Destination: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot cave - Hang Trong - Hanoi
In 1910 a paddle steamer named the Emeraude had a memorable cruise trip in Halong Bay for travellers to what was then French Indochina.
The Emeraude junk Halong bay belonged to the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune. After several ups and downs, with the aim to ferry guests and freight along the waterways of Indochina and sail on green pearl Halong Bay, the Roque brothers founded Emeraude, Perle, Saphire, Rubis, and Onyx.
Now, the Emeraude junk Halong bay has 39 cabins which are meticulously designed to remind the old beauty of colonial Indochina. French owner, Eric Merlin, explored the existence of a family of four single-wheeled paddle steamers named Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, managing in Halong & Vietnam from 1906 to 1945.
The design of the Emeraude is the mix between traditional steamers of and its refined decoration. We commit to bring you back to the old-world charm of the colonial era while still maintain modern facilities, creating the most comfort and enjoyment throughout your cruises. The Boat is managed by Captain Jody Atterton and General Manager, Kai Schroeter with the 35 multilingual crews who are all experienced and dedicated.
With the length of 55 meters, Emeraude highlights 3 decks, 38 sea window view cabins and 1 suite, a restaurant with a seating capacity of up to 80 people, gift stores, Swimming pool, entertainment, and relaxation areas. The bask deck has the area of 350 square meters, where you can relax with massage services while enjoying a cocktail and admire the breathtaking beauty of the Bay. In addition, the swimming platform gives our passengers the chance to swim in the calm waters of the bay. Especially, while attending a Tai Chi class on the top deck, you take an opportunity to catch the moments of sunrise in the Bay, which make you unforgettable.
The dishes of the Emeraude junk Halong bay's restaurant are all delicious and our guests' oriented flavour. While sailing around the Bay, admire the marvellous beauty of Ha Long, our customers can enjoy the meals, which make your halong bay cruise package more enjoyable.
The Emeraude’s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties. While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavours.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (L/D)
At 8:30, our driver will pick you up at Hanoi then heading to Ha Long Bay (3 hours). On the way to this popular spot, we stop for a short time at the Sao Dao center run for and by handicapped children. On arrival at Ha Long Bay, after boarding the Emeraude junk Halong Bay, our crews will welcome and greet you with a refreshing cocktail.
Before enjoying your lunch at the restaurant, you are required to check in at the reception. Then we start our Emeraude junk Halong bay trip with a cruise among hundreds of islets to discover the unspoiled natural beauty of Halong Bay. The first stop is the Sung Sot Cave, one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. Then we go swimming at the boat's stern deck when reaching Hang Trong anchorage and attend a cooking class demonstrated by the crew's chefs.
You have dinner at the restaurant. The rest of the night is at your leisure. Overnight on the junk.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
Wake up early in the morning, admire the beautiful scenery of Ha Long Bay, view the sunrise from behind the mountains then we start a day of Emeraude junk Halong bay with a Tai Chi lesson in the bask deck.
After having a delicious western meal and check-out of the cabin at around 9:00, our bus driver will come to pick you up and transfer to Hanoi.
+ go paddling by kayak service, a tour guide at Sung sot Cave
+ Traditional massage service
+ Minor Bars, Gift store, Entertainment
Notices for kids:
+ Child with the age from 5 up to 12: Charged 50% adult price.
Children with the age under 5: free of charge, sharing with the maximum of 02 adults and only 1 child maximum each booking
Peak times surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
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Link to send: Emeraude Cruise in Halong Bay - 2 Days | 1 Night [5*]