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Bhaya Cruises combine oriental style with contemporary luxury. Together these are the perfect recipe for an enchanting and relaxing experience. In 1917, Emperor Khai Dinh plied the waters of the Bay in a wonderful wooden junk. Almost a century later you too can embark on a voyage through time – in a vessel recreated from the original designs and with impeccable service fit for an Emperor.

Detailed program

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Day 01: Hanoi – Halong (L,D)

08:00
Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00
Check-in at Bhaya Café, Halong city.
 
Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing.
13:00
Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15:30
Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (1 hour) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Kayak into the floating village or swim near the Bhaya.   
 
Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.
 
Bhaya Classic cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien.   
17:00
Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck.
 
Sumptuous set-menu seafood dinner onboard.
19:30
Watch a movie on the Lounge Deck or retire to your cabin.
21:00
Overnight onboard
 
Day 02: Halong – Hanoi (Br = Brunch)
06:15
Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea and coffee are served.
07:00
Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.   
08:30
Explore Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
09:30
Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard.
 
The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
11:00
Disembark at Bhaya Café, Halong City. Return to Hanoi.   
15:00
Arrive in Hanoi. End of the tour.
 

 

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Why book cruise with us?
  1.                       Child Policy
  2. From     To  24/04/2017


Supplement
Shuttle bus Hanoi-Halong 2 ways (40 USD) Private car 4 seats (136 USD)
Private car 7 seats (153 USD) Private car 16 seats (159 USD)
Private car 29 seats (217 USD) Extra bed for child (80 USD)

Included

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  • Accommodation based on twin ensuite cabin with A/C           
  • All meals on board (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, Br = Brunch)           
  • English speaking guide on board           
  • Welcome drink            
  • All entrances & sightseeing fees           
  • Onboard insurance, tax and services charges


Excluded

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  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels           
  • Visa Arrangements           
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage           
  • Beverages           
  • Tips and Personal Expenses           
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

CRUISE POLICY

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Cancellation Policy

In case the customer cancels the cruise for certain days/hours before check-in, he or she will have to pay cancellation charge (calculated as percentage of price of cancelled cabins). The cancellation time is the time Visit Wonders receives your notice.

Below 5 cabins:
 

  • More than 08 days before guests’ check-in: 10%
  • Between 7 and 4 days before guests’ check-in: 50%
  • Less than 3 days before guests’ check-in: 100%
  • No show: 100%


From 05 cabins up to 10 cabins:
 

  • More than 30 days before guests’ check-in: 10%
  • Between 30 and 8 days before guests' check-in: 30%
  • Between 7 and 4 days before guests’ check-in: 50%
  • Less than 3 days before guests’ check-in: 100%
  • No show: 100%


Children Policy:
 

  • Child age: 6 – 12  Infant age: below 6
  • Free of charge for child below the age of 6 years old traveling with parents limiting to one child traveling with two adults. Extra child below 6 is charged. The cruise operator can not guarantee the availability of a cot.
  • Child from 6 to 12 year’s old sharing cabin with two adults on mattress is charged, limiting to one child per cabin only.
  • Two children below 12 sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of full cabin rate
  • Child from the age of 13 must solely occupy a cabin and pay full cabin rate.

 

Check in: 12:30 pm

Check out: 11:00 am


BOOKING CONDITIONS

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Group: Cavadini Black
01 May 2013

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When we were shown our cabin on the Bhaya IV junk, it actually took my breath away - the boat is beautiful, mostly dark wood with white highlights and our cabin had huge picture windows all down the side. The staff were very friendly, we started with a welcome buffet lunch which was excellent and in between visiting a floating village and swimming in the bay (which was a little chilly in March!) we had a short, good humoured Vietnamese lesson (of about 5 words) and a cooking demonstration where we got to roll and eat our own rice paper and shrimp rolls.

There is a large area on the top deck with a bar where you can just sit and watch the bay drift by. The scenery is simply stunning. Beds were very comfortable and there are electric sockets in the cabin where you can charge your camera (requires adaptor for Vietnam). We were sorry we only had one night on the boat, next time we will do the 2 night cruise!

Group: Ohina Fontana
23 April 2013

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We took the 2 days/1 night package. Transfer to and from Ha Long was included. The service was amazing. You arrive at a restaurant and they serve you some tea before boarding. The crew and host were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautiful with a modern bathroom.

The kayaking was included in our package. Not many people did the kayaking but it was the highlight of our entire trip to Vietnam. I definitely recommend it. The food was excellent. The buffet lunch had a lot to choose from. There also have snacks available in the middle of the day. There is tai chi at 6am which I definitely recommend. It was very relaxing and it was just such an amazing feeling with the sun rising.
 

Group: Pascale Elise
16 April 2013

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We book this incredible tour with Visit Wonder . We were supposed to be on a lower category boat but were upgraded to the Bhaya Classic 4 because we suspect there were not enough bookings to run 2 boats that day.

As you first enter the boat, you are welcomed by the crew and showered with petals - a nice introduction to Bhaya. The cabins were great - better than expected. Food was fantastic. Staff very good and friendly too. Enjoyed the trip to the floating village. Didn't bother swimming as it was a pretty cold day. Cookery class was fun, as was the squid fishing - my wife caught one! The trip to Nang Sut Sot caves was enjoyable - some fantastic photo opportunities. My wife had a very reasonably priced massage and thought it very good. Unfortunately it was too cold to do it on the deck spa, so was done in our lovely warm cabin instead. But, would have been great to experience a relaxing massage whilst looking out to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay. When we left, another petal shower and the key members of the crew were out to wave us off.

The weather wasn't great whilst we were at Halong Bay, as it was cold and overcast throughout. But, our time with Bhaya left us with a warm feeling. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

Group: Lisa Woods
17 March 2013

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The drive to Halong bay was 3.5 hours with a 15 minute tourist stop. The views along the way showed Vietnamese life outside the city to a tee. Our guide was knowledgeable and kept us entertained with little bits of history throughout the ride. He was also there all along the way.  After arriving at Bhaya, people were placed/assigned to different boats. Then we had a delicious buffet brunch. The hot dishes and desserts were tastier than the salads.

Then we took a small boat to see the floating village. Women rowing boats hawked their wares. The pearl farm proved to be interesting even for these of who knew nothing about pearl-making. Two to three years is quite a bit of dedication for one ball.

After a bit of free time, we learned how to make fried spring rolls (with a recipe to take home), decorative flowers out of carrots, and roses out of tomatoes. They even taught us some Vietnamese, which has come in handy.  Dinner blew my mind. We started with happy hour drinks, which were above average but not great. The 5 course meal included a mouth-watering fish and great marinated Aussie beef as main options. Both were amazing. Then we had happy hour drinks, caught a squid off the back of the boat, and went off to sleep. The creatures are strange to catch with a strange bobbing action required. I tried to kiss the squid and it fired ink at me. I will post the picture of that fear.

Group: Diana Lawson
27 February 2013

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We had a two day, one night tour on Ha Long Bay in March 2012. The cost was a bit pricey but  well worth it. The minibus picked us up at 8am and set off north. Lots of rice paddies, buffalo, women selling bread on side of road. Takes about 3.5 hrs including a 20 min stop at a huge souvenir/clothes/tourist centre with toilets and cafe. The merchandise is more expensive than Hanoi so beware. After the stop the road gets rather bumpy and monotanous. But well worth it when you arrive in Ha Long Bay. The Cruise is well organised, your name ticked off, bags tagged for your cruise (there were 4 Bhayas the day we went) and you have a cup of tea till everyone arrives. Then you take a tender out to the boat and your luggage is delivered to your room. There is a welcome drink and introductory briefing before a great buffet lunch is served as you sail out of port.

Later in the afternoon, the boat moors and the tender takes you to a pontoon where ladies with bamboo boats are waiting. You are rowed, four to a boat, to a floating fishing village and go past little houses with kids and dogs to a pontoon with a gift shop, school and fish in holding pens.

Row back to pearl shop and then back to boat. Time for swimming or kayaking. At 5pm there is happy hour to 6.30pm, beers are $3 but you get two for one during this time. Cooking demo by the on board chef on fresh spring rolls. This blurs into dinner when a five course meal is served. Squid fishing on back desk.

The rooms have en suite bathrooms which  are very comfortable.

Next day I got up at 6am for a half hour Tai Chi class on the deck. Then a light breakfast is served as you sail to the caves. There is a tour of the cave system which was more interesting than I thought it would be. Back to the boat and a brunch is served as you sail back to the port. Bus back to Hanoi.
 

Group: Larry Norman
15 February 2013

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I highly recommend Bhaya. We splurged on the suite, and I recommend you do so, too. It is worth the extra money for your private deck. We went on the Bhaya Classic on Feb 15th. The meals were pretty good, considering they cooked them all on the back deck of the boat. The crew was wonderful. Very warm and caring from start to finish.  I feel Bhaya is probably one of the best companies to explore Halong Bay with, based on my observation of the other boats and talking to those whoe went with other companies.

Group: Sigrid & Friends
February 12, 2013

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We were launched to our junk operated by Bahaya Cruises. I had an about face, Bhaya, when ushered to my large, spacious stateroom with two large double window (that really open), with ensuite, A/C, phone and a large queen bed. On a junk!!!!
It was a very serene and peaceful sail. The 30 or so passengers were representatives of many nations; so interesting , a cheerfully-engaging company.


I think I had expected sandwiches and thermos coffee. The many-course meals were prepared on board and the buffets were amazing in choices and quality. Excellent coffee and a two-for-one happy hour. On a junk!!! It was a Tom Sawyer 24 hours. We met the dawn on the upper deck being led in Tae Chi to haunting oriental music. There is entertainment and side tours to the caves and grottos. I felt quite nostalgic , when we returned to port the next morning. Good for the soul. Go for it!

Group: Gracia Clifford
23 August 2012

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We took the 2 days/1 night cruise and we both loved the experience. The tour is well organized, without exception the staff has been extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed on the Bhaya Classic III which is in good shape and the cabin was comfortable and clean. They pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi and bring you to their habour on Tuan Chau island (interesting area with lots of uncompleted hotel constructions). Once arrived you will assigned to your boat (they several) by a tender.
The Halong Bay is really amazing with beautiful scenery; the side-excursion to the fishing village and Surprising Cave are very interesting and well done.
 

Group: Katy
22 May 2012

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My boyfriend and I were keen to do Halong Bay as soon as we started planning our trip to Vietnam- we based ourselves in Hanoi and after researching chose to do the trip with Bhaya...they are incredibely organised and professional and the transfers to and from the port are all well organised and communicated to you which is reassuring.

I felt the overall experience was incredibly safe and professional- always a consideration when staying on a boat in foreign lands!

Upon arrival on the boat you're greated with welcome drinks and given a briefing to ensure you're aware of what's ahead- there are people on the same boat doing one and two night stays- there are a number of boats and I think they seemed to be split by primary language the pasengers spoke so we were on the English boat with UK and primarily Aussie locals...

Food is all included and really good- I don't eat meat and they were really flexible- the seafood is beautiful and evening meals are good- they put in a lot of effort- these are served at tables vs. lunch in a buffet.

Both days full of activities are good- some better than others but I guess it depends what you're into! All details are on the Bhaya website which is where we booked through.

The rooms are good- small bathroom as you'd imagine on a boat and it's nothing to write home about but it's fine. The rooms in general are as shown on the website so it's a fair reflection, and you have your own balcony- plus there's a sun deck on the roof!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Bhaya and whilst may have changed a couple of things- those are down to personal taste so would defintiely reccomend doing Halong Bay with them.

Group: Harris Schmid
03 April 2012

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We had the most magnificent time on this cruise and highly recommend Bhaya Cruises. The professionalism they displayed in light of the problems we had during the booking process was simply excellent. Bhaya Cruises went above and beyond and the customer service was wonderful.

We were booked into the Royal Suite which was surprisingly large for a cabin on a boat and we were shocked to see the size of our bathroom- HUGE! There was even a bath in it! The room was beautiful, light, airy and with air-con and our own private balcony located at the front of the boat. If you can afford the price, we highly recommend the Royal Suite.

The food is reasonable and wine list reasonable value. Try to reserve you own table on the balcony for all your meals on the boat, its lovely privacy and great to take in the views.

On Day 2, we unfortunately had to disembark the cruise and were moved to a day boat. We were very lucky that our day boat just had my husband and I and 1 other couple who were lovely, we saw the other day boat that had maybe 30 passengers. When we woke up in the morning, it was reasonably warm so didn’t even think to take a pullover with me on the day cruise. Once on the day boat, we of course didn’t have access to any of our luggage on the other boat and it turned incredibly cold. The other lady and I both stole our husbands’ towels to try and stay warm. They don’t carry a second towel for anyone and certainly didn’t have a blanket. The inside area is only set up as a dining room so there wasn’t a comfortable chair to sit on inside and this was where the crew relax as well while the boat is motoring around the bay so we were stuck outside and cold. It’s a minor complaint that’s easily rectified by carrying a few warm ‘throws’ by Bhaya Cruises.

Aside from this, it was lovely to see the different parts of the bay. We stopped at Cat Ba Island and went for a very leisurely bike ride. My husband had a great time swimming at the island we stopped at for lunch too. We rejoined the main cruise at about 4pm and were very relieved to have a hot shower.

The cruise has a spa on board which I unfortunately didn’t have the time to try. The cooking demonstration was great and you get to taste the spring rolls at the end. They run the movie ‘Indochine’ every night after dinner. Sunrise Tai Chi on the top deck was great as well.

We saw a few other cruise boats doing our circuit and there were about 7 of them in the bay we stayed in overnight. You don’t hear any noise from the others and it’s a lovely view at night with the bay lit up like a Christmas tree. If you want to ‘enjoy the serenity’ maybe look for a table on the other side of the boat. Bhaya certainly looked to be the nicest of the cruise boats we passed on our trip.

Credit must go to Allan Tuppil the General Manager for Bhaya Cruises for his professionalism in dealing with issues that arise. We had a magnificent time with Bhaya Cruises and would highly recommend it to other travellers.
 

Group: Bob Cruz
11December 2011

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I went on this weekend cruise with a friend. Everything was just amazing from the minute we saw the boat to our entire stay on it. It was beautiful, in excellent condition, with surprisingly large bedrooms and bathroom. The deck area was lovely, with great deck chairs and bar service.

All the staff were very friendly and professional, especially the very friendly manager; and all our meals were really good - surprisingly again, I had the best, most massive steak, which I hadn't had in Vietnam previously, and it was sooo tasty!

We had such a good time. Halong Bay is incredibly peaceful and so beautiful, and i think one of the top 10 most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. We spent the last night having dinner and dancing in a remote cave littered with candles on one of the island - it was really amazing. We also got to swim in the lake (which was freezing!) but very fun.

All I can say it do it, it was an amazing experience and we are definitely planning on doing it again in the future. Halong Bay cannot be missed, and these guys really showed us the most beautiful way to experience it. 10 out of 10.

Group: Adrien Clement Jean
11September 2011

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From the moment you step on board, you will be impossibly torn between the incredible scenery of Halong Bay and the impeccable hospitality from the Bhaya team. Do you focus on the 5-star food, or do you gaze out into the cascading silouettes of Halong Bay? For myself at least, it was sensory overload that was too much to bear!

The food was really a highlight! The first meal was a fantastic seafood buffet lunch soon after boarding, including whole crabs and prawns. We ate the food made during the cooking demonstration to go with happy hour, followed not long after by a scrumptious 5 course dinner. The mains were a choice of fish or steak - both were fantastic, my wife and I alternated and got to try both. Only a light breakfast was served on day 2, in order to keep you hungry for brunch which included more seafood as well as typical hotel breakfast offerings such as eggs cooked to order. You won't go hungry whether you're a big eater or fussy eater! The food is quite "international" to please everybody to reflect the diversity of guests, just don't necessarily expect a full traditional Vietnamese menu in case that's what you're after. The only possible negatives in regards to the food was I felt day 1 had a slightly stronger menu with a bigger range, or perhaps I was just over the rich seafoods by the second day, and was craving simpler, lighter food? Also, you will have to pay for most of your drinks on board.

The service was really fantastic and 5-star standard, from the pre-sales communication to the moment we were dropped off at our hotel. Prior to booking, we contacted several tour operators simultaneously and Bhaya was the first to respond and with the most comprehensive reply. While not all staff spoke fluent conversational English, Bhaya have boat managers of different nationalities and language abilities and will endeavour to match you up appropriately. The cabins really exceeded my expectations for a boat! Yes it was a little small, but I've stayed in hotel rooms in New York which weren't much bigger (I believe each room was 20sqm). The furnishing and decor was good, bed is comfortable, and there is even air con and a mini-bar in each room. And while there isn't much anyone can do to make the 4 hour Hanoi <-> Halong Bay road trip a highlight due to the nature of Vietnamese roads (all tour operators would have the same problem), the driver we got drove safely and smoothly, we were given water for the trip, and the van was comfortable, air-conditioned and not over-crowded. Overall, the hospitality really was first class all the way.

A nice range of activities were offered including a tour of a floating fishing village, kayaking/swimming, cooking demonstrations, tai chi at sunrise, and a walking tour of a sea cave. Not only was the service great but we always felt perfectly safe on board and during activities. A safety briefing was the first order of business once on the boat, and there are lifejackets under every seat in the dining room and also in each cabin. The staff took great care to ensure everything was steady and safe before getting on/off the boat for the various excursions.

Group: Adrien Clement Jean
09 September 2011

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From the moment you step on board, you will be impossibly torn between the incredible scenery of Halong Bay and the impeccable hospitality from the Bhaya team. Do you focus on the 5-star food, or do you gaze out into the cascading silouettes of Halong Bay? For myself at least, it was sensory overload that was too much to bear!

The food was really a highlight! The first meal was a fantastic seafood buffet lunch soon after boarding, including whole crabs and prawns. We ate the food made during the cooking demonstration to go with happy hour, followed not long after by a scrumptious 5 course dinner. The mains were a choice of fish or steak - both were fantastic, my wife and I alternated and got to try both. Only a light breakfast was served on day 2, in order to keep you hungry for brunch which included more seafood as well as typical hotel breakfast offerings such as eggs cooked to order. You won't go hungry whether you're a big eater or fussy eater! The food is quite "international" to please everybody to reflect the diversity of guests, just don't necessarily expect a full traditional Vietnamese menu in case that's what you're after. The only possible negatives in regards to the food was I felt day 1 had a slightly stronger menu with a bigger range, or perhaps I was just over the rich seafoods by the second day, and was craving simpler, lighter food? Also, you will have to pay for most of your drinks on board.

The service was really fantastic and 5-star standard, from the pre-sales communication to the moment we were dropped off at our hotel. Prior to booking, we contacted several tour operators simultaneously and Bhaya was the first to respond and with the most comprehensive reply. While not all staff spoke fluent conversational English, Bhaya have boat managers of different nationalities and language abilities and will endeavour to match you up appropriately. The cabins really exceeded my expectations for a boat! Yes it was a little small, but I've stayed in hotel rooms in New York which weren't much bigger (I believe each room was 20sqm). The furnishing and decor was good, bed is comfortable, and there is even air con and a mini-bar in each room. And while there isn't much anyone can do to make the 4 hour Hanoi <-> Halong Bay road trip a highlight due to the nature of Vietnamese roads (all tour operators would have the same problem), the driver we got drove safely and smoothly, we were given water for the trip, and the van was comfortable, air-conditioned and not over-crowded. Overall, the hospitality really was first class all the way.

A nice range of activities were offered including a tour of a floating fishing village, kayaking/swimming, cooking demonstrations, tai chi at sunrise, and a walking tour of a sea cave. Not only was the service great but we always felt perfectly safe on board and during activities. A safety briefing was the first order of business once on the boat, and there are lifejackets under every seat in the dining room and also in each cabin. The staff took great care to ensure everything was steady and safe before getting on/off the boat for the various excursions.