Essence Grand Cruise 3 Days

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LUON CAVE – TITOP ISLAND (L,D)
 
08:15 – 08:45 Pick up
 
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or at our cruise waiting lounge (if you have booked the shuttle with us). The journey time to Halong Bay takes approximately 2.5 hours 
 
09:50 Comfort Stop 
 
A short break on route for refreshments (about 20 minutes)
 
11:30 – 11:45 Welcome 
 
Arrive at the Halong International harbor (Sun Harbor) – Halong City. You will be warmly welcomed at our Essence Grand Superyacht waiting lounge by our staff
 
12:00 – 12:15 Embark – Cruise briefing – Check-in Essence Grand Superyacht 
 
Once on board our Essence Grand Superyacht, enjoy a welcome drink at Cloud Nine restaurant during the cruise briefing. Check-in to your luxury spacious suite
 
13:00 Lunch – Cloud Nine restaurant
 
Lunch will be served at Cloud Nine restaurant while our Essence Grand Superyacht cruises among thousands of islands and islets of stunning Halong Bay
 
14:30 – 15:15 Luon cave – Kayaking or Bamboo boat ride  
 
Visit Luon Cave, a hidden lagoon ideal for kayaking. This is one of the must-do activities in the bay. Or if you prefer you can paddle leisurely around the lagoon in a bamboo boat. A chance to see the incredible karst formations of the bay close-up
 
15:30 – 16:30 Titop island – Climbing or Swimming 

Your next stop is Titop island with its famous crescent moon-shaped beach and tranquil beautiful blue waters. Viewing Halong Bay from the peak of Titop island is another not-to-be missed activity. Climb the 400 steep steps to see the scale and majesty of Halong Bay from a height of 100 meters
 
14:30 – 17:30 If you prefer to stay on board, and for after the excursion, you can simply relax in your comfy suite or take part in the various onboard services and activities: La Spa (spa and massage), swimming pool, pool bar, cigar club, poker, 3D golf simulator, billiards and table soccer, library, and for children there is a kid’s club 
 
17:30  Sunset & Happy Hour time
 
Halong Bay has been rated as one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Asia. You can enjoy the best moments of the day at our Lighthouse sky bar as the sun hits the water between the dramatic limestone peaks and emerald-green coves, enjoying cocktails and a cooking demonstration  
 
19:00 Dinner at Cloud Nine Restaurant
 
Tantalize your taste buds with a selection of Western and Vietnamese cuisine. 
After dinner, chill out in your suite; pamper yourself at La Spa; try some squid fishing; or spend time with your fellow companions at our poker club, cigar club, karaoke club, sky bar or the pool bar
 
Overnight at Essence Grand Superyacht
***some activities may incur an additional charge – see the exclusions
 
 
Ocean Suite Triple – 45m2 (3 Single bed)
Ocean Suite – 35m2 (Double/Twin cabin)
Veranda Suite balcony – 45m2 (Double/Twin bed)
Executive suite balcony -45m2 (Double or 2 bed)
Essence suite balcony – 80m2 (Double or 2 bed)
Oceania Suite balcony – 95m2 (Double bed)
The Owner Suite Balcony – 150m2 (2 double bed or 4 beds)

 



 
DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE (B,L,D)
 
05:30 – 06:00 Amazing sunrise time
 
Watch the sun rise over Halong Bay
 
06:15 Tai Chi on Sundeck
 
Start the day on our Essence Grand Superyacht with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck or a work-out in the gym; or you may just want to sleep in
 
06:45 Light Breakfast 

A light breakfast will be served in Cloud Nine restaurant
 
08:00 A morning cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay
 
Our transfer boat will pick you up from Essence Grand Superyacht for a morning cruise to Thien Canh Son cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
 
10:30 Excursion to Thien Canh Son Cave
 
Visit the Thien Canh Son Cave area and enjoy the view of Bai Tu Long Bay. After exploring the cave, you can relax on the white sandy beach or go kayaking to explore Cong Do island 
 
12:30 Lunch time
 
Lunch on board the transfer boat while cruising the Vung Ha area
 
13:45 – 14:45 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village
 
Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic rowing boat; a chance to meet and interact with the local villagers and learn about their lives and the community
 
14:45 – 16:15 Cruise back
 
Cruise back by transfer boat to our Essence Grand Superyacht for ultimate relaxation and entertainment
 
17:30 Sunset & Happy hour time
 
You can enjoy the best moments of the day at our Lighthouse Sky Bar as the sun hits the water between the dramatic limestone peaks and emerald-green coves, enjoying cocktails and a cooking demonstration  
 
19:00 Dinner at Cloud Nine Restaurant
 
Tantalize your taste buds with a selection of Western and Vietnamese cuisine. 
After dinner,  chill out in your suite; pamper yourself at La Spa; try some squid fishing; or spend time with your fellow companions at our poker club, cigar club, karaoke club, sky bar or the pool bar
***some activities may incur an additional charge – see the exclusions
 
Overnight at Essence Grand Superyacht
 
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – SUNG SOT CAVE – HANOI (B,L)
 
05:30 – 06:00 Amazing sunrise time
 
Watch the sun rise over Halong Bay
 
06:15 Tai Chi on Sundeck
 
Start the day on our Essence Grand Superyacht with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck or a work-out in the gym; or you may just want to sleep in
 
06:45 Light Breakfast 
 
A light breakfast will be served at Cloud Nine restaurant
 
07:30 – 08:15 Excursion to Sung Sot Cave
 
Our speed boat will transport you to Sung Sot Cave – the biggest and most stunning cave in Halong Bay
 
09:00 Room check-out
 
After visiting the cave, return to our Essence Grand Superyacht to pack your luggage and check-out 
 
09:30 Brunch at Cloud Nine restaurant
 
Cruise back through the bay to Ha Long harbor over a delicious morning brunch 
 
10:45 Farewell & Disembark 
 
Goodbyes and transfer back to the harbor 
 
11:00 Arrive at the harbor & return to Hanoi
 
Once back on land, our staff will meet you and arrange your transportation back to Hanoi 
 
11:30 Start your trip back to Hanoi
 
Arrive back in Hanoi approximately 14:30-14:45
 
INCLUSIONS
  •  Fully equipped luxury en-suite guestroom with chilled water central air-con and marble bathroom
  •  All meals onboard (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  •  Tender/speedboat transfers
  •  Welcome drink 
  •  Daily refilled bottled fresh water 
  •  Cocktails and cooking demonstration 
  •  Entrance and sightseeing fees
  •  Tai chi, gym, four seasons and salt water swimming pool, poker, billiards, table soccer, kid’s club and use of the library
  •  Activities: kayaking, bamboo rowing boat, cave visits, squid fishing
  •  Wifi, satellite – HD LED TV onboard
  •  English and Vietnamese speaking guides
  •  Onboard insurance  
 EXCLUSIONS 
  •  Transportation: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  •  Beverages
  •  La Spa (spa and massage)
  •  Karaoke, cigar lounge, use of conference facilities, 3D golf simulator
  •  Tips and other personal expenses
  •  VAT tax & service charge
  •   Personal travel/health insurance
  •  All other services not clearly mentioned above
NB: Surcharges will be applied during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve periods and over the Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year
 
NOTES
  •   Wifi connection: at times due to the remote location the signal may be weak. We hope for your kind understanding as the cruise is far from the mainland
  •   Advance registration is required. Please provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date. A valid passport is required upon check-in, otherwise boarding may be denied by the port authority
Itinerary
  •   The above is an outline itinerary and specific timing and more detail will be given by the tour guide during the trip
  •   Please note itineraries in the Ha Long Bay region are subject to change without prior notice depending on weather conditions, tidal levels, and local authority regulations 
  •   All meals are included on board. Please advise If you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies when you book or at least 24 hours before departure
 
ESSENTIAL PERSONAL BELONGINGS YOU SHOULD NOT FORGET TO BRING
  •   Valid passport
  •   Camera
  •   Sunglasses, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, insect repellent
  •   Any personal medication (if applicable)

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