Luxury Cruises

ERA CRUISE

ERA CRUISE

Destinations: Destinations: Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Cua Van & Ba Trai Dao area – Dark & Bright Caves

Free Kayaking

DAY ONE: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (L – D)

 

09:00 Era Cruise 's Limousine will Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi, drive on the highway to Dinh Vu port in Hai Phong. Warm welcome and enjoy tea at Era Cruise’s lounge.

 

12:00 Transfer by tender to the ERA CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.

 

12:15 Welcome onboard the CRUISE. Enjoy welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in your cabin. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the World Natural Heritage sites.

 

12:40 Boat heads to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.

 

15:00 Move to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay – a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal– clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.

 

17:30 Returning cruise boat, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. The chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes.

 

19:30 Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

 

21:30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks at the bar or try your luck at night squid fishing, or watching movie in the restaurant. Overnight on Halong Era Cruise.

 

DAY TWO: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B – L)

 

06:00 Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Then continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area of the Sang Toi cave.

 

09:30 Return to ERA CRUISES boat for check– out procedures.

 

10:00 Whilst cruising back you will enjoy a delightful brunch.

 

11:35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, then disembark.

 

12:10 Bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, get on bus to return to Hanoi.

 

14:30 End the tour at your hotel.


DAY ONE: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (L – D)

 

09:15 Our bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, transfer to Cat ba island through Highway. When arriving habour around 11.30, you can enjoy special tea at ERA Cruise’s lounge by warmly welcome.

 

12:00 Transfer by tender to the ERA SLEEPING BOAT.


12:15 We welcome our guests onboard the ERA CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

 

12:40 ERA CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have a lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van village to Ba Trai Dao area.

 

15:00 We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay – a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.

 

You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal-clear waters of the bay, in the three peach beaches area.

 

17:30 Returning ERA CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

 

Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu).

 

19:30 Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.


21:30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu).

 

23:00 End of Day One program.

 

DAY TWO: LAN HA BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY – HALONG BAY (B – L – D)

 

06:00 The day starts early onboard ERA CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

 

08:30 Transfer to day boat for visit Viet Hai village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

Back to day boat for visiting Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch served on day boat.


13:30 Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at the area which situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).

 

16:00 Return to ERA CRUISE. You will join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

 

19:30 Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

 

21:30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu).

 

23:00 End of Day Two program.

 

DAY THREE: HALONG BAY – HAI PHONG – HANOI (B – L)

 

06:00 Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Dark & bright cave is situated.

 

09:30 Visitors then return ERA CRUISE HALONG for check-out procedures

 

10:00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

 

11:35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

 

12:10 We bid farewell at Got Ferry; this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

 

14:15 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip.


Tour includes:

  • -         Transferring by shuttle bus Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi
  • -         English speaking tour guide on boat
  • -         Luxury cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • -         Full board meals as mentioned in the itineraries
  • -         Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits),
  • -         Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV
  • -         Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • -         Luxury cabin with A/C, en-suite bathrooms
  • -         Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottles of mineral water in each cabin


Tour excludes:

  • -         Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • -         Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • -         All other services not clearly mentioned above

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