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Overview of Ginger Cruise

Built to resemble a traditional wooden junk, the Ginger features wood-paneled lounges, shimmering silks and Indochine-style furnishings. Simple yet elegant, the cabins feature large windows – perfect for viewing the bay’s ever-changing scenery. With just ten cabins, the Ginger offers an intimate means of exploring Halong Bay. Guests can rise before dawn and take a tai chi class on the sundeck; join the friendly kitchen staff in a Vietnamese cooking class; and swap stories on plush sofas in the boat’s cozy bar. Surrounded by the legendary islands of Halong Bay, you will feel relaxed, recharged and inspired. Join Ginger on a magical journey.

Lowest price 185.5 USD

160 USD/per person

  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
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Itinerary: 2 Days/1 Night

The Dragon Passage (2 day 1 night itinerary) 

Day 1

Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons.

Pass through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy and Am islets. A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site.

A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is huge – about 2.000 sqm –and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).

The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village which comprises floating houses and floating schools – simply irresistible.

After returning to the boat in the late afternoon guests can sharpen their culinary skills at our cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes.

The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink – in the miraculous descending sun – on our terrace deck. At approximately 19.00h guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before dinner is served. The night is yours – kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels. 

Day 2

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00h). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder. Then it is time for an early morning bath – in the Bay.

By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water. Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Ti Top island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.

During our trundle, a buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the Tuan Chau Pier. 

Itinerary: 3 Days/2 Nights

The Jewels of Halong Bay (3 day2 night2 itinerary) 

Day 1

Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons.

Pass through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy and Am islets. A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site.

A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is huge – about 2.000 sqm –and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).

The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village which comprises floating houses and floating schools – simply irresistible.

After returning to the boat in the late afternoon guests can sharpen their culinary skills at our cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes.

The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink – in the miraculous descending sun – on our terrace deck. At approximately 19.00h guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before dinner is served. The night is yours – kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels. 

Day 2

Today, all guests will embark on our day boat – the Sunset. You will cruise to the Bay’s untouched areas, deep in Lan Ha Bay.

Take a light bike ride along the coast line of Cat Ba, through the rain forest to the Viet Hai village. A fantastic way to get in touch with the nature of the biggest Halong island. Please read below the options of this day:

A. If weather conditions are good:

In the morning, the Sunset crew welcomes all guests from Ginger, Jasmine and Violet. A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island. The nature is simply marvellous in this area of the Bay.

We arrive at Viet Hai dock and take a leisure bicycle ride along the water front, passing forests and a stone tunnel on the way to the Viet Hai Village. We explore the village with its traditional houses and its residents. Guests can take a short walk to the surrounding jungle. The journey continues to the local primary school (Heritage Line supports this school with teaching equipment). A memorable way of interacting with the children in the classroom is to become their substitute teacher or sing along with the kids – if you dare.

After this, guests cycle back to the dock and board the junk. The cruise continues unhurried to Ho Ba Ham. During this slow trundle, lunch is served. At this secluded area guests kayak through water tunnels and close to stunning rock and islets. This beautiful lagoon allows as well to jump from the boat or at a quiet beach for a refreshing bath.

Back on board take your seat or bench on the sun deck and simply dive into the nature on the way back to your mother junk for your second night.

B. If weather conditions are not good (strong waves prohibit cruising to Viet Hai Village):

In the morning, the Sunset crew welcomes all guests from Ginger, Jasmine and Violet. A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island. Even the weather might not be that suitable but still the Bay offers mysterious views and photo objects from the sun deck.

Kayak and swim at the Hai Quan lagoon area and get in close touch with the Bay. Before midday, we cruise to the “Surprise Cave”. Lunch will be served in the restaurant of the Sunset.

After lunch, guests visit the “Surprise Cave” or they can engage in kayaking around the Luon cave tunnel. In the afternoon, the Sunset cruises back via several Halong Bay sights – Cua Van fishing village – Soi Sim – Dau Xuoi channel and Toad Islet – before boarding the mother junk again for the overnight.

Preparation and inclusions on this day: Biking helmet, First aid kit, durable shoes, water bottle during cycling, torch for cave visit, rain coats (in case of light showers, in the event of heavy rain, biking will be cancelled), kayaks/paddles and life jackets.

For guests who do not want to go cycling to Viet Hai: Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment on board or walk along the water front, fish at the dock or take a cooking lesson from the chef.

 

Day 3

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00h). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.

Then it is time for an early morning bath – in the Bay. By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water.

Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Ti Top island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain. During our trundle, a buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h.

The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the Tuan Chau Pier.

Tour price

 

1. The Dragon Passage (2 day 1 night itinerary)

BOAT NAME

CATEGORY

Low season

High season

1st May – 30th Sept., 2014

1st Jan – 30th Apr., 2014

1st Oct.– 31st Dec. 2014

The Ginger

Double

Single

Double

Single

Superior

320

241

387

295

Deluxe

367

278

446

342

Child from 5 – 12

119

137

 

2. The Jewels of the Bay (3 day 2 night itinerary) 

BOAT NAME

CATEGORY

Low season

High season

1st May – 30th Sept., 2014

1st Jan – 30th Apr., 2014

1st Oct.– 31st Dec. 2014

The Ginger

Double

Single

Double

Single

Superior

534

475

655

587

Deluxe

574

493

705

610

Child from 5 – 12

172

202

 

  • Peak season surcharge for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and Christmas of 25% the above rates. 
  •  Kayaking: The Dragon Passage (1 night): +25 USD/ per person (on double kayak sharing basis)
  • Cruise included : Entrance fees, taxes and service charge, English speaking guide, kayaking on the 2nd day (applied for "The Jewels of Halong Bay" only), welcome cocktail and all meals as stated in itinerary, Tai Chi Class, Insurance on board.

 

  • Cruise excluded: Shuttle bus (from or to Hanoi): 20 USD/person, beverage and personal expenses, kayaking services (except on the 2nd day of "The Jewels of Halong Bay), gratuities, all other services not mentioned in inclusions. Fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions).

 

 

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Cruise Inclusions & Options

Cruise included :

Entrance fees, taxes and service charge, English speaking guide, kayaking on the 2nd day (applied for "The Jewels of Halong Bay" 
only), welcome cocktail and all meals as stated in itinerary, Tai Chi Class, Insurance on board.

 

Cruise excluded

Shuttle bus (from or to Hanoi): 20 USD/person, beverage and personal expenses, kayaking services (except on the 2nd day of "The Jewels of 

Halong Bay), gratuities, all other services not mentioned in inclusions. Fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions).

 

Children Policy

ONE child (5 - 12 years old) maximum per cabin and only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults in existing bedding. 
(children reduction policy applies)

Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parents’ room and using existing bedding. 

What to bring

  • Sun block

  • Camera + Film

  • Insect repellent

  • Original Passport

  • We brim hat

  • Swimming clothes

  • Sun glasses

 

What's included

in our low price?

  • All bookings covered by our Best Price Policy.
  • Complete cruise package with accommodation, food, on-board entertainment, trained guide
  • Prices Include 10% VAT, 5% service charge, all meals on board.
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