What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family, Friend, Honey moon Couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31VAL02

Overview

With 3 days on Valentine Cruise, you will have plenty of time to fully explore this wonder and find yourself enjoy your holiday to its fullness. You will have one full day cruising through all famous destinations on the Bay and surrounding areas. Rowing boat or kayaking here will bring the most astonishing and unforgettable memories to you and your travel partners.

 

Highlights

    • 2 luxury cruises with 7 cabins in total, daily departure from Bai Chay
    • Interesting itinerary (Bai Tu Long Bay - Cua Van village - Luom Bo - Titop island)
    • Luxurious service and activities: cave discovering - kayaking - swimming - night fishing - Tai Chi
    • Perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience.
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES PRICE DETAIL TOTAL
Deluxe

Deluxe

Size : 19 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom. Size 19 m2.


Quantity Discount
Pax 2+ 3+ 4+ 6+ 8+
Price 321 319 317 315 313

* Price: USD/pax

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Total Option Price

 Suite

Suite

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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Rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding Larger size, Suite cabin offers Second Deck location. Available as Double only, size 30 m2.

 


Quantity Discount
Pax 2+ 3+ 4+
Price 350 348 346

* Price: USD/pax

Total Option Price

  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus, Cruise
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Entrance fees, taxes and service Charge
    • Sunrise Yoga class
    • English or French speaking guide on board
    • Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
    • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
    • Welcome wine, Vietnamese Seafood Sit Down Lunch/Dinner
    • International Breakfast
    Price Excludes
    • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
    • Meals which do not specify in the program
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Other meals and drinks
    • All personal expenses
    • All gratuities and tips to driver
    • Everything not mentioned in the program
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay

07.30 - 08.30: Optional pickup service by shuttle bus in Hanoi Old quarter area
12.15 You embark on Valentine boat at Tuan Chau Port. To save time, the crew will guide you to check-in the cabin and provide the instruction about safety and other matters. Let savor your welcome drink.
13.15 It is time for lunch on board. Food will be served with different types of dishes of Vietnamese cuisines.
14.00 The boat cruises and presents you the most favorite attractions of Halong Bay such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock and Finger Islet. You can admire the stunning points of arrival, enjoy the incredible ocean landscape with lots of towering cliff, gaping caves.
16.00 The first destination is Surprise Cave which is known as the largest cave in Halong Bay. When visiting the cave, tourists can see the incredible scenery with beautiful landscapes of clear water lakes, green forests and plenty of rocks in diverse shapes.
18.00 Return to the boat to move to anchor overnight.
18.30 If you are interested in cooking, the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson is perfect for you.  The head chef gives the instruction so you will be able to decorate your meals at home to make them enticing. You also learn how to make some simple traditional Vietnamese dishes.
19.30 Enjoy your dinner on board.
20.45 Time for relaxation. You can play board games such as cards or Parcheesi or enjoy massage service. You can also join in squid fishing on boat with the guide of the staff.    
21.00 Happy hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)  
23.00 Overnight on board.

 

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Valentine Cruise

Day 2: Halong Bay

06.30 Waking up with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast pasties are served in the restaurant.
06.45 Taking part in Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. It places great emphasis on bringing harmony between the inner and outer self through integration of the mind and body. It helps people improve health and calm their mind. The lesson takes about 30 minutes.
07.45 Having full breakfast in the restaurant. 
08.45 You explore the less trafficked areas of the Bay by boarding on Indochina Sails Day Boat, which is a comfortable wooden junk equipped with lounge, dining room and sundeck. 
Time for outdoor activities. You will visit Luon cave, which is located in the south of Halong Bay. The cave has a rich and diverse ecology and lake supports myriad species of fish, shellfish and molluscs. You may spot golden hair monkeys climbing the cliffs or delicate and fragrant orchids thriving in rocky outcrops.
10.30 You move to discover one of the largest fishing villages of the Bay, Cua Van Floating Village. You will have opportunity to visit the village by kayaking guided by tour guide or hopping on sampans which are rowed by villagers. 
12.30 Return to the boat and have lunch.
14.30 You will visit a pearl farm where you can see the pearl harvesting and preparation process of making pearl necklace.
15.30 Come back to Valentine boat to relax while we cruise to the overnight anchorage.
19.30 Enjoy your dinner on board.
20.45 Time for relaxation. You can play board games such as cards or Parcheesi or enjoy massage service. You can also join in squid fishing on boat with the guide of the staff.
21.00 Happy hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00 Overnight on board.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Valentine Cruise

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

06.30 Waking up with a cup of tea or coffee. Breakfast pasties are served in the restaurant.
06.45 Taking part in Tai Chi lesion on sundeck. It places great emphasis on bringing harmony between the inner and outer self through integration of the mind and body. It helps people improve health and calm their mind. The lesson takes about 30 minutes.
07.45 You transfer to Titov Island which sits at the heart of Halong Bay. The island is quite small but beautiful and famous among Halong tourists. Visitors can discover this location by climbing to the peak, swimming at clear water beach, sunbathing or relaxing in deck chair and sipping on a coconut.
09.00 It is time to return to the Valentine boat to relax and pack your stuff before checking out. You will have 30 minutes and then bring your heavy luggage outside the cabins, so that the crew will transfer it to the pier.  
09.30 Having your full breakfast in the restaurant and getting rest on the deck or sitting in the dining room and observing the view of Halong Bay while the cruise heads back to the pier. Bills are settled after breakfast.
11.00 Reach Tuan Chau port, disembark, take a break in the pier building when you wait for your vehicle comes to pick you up. Back to Hanoi about 5.00 pm

Meals: B

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.
    • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all Passengers
    • A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent's passport must travel with the parent. Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.
    • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
    • Connecting room is available upon reques.
    • Surcharge of 25% will be added for cruises on December 24 & 31 and Lunar New Year Eve.

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Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Good

8.6

Based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    8.7
  • Organization
    8.0
  • Value for money
    9.0
  • Safety
    8.7
8.3

tony e


11 Sep 2018
two night voyage INDOCHINA SAILS provides a highly professional service, all matters conducted with shipshape precision, particularly meal times. The ten guest limit allows for a degree of exclusivity and intimacy ... See more

INDOCHINA SAILS provides a highly professional service, all matters conducted with shipshape precision, particularly meal times. The ten guest limit allows for a degree of exclusivity and intimacy while on board and personal attention from staff is a keypoint. The food was excellent in our view, each evening meal having 5 or 6 courses of interesting design, taste and presentation. Wine prices were as expected in Vietnam at the higher end but a bottle could be obtained for $ 35 aus easy enough. Our accommodation was superb, all wood lined cabins, a stand alone shower cubicle, and believe it or not, a full size bath with spa function! I can only suggest a larger range of western popular music is provided for we found Whitney Houston and Celine Dion on a continual loop a bit discordant. Being on a boat in the middle of calm and clear bay invites the possibility of swimming but for different reasons this is not allowed. in fact there are only very restricted opportunities for swimming, in designated places. This seems to be dictated by the communist authorities who can penalise operators if customers breach the rules. so don't think about taking a secret dip! Vietnam is much more strictly governed than Europe and I guess this is what slightly detracts from the usually expected free and easy nature of shipboard life elsewhere. all the same this is a fun cruise and we stopped at some great places, caves especially.

8.5

Stephen G


16 Apr 2017
Superior cruise We took the three day /two night cruise and would heartily recommend it. Valentine is a smaller boat than many that ply Halong Bay with just five cabins. This guarantees a much more relaxed and per... See more

We took the three day /two night cruise and would heartily recommend it. Valentine is a smaller boat than many that ply Halong Bay with just five cabins. This guarantees a much more relaxed and personal experience. Cabin was fine with a decent bathroom. The public areas were generous with lots of wood panelling and comfortable spaces to sit in and outside. Perhaps the pictures slightly oversell it, but there was a definite touch of faded luxury. All was pretty clean and shipshape. We enjoyed the food which was all freshly prepared. Chicken was a welcome break from prawns. Drinks were fairly priced. The size of the boat ensures a degree of flexibility and we were at times able to avoid the party boats and boisterous day trippers. The scenery is of course stunning. Tai chi on the top deck at 7.30am was good fun and there were plenty of excursions on offer. A visit to a pearl factory was surprisingly interesting. The boat, like all tourist boats in the area, is painted white - the result, we were told, of a visit by a local governor to Europe who was impressed by the clean lines of the white boats he saw there. The crew of Valentine were delightful. Our guide, " Little Buddha " was a star.

9.0

Malcolm T


30 Dec 2016
Relaxed, intimate, and great service Valentine Cruise has a relatively small boat, with 5 cabins catering for up to 10 passengers. Compared to many of the other larger junk style ships we saw, this led to a cozy, intimate environment ... See more

Valentine Cruise has a relatively small boat, with 5 cabins catering for up to 10 passengers. Compared to many of the other larger junk style ships we saw, this led to a cozy, intimate environment where all the passengers could get acquainted with each other and enjoy a personalized experience with the expert support and guidance of the crew. Thanks to Hugh who was available, helpful, humorous and cheerful throughout. The cabins, public areas and facilities were stylish in dark wood, immaculate, and in excellent condition, and the meals were amazing.We took the 3 day/2 night cruise, which I would thoroughly recommend to have time to really relax and enjoy the experience. A lot of thought had obviously been given to the itinerary and timings, which mostly kept us away from the flotillas of other boats, so despite the popularity of certain areas, we never felt crowded by others and had a generally peaceful cruise, so we could enjoy the splendour of the topography with clear views, and the stopping off points without the bustle, walls of selfie takers and lack of awareness of some other groups of travellers. This cruise may seem relatively expensive compared to some of the 'offers' one may see, but it was worth every penny.