Special offer HALONG BAY DISCOVERY 5 Days | 4 Nights

May 9, 2017

Package Rate “A Bay Discovery” 5 Days | 4 Nights 1,129 USD per person

Cruise Only “A Bay Discovery 4 Days | 3 Nights 849 USD per person

Four exclusive departures (5 days, 4 nights), inclusive pre-stay:

29.06. – 03.07.2017
01.08. – 05.08.2017
17.08. – 21.08.2017
24.08. – 28.08.2017

Inclusions – One night with breakfast at Premium Room category (or similar), free early Check-in (only subject to availability at day of check-in
and at discretion of the hotel), private return transfer Hanoi (Hotel) – Halong – Hanoi (Center) for maximum 2 persons.
Cruise only: Three nights at Junior Suite or Suite (ROH, first come first serve), all entrance fees, taxes and service charge, English
speaking guide on board, welcome cocktail, 3 lunch, 3 dinner, 3 breakfast (or brunch), one bottle of sparkling wine per cabin on arrival,
free flow of soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, juice all day and free flow of local beer & and house wine by glass during lunch and
dinner only, 60 minutes Spa treatment per guest and cruise, passenger liability insurance.
Exclusions – Crew and guide gratuities, any visa fees, boat transfers, personal expenses and purchases, any additional beverages except those
stated in exclusions, any other services not mentioned in inclusion or in the program, medical services, telephone.

Payment: 20% upon confirmation (non-refundable), balance payment 30 days prior to departure.
Cancellation charges: >28 days: 20%, 28-15 days: 50%, below 7 days: full charge. If payment delayed booking will be released automatically.
General terms and conditions apply. Offer is subject to change. Special Terms & Conditions apply.

Welcome on exclusive discovery of the capital of Vietnam, Haoin & the magnificent Halong Bay and stay in the most luxurious properties.

HANOI
This old charming lady in the North of Vietnam represents a kaleidoscope of centuries-old Vietnamese architecture and culture sprinkled with loads of French-colonial influences.
You reside at the legendary hotel Sofitel Legend Metroploe. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia the “Metropole Hanoï” offers its guests colonial grandeur and timeless elegance since 1901.

 

HALONG BAY
A medley of limestone pillars, tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong Bay’s spectacular scenery is a visualization
of ethereal beauty and Heritage Line would like to invite you to explore it with us.  Violet, a graceful, coquettishness luxury junk that captures all the charmes of
old French-Indochina. She will be your home for your Discovery of the Bay. And she will melt your heart.

 

Day 1

On your first day in Hanoi, you will stay at one of the most prestigious hotel in town – the legendary Sofitel
Metropole. We have arranged an early check-in for you, your room is ready by 10 o’clock in the morning. You will
have a day to explore this “Paris of the East”. The hotel is perfectly located in the center with its old colonial buildings,
the charming Hoan Kiem Lake, old Vietnamese shop houses, little hideen temples – all in walking distance from the
hotel.
Our tip for Hanoi is a walking tour through the center. If you require the assistance of a tour guide please let us know,
else just float along the boulevards and small streets and discover by yourself.

 

Day 2

In the morning our driver will pick you up from your hotel. It is a 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay and offers
views on villages and local life on the way.
Our Heritage Line team will welcome you at our lounge and you board the beautiful Violet.
A delicious lunch is served right after boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities
of the boat. The boat is already on its way into the Bay and your discovery can start. Enjoy this World Heritage
Site during the first cruising hour before we arrive at our first stop.
By tender we set over to Tien Canh Son Island. A mysterious and beautiful place at once. We will visit a cave
located on this island for about 15 minutes. After there is time to go for a swim on the beach nearby. The
water is warm and to swim in Halong Bay is always a very exciting moment.
The voyage continues to the overnight location at Cong Do and as we cruies in the late afternoon sun you
can sharpen your culinary skills at a cooking class offered by our Chef. He will share with you traditional
recipes and to remember all steps of preparation you can practice by yourself. At this time – we call it the
blue hour – Halong Bay reveals also its most magnificent beauty. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of
your choice and let the moment sink in.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or on the sun deck in a private atmosphere. After dinner the night is
yours; kick back on a comfy pillowed chair or watch the stars from the sun deck and inhale the surreal beauty
whilst sipping a glass of wine. If you feel like, come and join a presentation with more interesting facts
and insights on Halong Bay held in our dining area.
We wish you a very good first night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling
jewels.

 

Day 3

Wake up at dawn to the sounds of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with
pastries in the dining room.
Join our Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is fur sure a unique experience. Follow the moves of
our instructor on the sun deck and merge with the surrounding scenery.
Breakfast is served as the boat sets sail for the Thay Cave. Our tour guide will bring you to visit the cave.
Come back the ship and continue your sails to Vung Vieng fishing village. We go a discovery with a small
bamboo rowed by one of the local people. The waters are calm in this area and we get as close as possible to
the floating houses and villagers.
Back on board, our Chef will offer another cooking demonstration of a particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel
free to join and we surely you can practice by yourself.
Tonight we serve a more leisurely barbecue dinner on the sun deck – mouth watering fresh fish and sea
food, delicious sides and greens come along.

 

Day 4

Wake up at dawn to the sounds of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with
pastries in the dining room.
There is a Tai Chi class available again this morning. Follow the moves of our instructor on the sun deck
and merge with the surrounding scenery. The ship has to sail shortly back to the pier to obtain the 3rd night
permission (unfortunately this is procedure has to be followed by the authorities). Take your time for spa,
reading or play some board games on the sun deck or your privagte balcony whilst lean back on the comfy
sunchairs.
The ship sails for the Surprise Cave, in Vietnam this cave is called Sung Sot. Sung Sot is the biggest cave in
Halong Bay with 10,000 square meters. It is a magnificent spot with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.
The further you go inside the bigger it gets. After we arrive at Sung Sot we will disembark to explore
this natural sensation for about 60 minutes.
Halong Bay is also a place where pearls are cultivated. We learn how pearls are harvested and processed in
a small factory. Back “home” you might like to refresh in your cabin or hit the gym for some expercises. It is
as well the perfect timing for a Spa session before the sunset.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or on the sun deck in a private atmosphere.
Before you retire to your cabin you maybe would like to have some fun with squid fishing together with our
crew or simply lean back on one of the loungers and listen to serentiy of Halong Bay.

 

Day 5

For early risers (06.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant area.
Join our Tai Chi morning class which is a truly one-time experience. Follow the moves of our instructor on
the sun deck and merge with the surrounding scenery. The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set
over by tender to this small interesting landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim
on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations.
If you prefer to be more active walk up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views
over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, a minimal fitness and
proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic
views.
Back on board (around 08.45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last
sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine
in the restaurant during savoring the last cruise moments back to shore.
It is time to say good-bye to this iconic site. Our crew farewells and helps with all your belongings. We hope
you enjoyed Halong Bay and memorize cruising with us. Heritage Line and all the staff thank you very
much for having you on board.
Your car is ready to transfer you back to Hanoi and we wish you a safe trip.