Ginger Cruise

Halong Bay
Start: Daily
Duration: 3 days

$340.00

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Boarding time 12:00 PM Disembark time 11:00 AM

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

FOREIN LANGUAGE SPOKEN

English, French


Overview History

Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Halong Ginger, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 38 meters (125 feet) in length, this newly built, custom-designed yacht features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room – plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery.

While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name – Halong Ginger – because, like the plant it was named after, our junk is perfectly suited to this environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Halong Ginger offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.

Life on board
Measuring 38 meters (125 feet) long and 8 meters (23 feet) wide, our custom-built wooden junk features three decks, all outfitted with elegant Asian inspired decor. The lower deck is devoted to Passenger Cabins, with sleeping space for 20 people. The Reception, Restaurant, Ginger Bar, Gift Shop and Library are all located on the main deck. On the top deck passengers will find the Sunset Bar and a spacious lounge area, perfect for our morning Tai Chi classes, weekend BBQs and sunset cocktails. Guests are welcome to make use of our binoculars, snorkeling equipment, and top-of-the-line Canadian made Seaward kayaks.

Accommodation
While the view is undoubtedly the best feature of each of our ten guest cabins, guests will also appreciate the rooms’ tasteful décor and furnishings. To complement the bay’s natural beauty we have outfitted the cabins in natural materials: wood floors covered with sedge mats; walls covered with woven bamboo panels; and ceilings decorated with bamboo panels hand-painted with a ginger motif. The standing shower, meanwhile, features mosaic tiles in Ginger flower patterns.

Restaurant

A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff and great views make our restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast buffets, casual, sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable fusion cuisine. All dishes are prepared to please both the eye and the palate. Special BBQ dinners are served on the Sundeck on weekends, or upon a group’s request.

While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name – Halong Ginger – because, like the plant it was named after, our junk is perfectly suited to this environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Halong Ginger offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.

Ginger Cruise Welcome aboard the Halong Ginger
A wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 35 meters (105 feet) in length, this newly built, custom-designed junk features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, lounge, two bars, a small boutique shop and library – plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and relax.

The Ginger restaurant
A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff and great views make our restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast, casual, sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable cuisine.
Discover the splendors of Halong Bay beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name – Halong Ginger – because, like the plant it was named after, our junk is perfectly suited to this environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Halong Ginger offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.

Guest Cabin
While the view is undoubtedly the best feature of each of our ten guest cabins, you will also appreciate the cabins’ tasteful décor and furnishings. To complement the bay’s natural beauty we have outfitted the cabins in natural materials.

The Sun Deck
With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh breeze and dazzling views, the Sundeck invites guests to lie back and relax. The Sunset Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the sun sink behind the bay’s myriad islands.
Guest Cabin Specifications

Deluxe
• Cabins: 2
•   Size: 14 sqm
•   Queen-size bed
•   3 bay view panorama windows
•   Spacious bathroom
•   A/C
•   Mini bar

Superior
•  Cabins: 8
•   Size: 12 sqm
•   2 Twin beds
•   2 bay view panorama windows
•   Spacious bathroom
•   A/C
•   Mini bar

Optional activities:
Sunrise Tai Chi classes:  Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi class, held – weather permitting – on the open-air Sundeck.
Kayaking: Explore the bay’s uninhabited islands and sea caverns in our imported Canadian Seaward kayaks. Snorkeling: Discover the colorful coral and fish that lie beneath the surface of the bay’s clear, calm water.
Cooking classes: Learn more about the ingredients and techniques used to create mouthwatering Vietnamese dishes. Special events: Traditional dances and musical performances, fashion shows, and other events may be arranged upon request.

Itinerary 2 days 1 night

Welcome on board with Heritage Line in the magnificent Halong Bay.

A medley of limestone pillars, tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. A World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scenery is a visualization of ethereal  beauty and Heritage Line would like to invite you to explore it with us.

DAY 1

The boat sets sail to cruise into the Bay. Find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.

We arrive at the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here we start to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and explains about the historical findings and the cave’s particularities.

The voyage continues to the fishing village. With a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people we move around in the calm sea of this secluded area and gain an insight into the village life.

After returning to the boat we sail to the overnight mooring area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel free to join and practice by yourself.

Dinner is served in the restaurant either à la carte or buffet style. Afterwards the night is yours to kick-back and abundantly enjoy these unique moment amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with more interesting facts and insights on Halong Bay is also offered after dinner. We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.

DAY 2

For early risers (~6.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles.

The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.

Back on board (around 8:45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.

Our crew bids farewell and helps with your belongings. Heritage Line and all the crew members thank you very much for having you on board.

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24th Dec; New Year 31st Dec and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:

Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)

Trip Included:

Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with sea view window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
Meals on Board: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
English/French Speaking Guide on Board
Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on Board
Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
All taxes & services charge

Trip Excluded:

Round trip transfers from hotel - Halong Bay - Hanoi by a private car @ USD140 per car OR by sharing bus @ USD45 per person.
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

Itinerary 3 days 2 nights

Welcome aboard of Heritage Line in the magnificent Halong Bay. A medley of limestone pillars, tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. A World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scenery is a visualisation of ethereal beauty.

DAY 1:

The boat sets sail to cruise into the Bay. Find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.

We arrive at the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here we start to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and explains about the historical findings and the cave’s particularities.

The voyage continues to the fishing village. You can either hop on a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people or paddle by yourself in a kayak. The second option is a perfect way to freely move around in the calm area and gain an insight into the village life.

After returning to the boat we sail to the overnight mooring area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel free to join and practice by yourself.

Dinner is served in the restaurant either à la carte or buffet style. Afterwards the night is yours to kick-back and abundantly enjoy these unique moment amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with more interesting facts and insights on Halong Bay is also offered after dinner. We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.

DAY 2:

Wake up at dawn to the lapping of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with pastries in the dining room. Join the Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is a truly one-time experience. By following the moves of our instructor you merge with the surrounding scenery.

By the tender boat we transfer to our day boat named “Sunset”. It is a smaller, cozy vessel via which we discover the further hidden charms of Halong Bay. Breakfast is served as Sunset sails for the Surprise Cave, in Vietnamese “Sung Sot”. Sung Sot is the biggest cave in Halong Bay at over 10,000 square meters. It is a magnificent site with the most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The further you go inside the bigger it gets. We explore this natural sensation for about 60 minutes.

Once back on the Sunset take some time to relax. Lean back on your sunbed while Sunset is smoothly sailing to another highlight of Halong Bay – the Luon Cave (Laguna). Here you have the chance to make your closest encounter with the fairylike Halong Bay. Via sampan you approach the cave (which is actual a tunnel though a large rock) and float through this bizarre water landscape. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the turquoise water and you feel a sense of freedom canoeing around this green medley of water, lagoons, trees and islets. Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant.

Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant. Sunset continues the journey to a floating pearl farm. Halong Bay is also a place where pearls are cultivated. In a small factory we learn how pearls are harvested and processed. After the visit we leisurely sail back to the mother ship. Back “home” you have time for spa or sunbathing while we sail to the overnight night spot.

The dinner is served in the restaurant around seven o’clock. Before you retire to your cabin you might like to have some fun with squid fishing together with our crew or simply lean back on one of the loungers and listen to serenity of Halong Bay.

DAY 3:

For early risers (~6.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles. The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.

Back on board (around 8:45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.

Our crew bids farewell and helps with your belongings. Heritage Line and all the crew members thank you very much for having you on board.

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)

Trip Included:

Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with sea view window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
Meals on Board: 1 Breakfast + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
English/French Speaking Guide on Board
Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on Board
Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
All taxes & services charge

Trip Excluded:

Round trip transfers from hotel - Halong Bay - Hanoi by a private car @ USD180 per car OR by sharing bus @ USD45 per person.
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

Price & Include

Price of 2Days/1Night trip:

Number in Group Validity from May to Sept. 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2 - 4 5 - 6
Ginger Superior 252 173 170
Ginger Deluxe 287 196 190
Charter 4,524

 

Number in Group Validity from Jan to April and from Oct to Dec 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2 - 4 5 - 6
Ginger Superior 304 205 200
Ginger Deluxe 349 235 230
Charter 4,524


Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Number in Group Validity from May to Sept 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2 - 4 5 - 6
Ginger Superior 464 282 280
Ginger Deluxe 499 301 296
Charter 6.304

 

Number in Group Validity from Jan to April & from Oct to Dec 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of 
1 2 - 4 5 - 6
Ginger Superior 569 340 335
Ginger Deluxe 612 364 360
Charter 6,304
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