Halong Phoenix Cruiser

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Phoenix Cruise

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Based on an exotic oriental junk, the Halong Phoenix Cruiser Group has 3 cruises in total offers the best of both worlds: luxurious, traditional styling paired with sophisticated modern facilities and comforts! The boat boasts romantic wooden fixtures, a multitude of windows to make the most of the amazing views, and a spectacular upper deck for your total relaxation. From the moment you step on board the Halong Phoenix Cruiser you will feel pampered.

Dinning room:
Prepare yourself for a total sensory experience! The delightful ambiance of our dining room is heightened by wooden fixtures, panoramic windows, and a well stocked bar! As you feast on sumptuous regional fare, feast your eyes on the breathtaking views of Halong Bay . Let us indulge you with fresh, seasonal specialties. Let us impress and inspire you with our attention to detail and unparalleled service excellence.

Cabins:
The Halong Phoenix Cruiser I boasts a total of 16 deluxe cabins, Halong Phoenix Cruisee II: 12 cabins and Halong Phoenix Cruiser III: 14 cabins; each air-conditioned with private en-suite, bar fridge, and rustic rattan furnishings. What sets our rooms apart though is our attention to detail: wooden paneling, crisp white linen, and colorful ‘Dong Ho’ folk prints adorning the walls. All suites have romantic water views, allowing you to enjoy the bay from the privacy and comfort of your own room!

Sundeck & Bar:
This is the ideal place from which to soak up the atmosphere of the bay, perhaps whilst enjoying an exotic cocktail from the bar! What will strike you as you ascend to the top deck is the abundance of exotic palms surrounding the luxurious reclining sun chairs! We like to call it our ‘floating garden’ and we are sure you will be enticed to while away your time here as the boat cruises the bay. For the more adventurous, enjoy the thrill of jumping from the top deck after we anchor in a safe and scenic cove for a refreshing ocean swim!

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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Halong Phoenix Cruiser 

07.45 – 8.30: Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included). On the way to Halong city, enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

12.15: Embark on Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Welcome drinks would be served before receiving cabin and cruising route briefing. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our boat slowly cruise through amazing limestone seascape.

15.15: Visiting Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.

16.25 Enjoy easy kayaking around the fishing village, then return to the vessel for your own leisure. Fresh fruit platter will be served on the sundeck.

17.45: Keep cruising to the overnight anchorage area

19.00: Seafood set-dinner on board

21.00: Enjoy evening activities – Movies (Night), Board Games, Fishing or karaoke. Overnight on Halong Phoenix Cruiser

Day 2: Halong Phoenix Cruiser – Halong Bay – Hanoi 

05h30: A new day has come with beautiful sunrise view from your cabin. Optional to wake up for sunrise or swimming.

07.30: Breakfast with complimentary tea & coffee.

08.00: Be transferred to nearby Ti Top Island for swimming or climb up to the top to see the outstanding scenery of the bay.

09.00: Return to Phoenix Cruiser. Check out and settle the bill

09.30: Discover the mystic recipes of the Vietnamese cuisine by joining cooking class on the sundeck. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.

11.00: Set menu lunch is served on board

12.00: Disembark and back to Hanoi

16.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of services

Price for group tour: USD/pax

Cabin

Twin/ Double

Triple occupancy

Single supplement

Deluxe cabin

$125/pax

n/a

$40

Phoenix cabin

$145/pax

n/a

$45

Pick up & Drop off

Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 10USD/pax)
  • Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water in the room
  • 1 hour kayaking (2 pax/double kayak)
  • Cooking demonstration and night activities
  • Refresher towel.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • On board insurance

Exclusions:

  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tax and All other services not clearly mentioned above

Children policy:

  • Baby Cot is free of charge and according to availability.
  • Children under 4 years will be free of charge (Maximum is 1 child)
  • Children from 4 to under 9 years old (Maximum is 1 child):

– Sharing bed with parents will be charged 50% the adult tour price
– Sharing room with adult will be charged 70% the adult tour price

  • From 9 and above will be charged as adult
  • Two children under 9 years sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of full cabin rate

Note: surcharge 25usd/pax on Christmas 24/12 , New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses

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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Halong Phoenix Cruiser (L, D)

Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 (we may do several pick-ups) for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is creeping out.

Pm: A short tender ride from your boat in the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, followed by another island visit (Titop Island) and swimming on its sandy beach. As the sun sets over the anchorage area, it is your own time to lean back on our well designed deck with your favorite drink. Dinner will be served with typically local seafood. Overnight on boat.

Option 1: Halong – Lan Ha Bay – Full day kayaking

Day 2: Halong Phoenix Cruiser – Lan Ha Bay

05h30: A new day has come with beautiful sunrise view from your cabin. Optional to wake up for sunrise or swimming.

07.30: Breakfast with complimentary tea & coffee.

08.00: Transfer to a support boat for a full day cruising and kayaking to a less crowded area.

09.00: The guide will show you the most beautiful and less touristy parts of the bay through a maze of islets amidst dramatic natural scenery to explore stalactite caves around Three Peach in Lan Ha Bay, a pristine natural lapped by the turquoise waters. Kayak instruction would be provided by kayaking expert before paddling.

11.45: BBQ lunch on the private beach.

13.45: Keep cruising to Bright Cave area for more paddling, lagoon and cave visiting would be arranged (tidal permission).

15.15: Cruise to Cua Van floating village, where you will be rowed by local fishermen on their bamboo boats, stop at a family to get touch with local culture.

17.00: Head back to Ha Long Phoenix Cruiser on a different route; this is the best time to enjoy the sunset.

19.00: Seafood set-dinner on board

21.00: Relax or take part in activities on boat. Overnight on Halong Phoenix Cruiser

Day 3: Halong Phoenix Cruiser – Halong Bay – Hanoi

05.30: Optional to wake up for sunrise or swimming.

07.30: Breakfast with complimentary tea & coffee.

08.00: Be transferred to nearby Ti Top Island for swimming or climb up to the top to see the outstanding scenery of the bay.

09.00: Return to Phoenix Cruiser. Check out and settle the bill

09.30: Discover the mystic recipes of the Vietnamese cuisine by joining cooking class on the sundeck. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.

11.00: Set menu lunch is served on board

12.00: Disembark and back to Hanoi

16.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of services

Option 2: Halong – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island – Cat Ba Ecolodge

Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)

Am: Morning breath taking in the serene Heritage Site then breakfast before leaving Halong Phoenix Cruiser for an active day on another site of the bay. A local support boat will take us to a sleepy water area of Cat Ba National Park, where you grab the paddle and make your own strokes to discover parts of Lan Ha Bay. It is your time to go exploring labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea, paddle through floating houses and deserted lagoons and wild sandy beaches from our sleek ocean kayaks.

Pm: Lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) on boat, relax and swim from your own private beach. More kayaking to other parts of the bay, by now you are pro kayakers, seeing other amazing limestone karts formations from the water up close and personal, in ways many people can only imagine!

When you get tired, leave your kayaks behind to take a transfer boat to Cat Ba Island. We then drive you to Cat Ba Eco Lodge, an ideal jungle lodge that compliments the local culture, perfectly in tune with the surrounding environment.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B, L)

Am: After your breakfast, options arise to:

o    Relax and do some reading at the lodge
o    Rent a motorbike (at your expense) from the lodge and drive to see the town
o    Stick to our original itinerary: be guided to hike Cat Ba National Park (2 hours hiking) after a short bus ride from the lodge. Physical reward and magnificent view!

Pm: We take a hydrofoil boat ride from Cai Vieng Pier to Hai Phong City, and then 2 more hours drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 17h00.

Price for group tour: USD/pax

Cabin

Twin/ Double

Triple occupancy

Single supplement

Deluxe cabin

$206/pax

n/a

$80

Phoenix cabin

$226/pax

n/a

$90

Deluxe cabin & Cat Ba Ecolodge

$230/pax

n/a

$75

Phoenix cabin & Cat Ba Ecolodge

$250/pax

n/a

$80

Pick up & Drop off

Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 10USD/pax)
  • 2 nights on full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • Well experienced English speaking tour guide.
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water in the room
  • 1 hour kayaking (2 pax/double kayak)
  • Cooking demonstration and night activities.
  • Refresher towel.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary: 2 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners (1 BBQ lunch on private beach)
  • On board insurance

Exclusions:

  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tax and All other services not clearly mentioned above

Children policy:

  • Baby Cot is free of charge and according to availability.
  • Children under 4 years will be free of charge (Maximum is 1 child)
  • Children from 4 to under 9 years old (Maximum is 1 child):
    – Sharing bed with parents will be charged 50% the adult tour price
    – Sharing room with adult will be charged 70% the adult tour price
  • From 9 and above will be charged as adult
  • Two children under 9 years sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of full cabin rate

Note: 25% on Christmas 24/12 , New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses