Phoenix Luxury Cruise

Duration:in Days

Halong Phoenix Luxury Explorer (2 days / 1 night)

Highlights:
• The longest consecutive cruising routes
• Enjoy 2 cruising routes at 1 ... program (authorized route 1 & 2)
• The Cruiser passes over the iconic site of route 1
• Enjoy the authentic cruising of route 2 with your cruise only
• Exotic activities onboard
• Various pampered recreations on wild beach and islets
• Well experienced full time tour guide

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)

Am:     Our pick up time is from 8h00 to 8h30, then depart your hotel for 3.5 hours driving, passing the Red River and the country side of the delta to reach Halong Bay. Board the Phoenix Luxury and sip on a welcome drink before checking in your cabin then begin your cruise through the bay.

Pm:    A delicious lunch would be served while you are cruising among hundreds of islands and gorgeously natural settings, limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islets. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets, then Coconut Island - the only soil island in the World Heritage Site.

When the boat stops at Luom Bo area, you’ll kayak in the turquoise waters of Cat Ba National Park and it is optional to swim on the sandy beach of the Coconut Island. As the sun sets, relax and enjoy our happy hour as we keep cruising to Fairy Lake (Ho Dong Tien) area and anchor for the night.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Am:     Early risers would love to enjoy an oasis of calm in Halong Bay with no distractions of worldly concerns. This morning you will visit the most imposing grottos of the bay – Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.

On our way back, your group would have fun learning how to make real Vietnamese’s spring rolls before a wholesome lunch as the boat weaves through strange-shaped rock formations, passing by famous islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.

Pm:     Arrive back at the Tuan Chau International Marina, your driver take you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 17h00.

Tips: For your own convenience during a 2 day trip, please kindly leave your big suitcases at your hotel. Your receptionist would be delighted to keep your stuffs in their storage until you come back next day.

What to bring on your 2 days / 1 nights Halong Cruise:

    A valid passport
    Water and snacks
    Hat, sunglasses, swimming suite, eco-friendly sunscreen, beach towel
    Changing clothes
    Warm clothes in winter, really
    Comfortable shoes/sandals for visits and hikes
    Money for drinks (major credit cards accepted too)

 

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
Am: We pick you up from your hotel between 8:00 am. and 8:30 am. for a 3.5 hour drive North East of Hanoi taking you across the Red River delta, the second biggest in Vietnam and through the scenic country side to reach Halong Bay.
You will arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina on the harbor of Halong’s biggest island. From here a tender boat will take you to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
 
PM: As you settle into your cabin, our boat sets sail to the centre of this World Heritage site.  Lunch is served in the restaurant while you enjoy the amazing scenery and delicious lunch of fresh local seafood or your requested vegetarian meal. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands and gorgeous natural settings, limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islets. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets, and then Coconut Island - the only soil island in the World Heritage Site.
 
At Luom Bo area (the provincial border between Quang Ninh province and Cat Ba National Park of Hai Phong), the boat stops and you will kayak in the turquoise waters here. Swimming at the secluded sandy beach is an option for people who are not interested in kayaking.
 
As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink from the bar. The boat will continue to cruise to the Fairy Lake (Ho Dong Tien) area and anchor for the night.
Dinner is served with local seafood and then you may choose to enjoy a drink from the bar or experience squid fishing, before retiring.
 
Day 2: Ho Dong Tien – Ba Trai Dao – Ho Ba Ham – Ho Dong Tien (B, L, D)
AM: Awake early to the stunning sunrise and vista of the serene bay to enjoy the oasis of calm in Halong Bay, no distractions or worldly concerns. Today, you will kayak in the areas of Ba Trai Dao and Ho Ba Ham (Lan Ha Bay). 

Leave the Phoenix Luxury on a small junk (the kayak support-boat) to cruise to the Southern part of Halong Bay. This route will take you by the famous Frog and Chop Stick Islands. Your guided, round trip kayaking experience begins at 10 am. to explore the different corners of Lan Ha Bay, passing several secluded beaches and lagoons. After paddling for about 2 hours, relax, swim and explore a private beach before lunch.
 
PM: After lunch, prepare to explore further. Cruise on the small junk boat to another kayaking area – Ho Ba Ham, where you will be able to kayak for 2 hours. The quiet atmosphere and the beautifully calm waters of this area is truly rewarding for both kayak and nature lovers.
 
In the late afternoon, pass Cua Van floating village on the return to the Phoenix Luxury, where you will spend the evening.  Arrive at Phoenix Luxury around 17h30. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink from the bar.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
AM: Awake to enjoy this morning on Ho Dong Tien again. This morning, after your buffet breakfast you will have a guided visit to the most imposing grotto of the bay – Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.  A truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
 
Return to the Halong Phoenix Luxury cruiser to begin your return journey to the harbor and experience viewing other areas and islands of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs islands.
 
10AM: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and the techniques that create this popular dish of the Vietnamese people.
Lunch is served on the boat as you near the harbor.
 
12:00AM. Depart the Halong Phoenix Luxury cruiser and travel by tender boat back to the marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi arriving at your hotel at approximately 17.00.

What to bring on your 2 days / 1 nights Halong Cruise:
A valid passport
Water and snacks
Hat, sunglasses, swimming suite, eco-friendly sunscreen, beach towel
Changing clothes
Warm clothes in winter, really
Comfortable shoes/sandals for visits and hikes
Money for drinks (major credit cards accepted too)
Important notes about our 3 days / 2 nights Halong Cruise:
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
As passengers will be pick up from various locations; as the transfer to and from Halong City depends on road conditions; and as the cruise departure depends on the port authorities’ green light, we might have to apologies for waiting times.
Onboard, Vietnamese dishes made of fresh seasonal products and seafood are served for lunches and dinners. Guests should advise of allergies or dietary requirements at the moment of the booking.
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.
For your own convenience, please kindly leave your large suitcase in your hotel storage.
3G network is not available in the southern part of the bay (kayaking spots in Lan Ha bay)
Halong Phoenix Cruiser will not take responsibility for loss and theft. For your peace of mind, please use the safe box located in your cabin.
Major credit cards are accepted onboard (Amex, Visa, and Mastercard)