With more than 3000 incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin,the magnificent Halong Bay is undoubtedly the natural wonder of Vietnam, and was designated the World Heritage site by UNESSCO. These tiny islands are dotted with beaches and grottoes created by wind and waves, and have sparsely forested slopes ringing with birdsong.
Besides the breaktaking vistas, we also explore Halong Bay with the beautiful caves.
Crusing on boat, we will see all the views of Halong Bay, explore the most beautiful cave and also have a romantic night on a deluxe boat. Enjoy the fresh air and natural scenery while crusing with wonderful food by execellent chiefs.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Emeraude Cruise (Lunch/Dinner)
08.30-13.00: Pick up by private car at your hotel about 8.30. Spend 3 hour sight seeing country Vietnam on the way to Halong city. Welcome by Emeraude staff and embark with the shuttle boat for short transfer (approximately 5 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check-in on board the Emeraude. After checking in, have lunch at the restaurant.
13.00-16.00: Cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and its remote, floating fishing villages.
16.00 onward: Kayak or swim from the vessel's stern deck. At the Hang Trong anchorage, whet your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration. After sunset, enjoy dinner at the restaurant, before retiring to your cabin for a good night sleep or join the crew and learn squid fishing. Accommodation and overnight on board.
Day 2: Emeraude Cruise - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Breakfast)
Early moring-07.00: Attend in a Tai chi course to relax yourself in the early morning of Orient or wake up early to see Sunrise.
07.00-09.00: The Emeraude sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong city, it is your time to take breakfast at the Emeraude restaurant.
09.00-10.00: Check out of cabin. Transfer by shuttle boat to Emeraude Pier. Pick-up by our car.
10.00 till afternoon: Many options satisfied your travel need. Drive back to your hotel in Hanoi
Travel around Halong city and Tuan Chau island or visit Hong Ngoc ? Humanity Center where
you witness the disable people working and create wonderful products.
-Our costs are Net including Tax and Service charge
-Baby under 2: No charge. Child from 2-12: only 1 child allowed with extra bed added: 80USD/child.
-Single supplement is a must for odd group for single room.
-Cost for extends 1 night at Halong bay is 50US$/group (car only).
-Cost for Addition Vietnam Culture tour is 8US$/pax.
-Cost for guide escort Hanoi - Halong Bay and return: 40 US$/group
-Compulsory Gala Dinner for 24 Dec and 31 Dec 2005: 25% surcharge of total cost
-Private car or van with driver, gasoline.
-Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite 10m2 cabin with twin/double basic.
-Welcome cocktail on Arrival, Vietnamese buffet lunch and dinner on first day. European breakfast buffet in the next day.
-Entrance fees to Halong Bay.
-Free use of swimming equipment, Tai Chi Class
-Private Emeraude boat
-Drinks, Barbecue, Tips, Extras and other services not mentioned in the tour above
-Kayaking service, Guided excursion to Sung sot grotto
Two Bars, Souvenir shop, Light Entertainment
EMERAUDE HISTORY & SERVICES
French owner, Eric Merlin, accidentally discovered the existence of a magnificent fleet of four single-wheeled paddle steamers - Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, operating in Halong & Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France! With inspiration from these historic steamers, Emeraude has been designed in the traditional of the grand steamers of yesteryear and its refined interior decor will bring you back to the old-world charm of the colonial era while maintaining modern standards of comfort and safety to make your cruises as enjoyable as possible. Lead by Captain Jody Atterton and General Manager, Kai Schroeter, the 35 multilingual members crew is well trained in safety and service requirements.
Emeraude is a 55m length steamer boat features 3 decks, 38 full view cabins & 1 suite, a 80-seat restaurant, 2 bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, entertainment completion.
From the 350m2 open upper sun deck, passengers can enjoy a soothing foot massage while sipping a refreshing cocktail and gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay. The Emeraude?s huge paddle wheel opens to reveal a swimming deck offering passengers the opportunity to swim in the calm waters of the bay surrounded by the majestic scenery. At dawn, that most magical time as the sun rises, the soft and graceful movements of a Tai chi class on.
The Emeraude?s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties. While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavors.
More information available at the cruise website: www.emeraude-cruises.com
Price per person at US$ 181 for min 2 persons.