GINGER CRUISE, GINGER JUNK for halong bay tour, Heritage Line cruise

Ginger Junk, Halong Ginger Junk Cruise

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, 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.

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.

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • Ginger Deluxe: 02
  • Ginger Room: 08
  • Total Number of rooms: 10
GINGER DELUXE: 02 double, queen size bed rooms
  • Number of rooms: 02
  • Average room size: 16 sqm
  • Number of beds: 01 Queen-size bed of 160 cm x 205 cm
  • Maximum number of persons allowed: 02 adults
  • Special: Three panoramic windows and marble bathroom en suite
  • Room type: Non - smoking
GINGER ROOM: 08 Twin bed rooms, possible to put together for a queen-size bed
  • Number of room: 08
  • Average room size: 14 sqm
  • Number of beds: 02 single-size bed of 110 cm x 205 cm each
  • Maximum number of persons allowed: 02 adults
  • Special: Two panoramic windows and marble bathroom en-suite
  • Room type: Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available: 01 Ginger Deluxe connects with 01 Ginger Twin room

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 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.

Public area:
Restaurant: 80 sqm with panoramic windows for great bay view
Bar & lounge: Exiting collection of imported wine and beverage
Sumbeck: 140 sqm with sunbathing lounge chairs and morning Taichi

The SunDeck

With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh breeze and dazzling views, the Sundeck invites guests to lie back and relax. Featuring an impressive range of cocktails and an easy, relaxed ambiance, the Sunset Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the sun sink behind the bay’s myriad islands.

The Ginger Bar and Lounge
Located in the Restaurant, this cozy bar features silk chairs, embroidered décor. A wide variety of wines and cocktails is available.

The Massage Room
Infused with the scents of lemongrass and fresh herbs, the bay view massage room provides the ultimate escape, allowing guests to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese massage in the midst of the bay’s beauty.

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.

Highlight :

  • Cruissing, swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on sundesk, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Ha Long Bay in the Halong Ginger.
  • Visit Cua Van fishing village ith opportunity to interact with fishmen, Visit Sung  Sot cave.

Attention: Jasmine cruises will take turn for annual maintenance during summer 2015. From 01 to 31 May 2015.

Ginger Junk Halong - 2 days cruise program

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG - GROTTE TIEN ONG - VILLAGE CUA VAN (L/D)

7:30am - 7:45am Pick up from Hanoi transfer to Halong Bay by shuttle bus or private car (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

12:00:Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons. Pass through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy Islet and Am Tich Islets.

A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site. A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is huge – about 2.000 sqm –and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The cave is four meters above sea level. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).

The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village which comprises floating houses and floating schools – simply irresistible.

After returning to the boat in the late afternoon guests can sharpen their culinary skills at our cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes. The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink – in the miraculous descending sun – on our terrace deck.

At approximately 19.00 guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before dinner is served. The night is yours – kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels.

DAY 2: HALONG - HANOI (Brunch)

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00h). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.

Then it is time for an early morning bath – in the Bay. By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water. Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Titop Island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.

During our trundle, a buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the Royal Park Pier.

11:00: Transfer back Hanoi

15:30: Arrive Hanoi, end of services.

Ginger Junk Halong - 3 days cruise

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG - GROTTE TIEN ONG - CUA VAN (L/D)

7:30am - 7:45am Pick up from Hanoi transfer to Halong Bay by shuttle bus or private car (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

12:00Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons. Pass through picturesque areas like the Mat Quy Isletand Am Tich islets.

A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site. A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave. The Cave is huge – about 2.000 sqm –and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The cave is four meters above sea level. This visit will last approximately 20 minutes (we strongly recommend that you do not wear high heel shoes for this excursion).

The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay via a pleasant boat ride (a maximum of four persons per boat). You will pass by this ancient village which comprises floating houses and floating schools – simply irresistible.

After returning to the boat in the late afternoon guests can sharpen their culinary skills at our cooking class performance conducted by our energetic chef. Surely you can give him a helping hand any time and try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes. The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. If not now when then it is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink – in the miraculous descending sun – on our terrace deck.

At approximately 19.00 guests can attend a presentation in the restaurant area about the Halong Bay before dinner is served.

The night is yours – kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine.

Not many places in the world offer those special feelings. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels.

JOUR 2: LAN HA BAY - BA HANG (B/L/D)

Today, all guests will embark on our day boat – the Sunset. You will cruise to the Bay’s untouched areas, deep in Lan Ha Bay. Take a light bike ride along the coast line of Cat Ba, through the rain forest to the Viet Hai Village. A fantastic way to get in touch with the nature of the biggest Halong island. Please read below the options of this day:

A. If weather conditions are good:

In the morning, the Sunset crew welcomes all guests from Ginger, Jasmine and Violet. A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island. The nature is simply marvellous in this area of the Bay.

We arrive at Viet Hai dock and take a leisure bicycle ride along the water front, passing forests and a stone tunnel on the way to the Viet Hai Village. We explore the village with its traditional houses and its residents. Guests can take a short walk to the surrounding jungle. The journey continues to the local primary school (Heritage Line supports this school with teaching equipment). A memorable way of interacting with the children in the classroom is to become their substitute teacher or sing along with the kids – if you dare.

After this, guests cycle back to the dock and board the junk. The cruise continues unhurried to Ho Ba Ham. During this slow trundle, lunch is served. At this secluded area guests kayak through water tunnels and close to stunning rock and islets. This beautiful lagoon allows as well to jump from the boat or at a quiet beach for a refreshing bath. Back on board take your seat or bench on the sun deck and simply dive into the nature on the way back to your mother junk for your second night.

B. If weather conditions are not good (strong waves prohibit cruising to Viet Hai Village):

In the morning, the Sunset crew welcomes all guests from Ginger, Jasmine and Violet. A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island. Even the weather might not be that suitable but still the Bay offers mysterious views and photo objects from the sun deck.

Kayak and swim at the Hai Quan lagoon area and get in close touch with the Bay. Before midday, we cruise to the “Surprise Cave”. Lunch will be served in the restaurant of the Sunset. After lunch, guests visit the “Sung Sot Cave” or they can engage in kayaking around the Luon cave tunnel.

In the afternoon, the Sunset cruises back via several Halong Bay sights – Cua Van fishing village – Soi Sim – Dau Xuoi channel and Toad Islet – before boarding the mother junk again for the overnight.

Preparation and inclusions on this day:

Biking helmet, First aid kit, durable shoes, water bottle during cycling, torch for cave visit, rain coats (in case of light showers, in the event of heavy rain, biking will be cancelled), kayaks/paddles and life jackets.

For guests who do not want to go cycling to Viet Hai: Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment on board or walk along the water front, fish at the dock or take a cooking lesson from the chef.

DAY 3: HALONG -  HANOI (Brunch)

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the terrace deck (7.00). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.

Then it is time for an early morning bath – in the Bay. By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water. Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Titop Island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.

During our trundle, a buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11.00h. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the Royal Park Pier.

11:00: Transfer back Hanoi

15:30: Arrive Hanoi, end of services.

Price in USD per person

 

Cabin Grade

2 days / 1 night

3 days / 2 nights

Twin/Double

Single

Twin/Double

Single

Superior

$ 222.00

$ 345.00

$ 391.00

$ 742.00

Deluxe

$ 258.00

$ 401.00

$ 422.00

$ 806.00

Included:

  • Welcome drink
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • In-house English-speaking guide
  • Cabin on board
  • Meals and breakfast on borad
  • Insurance, Taxes and service charge

 Nb: Supplement for A/C Shuttle Bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 45 usd/ person and supplement for A/C private car, please do not heritate to contact us for any enquiry and reservation.

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