7:30 am to 8:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Along the way to Halong Bay we will stop for a short break in an arts and crafts centre. Here you are able to watch the produce being made and grab a snack to eat
12.00 Upon arrival at Emperor Cruises, located at Vinashin dock, 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.
Check in to your cabin as we set sail from Vinashin dock to cruise among the many beautiful islets (scenes from the film ‘Indochine’ were filmed here). Bai Tu Long Bay has a wild beauty and the panoramas from the boat are unforgettable.
13.00 An a la carte lunch will be served at our Royal Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay.
15.30 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village, the famous pearl-growing village, to view the fishing tanks of the local people. You have time to observe the process of feeding pearl as well as learning a little about the life of the local people.
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.
16.35 The cruise continues from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do (sleeping area), where you will enjoy the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax, indulge yourself and savor the peaceful atmosphere which can only be found out here among the islands.
17.20 Choose from kayaking, 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 5-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.
As seasoned travelers you expect the best and want to experience locations that are off-the beaten-track - but in comfort. A decision to spend a second night on board our elite Emperor Cruises boat will be one that you remember for eternity as the boat becomes a home from home. A more leisurely cruise will give you time to encounter locals and floating villages in little visited areas where you will receive a warm welcome. Sail deeper into the bay and witness nature at its most spectacular, relax in secluded locations, take part in our water activities, have a BBQ on a wild beach and marvel at the night sky, free from light pollution, packed full with stars.
Completely a la carte, we can tailor make whatever you wish for with exclusive and personalized services with your own speedboat and butler.
create your very own private adventure in Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long Bay. You choose!
6.30-7.45 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 tai chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises over Bai Tu Long Bay
7.45-8.45 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-sand beach of Hon Co Island. Afterwards relax on the beach, go swimming in the crystal clear water and explore the cave.
8.45 Return to the cruise by speedboat.
9.15 Arrange the luggage and check out.
9.30-10.30 Enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to the mainland.
11.15 Arrive back at Emperor Cruises dock, Halong City for disembarkation
Check out before 11:30 am
12:00 pm: Depart Halong Bay for Hanoi
4:30 pm: We shall drop you back off at your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter. We hope you had a legendary journey and hope to see you again!
More than 7 days prior to check-in: free of charge
7 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rate
From 6 to 3 days prior to check in: 50% of total rate.
Less than 3 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rate.
No-Show: 100% of total rate.
Refund will take up to 7 working days
Cancellation due to bad weather conditions:
In the event of bad weather the Management Board of Halong bay will assess if a cancellation is necessary on the morning of departure. If such a cancellation is necessary we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer a full refund in accordance with the cruise policy