Heritage Journey – Hanoi and Halong Bay 3 Days/2 Nights
Mon Chéri Cruises has designed a magnificent tour package to visit the Halong Bay World Heritage site and Hanoi, the Ancient Capital. The package is for 3 days/2 nights and includes:
- A private car pick up from Hanoi Airport to a hotel in Hanoi
- One night at a 4 star or 5 star hotel in Hanoi
- One night onboard the luxury Mon Chéri Cruises in Halong Bay
- Luxury limousine van transfers Hanoi- Haiphong-Hanoi (shared basis)
- Motorbike tour around Hanoi city
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – HANOI CITY TOUR BY MOTORBIKE
AM: Our driver will warmly welcome your family at Hanoi Airport holding up a sign board with your name and transport you to your hotel for check-in.
18:00 – Meet the group and have a full safety briefing about the Tour in meeting point with Egg coffee/chocolate or soft drink/ fruits juice.
18:30 – Ride outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit, to see the real local lifestyle
19:30 – Tasting a range of Hanoi street food in many authentic Vietnamese restaurants with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste.
20:50 – See the nightly ceremony of the taking down of the flag outside the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and then ride around the city, pass some of the most majestic, historical buildings including Long Bien bridge, West lake area, the railway house… Take a number of short stops to take photos and learn about the history of the site.
22:00: Return to hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter where you will rest before your trip tomorrow.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – VAN BOI BAY - CAT BA ISLAND
6:15: It is perfect to prepare for your energetic day in the early morning to admire the marvelous sunrise while attending the Tai Chi class on the top deck.
7:00: Light breakfast is served in the restaurant.
8:00 Start to go sightseeing.
After about 15 minutes moving by bus, you will have 20 to 30 minutes involved in biking activity through Cat Ba National Park (optional)
Bus is available for those do not want to join or cannot be capable to join this activity.
9:30: Visit Cat Ba Town to see the local people activities.
After biking through Cat Ba National Park, the car will transfer you to the center of Cat Ba Town.
11:30: Return to the boat, where a Vietnamese local lunch is served on the day boat.
14:00: Kayaking to explore Van Boi Bay (or Monkey island) and visiting the local people who live in the floating village, followed by swimming at a pristine beach and kayaking.
16:00: Back on board Mon Chéri Cruises. You are free to take a shower before enjoying the sunset party with a new group of guests.
19:00: Another great dining experience awaits you.
20:45 – 00:00: After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with lovely music, enjoy drinks from the bar, try your luck again at squid fishing, watch a movie or retire to your room.
Overnight on the board.
DAY 3: CAT BA ISLAND – HANOI
06:00: Wake up early to start your perfect day with Tai Chi class or watch the sunset on the top deck. Enjoying a cup of coffee and tea is ideal choice.
7:00: Light breakfast is served in the restaurant.
8:00: Visit Cat ba island. You are taken by bus to visit the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite cave (Hospital Cave), located in Cat Ba National Park.
10:00: Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then have brunch in restaurant while the boat sails back to pier. We settle the bill at the end of trip.
12:00: Disembark the boat and return to port.
Get on the D-car transfer and return to Hanoi.
14:30: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip
If you wish to stay additional nights in Hanoi, please contact us for more details.
|Boss Legend Hotel (4 star)or similar||USD 355/person|
|Apricot Hotel Hanoi (5 star) or similar||USD 415/person|
- Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre-notice depending of the weather and operating conditions.
- Some outside activities would not be recommended for the elderly (above 70 years old), the handicapped, the kids and pregnant women.
- Guests should wear sport shoes when go sightseeing the Trung Trang cave.
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1. Cruise rate
All prices for the cruise are generally per cabin. Our prices and fares are quoted in US dollars.
2. Payment to secure reservation
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Payment Upon Arrival:
- Mon Cheri Cruise accept cash payment in US Dollars and Vietnam Dong upon arrival. Due to strict rules of banks in Vietnam regarding foreign currencies, only new clean notes of US Dollar issue from 2006 until now are accepted. Notes with red marks, dirty marks and issued before 2006 are not accepted because they are refused by banks and have no value.
- Credit card payment (only Visa and Mater Card) is accepted and is subject to 3% extra for credit card fees .
3. Children and extra beds
• All children are welcome.
• One child under 5 years old is free of charge when using the existing bed and sharing meals with parents. Limited to one child per booking for fee free service. If there is more than one child under 5, the additional children will be charged at 50% of the adult rate, using the existing bed and having their own meals.
• Children from 5 years old until 11 years old are charged 50% of adult price as cruise policy, using existing bed and they are entitled to have separate meals.
• Children from 12 years old are charged at adult price.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the cruise management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately.
4. Cancellation policy: Any cancellation will be charged as following:
a.Cancellation by guests:
Sharing – from 1 to 5 cabins:
More than 14 days before check-in: No cancellation charges
Less than 14 days before check in: Charge 100% of total rate
No-Show: charges 100% of total rate
Sharing from 5 to 10 cabins:
More than 30 days before check-in: No cancellation charge
From 30 days to 15 days before check-in: 25% of total rate
From 14 to 5 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rate
Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rate
No-Show: 100% of total rate
b. Cancellation by Mon Chéri Cruises
We reserve the right to cancel your booking under some unavoidable circumstances like: weather conditions, wars, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disasters, terrorism, or under orders from the Local Authority. Bad weather conditions will also lead to cancellations in order to guarantee your safety.
The following policies will be applied for bad weather:
- If the cancellation is informed to guests prior to leaving Hanoi for Hai Phaong and the guests have not used any service: 100% refund.
- If the cancellation is informed during the trip (guests have already used some services: eg transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc): Only the actual fee of these services will be charged and we will refund the remaining amount.
- If the cancellation is informed before 8:00 a.m and the trip is cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, the guests will be refunded the difference charged between the two packages as listed through their booking agent
- If the cancellation is informed when our guests have already spent the 1st night and taken part in the 2nd day activities on the DAY CRUISE until 3:00-5:00pm, they will be charged 75% of the package for the 3 days 2 nights experience, and be refunded the 25%.
Cancellation will ONLY be announced by the Hai Phong Local Port Authority and often at short notice. Therefore your understanding in these situations will be highly appreciated as these circumstances are entirely out of our control.
5. Refund of Unused services
No refund or exchange can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services which are included in the tour package but which is not utilized by the tour member.
6. Passengers’ information and dietary requests
Clients are requested to submit all passenger details at least 24 hours prior to check-in of passengers, including (i) Full name, (ii) Date of birth, (iii) Gender, (iv) Nationality, (v) Passport number, (vi) Vietnam visa expiry date.
All dietary restrictions should be informed at least 48 hours prior to check-in to help us to serve the guests better.