Halong Bay Cruise on Treasure Junk (1 night)

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Overview

The TREASURE, our traditional junk with modern facilities offers an overnight cruise with comfortable accommodation and professional service.

We will take you through an exceptional route far away from mass tourism sites. Allow yourself a time for serenity and relaxation on its spacious sundeck, join us to go on a kayak route around the quietest corners of the bay, taste our chef's delicious specialties, feel the characteristic peace of such a unique environment.

This our vision about how a cruise around Halong archipelago should be experienced and we have paid attention to every single detail so that you can just disconnect and enjoy this matchless, mystical and magic panorama while we sail among thousands of majestic limestone rocks (although if you count on enough time, we highly recommend you to experience our 2-night cruise on the Treasure for a deeper immersion!)

Highlights

  • A unique itinerary far from the crowds with a quiet overnight anchorage.
  • Cruising through the emblematic karstic formations that emerge from the endless immensity of the waters of Tonkin Gulf.   
  • Traditional junk with modern facilities.
  • A dedicated and professional crew on board.
  • A gastronomy treat provided by our Chef.
  • A memorable ride on a traditional sampan (rowboat).
  • Kayaking among the dramatic karst formations (only if you wish! otherwise you can always stay on board!).

What to bring

  • Sun & rain gear.
  • Swimsuit (April to late October).
  • Warm clothes in winter (mid November to early March).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sandals.
  • Original passport.
Hanoi – Sailing Halong & Bai Tu Long Bays

Day 1 Hanoi – Sailing Halong & Bai Tu Long Bays

Meals: lunch, dinner | Accommodation: on board the Treasure Junk

This morning at 7:45 we will proceed to check-in at Handspan's head office (Ma May 78) and will be leaving on our shuttle bus for a 3.5-hour drive to Halong City. Upon arrival, we will board the Treasure Junk and start to cruise towards the boundaries of Halong bay while a delicious lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kid’s menus available).

Make yourself at ease and just relax after lunch. Hundreds of emerging limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop. We will reach then the perfect spot, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Let's get ready for a closer look to the water and explore the bay in depth paddling on our own kayak.

We’ll get back on the Treasure before sunset, when we will be able to enjoy a cocktail on board while we will sail till the anchorage area where we will spend the night offshore. The dinner will be served either inside or outside on the deck, depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in our cosy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom. 

Note: On our way to Halong, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. Please bear in mind that we are not trying to incite you to buy any product. This is just the only place on the way with proper facilities that our travellers, guide and driver can use without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding.

Halong – Hanoi

Day 2 Halong – Hanoi

Meal: Brunch | Accommodation: Not included

Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of the beautifully misty bay. From 6:30 am, coffee, tea and cakes will be served. We will be free to join a 30-minute Tai Chi session at the first light of dawn, organized by our Tai Chi master on board, so we will have the chance to energize our body, mind and soul, although if we prefer, we can simply enjoy a sunbath with a cup of coffee.  

We will hop later on a bamboo boat to visit a secluded floating village surrounded by mountains. We will trace our way among numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that are used in everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility and even sometimes as an overnight shelter.

We will be back on the Treasure before 9:00 am to start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the emerging rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.

Once in Terra Firma, we will be transferred from Halong to Hanoi, where our arrival is expected around 4:00 - 4:30 pm.

Note:

  • For further details of Treasure Junk cruiser, please visit www.treasure-junk.com
  • Tides and weather conditions may alter the times of meals and other activities.
  • In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that the most popular caves of the bay are not included in our program, since we do care about our heritage preservation and the way in which these visits take currently place is unfortunately not viable in the long term.
  • For your convenience, we recommend you to arrange smaller backpacks for the trip and leave your big luggage at Handspan's safety storage.

Good deal

When booking online “Halong Bay on our Treasure Junk, 1-night cruise:  Our travellers will count on one free ticket per person for the Traditional Water Puppetry Show in Hanoi (daily show, either at 17:15 or 18:30  – please inform about your preferred timing in advance).
You can find more details of this promotion at Our Last good deals.

PRICE PER PERSON based on joined-group tour

 

Validity Cabin Category

Price per person 

based on twin-shared room

Single Supplement

1 May - 30 Sept

Superior US$ 167
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USD 60
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Suite US$ 185
[vnd  4 310 500]
USD 71
[vnd  1 654 300]

1 Oct - 19 Dec

& 2 Jan - 30 April

Superior US$ 179
[vnd  4 170 700]
USD 66
[vnd  1537 800]
Suite US$ 199
[vnd  4 636 700]
USD 79
[vnd  1 840 700]
20 Dec - 1 Jan Superior US$ 189
[vnd  4 403 700]
USD 66
[vnd  1 537 800]
Suite US$ 219
[vnd  5 102 700]
USD 78
[vnd  1 817 400]

 

* Fixed prices in USD valid till 19th December 2020. Prices in VND are subject to currency fluctuations upon making the trip reservation.

* Single supplement: to be applied for those travellers who require a room for single use.

Included

  • Accommodation on Treasure Junk.
  • Meals as specified on the program
  • Kayaks and safety gear.
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees, visits and activities mentiones on the program. 
  • VAT and other taxes.

Not included

  • Accommodation in Hanoi.
  • Flight tickets or visas.
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Supplements on peak season.

For the ones who want to explore Halong further and with a pronounced taste for active travel. Let's discover some of the quietest parts of the archipelago with a harmonious combination of comfortable cruising and fun activities. 

 

 

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