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Emeraude Cruise 2 days - 1 night
Halong Bay Tours Emeraude Cruises

Emeraude Cruise 2days - 1night

Prices from : 109 usd / per / person
Duration: 2days/1night - Start Date: Upon Request
Daily depart from: Hanoi

Tour Program:

The Itinerary Guideline (From 20 Sep 2011)

DAY 1 : Hanoi - Hai Duong - Ha Long Bay

12:00 - 12:15 Embarkation
12:15 - 12:30 Check-in & Welcome Drinks
12:30 - 12:45 Captain Raises Anchor
12:45 - 14:30 Cruising Halong Bay
12:45 - 14:00 Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Free & Easy
14:30 - 15:30 Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto
15:30 - 16:30 Cruising Halong Bay
15:30 - 16:30 Crepe Station on Sundeck
16:30 - 17:30 Cua Van Floating Village, Swims or Kayaks*
17:30 - 18:00 Cruising Halong Bay
18:00 - 18:30 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class
18:30 - 19:00 Free Canapes on Sundeck
19:00 - 21:00 Vietnamese & European dinner buffet served
21:00 - 22:00 Bills Settlement (Optional)
20:30 - 23:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal)
20:30 - 23:00 Silver Screen "Indochine"

DAY 2 : Ha Long - Ha Noi

07:00 - 08:00 Leave Luggage/Bags Outside Cabins
07:00 - 09:30 Cruising Halong Bay
07:00 - 08:30 Energizing breakfast served
08:30 - 09:00 Check-Out
09:30 - 10:00 Disembarkation
10:00 - 10:15 Drop Off Point: Emeraude Café

NB: (1) Massages available all day, (2) Cruises with 14 persons and below set menus will be served, (3) Day cruise fee at US$59/person (Nov 2010-Oct 2012), US$65/person (Nov 2012-Oct 2013) apply in the event overnight cruise is not authorised by port authority due to weather conditions.

The Route
 

Your cruise through Halong Bay wends among otherworldly karst formations and opens up views of one stupendous seascape after another. Be sure to key on the following attractions, as well. Changeable conditions and tides can affect the route, visibility and anchorage, but the following spots should be visible from the sun deck.

Sung Sot Grotto

Early French tourists who wandered among the 10,000 square meters of this cavern dubbed this space "Grotte des Surprises", or Surprise Cave. Sung Sot more than lives up to its name on Bon Ho Island, situated right at the heart of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage area.

From the wharf, 50 steep stone steps lead up to the entrance, but the view is worth the effort.  The grotto features thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Paths, lights and signposts guide you through two caves which continue to offer yet more twists, turns and, yes, surprises throughout.

Cua Van and Vung Vieng Floating Villages

Seven hundred people live at Cua Van in a calm bay surrounded by limestone karsts.  Most, not surprisingly, earn their living by fishing and spend almost their entire existence living on the water.

The following day you will also pass Vung Vieng Floating Village.  Sixteen hundred people live on Halong Bay itself in similar communities.

Hang Trong Anchorage

The Emeraude anchors at Hang Trong. Hang Trong , or Drum Cave, refers to a nearby cave that earned its name as a result of the sound made as the wind blows through its stalagmites and stalactites.

The waters here are quiet for swimming and there is lots to explore by kayak.

Depending on conditions there are as many as five potential anchorage spots. Though Hang Trong is the most used, conditions may mean the vessel's captain opts for another site.

Titov Island

Titov Island was named after an illustrious visitor, Gherman Stepanovich Titov, who visited the spot on November 22, 1962 alongside President Ho Chi Minh. The Soviet astronaut was the second person to orbit the earth. Titov himself returned some 35 years later on June 27, 1997.

The island is noted for a beautiful crescent-shaped beach that's popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. You may also hike 420 steps up to a pavilion at the summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.

Soi Sim Island

On its return to Bai Chay, the Emeraude cruises past Soi Sim.  Unlike the limestone karsts, this soil-based island supports ancient trees and a stunning white sand beach.

Emeraude Cafe

From shuttle to cruiser, we anticipate virtually direct boarding but, for those arriving independently, the Emeraude Cafe offers a comfortable place to spend time until embarkation.

Shop for souvenirs or enjoy a drink or snack. The Café serves a wide selection of international food including freshly made sandwiches, panini and pizzas.  In addition, there are teas, coffees, fresh juices and a wide ranging wine list.

The Emeraude Cafe also provides complimentary WIFI access.

Emeraude Pier & Embarkation

After boarding via Emeraude Pier, park your luggage in your cabin and head to the sundeck for a refreshing welcome cocktail.

A buffet lunch is served as the vessel casts off and heads out onto the magical waters and into the unrivalled scenery of Halong Bay.


Includes:

    • Accommodation (double/twin sharing)
    • Pick up and transfer (A/C van)
    • Meals specified in tour program
    • Boat trips specified the tour program
    • All entrance, permission and visiting fees
    • Professional Local English speaking tour guide

Excludes: 
  • Meals which do not specify in the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks
  • All personal expenses
  • All gratuities and tips to driver
  • Everything not mentioned in the program

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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