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Valentine Cruise in Halong Bay - 3 Days on Boat

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat

Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 328
(per person)

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.

 

Highlights:
- 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)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L, D)

07.30-07.45 Pick-up at your hotels around old quarters then transfer to Tuan Chau 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.
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.
19.00 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 squ
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: Halong Bay (B, L, D)

06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.45 Enjoy Breakfast served in the dining room.
08.30-15.30 Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Surprise Cave and kayaking around Luon Cave (the itinerary could be revised flexibly based on weather conditions). Lunch is served on board mid-day.
After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon.
15.30 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.
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 Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00
End of Program for Day Two.


Day 3: 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).
07.45-09.00 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.
09.00 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).
09.30 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 .

What's Included:
Welcome Drink
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
02 Deluxe Vietnamese Lunches and Dinners
02 International Breakfasts
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)
Visa Arrangements
Airfares and Hotels
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Beverage
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.

Children Policy: 
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)

Cancellation Policy:

*** 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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Mrs. Bonnie Kanellos Belgium Stayed 18/03/12 16:29

Good: "After a 3 hour drive from Hanoi my husband and I boarded the Valintine boat, staff were very friendly and the accomodation was excellent, from here on in it was all down hill, The food (lunch) day one was very good but the rest of meal terribly quality. The chef put a huge amount of time into scupturing the salad vegetables, but the actual food to be eaten was not good. The meat was like leather and floating in oil anf on the tables was their idea of cheese.....kraft singles in their plastic wrap and "laughing cow" chees triangles, no bread or crackers. Breakfast was a cooked selection of eggs & stale rolls, bread slices baked in a on the counter little oven. Halon Bay water was a discrace, full of rubbish and sewerage. Also apparently Jan to end of March it is always covered in low dense cloud, hence we could'nt see a thing. During a visit to the oyster growing area, the manager/guide offer a taste of fresh oyster, but whilst walking around below us floated a soiled baby's nappie.....lovely"

Bad: " Also no commentary on off the boat tour made it difficult to know any information of interest apart from what you could see. Then t top it all off, I got a severe case of diareer on the last day and had t copr with another 3 hour drive back to Hanoi and $1000 worse off being the cost of this Hanlon Bay experience. So our recommendations would be, first for the Bay Tourist Association to spend some of the many thousands of dollars they receive from tourists to clean up the water, dredge it daily, they say it's the villages but who cares.........just clean it up. Also to let travellers know not to travel there Jan to April it's always heaverly clouded, you can't see a thing.. And don't eat the fish which have been feeding on poop from the fishing village."