07:45 – 8:30 HOTEL PICK UP
Our English-speaking tour guide will pick up guests from various hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, ranging from 7:45– 8:30. We try to make the pick-ups as timely as possible but with morning traffic in the Old Quarter and many hotels to collect from, this time is approximate. Please be ready to help expedite this process.
10:00 – 10:15 SHORT LAVATORY BREAK
Quick stop halfway to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or grab a quick snack in case you missed breakfast (our driver appreciates a coffee break as well!) before we get back on the road and finish the drive.
11:30 – 11:45 BOARDING THE CRUISE
The bus will arrive at Tuan Chau marina and reach our pier, where our welcoming staff will be waiting for your arrival with a big smile. A complimentary welcome drink will be served, and a quick briefing as we set off into the bay.
12:00– 13:00. LUNCH ON BOARD
Our award-winning chef will be serving up amazing delights for guests to indulge. Paired beautifully with lavish cocktails, fine wines, and beers. The bar will be open for the entirety of the service.
* Water is served throughout the journey, any other drinks not mentioned will incur a charge.
14:00 – 15:00. KAYAKING OR SITTING ON BAMBOO BOAT TO VISIT BRIGHT – DARK CAVE
We will spend 1-hour round trip paddling through a little grotto and into our private lagoon, surrounded by rock walls in all directions. It’s a peaceful little corner of Halong Bay all to ourselves. The tour guide will tell the folklore of Halong Bay before paddling back to the boat.
15:15 – 15:45. FROG POND, SWIMMING – LAN HA BAY
Enjoy in the trampoline, water slide , go for a swim, or just stay on the boat and relax in Lan Ha Bay. You will have 1hour to enjoy the sand between your toes. So, relax and take a few moments to reflect on the absolute beauty of this natural wonder of the world.
16:00. COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Learn the history of a traditional Vietnamese dish that is the most famous. From the fresh ingredients to the preparation method, and then have a try at making them yourselves. You’ll be able to make Vietnamese summer rolls in your own kitchen after this informative and fun course. Excite all your friends and family at home with your new skills!
16:30. SUNSET CEREMONY – TEA, CAKES
Complimentary Vietnamese teas, fresh fruit, and little cakes to keep you satisfied until you return to Hanoi. While the sunset starts to drop and the sky fills with deep red, purple, and yellow, enjoy the return sail back.
17:45 – 18:00. DISEMBARK- LIMOUSINE
We dock at the harbor, get back onto the Limousine, and go on the highway. A quick stop halfway, and back to Hanoi.
20:00- 20:30. HOTEL DROP
Thank you for giving The Halong Catamaran the chance to deliver you a once of a lifetime experience. The tour guide will deliver you to the front door of the hotel, of your choice, in the Old Quarter.
*Note: On weekends, some roads will not allow vehicles to make room for the Walking street, therefore our buses will drop you off at the closest and most suitable point in the Old Quarter instead.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
Launched in February of 2020, the premium luxury Catamaran cruise is 37 meters long and 8.6 meters wide. With a capacity for up to 72 guests, modern technology, international safety standards, and high-grade steel haul construction, this vessel is one of its kind in style, design, and safety.
- Lunch on board
- Complimentary drinking water all-day
- Welcome drink
- Kayaking or bamboo boat
- Cooking demonstration
- Speedboat transfer to and from the beach for activities
- Teas, fruits, and cakes from 16:30 to 17:30
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- English speaking guide
- On board insurance
- Beverages not mentioned above
- Food or drink ordered at the short rest stop
- Any other services not mentioned above
- Add-on speed boat and/or jet-ski tour (optional)
- Service tax and fees
- Surcharge for public holidays
- Round–trip limousine transfers using the highway
- CHILDREN POLICIES
- Under 5 years old: Free of charge for the 1st child. The second child is charged 50% of the adult rate.
- From 5 to 6 years old: 50% on the rate for an adult
- From 7 to 11 years old: 75% on the rate for an adult
- From 12 years old: 100% on the rate for an adult
Surcharge for drinks brought to, the cost of cooking food
- USD 12/ bottle of wine
- USD 18/ bottle of spirits
- USD 8/ litter of rice wine
- USD 1/ can of beer, soft drinks
|GIT >10 pax||FIT <10 pax|
|More than||Free of charge (Excluding bank fee)||Free of charge (Excluding bank fee)|
|From 16 days 21 days||30% of the total rate||Free of charge (Excluding bank fee)|
|From 8 days to 15 days||30% of the total rate||30% of the total rate|
|From 4 days 7 days||50% of the total rate||50% of the total rate|
|Less than 3 days||100% of the total rate||100% of the total rate|
|No show||100% of the total rate||100% of the total rate|
(All rates above will be added 10% in case of issuing VAT invoice)