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from $130 /person
The myth of Calypso has been inspirited into the Calypso Cruiser. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize Calypso.
The cruiser features 12 luxury cabins, all finely equipped, and exposed to the widest view of the Bay; a restaurant features a feast for the senses; and a panoramic sundeck allowing different activities with the beauty of Halong Bay as backdrop.
Sized from 12.5sqm, all Calypso cabins are selectively equipped to confine fine bedding, and are well recognized with expansive windows to be exposed to the widest views of the bay. Acknowledging the views are constantly changing, the bathroom is also widely exposed to the views to ensure every moment of yours counts.
|Date On||Low season 1st May – 30th Sept., 2017||High season 1st Jan – 30th Apr., 2017 1st Oct., 2017 – 31st Dec., 2017|
|Itinerary||2 days 1 night||3 day 2 nights||2 days 1 night||3 day 2 nights|
|Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay|
|08:00||Greeting at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong City which is about 3.5 hours to the Northeast. Cross through the Red River Delta and the countryside of this second biggest delta. Reach the Halong Tourist Whalf at noon|
|12:00||Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing|
|13:00||Savor a sumptuous lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner…|
|15:30||Visit Amazing Cave|
|17:00||Enjoy drinks on Sundeck, snap photos the overview of Halong Bay, go swimming or just relax as the sun starts to set. Those who fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join in our brief Vietnamese cooking course on board while having some free wine.|
|19:30||Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board in a tranquil area. (Evening activities available: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing…)|
|Day 2: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)|
|06:15||Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt|
|07:00||Have breakfast at sunrise.|
|09:30||Check out cabin|
|09:50||Get your hand on some kayaking, visiting Luon cave, swimming. Option: For those who do not fancy kayaking can visit the Titop Island to enjoy the panorama view of Halong Bay or just relax, swim at the Ti-top beach. Head back to the Harbor. Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 11h00|
|12h:00||Our driver will drive you back to Hanoi by a private vehicle. Stop at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater and enjoy water puppet show performed by local artist en-route. Then, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in the city centre. End of services!|
|16:30||End of program.|
- OR -Itinerary 3 Days 2 Nights (Click To See Details)
|Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay|
|08:00||Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall - The OS Lounge.|
|12:20||Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.|
|13:00||Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long.|
You are free to choose one of the below options:
Option 1: Fishing village visit
Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2: Beach and kayaking
For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming for playing some volley balls…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.
|16:40||Return to Calypso Cruiser and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.|
|17:30||Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Calypso Cruiser Chef|
|19:00||Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00|
|22:00||Overnight on board at Cong Do Area|
|Day 2: Halong bay|
|06:30||Tai Chi session on Sundeck.|
|07:00||Have breakfast at sunrise|
|08:05||Picked up by day boat and cruise forward Lan Ha Bay.|
|10:30||Kayaking at Dark and Light Cave.|
|15:00||Return to mother boat and overnight at Cong Do Area|
|19:00||Dinner is served.|
|Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay|
|06:30||Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.|
|07:00||Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave|
|09:00||Visit Thien Canh son Cave – the medium size and less visited caves in Bai Tu Long Area|
|09:30||Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.|
Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 12h00.
|12:00||Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30|
Keep your printout of the booking close by as you may endup on the wrong boat and this is not the boat to miss. Once onboard the service is excellent, the food is good vietnamese and the group small leading to an intimate encounter with the wilderness. The wilderness is under regulated leading to too many junks on the water and in some spots areas of pollution. You too may catch a photo shoot with no junks in it if your patient with your photography or down rite lucky. However, for the discerning tourist its still a must see experience.
after researching lots of websites to find the best boat to cruise around the halong bay. calypso cruiser did not dissapoint. the food was delicious..the cooking workshop on board a nice add on and the chef even showed us how to carve flowers out of vegetables!