Carina Cruise - RECOMMENDED

Opt : 2days/1night - O/N on boat

Trip code: CARC2D

Unlike most cruises in Ha Long Bay, Carina Cruise benefits from being one of the more intimate junks. With just 9 luxury en-suite cabins, and manned by a young and experienced crew of 10. We cater for small groups, couples and individuals. Our cosier atmosphere provides a more personalized service compared to most other cruises in Ha Long. But The Carina’s generous size means that you won’t feel cramped. We are large enough for you to keep yourself to yourself but small enough to feel that you are travelling with a group of friends.  
And our size is our greatest advantage.  It gives us access to other parts of the Bay which are less populated and less touristy, helping you to feel you are not in a tourist trap constantly surrounded by loads of other junks

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

07.45 – 08.15 approx: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx: Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise.  Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as lunch is served. Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.
Afternoon: Arrive at Surprising Cave, explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising. Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here. Heading back toward the sleeping area.
Early evening: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset. An authentic Vietnamese menu is served. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…

 

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/ L)

06.30: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.
07.00 – 08.00: Local breakfast is served
08.00: Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave. Take your bamboo boat rowed by the locals to visit how beautiful of the cave.
09.00 : Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10.00: You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12.00: Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
16.30 – 17.00: Arrival back at your hotel .

 

Room Description:

  • Deluxe cabins are located on the first deck. They all windows are spacious and comfortable.
  • Deluxe Premium cabins are located on the second deck with good panoramic views. These cabins have windows and Private balcony, complimentary fresh fruit platter and two cocktail.
Cabin Categories Low Season
Double/Twin cabin
(Per person in US$)
High Season
Double/Twin cabin
(Per person in US$)
Single Room Surcharge
(Per person in US$)
Deluxe 144 USD 149 USD 40 USD
Deluxe Premium 164 USD 169 USD 40 USD

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25%: Lunar New Year’s Eve, the 1st  and 2nd day of Lunar New Year (04th to 06th Feb, 2019)

 

Notes:

  • High Season: Jan 01st 2019 to Apr 30th 2019,

                             Oct 01st 2019 to Dec 31st 2019

  • Low Season: May 01st 2019 to Sept 30th 2019

 

Children Policy:

  • 1st child under 4 years old occupying the same room with parents and utilizing existing bedding is complementary to a maximum of one concerning accommodation and breakfast.
  • Child from 4 – under 7 years old sharing the same room with parents will be charged 50% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Child from 7 – under than 12 years old sharing the same room parents will be charged 75% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old per room. Or maximum 3 adults per room, extra charge is applied as per contract including extra bed and breakfast.
  • Baby cot for infant is free of charge
  • The extra bed arrangement is subject to availability for all above child price included extra bed

 

Things to bring & to know:

  • Passport with valid visa.
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong/ USD for personal expenses.
  • Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes, swimming suites. Bring something warm to wear (from Dec till Mar).
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service.
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Other excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood.... Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.
  • Wifi connection is available on board but has limited internet connectivity throughout the itinerary due to the sea and the karst limes-tones and mountains blocking the signal from the satellites. Please take this into your consideration.
Book this tour
Include:
  • Shuttle bus Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi
  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary 02 bottled mineral water inside the cabin
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Local rowing boat/Kayak
  • Fruits and local wine party
  • Internet wifi on dining room
  • Fishing equipment
  • English speaking guide
Exclude: Beverages, Tips, Personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above, ect.



Carina Cruise - RECOMMENDED

Opt : 3days/2 nights - O/N on cruise

Trip code: CARC3D

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

07.45 – 08.15 approx: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx: Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as lunch is served. Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.
Afternoon: Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising. Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming or do the short trek to tthe peak point of island to have the panorama view of Halong bay from here. Heading back toward the sleeping area.
Early evening: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset. An authentic Vietnamese menu is served. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing, etc.

 

Day 2: Discovery Halong Bay (B/ L/ D)

06.30: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands. Local breakfast served. Transfer to smaller boat to explore Ba Ham (Ba Hầm) area. Visiting and swimming in pristine natural water. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Cửa Vạn floating Village. Arrival Cửa Vạn Floating Village, our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community. Take your comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

12:00 approx: Lunch is served on board
Afternoon: Cruising to Visit the Peal Farm, you will have chance to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl from first step of growing to harvesting pearl in Halong Bay. Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax.
Early evening: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset. An authentic Vietnamese menu is served. After dinner, reward yourself with a tasteful cocktail, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, squid fishing, etc.

 

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/ L)

06.30: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.
07.00 – 08.00: Local breakfast is served
08.00: Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn). Take your bamboo boat rowed by the locals to visit how beautiful of the cave.
09.00: Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10.00: You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12.00: Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
16.30 – 17.00: Arrival back at your hotel.

 

Room Description:

  • Deluxe cabins are located on the first deck. They all windows are spacious and comfortable.
  • Deluxe Premium cabins are located on the second deck with good panoramic views. These cabins have windows and Private balcony, complimentary fresh fruit platter and two cocktail.
Cabin Categories Low Season
Double/Twin cabin
(Per person in US$)
High Season
Double/Twin cabin
(Per person in US$)
Single Room Surcharge
(Per person in US$)
Deluxe 239 USD 249 USD 70 USD
Deluxe Premium 259 USD 269 USD 70 USD

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25%: Lunar New Year’s Eve, the 1st  and 2nd day of Lunar New Year (04th to 06th Feb, 2019

 

Notes:

  • High Season: Jan 01st 2019 to Apr 30th 2019,

                             Oct 01st 2019 to Dec 31st 2019

  • Low Season: May 01st 2019 to Sept 30th 2019

 

Children Policy:

  • 1st child under 4 years old occupying the same room with parents and utilizing existing bedding is complementary to a maximum of one concerning accommodation and breakfast.
  • Child from 4 – under 7 years old sharing the same room with parents will be charged 50% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Child from 7 – under than 12 years old sharing the same room parents will be charged 75% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old per room. Or maximum 3 adults per room, extra charge is applied as per contract including extra bed and breakfast.
  • Baby cot for infant is free of charge
  • The extra bed arrangement is subject to availability for all above child price included extra bed

 

Things to bring & to know:

  • Passport with valid visa.
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong/ USD for personal expenses.
  • Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes, swimming suites. Bring something warm to wear (from Dec till Mar).
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service.
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Other excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood.... Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.
  • Wifi connection is available on board but has limited internet connectivity throughout the itinerary due to the sea and the karst limes-tones and mountains blocking the signal from the satellites. Please take this into your consideration.
Book this tour
Include:
  • Shuttle bus Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi
  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary 02 bottles of mineral water inside the cabin
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Local rowing boat/ Kayak
  • Fruits and local wine party
  • Internet Wifi in dinning room
  • Fishing equipment
  • English speaking guide
Exclude:Beverages, Tips, Personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above, ect.