Ha Long Bay is one of the natural wonders of the world and currently the top destination to visit in Vietnam. The UNESCO site, once untouched for thousands of years, is now more popular than ever. Our route from Ha Long Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay offers the same breathtaking ocean scenery and legendary Karst rock formations without the same amount of vessels or people. The stylish and world-class Athena Cruise is less crowded both the boat and in the water due to our unique and less-traveled route.
Our ship is state-of-the-art. The modern and luxurious design will make you feel like you have been invited aboard the pleasure cruise of a movie-star. We have a top-notch wine list and offer a wide variety of liquors, beers, cocktails, coffee, tea, and fresh-made juice. On the Athena Cruise you will receive VIP treatment in our luxurious accommodations while cruising through one of the most extraordinary landscapes Vietnam has to offer. The Athena Cruise is a perfect choice for any special moment such as a honeymoon, anniversary, business meeting, company retreat, family outing, or romantic getaway. Let us make your dream-trip a reality and give you the adventure you desire.
+ Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
+ Destinations : Hanoi - Hon Gai Harbor - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Fishing Village - Thien Can Son Cave - Hanoi
+ Travel style : Halong Cruise
+ Price From : 175USD/ person.
+ Exploring Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage
+ Visiting Vung Vieng ﬁshing village by local rowing boats or kayaks to explore the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants
+ Experiencing 5-star services on a luxury cruise, joining interesting activities (kayaking/rowing bamboo boat, cooking, fishing)
A special tour visits both Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay with the newest 5-star cruise - Athena cruise. Within 2 days, you will have opportunity to admire majestic beauty of the bay and join many exciting activities such as kayaking, rowing bamboo boat, cooking class, night squid ﬁshing, watch a documentary ﬁlm or simply relax on roof top deck. This trip surely brings you many joyful experiences.
Day 1: HANOI – HON GAI HARBOR – BAI TU LONG BAY – VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE (L/ D)
07.30-08.00 Optional shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong bay.
10.30 Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products
11:45 Arrive in Hon Gai pier and boarding operations
12:45 The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.
13: 15 Enjoy the lunch with the best products of the Bay.
14.45 Visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by kayaking
15.30-16.30 If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna at no extra cost.
17:00 -18:30 Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 free
17:30 The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine.
19:00 Enjoy set menu dinner on board
21:00 Join the Squid Fishing activity. Free time on the boat.
The bar is open late to serve you. Overnight at Cong Do Area.
Day 2: THIEN CANH SON CAVE – BAI TU LONG BAY – HANOI (B/ Br)
06:30: The best time to observe Halong Bay is in the early morning and we suggest that if you didn’t get to witness it yesterday that now is your last chance. Tai Chi will be conducted again today on our upper deck and is a terriﬁc way to feel as one with the peaceful surroundings.
07:00-07.30: Light breakfast will be served this morning.
07:30-08:30: Enjoy the last stage of your trip in Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.
09:30: Check out of your cabin and enjoy the last stage of your trip with a delicious brunch as we continue to cruise back towards harbor through scenery.
10:30: Disembark, get on shuttle mini bus and get back to Hanoi.
16:00 - 16:30: Drop off back to hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter with person having transfer.
+ We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, extra film, bottled water, swimming gear, insect repellents, original passports, credit card and cash.
+ Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration.
+ Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure.
+ The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
HAVE A GOOD TRIP !
TABLE PRICE (price/ person):
Executive Suite with private balcony (1st Floor)
Elegant Suite with private balcony (2nd Floor)
Terrace Suite with private balcony (2nd Floor)
+ Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues
+ Tai Chi Session
+ Cooking Class
+ Fruits setup in cabin
+ Bottles of water in cabin
+ Sauna from 15.30-17.30
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
+ Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
+ Experience English speaking guide/ station guide
+ Full board meals: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 light breakfast, 01 brunch
+ In-house English-speaking Tour Guide as indicated in the itinerary
+ A bottle of wine in Athena Family Suite and Athena Terrace Suite Cabins
+ Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin, with hot shower inside the cabin
+ Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants and full board on the boat in Bai Tu Long
+ Boat cruises as specified in the programme. All Halong Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
+ Transfer from Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by Luxury minivan (bookable): 20USD/ per person.
+ Kayaking or Bamboo boat: 15USD/ per person
+ Beauty Spa Services and Massage
+ Vietnam Visa (ONLY $10/visa - book in next step)
+ Airfare, Visa arrangements, VAT tax.
+ Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
+ Peak season surcharge: + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year`s Eve.
+ All other services not clearly mentioned above.
Check in late or Check out early: Extra fee 145USD/way transfer by tender.
PRICES FOR CHILDREN:
+ Child from 0 - 4 Years old and under 1m (1 metre) is free of charge. Sharing the same bed with parents. If children over 1m (1 metre) are charged 100% entrance free of Halong bay.
+ Child from 5 - 9 years old = 85% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same cabin as parents
+ Child from 10 - up = 100% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same cabin as parents
+ Triple Cabin = 3 Persons sharing one Cabin (01 Double Bed + 01 Single Bed). 3rd person pays 50% extra
+ Family connecting door cabin = 2x Double Cabin price
WHAT TO BRING: Sun Glasses / Sun Block/ Wide Brim Hat/ Insect Repellent/ Swimming Suits/ Warm Clothes (in winter from November to April) and Original Passport.
1, Canceled by customers:
+ More than 7 days prior to check-in: free of charge
+ 7 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rate
+ From 6 to 3 days prior to check in: 50% of total rate.
+ Less than 3 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rate.
+ No-Show: 100% of total rate.
+ Refund will take up to 7 working days
2, Cancellation due to bad weather conditions:
+ In the event of bad weather the Management Board of Halong bay will assess if a cancellation is necessary on the morning of departure. If such a cancellation is necessary we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer a full refund in accordance with the cruise policy
3, Cancellation due to bad weather:
If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:
+ Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
+ During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
+ The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
+ The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
HAVE A GOOD TRIP !