Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
Our shuttle bus will pick up you from your hotel in Hanoi from 8Am – 8.30Am. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. 10.00 Stopover on the way for refreshments. 12.00-12.30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – Break and photo opportunities. 12.30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions. 13.00-13.30 Check in and begin cruise. Enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch is served while the cruising through the bay. 15.00 Visit exciting Ba Hang fishing village, the village is free from busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, relaxing on the cruise (if the weather permits). 16.00 Return to the boat and join cooking class by Glory Cruise’s Chef. 19.00 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner. 21.00 Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat. 21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy two drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded). 23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Day 2: Halong – Hanoi ( B, L)
06h30: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. 7h00: Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). 08h15: Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Proper shoes are highly recommended 09h00:Back to the cruise by tender, then check-out and enjoy a fantastic cuise on the bay 09h15: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. 11h30-11h45: Transfer by tender to the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00-12h30: Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus. 14h00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop. 16h00-16h30: Arrive in Hanoi End of the trip.
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