Calypso Cruiser 3 days/ 2 nights

Duration:  3 days/2 nights

Group size:  40 pax

Itinerary: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha bay - Cat Ba island - Viet Hai village - Army Hospital Cave - Harbor - Hanoi

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  • $305.0 $274.5 (per person)

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Enjoying good food, has been released with a lot of rock island on the canals that Calypso Cruises pass, participate in many activities: kayak, basket boat, learn cooking, night squid, tai chi, visit caves … with program 3 days 2 nights, you also visit Viet Hai Village, Swimming in Ba Trai Dao beach is beautiful and clean, visit the historic military cave. A trip that promises an enjoyable experience in your life.

Highlights

Enjoy the stunning view of thousands majestic limestone islands in Lan Ha bay

Visit Army Hospital Cave in Cat Ba Island, an interesting place to save the history of significance of Vietnam

Join many exciting activities: kayaking, swimming, night squid fishing, rowing bamboo boat, cooking, doing taichi

Tour options

Deluxe Balcony

Description Deluxe Balcony

Adult 2+ 3+ 4+ 6+ 8+
Price/pax 327.00 325.00 323.00 321.00 319.00
$327.0 $294.3

Deluxe

Description Price for Deluxe double/twin cabin

Adult 2+ 3+ 4+ 6+ 8+
Price/pax 305.00 303.00 301.00 299.00 297.00
$305.0 $274.5

Itinerary details  

Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
9:00 – 9:30: Optional pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for the 2.5 hour drive to Hai Phong on the highway, the 4th biggest city in Vietnam, where you will start the cruise.
12:30: Arrive at the pier. The tender will take you to Calypso Cruise for boarding. You will receive a warm welcome by our Captain and his crew with drink and some refreshing towels. Our cruise manager/tourguide will give a brief introduction about Calypso Cruise and some instructions on safety regulations before lunch.
You have lunch while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
15:00: We arrive at Light and Dark Cave Area, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.
17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise, take a refreshing shower. Happy Hour will be offered while you can enjoy the sunset in this magnificent bay.
Take part in cooking demonstration by our chef to learn about Vietnamese cuisine.
19:00: A great dining experience awaits you.
20:30: Socialize with other guests, try your luck with squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai village  - Ba Trai Dao beach (B/L/D)
8:00: After breakfast, you have a deeper exploration of Lan Ha Bay using our smaller day-boat cruising through the multiple islands & islets, hidden beaches…
9:30: Arrive Viet Hai Dock, we will go cycling for a short trip of 5 km to Viet Hai village, an isolated village in the very heart of Cat Ba National Park.
11:30: Return to the dock, we sail further to the other side of Lan Ha Bay to visit Van Boi area, where we go kayaking after the lunch.
14:30 – 15:10: We move on to Ba Trai Dao beaches (named Three Peaches beaches) to swim in this beautiful & clean area.
15:40 – 16:00: Return to Calypso Cruise.
Enjoy the Happy Hours on Sundeck or relaxing in your cabins before dinner time.
Overnight on board.
Day 3: Cat Ba island - Army Hospital Cave - Hanoi (B/L)
06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a new day with Tai Chi exercise on the top deck.
7:00 – 8:00: A light continental breakfast will be served while Calypso Cruise moves to Gia Luan wharf.
8:30: You take a bus route in 20 minutes to visit Army Hospital Cave in Cat Ba Island, an interesting place to save the history of significance of Vietnam during the resistance war against America. The cave consisted of a surgery room, eating room, meeting room, sport room, etc. During the travel, you will be immersed in the natural scenery of the wild, fresh of Cat Ba Island.
10:00: Return the boat, check out your cabin then have lunch in the restaurant while the cruise sails back to pier.
12:00: Disembark the boat and return to port.
14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip.

What's Included  

  • Cooking class
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Biking in Viet Hai village
  • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
  • Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
  • Complimentary a bottle water/ person in bus and in room
  • Kayaking with tour guide or Rowing boat trip with local rower

What's Not Included  

  • Drinks
  • Tips, VAT
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Pickup service by shuttle bus (bookable in next step)
  • Others not mentioned in inclusion

Product ID:
T31CAL02


 

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  • Adult(s)
  • Child (4-8 yrs):
  • Infant (under 4)

Tour options

  Deluxe Balcony
Minimum quantity 1 - Maximum qty 8
$327.0 $294.3
  Deluxe
Minimum quantity 1 - Maximum qty 8
$305.0 $274.5

Pickup options

Pickup: 
Meeting point:  Got Harbor - 12.00PM

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Customer reviews

from Australia on Nov 18, 2014
"Friendly staff,"
Friendly staff, excellent food, nice boat, timely transfers.

Drink prices are in VND on the menu but when you pay at the end, they do it in USD and then convert it to VND so it works out to be a little more expensive. Not sure why they didn't just add it up in VND to start with. They also told us we could buy two drinks during 5-7pm and get the third free. But then when we went to pay they hadn't given us any free - we had to ask them to change it
from Granton, Australia on Jul 2, 2014
" very good."
Staff quite attentive and food was very good.

Activities were good, but kayaks in poor repair and paddles not good, also were not offered life jackets when in kayaks (saw other groups wearing them). Rooms quite good but in need of maintenance, eg: our bathroom door did not close properly as magnetic closer was broken
from Sydney, Australia on Jun 6, 2014
"very nicely decorated."
There was always lots of amazing food that was very nicely decorated. The ship was very clean and appeared well maintained.

Besides Karoake and kayaking there really were no other activities. The tour leaders and staff were nice but there wasn't any official introductions to the crew. It would be nice to know their names and roles as well. I would recommend on arriving to the boat to have a safety briefing and introductions with the welcome drinks.
The drinks onboard the cruise are way overpriced compared to normal Vietnamese prices. Why are the drinks so expensive?? I am sure if they were more reasonably priced we would have drunk more. It's not fair to have to pay for all drinks including water and juice.


Please inform 3 day cruise people beforehand that one day will be spent on a smaller boat and to take money for the pearl farm (if desired). We were told that the earrings were approx $30-40US but in fact the least expensive ones were $80US so we didn't have enough money.
This is a comment in regards to the recent painting of all the boats white. We prefer the original dark brown colour of the boats. The white colour ruins the feel/authenticity of the boat.
from Sydney , Australia on May 8, 2014
"The trip to and from Hanoi was ok."
The trip to and from Hanoi was ok.
THe cruise itself was OK - only OK given the price. It could have been made so much better. The boat was moored in a place which means that guest see niether the sunset nor the sunrise.
The day spent in a small boat travelling to less busy parts of Ha Long Bay was lovely and canoeing into the dark caves was undoubtedly the highlight.of the trip..………………
except that, on the return, the driver dropped us off at the wrong hotel and we did not realise it.
from Little Mountain, Australia on Apr 19, 2014
"The trip was great the food"
The trip was great the food and serviice for the cruise was great we would reccommend the boat to
any one going to halong bay.

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