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Emeraude cruise

(2 days 1 night - tour code EMRC02)

French owner, Eric Merlin, discovered by chance the existence of a magnificent group of four single-wheeled paddle steamers: the Emeraude, the Perle, the Saphir and the Rubis, operating in Ha Long & Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France.
The Emeraude has been designed in the tradition of the grand steamers of the past and its high-class interior decoration will bring you back to the charm of the colonial era.

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

- Take our private car from your hotel at about 8h30. Enjoy the view on the way to Ha Long city. Arrive at the Steamer “Emeraude” boat just before 12h00. Welcome cocktail and board the Emeraude.
- 13h00-16h00: Have a cruise on Ha Long Bay, passing some of the most scenic places: Yen Ngua, Con Coc mountains and a floating village. Vietnamese buffet lunch is served in the Emeraude restaurant from 13h00 to 14h30. Discover Sung Sot cave (cave of Surprises), on the way, enjoy the view from the sun deck, or relax with a professional massage (this optional service is not included in our quote).
- 16h00-18h30: Stop near Trinh Nu & Hang Trong caves. Swimming, kayaking (kayaking is optional, so not included in the fee)
- 19h00-21h00: Vietnamese buffet dinner is served at the Emeraude dining room. The Emeraude stops between breathtaking Trinh Nu and Hang Trong caves. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Emeraude Cruise - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

- Early morning - 7h00: Attend a Tai chi course to relax in the early morning or wake-up early to see the sunrise.
- 7h00 - 9h00: The Emeraude sails once again through the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay to Ha Long city. It is your time to have a European buffet breakfast at the Emeraude restaurant.
- 9h00-9h30: Check out of cabin.
- 9h30-10h00: Transfer by shuttle boat to Emeraude Pier, pick-up by our car. 10h00 till afternoon: Drive back to your hotel in Hanoi
- 14.00: Arrive at hotel in Hanoi

Price in USD and per person
Group size12- 45-8Single Surcharge

Transport, boat trip, entrance fee, seafood meals as indicated, accommodation and tour guide. Welcome cocktail on arrival, Vietnamese buffet lunch and dinner on the first day. European buffet breakfast in the next day.

Excluded: Kayak, drink other than the above, other personal expenses

Don’t forget:
Passport, Sun cream, Mosquito repellent, Light walking shoes