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Day 1 : Hanoi – Halong (L – D)

7.45 - 8.15    Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, if using Gray Line shuttle service
12.15    Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line reception room
12.30    Easily get on Gray Line by private auto pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip, warmly welcomes you. Welcome drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. Check in to your reserved cabin and take a rest.
13.30    Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line cruises through the bay and goes ahead to the Van Gia floating cultural center.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
15.40    Discover the tranquility of Van Gia area, which was one of the most hustle and bustle floating villages in the bay, by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you can run your eyes over a ruin of the famous floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Moreover, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!
17:30    Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation 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. It is the best time to have unforgettable photos!
18.30    Join in 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. Eat good, feel good!
21:00    Free choice of evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing if you are lucky! 
22:00    Overnight at the quietest sleeping area, End of the first day in Halong

Day 2    Halong - Hanoi (B - L)

06.30    Awaken you (on request) at dawn for Tai Chi exercise on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!
07.30    Have a light 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 of the cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.
09.30    Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!
11:00    Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant. Fulfill your energy and say “BIG THANK” to Gray Line crew gratefully.
11:45    Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.

Day 1    Hanoi – Halong (L – D)

7.45 - 8.15    Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter, if using Gray Line shuttle service
12.15    Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line reception room
12.30    Easily get on Gray Line by private auto pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip, warmly welcomes you. Welcome drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. Check in to your reserved cabin and take a rest.
13.30    Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line cruises through the bay and goes ahead to the Van Gia floating cultural center.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
15.40    Discover the tranquility of Van Gia area, which was one of the most hustle and bustle floating villages in the bay, by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you can run your eyes over a ruin of the famous floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Moreover, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!
17:30    Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation 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. It is the best time to have unforgettable photos!
18.30    Join in 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. Eat good, feel good!
21:00    Free choice of evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing if you are lucky! 
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 have another chance to go kayaking to the Drum cave with full of Karst rocks attached to a romantic love story that presents the beauty of mind of local people in Halong. The first day might be not enough, but the second is entirely to unleash expectation of those who are passionate about kayaking.
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.
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 (on request) at dawn for Tai Chi exercise on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!
07.30    Have a light 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 of the cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.
09.30    Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!
11:00    Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant. Fulfill your energy and say “BIG THANK” to Gray Line crew gratefully.
11:45    Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.

INCLUSION

  • Private cabin 
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • All meal on board
  • Cooking, Taichi demonstration
  • Kayaking, sampan boat
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
  • Daily fresh fruit daily
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board.

EXCLUSION

  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses
  • Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
  • Meeting package (upon your request)
  • Wedding package (upon your request)
  • Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request)

NOTE

Single Supplement Surcharge

- 90USD for 2 Days 1 Night Itinerary.

- 165USD for 3 Days 2 Nights Itinerary.


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