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IMPERIAL CLASSIC CRUISE HALONG BAY

Relax, and enjoy the amazing Halong Bay on the comfortable sundeck of Imperial Classic Cruise Halong Bay. Activities offered on-board include kayaking, swimming, squid fishing and cooking class.

Cruise to Halong Bay - Full board, return bus included


Imperial Classic Cruise is a traditional wooden boat sailing down the beautiful Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features 8 cabins, a restaurant and a terrace on the deck. The main food served on-board is Vietnam traditional dishes made of local seafood. 

Fitted with wooden flooring, the cosy air-conditioned rooms feature a wardrobe and large windows overlooking stunning sea views. Rooms come with an attached bathroom offering slippers, shower facility and free toiletries.
Delectable seafood and Vietnamese cuisine are served at the restaurant, accompanied with panoramic views of the bay. A selection of wines and cocktails are available at the bar.
Activities offered on-board include kayaking, swimming, squid fishing and cooking class. 
How do guests rate for the Imperial Classic Cruise?
Location was rated 8.9
Facilities were rated 7.9
Comfort was rated 8
Cleaniness was rated 8.2
Staff was rated 8.8
Value for money: 8
 
2 DAY IMPERIAL CLASSIC CRUISE HALONG BAY ITINERARY

Destination: Halong Bay - Surprising Cave
 

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG BAY - IMPERIAL CLASSIC CRUISE (L, D)

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner I Accommodation: Imperial Classic Cruise


07:45 - 08:15 - Pick-up at your chosen hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way.

12:30 - On arrival at pier, you will board your Imperial Classic Cruise and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin.

13:00 - Enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical Bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Imperial Cruise in very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling in paradise will come to you. Imperial Classic Cruise brings our valued customers to the most tranquil parts of the Bay where you can’t find any boat there, cruising zigzag through hundreds of islands.

15:30 - Discover the magical beauty of nature by kayaking along side limestone cliffs stretching vertically over pure blue water in tranquil bay.

16:30 - Swimming time, this is great chance to relax in water.

18:00 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music.

19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by our professional chef.

20:30 - The moment you choose your own way to relax after dinner, listening to music, singing karaoke, relaxing on the sundeck, squid fishing available for entertainment during the night time.
Stay overnight on board.

 

DAY 2: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch I Accommodation: N/A

06:00 - You can wake up early for taking beautiful photos of sunrise.

07:00 - Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.

08:00 - Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Ha Long Bay.

09:00 - Back to Imperial Cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.

10:00 - Cooking class opened right on the cruise.

11:00 - Farewell Lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor.

12:30 - Get on the bus back to Hanoi.

Imperial Classic Cruise Halong Bay 2 day 1 night tour finishes at your hotel around 17:00.

3 DAY IMPERIAL CLASSIC CRUISE HALONG BAY ITINERARY

Destination: Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island - Surprising Cave
 

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – IMPERIAL CLASSIC CRUISE (L, D) 

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner I Accommodation: Imperial Classic Cruise

07:45 – 08:00 Pick-up at your chosen hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way.

12:00 – 12:15 Arrival and embark on the Imperial Classic Cruise. You are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin.

13:15 Cruising time, enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water, passing by Stone Dog Isletfloating fishing village, Incense Burner IsletFighting Cocks Islet,

16:00 Kayaking for an hour or more through slide rock cliffs.

17:00 Swimming time, this is great chance to relax in water, jumping, diving, take a back flip, somersault.

19:00 Enjoy dinner.

20:30 The moment you choose your own way to relax after dinner, watching movies, listening to Vietnamese traditional music. Besides, board games, squid fishing available for entertainment during the night time.
Stay overnight on board.


DAY 2: HALONG BAY – CAT BA ISLAND (B, L, D)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner I Accommodation: Imperial Classic Cruise/ Bungalow/Hotel

07:00 Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.


OPT1: For those who stay in a bungalow at Catba Sandy Beach Resort in Nam Cat island:

08:00 Visit the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Ha Long Bay.

09:30 Transfer to our daily boat, sailing through Lan Ha bay for 2 hours.

11:30 Arrive at bungalow for check in.

12:00 Lunch in the restaurant at the bungalow – Catba Sandy Beach.

13:00 Enjoy your private time at leisure, relaxing, sunbathing on the beach or using some services available like playing football, volleyball, kayaking to explore untouched area near by bungalow.

Optional: Take a boat trip to Viet Hai Village (13:30-17:00, MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE) where you can do trekking and biking to visit a local village in the valley located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park (Extra charge: 5 USD per person for entrance fee, boat trip, tour guide, bike and insurance).

18:30 Have BBQ dinner at bungalow in Catba Sandy Beach.

20:30 Free at leisure or join some activities in bungalow.
Stay overnight in Catba Sandy Beach.


OPT2: For those who stay on boat:

08:15 Transfer to our daily boat.

08:30 Hiking up to the peak of Titop island, this is great chance to have a panoramic view of Halong Bay.

09:30 Scenic cruising for hours to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay.

11:30 Relaxing time on one of the most secluded beach in the tranquil area, swimming, sunbathing and exposing yourself to the nature.

12:30 Enjoy barbecued lunch on the daily boat.

14:00 Kayaking to discover the exceptional beauty of nature in the tranquil bay.

15:30 Keep cruising to other parts of the bay

17:00 Back to your Imperial Classic Cruise to refresh and relax, making friends with new group.

19:00 Enjoy the second dinner on boat.

20:30 Relax at leisure on your own or join some activities on the cruise.

Stay overnight on board.
 

DAY 3: CAT BA ISLAND - HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch I Accommodation: N/A

- For those who stay in a bungalow on Nam Cat Island:
07:00 Breakfast served at bungalow, check out time
08:15 Pick-up at Bungalow by boat.
09:30 Get on the cruise to attend the cooking class.

- For those who stay at hotel on Cat Ba Island:
07:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
07:30 Pick-up at the hotel by bus back to the boat.
09:30 Get on the cruise to attend the cooking class.

- For those who stay on boat:
07:00 Breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea will be served. Then visit the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Ha Long Bay
09:30 Check out time & Cooking class while cruising back Halong harbor.

11:15 Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor around 12:00 and get on the bus back to Hanoi.

Imperial Classic Cruise Halong Bay 3 day 2 night tour finishes at your hotel around 17:00.

TOUR PRICES:
- Prices are in US dollars and per person based on half twin. 
- Single supplement surcharges are applied for solo travelers who occupy a single cabin (twin/ double bedded cabin for single use).

 
Itinerary Overnight Option Twin Share

Single Supplement
Surcharge

2 Days 1 Night On Boat
105 USD
20 USD
3 Days 2 Night
Options for the second night (first night on Boat)
   
3* hotel on Cat Ba Island (Holiday View Hotel)/ Bungalow at Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort
155 USD
40 USD
Two nights on boat
180 USD
40 USD
4* hotel on Cat Ba Island (Catba Island Resort & Spa)
195 USD
65 USD
4* hotel on Cat Ba Island (Catba Sunrise Resort)
225 USD
75 USD
 

PRICE INCLUDES:
– Shuttle bus Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi (hotel pick-up & drop-off within Hanoi Old Quarter only).
– Welcome drink on boat.
– Air-conditioned en-suite cabin with hot water on Imperial Classic Cruise and one night at hotel/ bungalow/ resort.
– Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner): 2 lunches + 1 dinner + 1 breakfast for 2 day 1 night tour or 3 lunches + 2 dinners + 2 breakfasts for 3 day 2 night tour.
– Kayaking Safe & Clean, Sunset Party, Happy Hours.
– Entrance fees.
– English speaking guide.
– Cooking demonstration.
– Water on bus.

PRICE EXCLUDES:
– Biking in Viet Hai village: Extra 5 USD per person.
– Air-conditioned room at Bungalow: Extra 15 USD/room/night.
– Personal medical and travel insurance.
– Drinks.
– Tips and gratuities for crew and driver.
– Daily expenses and laundry.
– Surcharge for Christmas and New Year or Holiday seasons.
– Single supplement surcharge for solo travelers who occupy a single cabin (twin/ double bedded cabin for single use).


CHILDREN POLICY
– Free of charge for maximum 01 child less than 05 years old, sharing parents’ room and utilizing existing bedding or baby cot are upon request.
– 75% charge of adult price for child from 5 to 9 years old sharing parents’ room and utilizing existing bedding, limiting to one child per booking only.
– Children from 9 years old and more will be charged as adult rate.
– Two children under 05 years old sharing 01 cabin with parents: One child is FOC, the other child is charged 75% of adult rate, sharing bed with parents.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

– Single travelers will be required to pay surcharge for single supplement.
– A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parents.
– Bungalow at Cat Ba Sandy Beach (on Nam Cat island):  It is suitable only for relaxing, loving nature, doing row-kayak. Since it is in a remote island, the facility/room is simply basic, wifi is available (but it s not strong), electronic power sometimes is not stable. So if you would like to have a better accommodation, please choose the option to stay at the hotel or resort at the Cat Ba mainland.

For option 1 (3 day 2 night itinerary): In bungalow of the 2nd night - superior room (no air-conditioning) is arranged. Additional cost 7.5 USD/person will be charged for air-conditioning sea view room, or 15 USD/person will be charged for air-conditioning family ocean view room.

– Tour guide: We use the local guides in the boat and the bungalow in Cat Ba, so you may find there are some guides in the trip, not only one.
– Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.

– In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), please choose of the below options:
1- Staying at the hotel (first night in Halong bay - 3* standard) - Tour cost is not changed. (hotel expense will be covered by the organizing company).
2- Back to Hanoi on the first day - Tour cost is charged as one of Halong bay one day trip.

– In case guests require shuttle bus, please note that pickup time will be around 7:45am to 8:30am. After 8:30am, guests are advised to arrange their own car to Halong bay.
– Our boarding time is between 12:00pm to 12:30pm at NO.26 TUAN CHAU PORT, TUAN CHAU ISLAND. After 12:45pm, guests are considered as No-show and pay 100% penalty tour charge.
– Kindly provide us full guest’s passport information at least 02 days before cruise departure.  Any cases of late or wrong information provision may lead to the delay or even the rejection of the guest check-in.
– Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood menu... Guests should advise of vegetarian or allergic foods at least one (1) day prior to the cruise date. Alternity foods will be prepared.
– Surcharge 10 USD/person if travel date is on Lunar New Year period.
– Boat/Bungalow air-conditioners are turned on about 7:00pm-7:00am.



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