Violet Cruise 3 days

Cruise: Violet cruise

Duration: 3 days 2 night

Destination: Ha Noi -Ha Long -Ha Noi

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Violet Cruise 3 days - Jewel of Halong Bay is a must see cruise trip. On this three-day journey in Halong Bay guests discover the hidden jewels that lie deeper in the quieter areas ofthese beautiful waters
 

PRICE AND BOOKING

Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & PackagesSingle OccupancyDouble/Twin OccupancyChild 5 - under 12Child under 5 
Violet Deluxe
Single Occupancy$769
Double/Twin Occupancy$485
Child 5 - under 12$306
Child under 5$0
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Violet Suite
Single Occupancy$914
Double/Twin Occupancy$574
Child 5 - under 12$306
Child under 5$0
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Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi - Halong
9h00 : Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Halong Bay
12h00 : Arrive in Tuan Chau Pier, Boarding Violet Cruise
Get  acquainted  with  the  facilities  on  board as we set sail and cruise into the bay. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay  on  the  sun  deck  and  simply  let  your  eyes  wander over the breathtaking scenery.We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing village in Halong Bay which some families and fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities.  With  a  small  bamboo  boat  rowed  by  locals,  we  have  a  look  at  the  floating  structures  in  this  calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, rent a kayak (extra fee) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay. The  fishing  village  also  hosts  the  Cua  Van  Cultural  Center,  operated  by  local  residents  to  preserve  and  introduce  visitors  to  the  village’s  history  and  culture.  On  display  are  many  archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van.By  tender,  we  transfer  to  the  nearby  Tien  Ong  cave.  The  cave  shows  evidence  of  human  civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien  Ong  cave  reaches  a  depth  of  50  metres  and  covers  a  total  area  of  roughly  1,000  square  metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern.After  returning  to  the  boat,  we  sail  to  the  overnight  mooring  area.  During  this  time  -  the  magical  “blue  hour”  -  Halong  Bay  reveals  its  true,  magnificent  beauty.  Unwind  on  the  sun  deck  with  your  favourite  drink  and  be  fully  present  in  this  moment.  As  we  sail  along,  our  chef demonstrates the preparation of popular Vietnamese dishes. You are welcome to join and practice  along;  remember  these  easy,  but  very  tasty  classic  Vietnamese  recipes  and  take  them  back home with you.After  a  bit  of  downtime,  dinner  is  served.  Aboard  Heritage  Line  Jasmine,  you  can  enjoy  a  terrace  deck  barbecue  feast  with  a  side  buffet  (or  set  menu).  If  you  cruise  on  Heritage  Line’s  luxurious Violet, an à la carte menu is served with choices of tasty international or local dishes.  If you are still eager to learn more about Halong Bay, our on-board guide offers an enlightening presentation  about  the  bay’s  unique  and  intriguing  insights  after  dinner.  Alternatively,  give  yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience. While  away  the  rest  of  the  evening  and  treasure  this  special  moment  amidst  the  magical  landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons

Day 2 : Halong Bay Discovery

Wake  up  at  dawn  to  the  lapping  of  the  waves  and  the  smell  of  freshly  brewed   coffee,   which   is   available   with  pastries  in  the  dining  room.  If  you  wish  to  begin  your  day  active,  join  the  early  morning  Tai  Chi  class  on  the  sun  deck  and  merge  with  the  surrounding scenery - a truly unique experience.  For  today’s  exciting  explorations  we  board  our  cozy  day  boat,  called  Sunset.  Breakfast  is  served  as Sunset  sails  for  Sung  Sot,  the  largest  cave  in  Halong  Bay.  With  an  astonishing  area  of  10,000  square   meters,   Sung   Sot   is   comprised   of   two   chambers.  The  outer  chamber  welcomes  visitors  with stalactites acting as chandeliers hanging from the  30-metre  (98  ft)  high  ceiling.  A  connecting  3-metre  (10  ft)  wide  path  then  opens  onto  the  inner chamber, known as the grand “opera house”. This magnificent room features a clear pond, plentiful plant-life, splendid stalagmites, stalactites and rock formations formed over millions of years, and the chorus of birds singing, water flowing and sometimes, monkeys frolicking.Back aboard Sunset, you can relax on the sun deck or in the air-conditioned dining area with a tasty “cafe sua da” before having the opportunity to explore the marine landscape on your own via  kayak.  The  cliffs  stretch  vertically  out  of  the  water  and  you  feel  a  sense  of  freedom  while  meandering  through  this  green  medley  of  water  and tree-topped islets. Sunset   continues   the   journey   to   a   floating   pearl  farm.  We  learn  how  the  various  kinds  of  pearls  cultivated  here  are  grown,  harvested  and  processed.   Watch   as   a   skilled   technician   uses   precision  tools  to  carefully  and  gently  open  an  oyster  before  implanting  a  seed  and  returning  it  into  the  water.  The  odds  of  success  are  low  and  the fascinating process requires several years, but if  mother  nature  gives  her  blessing,  the  oyster  then  produces  a  gorgeous  round  gemstone.  After  the visit, we leisurely sail back to the mothership, where  you  have  time  for  sunbathing,  a  relaxing  spa treatment or, of course, the must-watch “blue hour”. Enjoy  your  dinner  aboard  (subject  to  the  vessel  you  are  cruising  on  –  see  our  dining  options  from Day 1) and afterwards, join our crew once again in catching squid, which we are happy to prepare  for  you  fresh  as  a  late  night  snack.  Our  bar  is  open  late  and  eager  to  serve  a  drink  of  your choice as you relax on a lounger and enjoy the serenity of Halong Bay before retiring for the night.

Day 3 : Halong Bay -  Hanoi

For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut German Titov, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.One arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering  rock  formations.  If  you  prefer  to  be  a  bit  more  active,  climb  400  stone  steps  (which  takes  about  20  minutes)  to  the  island’s  top  and  be  rewarded  with  stunning,  panoramic  views  over the bay.  There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos. Back  on  board,  you  can  take  a  shower  and  freshen  up.  Now  is  the  time  to  enjoy  the  final  moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site
11h45 Arrive at the Pier, Car transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi
15h00 Arrive in Hanoi, the trip ends

Inclusion

  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes and Service Charge
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Kayaking on the 2nd day
  • Vietnamese Seafood Lunches and Dinners
  • International Brunch Buffet

Exclusion

  • Return transfer from Hanoi to Halong
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Tour brief

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong
  • Day 2: Halong
  • Day 3: Halong – Hanoi

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