Halong Treasure Junk

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2 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Suite room $260 $370 $230 $330
Superior Room $220 $318 $200 $285

3 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Suite room $455 $638 $410 $575
Superior Room $390 $540 $350 $490

 

Introduction

The treasure is a one of a kind vessel in the whole Halong archipelago. Based on a solid structure and re-designed in a wooden junk style. It is stable, able to navigate in any seabed of the region and can easily face the rough if needed.

Its giant sails may come as a support to the engine if the winds are with us, they are part of the folklore and give a nice sensation of embracing the big outdoors [editor’s note: absolutely no boat in Halong bay can sail only without the engine running] .

The Treasure is a large vessel, very spacious and comfortable. You will find yourself particularly cozy on it.

 

Cabins

The Treasure features 15 cabins, all equipped with comfortable bedding, private western standards bathroom and a stunning view through large windows. The cabins are distributed as follow:
• 2 suites | potentially connectable | 43 sqm | king size bed | bathtub Jacuzzi | A/C | private balcony | TV.
• 2 double cabins | 11.5 sqm | queen size bed | shower cabin | A/C.
• 11 twin cabins | all convertible into double| 11.5 sqm | 90x190 cm beds | shower cabin | A/C.

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Suite room $260 $370 $230 $330
Superior Room $220 $318 $200 $285

 

HALONG CRUISE ON TREASURE JUNK (2 DAYS)

A unique cruise to explore Halongs gorgeous sites and local life. The TREASURE, our traditional junk with modern facilities offers an overnight cruise with comfortable accommodation and professional service. Among the most popular features of this tour you’ll like a boat route which takes you away from mass tourist sites, a spacious sundeck and some complimentary kayaking to the remotest parts of the bay. Allow yourself a time of serenity and relaxation far from everything.

DESTINATIONS

The natural grandeur of the World Heritage Halong archipelago.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Traditional junk with modern amenities.
• Great seafood cuisine.
• A unique itinerary with a quiet overnight anchorage.
• Interaction with the local people who call the bay home.
• Kayaking among the dramatic karst formations.

ITINERARY

[Day 1] Hanoi – Halong Archipelago
Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Treasure junk

Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk. Start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).

After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.

We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Lets get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, ok. Kayaks and tender boat, ok. Paddles and gears, ok. Lets get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.

After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. The boat cruises to its secluded anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.

[Day 2] Halong - Hanoi
Meals: brunch | Accommodation: N/A

We will be back at the pier about 11am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.

Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.

About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We trace our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.

Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.

Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle.

Included

• Accommodation on Treasure Junk.
• Meals as specified in the program.
• Kayaks and safety gear.
• Tender boat.
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.
• The services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
• All entrance fees.
• VAT and other taxes.

Not included

• Hotel in Hanoi for the last day.
• Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
• Individual insurance.

Note:

• Tides and weather conditions may alter the times of meals and other activities.
• In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
• Tour program is subject to change without prior notice.
• For your convenience, and if you can arrange smaller backpacks, please leave your big suitcase at Handspans secure storage.

On the way to Halong and back to Hanoi, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. This is not to trick you and that will be the only times of the whole trip you may feel in the tourism mass. But that is the only place on the way, where you, your driver and your guide can use clean toilets without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding.

 

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Suite room $455 $638 $410 $575
Superior Room $390 $540 $350 $490

 

HALONG EXPLORER AND KAYAK DISCOVERY (3 DAYS)

For the ones who want to explore Halong further and with a pronounced taste for active travel. Let’s discover some of the quietest parts of the archipelago with a harmonious combination of comfortable cruising and fun activities. This tour features the unique cruise on board of the Treasure Junk. But with an extra day to paddle the fjords of the archipelago, their floating houses and deserted sandy beaches.

DESTINATIONS

The natural grandeur of the World Heritage Halong archipelago.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Traditional junk with modern amenities.
• Great seafood cuisine.
• Unique itinerary with a quiet overnight anchorage.
• Interaction with the local people who call the bay home.
• Kayaking among the dramatic karst formations.

ITINERARY

[Day 1] Hanoi – Halong Archipelago
Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Treasure junk

Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk. Start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).

After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the clichés of a busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.

We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Lets get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, ok. Kayaks and tender boat, ok. Paddles and gears, ok. Lets get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.

After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.

[Day 2] Halong Bay kayaking
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Treasure junk

The breakfast will be served from 7.15am. But if you like, we invite you to share a cup of tea or coffee from 6.30am and participate then in a Tai Chi session before breakfast.

Around 8.30am, we board a smaller boat. It takes us even farther from the touristy area, to the hidden nooks of the archipelago.

A whole day of fun and relaxation. More kayaking, more swimming, more sandy beaches, more floating houses, more local cuisine, definitely a "cruise++"... The exact program depends on tide and weather conditions but we guarantee that we will make this trip extension worth. Lunch will be served on the support boat.

The guide will lead you back to the Treasure Junk in the mid-afternoon. Time to refresh and to make yourself cozy on the sundeck. Dinner will be served again either in the dining room or on the deck. Second night onboard.

[Day 3] Halong - Hanoi
Meals: brunch | Accommodation: N/A

We will be back at the pier about 11am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.

Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.

About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We trace our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.

Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.

Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle.

Included

• Accommodation on Treasure Junk.
• Meals as specified in the program.
• Kayaks and safety gear.
• Dedicated support boat for the second day.
• Tender boat.
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.
• The services of an experienced English-speaking guide.
• All entrance fees.
• VAT and other taxes.

Not included

• Hotel in Hanoi for the last day.
• Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
• Individual insurance.

Note:

• Tides and weather conditions may alter the times of meals and other activities.
• In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
• Tour program is subject to change without prior notice.
• For your convenience, and if you can arrange smaller backpacks, please leave your big suitcase at Handspans secure storage.

On the way to Halong and back to Hanoi, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. This is not to trick you and that will be the only times of the whole trip you may feel in the tourism mass. But that is the only place on the way, where you, your driver and your guide can use clean toilets without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Food and Beverages

The Treasure offers a long drink list featuring softs, beers, spirits, wines, cocktails, mocktails, smoothies... to slake your thirst and set the aperitif up or accompany a romantic dinner.

Our chef and his team are devoted to offering you some of the most reputed cuisine of the region. The selection is wide and ingredients always local and fresh. Seafood-based, but not only, the menus are well balanced. Vegetarian and kids can be catered for. We strive to make each meal a colorful event for both eyes and papillae.

 

Features and Activities

On all of its itineraries, the Treasure offers some kayaking. Real expeditions to lagoons, creeks and floating houses, around the huge standing karsts formations, always away from any other boat. We use Necky kayaks, high quality equipment, imported from Canada and carefully maintained.

To entertain your cruise, vegetable carving and cocktails classes are available. Sometimes upon request as it depends on the number of people on board. Nice wooden board games are also available.

The Treasure features a very large sundeck that you may enjoy anytime of the day. With a cup of coffee witnessing the transient serenity of the bay early morning; relaxing in the sun with a privileged view at the limestone labyrinth; celebrating with a drink this once of a lifetime moment when the moon rises over the karsts.

The Food
Cruise Exterior
Relaxing after Kayaking
Superior Room
Suite room
Restaurant
Kayaking
Sundeck
Relaxing place
Cruise Exterior
3 days cruising map
2 days cruising map
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Danny & Jenifer
Date of stay:20/02/2013

We selected Billiant Halong Cruises to provide our Halong Bay cruise experience for my family (2 adults, 2 teenagers) and I must say it was fantastic. After comparing notes and pictures with other seasoned travellers who had done Halong Bay a number of times with different tour operators we all agreed that Billiant Halong Cruises offered something special and was far superior in most areas. Only criticism was that there was an error in my bill at the end of the cruise which I believe was a genuine mistake, however recommend double checking the details. Also 1 night/2 day stay in Halong bay is more than enough, others who experienced 3 days/2 nights said that it was too long. Highly recommend the suites which there are 2 of on the Treasure Junk. They are approx $30 per person more than the standard room but are 5 times larger and excellently appointed. We had the best hot showers our entire 2 week stay in Vietnam on the boat, go figure.
 



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