Experience Hanoi & Halong Bay in 5 Days
Experience Hanoi & Halong Bay in 5 Days
Experience Hanoi & Halong Bay in 5 Days – This Hanoi and Halong Bay five day experience is designed for travelers who seek to explore Hanoi city life on their own, try some local food in the Old Quarter, and shop for fine silk clothing, embroidered linens, bamboo and more.
ABOUT EMPEROR CRUISE HALONG
The first luxury cruise operator to offer experiential travel in Halong Bay, the Emperor Cruises fleet is designed to be a sanctuary to ensure that every moment counts for the guests.
The benefit of a luxury cruise with Emperor Cruises is that, apart from being small ships with personalized service and outstanding facilities, on an all-inclusive basis often there is no bill to pay at the end whether on a two- or three-day cruise or even a day cruise.
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself with heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Behind its classical white façade green shutters, original wrought iron details and stately wood paneling reside over a century of stories. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotel’s rich traditions.
POINTS OF DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL:
• Noi Bai Airport: Terminal 2, Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
• Hanoi: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI
12.00: You will be picked up at Noi Bai International Airport to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi by private car.
14.00: Check-in at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. You will receive your GRAND PRESTIGE SUITE (With Club Metropole Benefits) (Contemporary Opera Wing)
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG INTERNATIONAL CRUISE PORT -> BAI TU LONG BAY -> THIEN CANH SON CAVE -> CONG DO (SLEEPING AREA).
8.00: Depart from Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi to Halong Bay by comfortable shuttle bus (optional)
12.00: Upon arrival at Emperor Cruises, located at Halong International Cruise Port, our team will welcome you in our lounge before boarding
12.30: Our Experiences Manager will assist you with boarding to start cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay
13.00: A set menu lunch will be served at our Can Chanh Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay.
15.30: Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as Thien Canh Son). You can revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long bay from up high, as well as the glorious long white sandy beach of Hon Co Island. Afterward relax on the beach, go swimming in the crystal clear water and explore the cave.
16.30: Return to the cruise by small boat 16.30: Proceed to Vung Vieng floating village to board bamboo boats so the locals can row you around their village and oyster pearl farming plots. Return to the boat by speedboat.
17.20: Choose from kayaking, taking massage, just relaxing or taking afternoon tea and watching the sky color change as the sun sets.
18.15: Attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (making spring rolls) in a truly stunning setting.
19.00: Enjoy our a la carte course menu for dinner on board as you experience the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
21.00: Evening activities: enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage and Spa services or even go squid fishing. Overnight on board Emperor Cruises.
06.00 – 06.30: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay with a Vovinam session on the sundeck.
07.00 – 07.45: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the breakfast in the restaurant.
08.00 – 08.15: Transfer to Day small Boat and start cruising to admire the widest beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay.
08.30 – 10.00: Kayak and discover Thay Cave – one of the largest & well-hidden caves in Bai Tu Long Bay.
11.00 12.00 Visit Cong Dam Area- Hon Xep Nature Park – Deep into Bai Tu Long Bay, the famous hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets with wild beaches.
12.30 – 15.00: Enjoy the lunch in the restaurant on a day boat
16.00 – 16.30: Transfer from Day Boat back to main boat – Emperor Cruises boat
18.15 Enjoy massage service or just relax or try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (making spring rolls) in a truly stunning setting.
19.00: Enjoy your BBQ dinner on board as you experience the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
21.00: Evening activities: enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage and Spa services or even go squid fishing. Overnight on board Emperor Cruises
DAY 4: CONG DO (SLEEPING AREA) – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HALONG INTERNATIONAL CRUISE PORT
6.30 – 6.30: Wake up to the gentle lapping of the water against the boat and as the first rays of the sun announce a new day. Before enjoying breakfast have cookies and tea and then try the Vovinam session on the sundeck as the sun rises over Bai Tu Long Bay
7.45 – 8.45: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village, the famous pearl-growing village, to view the fishing tanks of the local people. Proceed to Vung Vieng floating village to board bamboo boats so the locals can row you around their village and oyster pearl farming plots. Return to the mother boat by speedboat/tender
8.45: Return to the cruise by small boat
9.15: Arrange the luggage and check out.
11.15: Arrive back at Emperor Cruises dock, Halong City for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
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ALL OUR EXPERIENCES
Indulge yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Vietnam by embarking on our Emperor Cruises and cruising in Ha Long Bay. Venture off-the-beaten-track, go kayaking and visit floating fish farms and villages to experience the daily life of the locals.
Mesmerizing sceneries in a magnificent cruiseship in Bai Tu Long Bay! – Cruising with Emperor Cruise in Halong makes our vacation more special and memorable in this wonderful country! We have been to different international cruise-ship, but this one is quiet unique and authentic since the concept of this boat featured Vietnam’s history and culture with very detailed paintings in each corner aboard. Aside from its stunning boat, the team on this boat are excellent specially Chris who speaks fluent English amongst them all. Emperor boat also offered variety of activities inside and outside excursions but of course its you can choose between joining or stay on the main ship to relax. Food is perfect and quantity is too much! This ship is truly a 5* for us! Just add more English speaking staff for better communication aboard!
Excellence and Serenity – My husband and I enjoyed a 2 night cruise with Emperor Cruises in Halong Bay. The staff was absolutely delightful and attentive to your every need. The dining was plentiful and very good. On our excursions ashore, our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and prepared for everyhting-lunch, weather, and whatever was needed for safety and comfort. We loved the whole experience and would highly recommend it when visiting the area. A tip-the 2 night option offered the best opportunity to really enjoy the area.
All 10 cabins are en-suites with private balconies, panoramic ocean views and a personal butler service. The Emperor Cruises fleet is designed to be a sanctuary that ensures each and every moment counts for guests in Ha Long Bay – a must-see on the travel itinerary of all visitors to Vietnam.
Perfect from start to finish, go for Royal Suite – Beautiful ship with a wonderful staff. Only 8 rooms make the trip very special. We booked the royal suite, ‘King Room’. This very oversized room with outdoor space in front of the ship. The bed sleeps amazing, jacuzzi is a unique experience. Our butler Son was the best. Very knowledgeable and so friendly! He did everything to make it special. We celebrated our anniversary one night. The effort the team went through was brilliant. Bouquet of fresh roses, a big cake and beautiful speech from the manager, Quang. Ann, Abby and bartender Jack were great and attentive and so was our tourguide Wind. If you are celebrating an anniversary or want to propose, do it here. e also liked the itinerary of the 2 night, 3 day as that gives you an unique view of the bay on a smaller boat.