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Experience more of all that magical Halong Bay has to offer on an extended 3-day / 2-night cruise. In addition to the classic highlights including cave and beach excursions, visiting a floating pearl farm with the opportunity to kayak as well as a range of family-friendly activities aboard the Emeraude, spend a second day aboard a day cruiser visiting three additional islands where hidden mountain lakes, shimmering caves and cheeky monkey troops await.

Itinerary

DAY 1
12:00 – 12:30 Check-in at Emeraude Café
12:30 – 12:45 Embarkation
12:45 Captain raises anchor
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch at the Restaurant
14:00 – 16:00 Free & Easy. Guided shore excursion to Hang Sung Sot (Surprise Cave)
16:00 – 16:30 French crêpes on the Sundeck
16:30 – 17:30 Titov Island (swimming / hiking)
17:30 – 18:30 “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” Happy Hour
18:00 – 18:30 Cooking demonstration (Vietnamese Summer Rolls) on the Sundeck
18:30 – 19:00 Complimentary nibbles on the Sundeck
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at the Restaurant 
20:00 – 22:00 Squid fishing (seasonal)
20:30 – 23:00 Movie showing: “King Kong: Skull Island” (partially filmed in Halong Bay)
   
DAY 2
6:00 – 8:00 Light refreshments on the Sundeck
6:30 – 7:00 Scenic Tai Chi session
7:45 – 8:30 Energizing full breakfast served
8:30 – 9:00 Transfer to Day Cruise Boat
9:00 – 9:30 Visit Luon (Tunnel) Cave aboard rowboat
9:30 – 11:00 Cruise the east side of Halong Bay, passing Trong Cave and Trinh Cave and dramatic rocks and islets
11:00 – 11:30 Excursion to Ho Dong Tien (Fairy Lake Cave)
11:30 – 13:00 Enjoy lunch on board.
14:00 – 14:45 Shore excursion to Me Cung (Maze) Cave where significant prehistoric remains have been found. Short hike to viewpoint for beautiful panoramic vistas
15:45 – 16:00 Cruise back to Pearl Farm to rejoin the Emeraude
16:00 – 16:30 French crêpes on the Sundeck
16:30 – 17:30 Titov Island (swimming / hiking)
17:30 – 18:30 “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” Happy Hour
18:00 – 18:30 Cooking demonstration (Vietnamese Summer Rolls) on the Sundeck
18:30 – 19:00 Complimentary nibbles on the Sundeck
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at the Restaurant
20:00 – 22:00 Squid fishing (seasonal)
20:30 – 23:00 Movie showing: “King Kong: Skull Island” (partially filmed in Halong Bay)
   
DAY 3
6:00 – 8:00 Light refreshments on the Sundeck
6:30 – 7:00 Scenic Tai Chi session
7:45 – 8:30 Pearl farm tour or Kayaking (nominal fee applies)
9:00 – 9:30 Cabin check-out
9:00 – 10:30 Brunch at the Restaurant as the ship cruises through the bay past Fighting Cock and other picturesque islets
11:00 – 11:30 Disembarkation and luggage claim at Emeraude Café

What‘s included

  • Superior cabin aboard the Emeraude
  • Welcome cocktail & chilled towel upon check-in
  • Full meals on board
  • All activities (excluding nominal kayak fee)
  • Halong Bay entrance fees and tourist tickets totaling VND 550,000 per person and government taxes
  • Full 3 Day / 2 Night itinerary aboard Emeraude Classic Cruises

What‘s not included

  • Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • Kayaking fee (optional)
  • Transfers between Hanoi and Halong Bay

Notes

  • Emeraude Cruise will be on dry dock from 16th May 2018 until 30 June 2018 and will not operate during these dates.
  • Kayaks can be booked at Reception (nominal fee applies of USD 12 per single-person kayak for 30 minutes).
  • Timings and activities in the above itinerary should be viewed as suggested only. Emeraude Classic Cruises reserves the right to alter the ship’s course, itinerary, activity and shore excursions without prior notice, depending on various factors including operational / weather / tidal conditions, local authority restrictions, etc.
  • Summer Program: April to October; Winter Program: November to March
  • Meals may be served as set menus when there are fewer guests.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the cabins and restaurant. Ashtrays are available for outdoor use.
  • Thank you for helping to keep Halong Bay clean by using provided garbage bins.

Useful information

Cave of Surprises 

Early French explorers dubbed this massive 10,000 sqm cavern “Grotte des Surprises”, or “Cave of Surprises”, for its thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Walk up a steep set of stairs to enter the first of three chambers. The spacious interior is well-lit with even paths throughout. After exploring the cave, head down by a different exit. Don’t forget to stop at the viewing platform for great vistas over the bay.

TiTov Island

Named after Russian astronaut Gherman Titov, the second human to ever orbit the earth, Titov Island with its pretty sandy beach is currently the only spot in Halong Bay where swimming is permitted. The more physically fit can head up the 400 or so steep steps to the very top of the island for expansive 360-degree views over the bay.

Pearl Farm

The clean, calm waters of Halong Bay are ideal for pearl farming. Visit a floating pearl farm and see the many steps to cultivating freshwater pearls, including a fascinating demonstration of how the oysters are seeded and then nurtured for years in hopes of creating beautiful pearls including South Sea and black Tahitian pearls. There’s also a showroom and cafe on site. The placid waters around the pearl farm are also ideal for kayaking (small fee applies).

Luon Cave

Enter through a low cave via rowboat or kayak and see a beautiful lake ringed by mountains. The island is a reserve for monkeys and you will likely see them scampering among the trees and along the rocks. The calm, protected waters here are ideal for kayaking.

Trong (Drum) Cave & Trinh Nu (Virgin) Cave

According to legend, these two nearby caves are home to a young fisherman and his star-crossed lover. Unable to be together, the two turned into stone, one in each cave, forever pining for each other across the water. Today, the caves are known for their interesting rock formations.

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