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Stay & Cruise: Luxurious Hanoi – Halong Bay with AuCo Cruise - 4 days

Take your Halong journey to a different level with an inclusive scenic tour staying in one of Hanoi’s finest central located hotels the Apricot and exploring the best of Halong Bay on 5-star Au Co Luxury Cruise!

For 4 days 3 nights, make the most of your trip with onboard sessions and extra outdoor activities, from pampering yourself by leisurely drinking, spa treatment or Tai Chi class to half-day trekking, kayaking or beach visiting.

Round trip airport transfer is included in this package and easy to be added on with other Vietnam tours.

Highlights

  • Exceptional 3-day 2-night cruise to explore Halong Bay – a World Heritage Site recognized twice by UNESCO.
  • Cruise with luxury Au Co cruise through the Halong Bay
  • Savor excellent cruisine on board: A unique fusion of fresh Vietnamese ingredients prepared with classic French techniques
  • Relax at private sandy beach
  • Kayak among thousands of karst mountains
  • Discover untouched spectacular scenery by bike and go trekking in local village.
  • Stay at the primary location of Hanoi, look over Hoan Kiem Lake and walking distance to the Hanoi Cathedral

Itinerary

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day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL - FREE AND EASY - STAY AT 5* APRICOT HOTEL

Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, your private driver will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi.

Your room in Hanoi will be ready to welcome you from 2:00PM at Apricot Hotel, Hang Trong Street.

The day is free at leisure.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Apricot Hotel – Sketch Room

Please contact us to customize this day matching your interest or flight arrival schedule.

day 2
HANOI – HALONG BAY: CRUISE, KAYAK AND CRUISINE

8:30 AM, the cruise shuttle bus will wait for you at hotel to depart for Halong Bay.

Arrive in Halong and board on your luxury vessel, “The Au Co”, for a 2 night cruise amongst over 3,000 limestone islands rising majestically out of the Bay. Enjoy welcome drinks while the Cruise Manager informs the safety briefing. Start your cruising trip with a set-menu lunch while the ship heads towards Southwest of Halong Bay.

On this day, you will visit Cua Van floating fishing village, known as the heart of World Heritage Site Halong Bay, by kayaking or traditional rowing boat.

A cooking class will be organize on board and end before nightfall. This is the time for you to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while the ship anchors for an overnight stay.

Five-element signature dinner will be served while the boat anchors in a calm, sheltered location for the night.

Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Au Co Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 3
HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, PRIVATE BEACH

You will start your day with a calm Tai Chi session, often accompanied by an amazing sunrise, or simply enjoy the breath-taking views while cruising through fantastic scenes. After breakfast on board, go ashore on an island and visit a pretty small local village. If the weather condition allows, you can spend the whole morning cycling and exploring the island national park with a guide from crew members.

In the afternoon, you will explore the beauty of Ho Ba Ham Area by kayaking before tucking into a barbecue buffet dinner. In the evening, you can try your luck at squid fishing or simply get to know the friendly crew.

Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Au Co Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 4
HALONG BAY – TIEN ONG CAVE - HANOI

Your day begins with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck with complimentary tea/ coffee and stunning sunrise watching on the sea. Afterwards, you will visit Tien Ong Cave – an archaeological site and the finest caves in Halong Bay. A traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony will take place on the cruise while it sails back to the port.

Transfer back to Hanoi by the cruise shuttle bus.

Meals: Brunch

Your Journey Planner will assist to design the trip smoothly upon your request, either arrange transfer straight to the airport for your next flight or extend your stay in Hanoi tonight. Feel free to discuss with us.

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IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of 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.
  • Wi-Fi is available onboard for free of charge in the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.
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NINH BINH DAY TRIP + 01 NIGHT IN HANOI

1 pax

2 pax

    $381

$209

  

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Trang An Boat Trip – Hanoi                                                                                               

Continue with your journey to Ninh Binh.

You first visit Hoa Lu, the capital under the Dinh and Early Le dynasties in Vietnam in the 10th and 11th century. Its palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions, built by different dynasties, still carry the features of an ancient imperial capital.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, board a sampan for an extended journey along the winding river lined with trees and Trang An’s limestone mountains. You will stop at several small, historic temples which are the pride of the area’s inhabitants. The lush forests, clear river water, fresh air, magical caves and dramatic mountains will charm you from first glance. Late afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Apricot Hotel – Sketch Room

Notes: the day trip to Ninh Binh can be arranged before or after the boat trip from Halong Bay upon request.

Tour Price Includes:

  • 3Days/2Nights cruise on boat in Halong Bay (Private cabin on shared boat)
  • 1 night in 5* Apricot Hotel in Sketch twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Round trip private airport transfer with driver ( no guide)
  • Round trip in Luxury 16 seater bus to Ha Long with water
  • English speaking cruise manager on board.
  • Kayak at the Bay
  • All entrance fees as program
  • 3 Breakfast,2 Lunches, 2Dinners as indicated in the program

 

Extention Day trip Ninh Binh and 01 night in Hanoi

  • 1 night in 5* Apricot Hotel in Sketch twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer with guide on the day trip to Ninh Binh
  • Boat trip in Trang An
  • 1 Breakfast,1 Lunch as indicated in the program

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Travel Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities: contact your personal journey planner to arrange any extra service yourtrip@sensasia.com
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • All not mentioned in tour inclusion