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Halong Bay Seaplane Tour 2 days 1 night

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Seaplane tour to Halong Bay departing from Hanoi is one of high-end tours. Bird view over Halong Bay and overnight on Luxury Cruise are highlights of this trip. It takes only 30 minutes from Hanoi to Halong Bay by seaplane. Viewing Halong Bay from a seaplane is a great way to get a panoramic view of the mystical seascape, one of natural world heritage site recognized by UNESCO. With the newest seaplane model has been launched out Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-E of 12 seats, travelers can choose either buying daily ticket or charter the whole craft.


1.Engineering & Maintenance

Viet Nam Aviation contracts with VIETSTAR AIRLINES MULTIROLE CORPORATION (Vietnam) and Cessna (Singapore) for major inspections and aircraft modifications. Viet Mind Aviation performs all periodic inspections (daily, weekly, monthly and every 100 hours of flight) Our engineers’ have undergone training at Cessna and Wipaire (seaplanes buoys) and had their licenses certified accordingly. The safety and security of our customers, staff and equipment are our number one priority. Viet Mind Aviation has maintenance hangars in Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport, where we have spare parts, equipments and tooling for the fleet. All maintenance jobs are carried out in accordance with manufacturers’ directions and under supervision of our US Head of Engineering, who has significant seaplane experience.

2.Insurance & Safety Insurance

We maintain a full aviation insurance policy, underwritten by Global Insurance Company (Vietnam) and Allianz (Singapore). Safety To make sure the safety procedures to be followed, Hai Au Aviation team is trained to strictly follow below notes: Communication between ground and air shall be established at all times during the operation of the seaplanes. The aircraft and pilots are certified and licensed to operate under IFR (instrument flight rules) meaning flights can operate safely in adverse weather conditions and conduct instrument approaches at airports. All flights are conducted with two pilots, the Captain who is a very experienced international seaplane pilot and the first officer who is a trained and qualified Vietnamese seaplane pilot (trained and certified in Sydney, Australia). All aircraft are equipped with the most modern 'glass cockpit' avionics, weather radar, storm tracker system and Garmin GPS. All routes and water operating areas are surveyed and approved for use by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.


Hai Au Aviation is licensed by Ministry of Transport and Ministry of National Defense. The Company’s Aviation Operation Certificate is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam. Strict enforcement of operational procedures, safety standards and maintenance are adhered to to ensure we maintain our operational and airworthiness approval.

4.Pre-flight Preparation

Your safety and well being is the most important to us. Before our flight takes off, passengers are required not to stored or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. To ensure that your experience is an interesting one, we commit strict safety standards and we may refuse boarding to any person we deem is in breach of our safety policy. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing during your flight. Also be aware that scarves and long gowns can cause a safety hazard, so we recommend you not wear these. Our seaplanes have air conditioning, however due to Vietnam’s tropical environment we recommend that you dress in light clothing to ensure a comfortable flight.

5.Weather Condition

Our Pilots are experienced with the range of weather conditions that happen in Vietnam. On occasion, weather conditions may not be suitable for operating or continuing a flight safely, which will result in a cancellation of services or a diversion from original flight plan to a safe landing area. Should this occur, then our policy is to refund the full ticket price or re-schedule an alternative flying time.


08h00-08h30: The shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Noi Bai Airport.
09h30: Welcome and assistance at the airport for check in. Enjoy one hour flight and see Halong Bay from the sky before landing (45 minutes flight + 15 minutes scenic tour).
11h00: Landing at Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay. Free time at Paradise Café on Tuan Chau Island.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark to Cruise.
12h30: Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
12h45: Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13h00 – 14h30: Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet is ready in dining room.
15h00: Arrive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16h00: Back to cruise ship, continue cruise through the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay.
16h30: Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17h00 – 18h00: Arrive at Tung Sau (Pearl Farm) area – relax at leisure, enjoying our beauty and massage service or swimming, kayaking.
19h00 – 20h30: Enjoy the elegant five courses set menu.
21h00 – 23h00: Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.
Overnight in Halong Bay.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: on Paradise Luxury Cruise



06h30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06h00-07h00: You will have options of morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
07h00 – 08h00: International breakfast buffet is available at the restaurant.
08h00: Visit Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09h30: Check-out and settle bills while the junk cruising back to the shore.
10h45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina.

Option 1:
11h30: Board the seaplane for a 45-minute flight back to Hanoi.
12h15: Arrive in Noi Bai Airport, take a taxi by your own back to Hanoi Center or stay at the airport to connect the flight to next destination.

Option 2:
Free time at Paradise Café on Tuan Chau Island for your own activities.
15h30: Board the seaplane for a 45-minute flight back to Hanoi.
16h15: Arrive in Noi Bai Airport, take a taxi by your own back to Hanoi Center or stay at the airport to connect the flight to next destination.

Meals: Breakfast/Brunch


Services included:

• One way transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport;
• Assistance at the airport for check in;
• Seaplane ticket from Hanoi to Halong Bay on 60-minute flight with scenic tour and from Halong back to Hanoi on 45-minute flight;
• English speaking guide on board;
• 2 days /1 night Join-in Halong cruise package: 
• Meals: 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast;
• Entrance fee to Halong Bay;
• Kayaking.

Services excluded:

• Transfer from Noi Bai Airport back to Hanoi;
• Other meals, tip, drinks, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Remarks: You could also choose a other cruise with seaplane transfer for yourself in our cruises listing 

• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)

• Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
• Unused services are not subject to a refund.
• Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
• Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.





Source: halongtourvietnam.org

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