Luxury Cruise Sale Off

It is a high time for you to have a chance to explore Halong bay on the 5 star Luxury Cruises : Ginger Cruise Halong and Jasmine Cruise Halong

Luxury Cruise Sale Off

Luxury-cruise-sale-off

+ Ginger Cruise: ONLY US$200/pax/single cabin

US$ 125/pax/double (twin) sharing cabin

+ Jasmine Cruise: ONLY US$ 225/pax/single cabin

US$ 145/pax/double (twin) sharing cabin

BE NOTED:

  • Applying for September 2013 ONLY
  • Quoted rate is per person per package 2 days 1 night
  • Excluding transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi

Please visit http://surprisinghalong.com/halong-bay-cruises/luxury-cruise-sale.html for more information

Luxury Cruise Sale Off

It is a high time for you to have a chance to explore Halong bay on the 5 star Luxury Cruises : Ginger Cruise Halong and Jasmine Cruise Halong

Luxury Cruise Sale Off

Luxury-cruise-sale-off

Luxury-cruise-sale-off

+ Ginger Cruise: ONLY US$200/pax/single cabin

US$ 125/pax/double (twin) sharing cabin

+ Jasmine Cruise: ONLY US$ 225/pax/single cabin

US$ 145/pax/double (twin) sharing cabin

BE NOTED:

  • Applying for September 2013 ONLY
  • Quoted rate is per person per package 2 days 1 night
  • Excluding transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi

Please visit http://surprisinghalong.com/halong-bay-cruises/luxury-cruise-sale.html for more information

Co To is a stunning peaceful island

Part II: What to visit in Coto Island

– From the port, covering a distance about 400m, you will reach the town of Co To and it was about 10,000 VND/person if taking a moto taxi. Coto Island is busy at the weekend because of visitors; therefore, you should make a reservation of accommodation or come in weekday. Room rates range from 350,000 VND to 600,000 VND/night/room. Recommending some guesthouse is Coto lodge, Coto Green…

Coto-lodge-mini-hotel

Coto-lodge-mini-hotel

– Electricity was provided 23/24 hours and cut off an hour from 5AM to 6AM there. Here are some destinations you should go:

+ Ho Chi Minh Monument: This is the only place where Ho Chi Minh allowed to put his statue when he was alive. It is 100m from the town

Ho-Chi-Minh-monument

Ho-Chi-Minh-monument

+ My bridge (or Thau My Bridge): The highest point with the majestic scenery, the most special place to enjoy the first sunlight of the day and the Pealit rocks where preserved tectonics of nature. It is 3 km from the town

Thau-my

Thau-my

+ Lighthouse: An ideal place to have a panoramic view of beautiful island. Ticket price is 5,000VND/person. It is 4km from the town

View-from-Lighthouse

View-from-Lighthouse

+ Van Chay beach: Water is so clean and clear. Perfect place to enjoy sea atmosphere, hear waves swashing, swim, sunbath and play beach sport. It is 11km from the town

Van-chay-beach

Van-chay-beach

+ Hong Van beach: An unspoiled and rustic beauty of fine sandy beach. Sand turns into pink in the evening as its name. It is 5 km from the town

Hong-Van-beach

Hong-Van-beach

+ Tau Dam rocks: An amazing rocks!

Tau-Dam-rocks

Tau-Dam-rocks

Beacutiful-Tau-Dam-rocksBeacutiful-Tau-Dam-rocks

Beacutiful-Tau-Dam-rocks

Crab

Crab

Part I: How to come Co To Island from Hanoi

Co To is a stunning peaceful island

Co To is a stunning peaceful island

Part I: How to come Co To Island from Hanoi

Coto is an island located in the eastern of Van Don, Quang Ninh Province, area of 46.2 km², about 6,000 inhabitants. This is a relatively unspoiled island with quite untouched beaches and beautiful rocks. The water of the sea is so clean and clear, you can even see the seabed in shallow water less than 1 meter. Coto is located quite far away from the center of Ha Long Bay, it is about 50 km by land and about 20 knots by sea; it means to take 2 hours by bus and 2 hours by speed boat from Cai Rong port. Therefore, Coto should be traveled by young people who are interested in exploring

Here is the itinerary from Hanoi to Coto Island. The price is charged for 2013.

– From Hanoi: Booking a private car or just catch a bus from My Dinh bus station (Hanoi – Cua Ong) or may take a bus Hanoi – Bai Chay (Kumho Viet Thanh 100,000 VND/ticket; Duc Phuc 120,000 VND/ticket). When visiting Vietnam, you should not miss a chance to explore the beautiful Halong Bay. By starting from Hanoi at 6AM, you can arrive to Bai Chay bus station round 11AM. Take a taxi to your hotel to put your luggage there and ask hotel staff to take care it for you (check-in time at 2PM), then go to Bai Chay harbor to get in the boat visiting the Halong bay for 4 hours. Just 4 hours will not be enough to see all the beauty of the bay, but due to the short time that it should be enough for you to cover the world’s natural heritage.

Halong-Bay

Halong-Bay

– Near the Bai Chay port is night market selling many items. Do not forget to bargain before buying anything. Overnight at hotel and ready for a trip to Co To island the next day

Night-market

Night-market

– The next morning you should be at the Bai Chay bus station at 5AM to catch the bus number 01 to Cai Rong. Full-fare ticket is 25,000 VND. Let ask driver in Vietnamese “Vui lòng cho tôi xuống bưu điện Vân Đồn” (please drop me off at Van Don Post Office). From here, it is about 1.5km to get to Cai Rong port, so you should go taxi to get there, about 20,000 VND of taxi fee

Cai-Rong-port

Cai-Rong-port

– From Cai Rong port (Van Don District) can catch the boat or speedboat to Quan Lan Island or Co To Island. It takes you around 2 hours with speedboat and from 3 to 4 hours with normal boat. Therefore, I highly recommend using speedboat. There are 2 firms of speedboat, Manh Quang and Phuc Thinh. Ticket prices range from 135,000 VND to 180,000 VND for weekdays and weekend days (weekend is Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If going with speedboat of Manh Quang, you should choose a sitting position on the 2nd floor because it is convenient to enjoy views of bay and reduce the seasick feeling

Manh-quang-speedboat

Manh-quang-speedboat

Time departure (Cai Rong port – Co To Island): 8:30 and 13:30 weekdays

Time departure (Co To Island – Cai Rong port): 8:00 and 14:30 weekdays.

It might appear enhanced one on the weekend

Be Noted: you should ask boat staff exact time departure to avoid missing it.

To be continued: Part II: What to visit in Coto Island

Hot deal 4 stars hotel for Independence holiday

Promotion of Vietnamse Independence Day at Sun Spa resort:

ONLY:

3 days 2 night stay package only VND 4,100,000

4 days 3 night stay package only VND 5,200,000

Booking date : Immediately from now until 30th August 2013

Stay Date      : From 30 August to 02nd September, 2013

The package is inclusive of:
– Two or three nights accommodation on Superior, Deluxe room categories basis.
– Gala dinner tickets on 01 September 2013 for two persons
– Surcharge for peak day.
– A surcharge will be applied for upgrading to higher room categories.

Terms and Conditions:
– No cancellation and non-refundable
– Valid until 30th August 2013

Some tips for traveling in Ha Long

Some tips for traveling in Ha Long

You are excited for a Halong trip and feeling like a fish out of water and interesting in this tour but you wonder what should be prepared to travel. Hence, I would like to share with you some notes when travelling in Halong Bay as a world natural heritage site.

1. Best time to travel Halong Bay:

halong-swimming

halong-swimming

Halong Bay is located in the north, there are 4 seasons in a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. You could visit Halong at any time throughout the year; however, the best would be around from April to October and from December to February. It is cold and foggy in winter, drizzling rain sometime.

2. Prepare luggage:

prepare-luggage

prepare-luggage

You need to prepare before traveling things like: sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), shower gel, shampoo, eye drops, sunglasses, swimming goggles, bathing suits, shorts, short-sleeved dress shirt with cool stuffs, hats, sandals or flip-flop

3. Roadmap and Transportation to Halong:

– There are many means of transports for you to choose to go to Halong. It depends on preference and conditions. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can take a train to Hanoi, then go to Halong by coach or take a coach Sai Gon – Hai Phong then go Halong by boat or bus. Weak point is going to take you a lot of time. To save time, you can catch a direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi or Haiphong then ride to Ha Long.

– It is 170km from Hanoi to Halong and should take around 3-4 hours drive. At the bus station such as Luong Yen, My Dinh, Gia Lam have high quality coaches for Halong: Kumho Việt Thanh, Đức Phúc… In addition, there is a train Hanoi – Halong starting at Yen Vien station daily at 4:55 am.

– Fare to take a coach from Hanoi to Ha Long around 120,000 VND; motorcycle taxi from the bus station to Bai Chay tourism area is about 25,000 VND per person. If you go to Hon Gai, you can take up to 60,000 VND per person. If your group of 3 or more, you should take a taxi.

4. Good priced hotels in Ha Long:

Good-price-Halong-hotel

Good-price-Halong-hotel

– You can find many 3-star or 4-star hotels at Bai Chay tourism area. Average prices of 3-star hotels are 700,000 VND/room/night. To book a room easily with inexpensive price, you should come in weekday. At the weekend from Friday to Sunday, there are a lot of tourist come here, therefore, rates are up and full booked.

– Recommending some hotels: Van Hai Hotel (08 Halong street, Bai Chay); Heritage hotel (88 Halong street, Bai Chay), Ha Long Plaza hotel (08 Halong street), Ha Long Dream hotel (10 Halong street); Mithrin hotel (Hung Thang street), Ha Long Pearl hotel (Chay beach); Moon Light (Hung Thang street)…

5. Eating and Restaurant:

excellent-seafood

excellent-seafood

There are many restaurants from budget to luxury, from daily dish to excellent seafood for you to choose when visit to Ha Long. Here are some typical restaurant: Yen Nhuan restaurant (Cai Dam, Ha Long); Cua Vang (Golden Crab) restaurant (0333 819 919); Pho Bien restaurant (0333 640 968); Thang Long restaurant (0333 845 916); Tequila restaurant (0983 519 198); Mithrin restaurants inside Mithrin hotel (Hung Thang, Bai Chay); Panorama restaurant (168 Ha Long and Bai Chay); Son Ca restaurant (98 Ben Tau); Bien Xanh (Blue Sea) restaurant (08 Le Thanh Tong); Hai Ninh restaurant (zone 3, Peach Garden-Vuon Dao); Thien Ly restaurant (Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Cua Ong) … If you would like to enjoy Halong seafood specialties, you could try at Sea Food restaurant (Halong street); Thu Huong restaurant (Halong street); Noi Nho restaurant (Tran Hung Dao) …

6. Transportation and visit at Halong:

– To visit the city, you should use taxi: Taxi 886 – Mong Cai (033. 886 886), Ha Long (033. 62 62 62); Hon Gai (033. 84 84 84); Mai Linh (033. 628 628) …

– To visit Halong bay, you could book a reservation through travel agent or at the Bai Chay harbor (033. 846 592); Halong Bay Service Center (033. 844 631)

Price depends on time and type of boat. If traveling in a group of 10-15 people, look out for a small wooden junk. If you are single travelers, you should share junk with other visitors. In this case, hotel staff and travel agent could make it for you. Ticket price depends on route:

+ Route 1 is 80 000 VND/ticket/person: Thien Cung cave – Dau Go Cave – Dog Rock – Ba Hang fishing village – Dinh Huong rock – Fighting Cock rock – Hoa Cuong fishing village

+ Route 2 is 90,000 VND/ticket/person: Sung Sot cave – Ti Top Island (or Soi Sim Island) – Me Cung cave – Fairy Lake Cave (or Drum cave or Virgin cave or Bo Nau cave or Luon cave)

You can visit on the morning or afternoon depending on your schedule.

7. Entertainment:

Ha-Long-Market

Ha-Long-Market

– Tuan Chau Island: You could swim at Tuan Chau beach or enjoy many performances: Dolphin, Crocodile, and Water Musical…

– At evening, take a walk or take a cyclo or a carriage around Bai Chay and enjoy the sea atmosphere. Price per 1 hour is about 150,000 VND for cyclo and 250,000 VND for carriage.

– It is interesting if standing at the Bai Chay Bridge and look down. You can go up there by lift. Price is 4,000VND/ticket/person.

– Bars along Bay Chay street

– Shopping at Night Market: Selling many kind of souvenirs that you can buy as a gift. Do not forget to bargain before buying anything here.

Chance to have a luxury stay at Victoria spa and resort

Winter is coming and here is a special offer from ECOSEA TRAVEL . Enjoy your holiday in luxury resort – Victoria hotel & spa

1/ MEKONG HOT DEAL

Vitoria-spa-and-resortVND 6,360,000/ 2 nights at Victoria Can Tho Resort
VND 4,680,000/ 2 nights at Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

• Promotional rates are:
– Applied from 1st October 2013 to 31st March 2014
– Applied for combination stay in at least 2 nights only
– Inclusive of daily breakfast for 2 persons, service charge

Note: A peak season surcharge of VND 2,530,000/ room/ night at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is applicable from 23rd December 2013 to 4th January 2014

2/ A SAPA TRIP WITH VICTORIA SAPA RESORT & SPA

Victoria-sapaWinter Package: at VND 5,000,000 per person

• Promotional rates are:
– Applied from 1st October 2013 to 28th February 2014
– One night accommodation in a twin-share basis Superior room with breakfast & service charge
– Round trip ticket on the Victoria Express Train in a Superior cabin (4 berths-sharing)
– Breakfast upon arrival (available from 6:30 am)
– Free access to the swimming pool, use of fitness centre, sauna and steam-bath

Note: – Not applicable for weekend departures: Friday: from Hanoi to Lao Cai & Sunday: from Lao Cai to Hanoi

                – Single supplement VND 2,000,000 / room / night

3/ VICTORIA HOI AN BEACH RESORT & SPA

Vitoria-Hoi-AnFROM: VND 3,200,000/ night
Applied from 1st November 2013 to 22nd December 2013
Applied  for minimum 2 night-stays

4/ VICTORIA PHAN THIET BEACH RESORT & SPA

Vitoria-Phan-thiet

Fom VND 3,550,000/night

Applied from 1st November 2013 to 22nd December 2013

Applied for minimum 2 night-stays