Onboard Aphrodite cruises, you will travel to the far side of Halong bay in luxury and comfort, an area that’s not yet on tourist’s radar. You venture off the beaten track, kayaking to visit floating fish farm and house to experience the daily life of local. There is plenty of time for nature lovers to discover many secluded beaches, lagoons and caves.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Aphrodite to Floating houses and fish farms (L, D)
7.45-8.30 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and head out for Halong bay.
12.30: On arrival at the pier of Tuan Chau Island, transfer by tender boat to the Aphrodite Junk. A welcome drink is served on the third deck, in charming panoramic restaurant. A short speech introducing the vessel’s facilities and services, as well as safety instructions. After the check-in, take time for yourself. Enjoy the view while the cruise heads straight to the South, and makes its way along Cat Ba National Park, away from other tourist junks.
13.15: Lunch will be served at the panoramic restaurant.
15.30: Get off the cruise for the beautiful Soi Sim beach and enjoy the swimming or the panorama view from the top of mountain.
16.30: The cruise reaches the village of Cua Van. Get an insight of the local life, strolling aboard a sampan boat, around a typical Halong bay fishing village. Cua Van is a stand out example of community-based and sustainable tourism in Halong bay. The excursion includes a visit to a fish farm.
There is an option of 1 hour kayaking around Cua Van Fishing village instead of the sampan stroll.
17.30: Back on board the Aphrodite vessel, you will have time to relax, enjoy the spa and massage service.
18.00-19.00: Happy hour with finger foods and tea/coffee; joining cooking class and/or the Happy Hour at the bar. The cruise will now head to the moorage area, near Coconut Beach Island.
19.30: A scrumptious dinner will be served.
20.30: Squid fishing, Board games at the Top Deck Bar.
Day 2: Halong bay – Hanoi (B, L)
6.15-06.30: Begin the day mastering energy flows during a Tai Chi session, while the sun rises.
07.00: Breakfast buffet will be served at the restaurant.
08.00: Explore the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay with amazing stalagmite & stalactite formations. While onboard you can take advantage at leisure of Spa, Beauty & Massage services.
09.00: Back on the Aphrodite Junk, it will be time to get prepared for the check out. The cruise will head back to Tuan Chau pier.
09.30: Check out time.
10.00: Brunch will be served. Do not miss an opportunity for last minute photos.
11.30: Transfer by van back to Hanoi. The trip ends at your hotel at 16h00.
Prices are quoted in USD per cabin for accommodation and full board for 2 persons for 2 days 1 night tour. Items under cost exclusions will be quoted separately.
|*Special rate applied for period from 1 May till 30 September, contact us to have best quotes|
Contact us for a 3 days 2 nights Halong cruise with Aphrodite Cruises
Additional for transfer to/from Hanoi:
– Shuttle bus: US$30/person
– Private car: available upon request depending on group size.
- Welcome drink
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- In-house English-speaking tour guide
- Luxurious cabins and suites with A/C and en-suite bathrooms
- Vietnamese and International breakfast, lunch and dinner (set menu)
- Tai Chi session
- Transfers to/from Hanoi
- Massage and Spa services
- Sampan boat trip or kayaking
- Beverages, tips and personal expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above
* The itinerary might subject to change due to weather or tide condition with our prior notice
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