Calypso Cruises

Calypso Cruises
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Cruising overnight on board on the traditional Junk – Halong Calypso Cruiser, the charming replica paddle steamer, on tranquil UNESCO world heritage listed Halong Bay. Savoring the best culinary experience on board, enjoy fresh fruit after kayaking on our
Built: 2009
Design concept: traditional wooden style
Length: 33m / Width: 8m / Height: 9m
Deck 1: 8 cabins and kitchen
Dec k 2: 4 cabins + Bar and restaurant
Average cabin size: 12.5 sqm
Sundeck: Tanning chairs, wooden bar
Cabins Facilities: comfort bedding, Air-con, Private Bath, bar, and rustic rattan furnishings
Generator: 4.500KVA / Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour
Crew: 12
 
Transportation

Shuttle Bus service: Daily departure at 8:00-8:30 am from Hanoi
Private Car service: On request
 
Check-in/Check-out

Check in time 12:00 am
Check out time 11:00 am
 
Accommodation

Total number of Cabins 12
Total Passenger Capacity 24
 
Cabin Amenities

Individually controlled Air-Conditioning Wardrobe
Hot and Cold Shower Complimentary Bottled Water
Toilet Slippers
Toiletries Fire Extinguisher
 
Services and Facilities

Reception (English and Vietnamese Speaking)
24-hour security
Themed Parties on request
Car Rental Service with Driver
Tender for Sightseeing
Kayaking & Fishing equipments
Number of Cabins 12 fully-furnished cabins
Average Room Size 12.5 sqm

Dining Room

Cuisine Vietnamese Seafood & Various International Dishes
Breakfast 08:00 – 8:30 daily
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 daily
Dinner 19:00 – 20:00 daily
Seating capacity 24 passengers
 
On – Board Activities

Swimming
Kayaking
Excursions to caves, grottos, beaches & fishing village
 
On Boat Events (by request)

Meetings & Conferences Wedding Ceremonies
Themed
Itinerary 2 days – 1 night

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY – HA LONG BAY (L/D)

08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet, Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and then anchor at Titop Beach area.
15h30 – 16h30: Visit Titop Island to enjoy the panoramic view of Halong Bay or just relaxing and swimming at Titop Beach.
16h30 – 17h30: Get your hands on some kayaking to visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.
18h00 – 22h00: Enjoy happy hour on the Sundeck with various drinks on discount, snap photos of the overview of Halong Bay as the sun starts to set.

For those who are fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join our brief Vietnamese cooking course on board.
Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Evening activities such as: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing are available till 22h00. Second happy hour is from 21h00 to late night. Overnight on board in a tranquil area.

DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)


06h00 – 07h00: Start your day with morning Tai Chi, exercise or photo hunt, enjoy the fresh air with a cup of tea or coffee…
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h00 – 09h15: Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave, also called Amazing Cave – the most beautiful and the largest cave in Ha Long Bay.
9h30 – 10h00: Check out room. Continue cruising to enjoy the magnificent nature of the world wonder.
10h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tho Mountain next to the harbor.
11h30: Disembark Calypso Cruiser.
12h00 – 16h30:  Transfer back to Hanoi. Trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Inclusions 

- Meals as mentioned
- Accommodation on board (on twin /double basis)
- Pick-up and transfer by A/C vehicle.
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Kayaking,
- Welcome drink, fresh fruit.
 
Exclusions

- Drinks
- Gratuities and personal expenses.
- What to bring:
- Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent

Attention:
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- The itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather condition.
Itinerary 3 days – 2 nights

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY – HA LONG BAY (L/D)


08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruise cruises  further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet, Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and then anchor at Titop Beach area.
15h30 – 16h30: Visit Titop Island to enjoy the panoramic view of Halong Bay or just relaxing and swimming at Titop Beach.
16h30 – 17h30: Get your hands on some kayaking to visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.
18h00 – 22h00: Enjoy happy hour on the Sundeck with various drinks on discount, snap photos of the overview of Halong Bay as the sun starts to set. For those who are fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join our brief Vietnamese cooking course.

Dinner is served.

Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Evening activities such as: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing are available till 22h00. Second happy hour is from 21h00 to late night. Overnight on boat in a tranquil area.

DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (B, L, D)

06h00 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck.
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h00: Transfer to day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.

Option 1 (Main option): Relaxing & Kayaking
09h00 – 16h30   Have the whole day relaxing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay – the less touristic area of Halong. Discover Dark and Light Caves on kayaks, swim and relax on natural beaches. Drop by Halong Pearl Farm on the way back to the Oriental Sails.

Option 2: Kayaking & Rock Climbing with Western instructors (Minimum for 2 pax, booked and paid in advance, compulsory surcharge is applied)
10h15 – 12h30   Kayaking in Moody’s Beach area.
13h00 – 14h00   Lunch and transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach.)
14h15 – 16h30   Rock Climbing on Hai Pai Beach (optional: kayaking).
18h00 – 22h00    Contemplate romantic sunset. Enjoy dinner, partying, fishing or just lazing. O/n on boat.

DAY 3: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)


06h00 – 07h00   Start your day with morning Tai Chi, exercise or photo hunt, enjoy the fresh air with a cup of tea or coffee…
07h00 – 08h00   Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h00 – 09h15   Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave, also called Amazing Cave – the most beautiful and the largest cave in Ha Long Bay.
9h30 – 10h00     Check out room. Continue cruising to enjoy the magnificent nature of the world wonder.
10h30                 Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tho Mountain next to the harbor.
11h30                  Disembark Calypso Cruiser.
12h00 – 16h30   Transfer back to Hanoi. Trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Inclusions 
- Meals as mentioned
- Accommodation on board (on twin /double basis)
- Pick-up and transfer by A/C vehicle.
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Kayaking,
- Welcome drink, fresh fruit.
 
Exclusions

- Drinks
- Gratuities and personal expenses.
- What to bring:
- Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent

Attention:
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- The itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather condition.
Options
Type of cabin    Fr Jan to Apr and Fr Oct to Dec. 2016 Fr May to Sept 2016 Single supplement 
2days/ 1night  Deluxe  140 135 60 
3days 2nights (2nights on boat)  Kayaking  250 245 120 
Rock Climbing  385 365 120 
Charter option  Contact us for details
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