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Valentine boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 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 supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 21:15, board games and playing cards are available.
21:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for Day One
Overnight on board
Day 2 : Halong Bay - Hanoi (Breakfast)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins.
Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier).
Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast. Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
14.30 Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel in Hanoi or transfer to airport (Upon request!).
Tour Price & Availability:
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
07.30-7.45 Am Pick-up at your hotel then transfer to Tuan Chau Tourist Port.
12.15 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.15-14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.00-16.00 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.00 Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers. For those who wish to kayak, the kayaking fee is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
17.30 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight
18.30-19.00 Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.
19.30 Dinner is served to the guests.
20.45 Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.
21.00-23.00 Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
7.45-9.00 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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.
9.00 Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
9.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast.
Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau port., relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary
Cruise Itinerary and Program
Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
Deluxe Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner
01 International Breakfast
Conference Equipment (Charter only)
Insurance, and Service Charges
What's Not Included:
Shuttle bus round trip pick up & drop off at guest’s hotel (around the Old Quarter Street)
- Children under 5: F.O.C
- Children 5-11: US$ 15/pax/return
- Adult: US$ 25/pax/return
Kayaking (10 USD/pax)
Airfares and Hotels
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
Good to Know:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Peak season surcharge of US$42.00/adult and US$16.00/child will be applied for cruises on 24/12, New Year’s Eve 31/12
- 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.
EXTRA MATTRESS / EXTRA BABYCOT POLICY
Applied for maximum 01 child sharing cabin with parents
3 days 2 nights cruise: 60 USD/ Bed
2 days 1 night cruise: 30 USD/ Bed
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when sharing parents bedding.
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 01.
Maximum capacity of baby cot in a room is 01.
Free of charge for children under 5 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults. Maximum capacity is 1 child.
The Child Rate for children 5-11 y.o is applicable for 1 child sharing a cabin with two adults (no extra Mattress)
*** From 1-2 cabins:
More than 6 days prior check-in: No cancellation charge
From 5 to 3 days prior check-in: 50% of total rates
Less than 3 days prior check-in / No show: 100% of total rates
*** From 3-6 cabins:
More than 22 days prior check-in: No cancellation charge
From 21 to 15 days prior check-in: 70% of total rates
From 14 to 08 days prior check-in: 70% of total rates
Less than 07 days prior check-in / No show: 100% of total rates
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Good: "We made a one night - two day boat trip on the Valentine by Indochine. The junk is very luxurious with full ensuites in every of their 5 cabins. The tour takes you into the Ha Long World Heritage area with its impressive scenery and about 2,000 islands. There are 3 excursions on either small boats or on a kayak. The sleep comfort onboard is excellent and the food and service outstanding. Tony, the main deck manager, was very helpful ensuring that our stay was comfortable. The staff is very well trained and versatile in providing little extras like food carving and Tai Chi in the morning. A mutli-course lunch, dinner and breakfast of very good quaility is served during the trip. The crew provides towels for swimming during the excursions.
We found this the best part of our trip to Vietnam and highly recommend this trip or the 2 night alternative. If it was good enough for Danny Devito, who stayed on the boat a couple of years ago, it should be good enough for you!"
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