Grayline Cruise: From 263 USD/pax

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (L – D)

07.45 - 08.15: Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, if using Gray Line’s shuttle service

12.15: Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line reception room

12.30: Get on Gray Line boat easily by private quay, then you will be warmly welcomed by Crew, who will serve you in the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly following cruise briefing. Check in to your reserved cabin and take a rest.

13.20: Enjoy a nice set lunch. Relax on sundeck and grab the unparalleled scenery of Halong Bay while cruising ahead to the Bay. Cruise through Hoa Cuong floating fishing farm.

15:00: By tender, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong that is named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon

16.00: Challenging yourself at Luon cave by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong offering the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon, it cools your soul down after a 4-hour-car drive

17:30: Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Gradually revises your vitality by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on sundeck at dusk. Enjoy a mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. To get memorable sunset moment, you should order some Halong styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders

18.30: Join cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll - an authentic specialty, which is voted for World's 50 best foods by CNN

19.30: A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods

21:00: Evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing

22:00: Overnight at the quietest sleeping area, End of the first day in Halong

Day 2: Halong (B – L – D)

06.30: Start a special day by doing Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck or being ready your camera while Dawn breaks over the sea.

07.30: Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant

8:30 – 16:00: Take you to a little-known part of Halong by a sightseeing boat. There is probably no way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay perfectly, except being local fishermen and doing as they do daily. Gray Line now brings the real experience to our guests. Flexibility is always the way to adapt for weather and tide condition of local men in Halong Bay. For this reason, three main activities will be arranged flexibly in that day:

1, You have an opportunity to learn how to go offshore fishing on local fishing boat; join in fishing activities with locals; try using fishing gears and experience how hard their life are… under guidance from a real local fisherman, whose face is sunburned because of their hard living. This is the foremost essential activity created by Gray Line Halong cruise.

2, You will have another chance to do kayaking near the Drum cave with full of Karst rocks, which is closely attached with a love story of locals that surely let you see the beauty of Halong different. It is the beauty of people there. The first day might be not enough and the second is for you to unleash your expectation with that exciting water activity.

3, By visiting Pearl farm and tour guide’s experience, they will feast your eyes lively. You will take a deep look at a typical pearl farm on Halong Bay and will know more about how to make real pearls from nature creatures in Halong.

In addition, a whole day to be fishermen, Gray Line also brings you to Van Gia village area where you can run your eyes over ruin of one of the famous floating villages in Halong and partially understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses.

From going fishing to practicing typical activities as locals do daily, all of them are the best and the core value that Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there. You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature, but the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.

16:30: You might be tired with full of beautiful moments and real experience. Time to get back Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy

17.30: Relax and enjoy sunset with fresh fruits on sundeck. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion will be run one more time. Do not miss it.

18.30: Join in cooking demonstration on sundeck. Learn how to make fresh or fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce

19.30: The second fabulous BBQ dinner impresses you while mellow sounds of sea and music come together

21:00: Enjoy your last evening on Halong Bay by drinking, playing games, going fishing and relaxing in your own way

22.00: End of the second day with a sound sleep in peace of the natural heritage site

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B - L)

06.30: Awaken you at dawn and Tai Chi exercise is ready to start a good day

07.30: Have a breakfast at Gray Line restaurant

08.30: Explore Me Cung (Maze) cave. This little known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then gradually to the west overlooking a great lake considered as a royal garden surrounding by natural mountain walls, seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.

9.30 - 10.30: Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, relax among grand views. Farewell lunch is deliciously served whilst Gray Line keeps on its route back to the marina

11:45: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.

 

NOTE:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.

All activities in itinerary would be included, if you just want to have more time for relaxing, just feel free to ignore the activities that mentioned above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabin Type

High Season 1st Jan – 30th April & 1st Oct – 31st Dec, 2016

Low Season 1st May – 30th Sept, 2016

Double

Single

Double

Single

Deluxe Sea view

582

463

547

429

Deluxe Balcony

639

510

593

463

Grayline VIP

675

532

639

498

 

Inclusion

Exclusion

Insurance

Welcome drink

Escorted English speaking tour-guide

All entrance fees as itineraries mentioned

En-suite bathroom cabin on Gray Line Cruise

02 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 02 dinner in 3-day-2-night program

Kayaking or bamboo boat, cave and floating house visiting fees

On-board cooking class and Taichi exercise

01 bottles of mineral water per an adult

Service charges

 

VAT and tip

Personal expenses

Massage and nail services

Transportation services

Other services that are not mentioned above

Shuttle bus: 25 USD/round trip

Private transfer at:

Surcharge for New Year Eve, Christmas' Day, Lunar New Year day-off: 30 USD/person

 

CHILD POLICY

Children under 06 years old sharing the same bed with parents F.O.C

Children from 06 to 11 years old accommodating a private cabin: 75% of ½ cabin rate

Children from 12 years old are considered as adult

 

CANCELLATIONS & AMENDMENTS BY CUSTOMER

Any changes / amendments to an existing booking shall be considered as a cancellation and a new booking shall be made. Penalty charges shall apply accordingly, based on the charge for each cancelled cabin as per the following percentages:

Departure range

1-3 Cabins

4-6 Cabins

 

More than 20 days

0%/ per cancelled cabin

0%/ per cancelled cabin

From 19 to 08 days

0%/ per cancelled cabin

30%/ per cancelled cabin

 

From 07 to 04 days

50%/ per cancelled cabin

70%/ per cancelled cabin

 

Less than 4 days

100%/ per cancelled cabin

100%/ per cancelled cabin

 

 

CANCELLATION BY CRUISE MANAGER DUE TO BAD WEATHER

The cancellation be announced by Cruise Manager of Halong Bay by case as below

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.