The shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel around 7:30, however, please be noted that this pick-up is only applied for those using Flamingo shuttle bus. Enjoy a long but interesting drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay where you can see natural scenery of Red River Delta and visit traditional hand-made handicraft products at a stopover in Hai Duong City. The shuttle bus will arrive in Tuan Chau Island in the midday.
Flamingo Cruise crew team warmly welcome you embark on board with a refreshing drink. After checking in your cabins and listening to safety instruction, this is time to wake your wake up your taste buds with a great lunch. Flamingo Cruise will pass through many beautiful attractions in Halong Bay such as Hoa Cuong Floating Village, Soi Sim Beach, and Coconut Three Island. In the mid-afternoon, the cruise will bring you to visit Pearl Farm and Titop Island.
The emerald and crystal-like waters of Titov Beach make it ideal for swimming. Besides, you can climb up to the mountain to get fantastic views of Halong Bay from the high altitude.
Happy Hour at 5:30pm will allow you to buy one and get one free.
For those interested in Vietnamese cuisine, do not miss Cooking Class which will take place at 6:30. The cooking class will show you how to make fresh/ fried spring rolls and mix fish sauce. Later, time to enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and wine. Delicious set menu dinner will be catered at 7:30 under the beautiful night sky. Then, relax and take time to chat with other passengers or joining the squid fish with the staff.
Morning: Wake up early to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Halong Bay at sunrise and participate in Tai Chi Class. Later, time to recharge for a new day with a light breakfast (tea, coffee, and bakeries included). Around 8:00, Flamingo Cruise will bring you to explore a must-see attraction in Halong Bay, Surprising Cave in one and half an hour. A farewell lunch will be catered at 10:15 with a wide selection of traditional Vietnamese dishes. At 12:00, the cruise will arrive in Tuan Chau Pier, time to say goodbye to the crew team, disembark, and wait for the shuttle bus. Afternoon:The shuttle bus will bring you back to Hanoi around 16:00. Trip ends!
Be ready for a four-hour-journey from Hanoi to Halong. The shuttle bus will pick up those who book Flamingo’s transferring services. This is a long drive, therefore, Flamingo shuttle bus will stop in Hai Duong City for a short break. The stopover is equipped with hand basin and toilet. Besides, you can admire and buy hand-made handicraft products there. Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier at 12:30.
Let’s enjoy a welcome drink and listen carefully to the safety instructions. Later, enjoy a sumptuous lunch and admire beautiful sights of Halong Bay. Take time to relax on your own cabin or on the sundeck until 3:00, then be ready for interesting experiences including kayaking at Pearl Farm Village or and climbing in Titop Area. Do not miss Happy Hour (5:30) when you can buy 1 and get 1 drink free.
Taking part in a cooking lesson to learn how to make a fried/ fresh spring rolls and mix fish-sauce. After a Sunset Party with fruits and wine, a romantic dinner in forms of Set Menu will be catered under the starry sky. There will be a wide selection of Vietnamese and Asian dishes. The rest time in the evening is the time for your leisure. If you prefer squid fishing, do not hesitate to ask the crew and do it with them. Enjoy squid cooked with assistance from Chef is an interesting experience that you will never forget.
Tai Chi is a healthy exercise, therefore, it’s a pity if you do not take part in this session. Before being transferred to a day boat for visiting Dark and Bright Cave, you will enjoy a light breakfast with tea, coffee, and bakeries. On the second day, Flamingo will bring you to Drum Cave– an ideal place much less touristy than other parts of Halong Bay. At 12:30, return to the day boat for lunch.
The most highlighted activity in the afternoon is a visit to Pearl Farm Village. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about daily life of Halong Bay fishermen and explore their unique culture. Around 4:00, be back to the main ship Flamingo Cruise, you can relax on the sundeck or enjoy swimming. Similar to the first day, Happy Hour will take place at 5:30.
If you are a fan of Vietnamese cuisine, do not miss a cooking demonstration which will be performed at 6:00. Then, relax, take a bath and ready for a big dinner focusing on Vietnam and Asian culinary experiences. The rest time is for your leisure. You can make new friends, have interesting conversation with other passengers, or go squid fish with the crews.
Morning: It is really your choice, but it’s a pity if you wake up late, you cannot see the most stunning moments in Halong Bay in the early morning and engage in Tai Chi Session as well. In this day, Flamingo Cruise will take you to visit Surprising Cave. As its name implies, you can be overwhelmed by how amazing it is. At 9:30, return to the main ship, check out, and relax on the sundeck. Traditional Vietnamese lunch will be served as the cruise sets sails back to the harbor. At 12:00, the cruise will arrive in Tuan Chau Pier, time to say goodbye to the crew team, disembark, and wait for the shuttle bus. Afternoon: The shuttle bus will bring you back to Hanoi around 16:00. Trip ends!