What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31CAL02

Overview

Explore Halong Bay on Calypso Cruiser – one cruise vessel featuring 12 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 3 days cruise into the legendary Gulf of Tonkin (Halong Bay, a part of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay) includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience. It’s all terrific!

Highlights

    • Visit Thien Canh Son cave
    • A deluxe cruise with 12 cabins, daily departure from Hon Gai
    • Enjoy the stunning view of thousands majestic limestone islands in Bai Tu Long bay
    • Join many exciting activities: kayaking, swimming, night squid fishing, rowing bamboo boat, cooking, doing taichi
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
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Deluxe

Size : 20.0 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Size : 20.0 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Cooking class
    • Entrance fees
    • Welcome drink
    • Tai Chi exercise
    • Meals as mentioned
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Waiting room at Hon Gai Tourist Wharf
    • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
    • Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
    • Complimentary a bottle water/ person in bus and in room
    • Kayaking with tour guide or Rowing boat trip with local rower
    Price Excludes
    • Drinks
    • Tips, VAT
    • Gratuities and personal expenses
    • Pickup service by shuttle bus (bookable in next step)
    • Others not mentioned in inclusion
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Got pier - Lan Ha Bay

9:00 – 9:30: Optional pick you up at your hotel for the 2.5 hour drive to Haiphong on the highway, the 4th biggest city in Vietnam, where you will start the cruise.

12:00 – 12:30: Tender will transfer you to embark Calypso Cruises. You will be served with a welcome drink and a towel. Followed by our cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking into your cabins. While the cruise sailing, you enjoy a bon-appetite lunch and being impressed by the beauty of hundreds of karst islands on your way passing Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay.

15:00: Visit Light and Dark Water Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.

17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise. It’s time to admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy happy hour (buy 2, get 1 more free).

You take part in cooking demonstration to learn our Vietnamese cuisine.

19:00: A great dinner awaits you. 

20:30 – 22:00: Your free time to enjoy the landscapes of the Bay on the top deck, sing karaoke, enjoy ordered drinks from the bar, try your luck at squid fishing or just relax in your cabins, etc.

Overnight on board.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Calypso cruise

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai village

Today we shall have a deeper exploration of Lan Ha Bay using our small day-boat cruising through the multiple islands & islets, hidden beaches… also a short visit on bicycles to Viet Hai village, an isolated village in the very heart of Cat Ba National Park.

6:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

7:00 – 8:30: Have a light breakfast in the restaurant.

8:30: You get picked up by a small day boat and cruise through Lan Ha Bay before disembarking at Viet Hai dock..

9:30: Go cycling a short trip of 5km to Viet Hai – a small village in the midst of the jungle, surrounded by the high mountain range of Cat Ba National Park. The area has become popular with foreign tourists, without attracting the mass tourism.

11:00: Return by bicycle to the dock and board our dayboat again to sail further to the other side of Lan Ha Bay.

12:00: Arrival at Van Boi area. The day boat anchors for a peaceful lunch.

13:00-15:40:  Kayaking around Van Boi area. Then we move on to Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) Beach. You are free to swim in this beautiful & clean area.

16:00: Return to Calypso Cruise. Enjoy the happy hours on Sundeck or relaxing in your cabins.

19:00: Dinner in the Dining Hall and enjoy the activities on board.

Overnight on board.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Calypso Cruise

Day 3: Cat Ba island - Hospital cave - Got pier - Hanoi

06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

7:00 – 8:30:Have a light breakfast in the restaurant.

8:00: Then you take a bus route for about 20 minutes on Cat Ba Island from Gia Luan Pier to visit Army Hospital Cave, a special place to save the significant Vietnamese history during the resistance war. During the travel, you will be immersed in the wild fresh natural scenery of Cat Ba National Park.

10:00: Back to Calypso Cruise.  Check out your cabin. You have lunch while the Calypso Cruise back to the harbor.

12:00: Disembark Calypso Cruise and return to Hanoi.

14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash
    • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
    • Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration
    • Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure
    • The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Good

8.7

Based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    8.7
  • Organization
    9.0
  • Value for money
    8.7
  • Safety
    8.3
9.0

Emma C

America
14 Sep 2018
Amazing! I’ve just returned from the 2 night 3 day cruise and I absolutely loved it! What a spectacular part of the world. It’s like being in a fairytale. The calypso cruiser is not to big and not too small... See more

I’ve just returned from the 2 night 3 day cruise and I absolutely loved it! What a spectacular part of the world. It’s like being in a fairytale. The calypso cruiser is not to big and not too small, it is just perfect. We only had 10 guests aboard my first night and 15 the second which made for a more personalised experience. The boat has old world charm but is still clean and had everything I was looking for. I like bed the beautiful top deck to relax and soak in the views. The activities were fun and well organised. The bed was super comfortable and I could see the islands floating past from my pillow! The staff were fabulous. I had two incredible guides over my stay and I must make a special mention of Tamh who went above and beyond when I found myself in a bit of a cash debacle. She sorted a solution all the while making me feel calm. The captain and crew were aldo lovely. I recommend the 2 night 3 day option ad you get to go swimming in the outer bay which you cannot in ha long itself. Thank you so much

8.5

Shari H

Singapore
18 Aug 2018
Relaxing stay at Bai tu Long We had a really nice and relaxing stay at the Calypso Cruiser. Cosy and clean rooms, good food and friendly staff. A very nice and calm way to pay a visit to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long. Thank you!
8.5

katinadee

Brisbane, Australia
15 Jun 2018
Great experience Great experience on this cruise around halong bay with our guide Tham. Great food and very friendly, accommodating staff. Definitely recommend the kayaking option to see the fishing village.