The combination of 2-day Jasmine Cruise Halong and just one way by seaplane will give you the most valuable journey to Halong Bay. We highly recommend this tour for 3 reasons. Firstly the Jasmne Cruise (managed by Heritage Line Company) is one of the most luxury cruises with excellent services. Secondly, one way by seaplane gives you a quick transfer and bird view over the magnificent bay. Thirdly, the price is much more competitive in comparison with 2 ways by seaplane.
08h00-08h30: The private vehicle will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Noi Bai Airport.
09h30: Welcome and assistance at the airport for check in. Enjoy one hour flight and see Halong Bay from the sky before landing (45 minutes flight + 15 minutes scenic tour).
10h00: Landing at Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay. Free time at Heritage Line Cafe on Tuan Chau Island.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark to Violet Cruise Halong.
Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons. Pass through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy and Am islets.
A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site. A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is huge – about 2.000 sqm –and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The cave is four meters above sea level. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).
The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village which comprises floating houses and floating schools – simply irresistible.
After returning to the boat in the late afternoon guests can sharpen their culinary skills at our cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes. The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink – in the miraculous descending sun – on our terrace deck.
At approximately 19.00h guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before dinner is served. The night is yours – kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels.
Overnight in Halong Bay
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: on Violet Cruise
For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00h). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.
Then it is time for an early morning bath – in the Bay. By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water. Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Ti Top island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.
During our trundle, a buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the Tuan Chau Pier.
11h00: Pick up by private vehicle for transfer back to Hanoi.
14h30: Arrive at your hotel. End of the Best 2 Days Cruise Halong and Seaplane Tour !
• One way transfer by private vehicle Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport; Halong Bay – Hanoi
• Seaplane ticket from Hanoi to Halong Bay on 60-minute flight with scenic tour;
• English speaking guide on board;
• 2 days /1 night Join-in Halong cruise package with 3 options;
• Meals: 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 brunch;
• Entrance fee to Halong Bay;
• Transfer from Noi Bai Airport back to Hanoi;
• Other meals, tip, drinks, single room, personal expenses, insurance…
• Kayaking if require (USD 25 per person, 2 people on one kayak)
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
• Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
• Unused services are not subject to a refund.
• 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.
• 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.
Cessna Grand Caravan 208B EX seaplane seats up to 12 passengers. This vehicle can be flexible, taking off and land on both land and water. The flight takes 30 minutes from Hanoi to Halong.
With just six luxurious cabins, the Violet gives visitors an exclusive look at the wonders of Halong Bay. In this small yet luxurious craft, visitors can appreciate the bay’s massive scale, the boat’s red sails dwarfed by the bay’s towering limestone islands.
Jasmine’s interiors, like the exterior, are covered in polished wood, lending the Jasmine the stately air of an Indochina-era cruising boat. Guests can convene in the formal dining room, enjoy casual barbecues on the terrace and marvel at the bay’s moonlit beauty on the Jasmine’s wide sundeck.
|Halong Cruise Package||1 May – 30 Sep 2017||1 Oct – 30 Dec 2017||Single supplement|
|JASMINE HALONG (Superior Cabin)||$556||$735||$135|
|PARADISE ELEGANCE (Deluxe Balcony)||$596||$748||$175|
|VIOLET HALONG (Deluxe Cabin)||$682||$880||$215|