Heritage Cruise - A Gem in Lan Ha Bay - Inbound Vietnam Travel

VIET INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TRADE CO., LTD

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Hotline: (+84)962.88.7676

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Heritage Cruise - A Gem in Lan Ha Bay

Tour program

The Heritage Explorer Ocean Cruise is a program particularly designed for those who love exploring. Venture off the beaten track, go kayaking and visit floating fish farms and villages. Discover secluded beaches, lagoons, coves and caves.

Cruising is all about personal experience. We ensure your cruising experience is comfortable and special, with excellent food, friendly staff, an interesting itinerary with many optional activities, service excellence, attention to detail, elegance, sophistication and, of course, guaranteed safety.

Heritage Cruises aims to offer each guest the opportunity to create their own memories with exquisite cuisine, 24-hour room service and fun activities. Dine whenever and wherever you wish, and choose from massage options.

This boutique cruise starts at Halong Bay, reached from Hanoi by shuttle bus (optional). At noon, the boat’s team welcomes you aboard and checks you into your exclusive cabin. The first part of the cruise presents the wild beauty of Halong Bay and part of Bai Tu Long Bay followed by Lan Ha Bay’s panoramas. A few minutes into the cruise guests are invited to taste Vietnamese dishes at the restaurant. The next highlight is Lan Ha floating village, with its oyster pearl farming plots, reached by bamboo boats.

After this, guests have a range of options including massages, kayaking or afternoon tea. In the evening a chef gives a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. After an a la carte dinner, activities can include a movie night, board games and squid fishing.

The second day is dedicated to leisure including meeting locals and visiting remote floating villages, hidden coves and lagoons.

The third day starts at sunrise with Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art session. It is followed by an exploration of the Dark and Bright Cave, and there is enough time to take a swim or sunbathe on the beach. After checkout, brunch is served on board while cruising back to Tuan Chau port in Ha Long City for your onward destination.

Day

01

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

08.00 AM – 08.30 AM You will be greeted at your hotel to take the new highway to Tuan Chau Marina in Halong City (if book our shuttle bus). You will be greeted at our lounge before boarding.

12.00 PM Welcome to Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau International Marina for check-in.

12.30 PM Board the Heritage Cruises boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’Indochine Restaurant.

12.40 PM Cruise to Da Chong islet, where you can see a heritage lighthouse built by the French more than 100 years ago. After lunch, cruise to Gia Luan Lagoon where limestone karst formations rise out of the sea. This quiet bay is untouched and remote, as not many cruise ships visit.

03.30 PM Approach the Ba Trai Dao beaches (or Tra Bau) in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between two provinces, Halong Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago. This is a secret hideaway with its pristine beaches, caves and coves, plus the natural beauty of about 400 limestone islands. Options include kayaking or swimming.

05.30 PM Head back to the cruise ship and grab a cocktail to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.

06.30 PM Options include a tea ceremony, massage, or a Vietnamese traditional cookery class.

07.30 PM A memorable dining experience at Le Tonkin restaurant features local delicacies in an intimate setting.

09.30 PM Relax at the top-deck bar or try your hand at squid fishing. The bars are open late.

Day

02

Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay Hideway

06.15 AM Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck, followed by coffee, tea and pastries.

08.30 AM Transfer to a speedboat to visit Viet Hai Village. Take a bicycle ride ỏ electric car through a rainforest tunnel that leads to a rice-field vista. Visit a traditional house in a village deep in a national park where you can observe the lifestyle of the local people and enjoy lunch in the village. Back to the speedboat to visit Bai Tu Long Bay.

01.30 PM Visit Bai Tu Long Bay where you can go bamboo boating or kayaking at Ba Ham Lake, enclosed by vertical cliffs (if the weather permits) or back to Ba Trai Dao beaches.

03.30 PM Return to Heritage Cruises enjoy cocktails, beer and fine wine as the sky changes colour.

05.30 PM Enjoy life aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with a cocktail in hand watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. The chef will lead a Vietnamese cookery class.

07.30 PM Enjoy a fine-dining experience in the main restaurant.

09.30 PM Welcome the night at the bar on the top deck or try squid fishing. The bars are open late.

Day

03

Halong Bay - Hanoi

06.15 AM Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck.

06.45 AM Have a light breakfast on board.

07.15 AM Head off in a bamboo boat to explore the Dark and Bright Cave.

09.00 AM – 09.30 AM Return to the ship for checkout.

10.00 AM Enjoy brunch while cruising back to harbour.

11.00 AM Return to Tuan Chau Marina and relax at our lounge while your transportation arrives.

12.10 PM Departure to Hanoi for those who have booked our Limousine service.

02.00 PM Approximate time of arrival in Hanoi, and drop-off at your hotel.

Tour Policy

Inclusions:

  • Welcome drink
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Van for transportation on the island
  • English-speaking experience Manager and Cruise Director on board
  • 24-hour room service with no extra charges
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, bottled water
  • Fine dining on board
  • Two–day/one–night cruise: 01 set lunch, 01 dinner,  01 breakfast and 01 brunch.
  • Live music, bars, and art gallery
  • Cookery and tea/cocktail demonstration
  • Vovinam, games, gym, swimming pool and library
  • Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing
  • Upgrade to higher category accommodation or transportation (subject to availability)
  • All rooms with a private balcony, full ocean view, and bathtub
  • Free WiFi
  • No bank charges if paying by credit card
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Service charges and government tax

Exclusions:

  • Pick-up, drop-off and transfer services
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
  • Other services

Notice

1. Deposits & Payment Policy:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total of the tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.  You have peace of mind until 1 months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment only 60 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. 
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express Credit Card, not including credit card transaction fee (Please add in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express to the total amount of payment each time).
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue  the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by email or chatting texts to you phone’s number.
  • Price applies to weekdays. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. On public holidays, the surcharge will be from 20 to 30% of the tour price and the ticket price will increase.

2. Booking Amendment:
Flexibility is one of our pride. You can amend your booking when it is customized. Just contact us at tours1@vitravel.com.vn with your booking number(s). Our reservations team is happy to amend your booking(s) accordingly.

 

3. Cancellation Policy:
Non-Refundable: 
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of USD$20 per person for hotels and air ticket booking upon services confirmation and US$ 100 per person upon the package tours services confirmation

 

Cancellations timeline will be charged as follows:

  • 60 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 59 – 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 30 days – 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100 % charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.
 

4. Refund of Unused Services:
No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

 

5. Liability:
InboundVietnam Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

 

6. Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
  • InboundVietnam Travel strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     

If you wish to talk to us, please dial us at +84 24.37.369.369 and live chat during our business office hours from Monday to Saturday.

Tour Policy

Inclusions:

  • Welcome drink
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Van for transportation on the island
  • English-speaking experience Manager and Cruise Director on board
  • 24-hour room service with no extra charges
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, bottled water
  • Fine dining on board
  • Two–day/one–night cruise: 01 set lunch, 01 dinner,  01 breakfast and 01 brunch.
  • Live music, bars, and art gallery
  • Cookery and tea/cocktail demonstration
  • Vovinam, games, gym, swimming pool and library
  • Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing
  • Upgrade to higher category accommodation or transportation (subject to availability)
  • All rooms with a private balcony, full ocean view, and bathtub
  • Free WiFi
  • No bank charges if paying by credit card
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Service charges and government tax

Exclusions:

  • Pick-up, drop-off and transfer services
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
  • Other services

Notice

1. Deposits & Payment Policy:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total of the tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.  You have peace of mind until 1 months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment only 60 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. 
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express Credit Card, not including credit card transaction fee (Please add in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express to the total amount of payment each time).
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue  the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by email or chatting texts to you phone’s number.
  • Price applies to weekdays. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. On public holidays, the surcharge will be from 20 to 30% of the tour price and the ticket price will increase.

2. Booking Amendment:
Flexibility is one of our pride. You can amend your booking when it is customized. Just contact us at tours1@vitravel.com.vn with your booking number(s). Our reservations team is happy to amend your booking(s) accordingly.

 

3. Cancellation Policy:
Non-Refundable: 
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of USD$20 per person for hotels and air ticket booking upon services confirmation and US$ 100 per person upon the package tours services confirmation

 

Cancellations timeline will be charged as follows:

  • 60 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 59 – 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 30 days – 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100 % charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.
 

4. Refund of Unused Services:
No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

 

5. Liability:
InboundVietnam Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

 

6. Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
  • InboundVietnam Travel strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     

If you wish to talk to us, please dial us at +84 24.37.369.369 and live chat during our business office hours from Monday to Saturday.

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