Private Car Transfer

If you plan to visit Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site but you don’t know how to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay. To solve this issue, we supply Halong Flamingo shuttle bus depart from Hanoi every morning and please reconfirm us your hotel address in Ha Noi Old Quarter one day before departure. It takes you about 4 hours to Ha Long Bay, including stop over for refreshment.Bus-29-seats
=> The Shuttle Bus: costs you approx. $30/ per person for this round trip. You need to be ready at your hotel lobby at from 8.am. It is more economic when a single person is traveling.

From the hotels in the old quarters to Halong Bay 
Additionally, tourists can either take their private car to Ha Long Bay from Ha Noi about 4 hours or depart from Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi) to Ha Long Bay directly about 3.5 hours with our private cars. And we’re delighted to offer some very luxury & comfortable private transfer services with following vehicles.
=> The private transfer: there are 3 kinds of vehicles which are 4-seat cars for maximum 3 passengers, 7-seat for maximum 5 passengers and 16-seat for maximum 11 passengers. (this to allow room for your luggage) and cost:

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1 Day$85$95$129$185$240
2-Day$135$145$160N/AN/A

From Noi Bai Airport to Halong Bay

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1 day$95$105$125$195$235
2 days$145$165$170N/AN/A

From Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi and vice versa:

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Pick-up$18$20$35$85$110
See-off$14$16$30$75$95


*Note: Private car will be the best choice for you. You can instruct the driver to stop at any time to take photos or rest.

 

Shuttle Bus

Halong Flamingo Cruise offers a big team of many type of buses – well served for maximum 100 people. Everyday, our team comes and goes Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi, so our professional driver need to takes the short break for 25’ at the stop over. He has time for recharges, coffee break and safety reason. The visitors has time to straight the legs, coffee break and have a clean restroom.

Our brand new transportation includes some types of:

  • Mercedes van 16 seat
  • Ford transit 16 seat
  • Hyundai County 29 seat.

We could not use bigger bus because of the inconvenience if you use 35 – 45 seat bus to go through out the old town in Ha Noi.

Pick up time table: depends on your hotel located in the old town or near by the old town in Ha Noi, our shuttle bus will come to pick you up about 7.15 am for furthest hotel and more less 7.30 am – 8 am in the old town in Ha Noi, our operator will recall to your hotel or our sales will send an email to you to reconfirm nearly exactly what time our shuttle bus will come to pick you up on the next day.

Drop off: our shuttle bus will drop you off at your hotel in the old town in Ha Noi or the hotel near by the old town in Ha Noi.

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Shuttle buses to Halong Bay

Flamingo Cruise Restaurant

Experience fine dining in our prestigious restaurant located on the top deck of Halong Flamingo Cruise.

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With a seating capacity of up to 34 passengers, our Dining-Room is the combination of elegance and cozy atmosphere with surround views of the incredible scenery. Our talented chef is sure to tantalize your taste buds as you enjoy exceptional ambience and service at our restaurant. Specializing in Seafood and Vietnamese cuisines, Traditional and Fusion cuisine embark on a culinary adventure with our set lunch/ dinner or even a’la’ carte menu. Meals can also be enjoyed in guests’ rooms upon your request. All delicious meals are chosen from the fresh and local ingredients, prepared by the professional. Moreover, Gala dinner is available on the Sundeck. Please inform Halong Flamingo Cruise about any dietary requirements at the time of booking your journey with the best Halong luxury cruise.

Time for Meals:
+ Dinner served from 7.30 PM
+ Breakfast served between 7.00 AM and 8.00 AM
+ Lunch served from 13.30 AM

Delicious Meals on Flamingo Cruise

Fishing Villages

Fishing Villages of Hạ Long Bay
Fishing Village on Halong Bay

Hạ Long Bay lies on Vietnam’s northeastern seacoast, 70 kilometers from Hanoi. A dramatic setting of rocky formations and crystal blue waters, the bay is inscribed on the World Heritage list. It is home to three traditional floating villages that date to the early nineteenth century. These communities are comprised of 400 households, approximately 1,700 people, who live on boats and floating wooden houses in the core zone of Hạ Long bay. Their main livelihood is fishing and aquaculture.
Traditionally, each boat in the floating village is a separate household, though the raft or boat always serves more than one function. It is a home, a means of transport, and a source of income. Thousands of visitors see the villages while traveling in Hạ Long Bay; the distinctive traditional lifestyle of the villagers is a unique component of Vietnamese identity. The residents are inextricably linked to their setting, forming an integrated cultural landscape and living tradition.
An influx of tourists and associated development has altered this place and with it the social and physical context of these people. Changes in economic activities and in the ecosystem on which the villages thrive directly affect their way of life. Inclusion on the Watch raises awareness of these challenges and promotes strategies of heritage-driven community development, to enable the villages to adapt to these changes and chart a sustainable future.

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Halong Bay: Here be no more Dragons…

Squid Fishing

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Squid Fishing on Flamingo Cruise

Squid fishing is the special activities on board and attractive many customers. You are recommended to be patient, that is only skill you need to have squid in Ha Long Bay. If you are lucky, you may have even 30 squids/1night. The best time for squid fishing is spring time, about February to March.

During this time, there is no moonlight at all and squid fishing light is provided on the ship with squid fishing rods, so you just try squid fishing and please tell our Master Chef on ship to keep your squid at the fridge to prepare your own squid food next day. Many customers have done successfully and they were all so happy with their own squids on the next day. Beside, squid fishing is the wonder game to minimized your worries, leave your worries behind and just enjoy how’s Ha Long peaceful and great feeling of the squid fishing at the middle of World Heritage Site.

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… beside as a game, you will have your own squids for your meals.

Cooking Class

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Vietnam is well known in all over the world because of its cuisine, with fresh ingredients and imaginative flavors. Most of foreigners tourists are highly recommend a bout the foods of Vietnam. When people traveling in Vietnam they are not only taste the food but also want to know how Vietnamese cook their foods. From the North to the South of this country you can enjoin in the cooking tour.

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In general, most cooking classes are half-day classes starting with in the morning with a trip to the local market followed by a cooking demonstration and lunch where you can eat the dishes that were prepared.
You can enjoy the Cooking class on our Halong Flamingo Cruises. Many tourists are highly recommended this option for the trip to Vietnam. When you travel in Vietnam, the first tourist sites you will visit is Halong Bay. Booking 2 or 3 days trip and sleeping on cruise are very popular. Especially, if you booking your tour with Halong Flamingo Cruises, the cooking class are included in your tour. It means you can join cooking class free. Chef and staff on boat will help you to prepare everything for cooking class. In half of hour you can have your own dish of food, enjoin yourself and sharing it. A very interesting activity in Halong Bay tour.

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2 kinds of Spring Rolls we serve…

Tai Chi Exercise

All you need to know about Tai chi, including the health benefits, different styles and getting started.

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1. What is Tai chi?
Tai chi, also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

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2. What are the health benefits of Tai chi?
While there’s scope for more rigorous research on Tai chi’s health benefits, studies have shown that Tai chi can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

3. Can Tai chi help to prevent falls?
Some research suggests that Tai chi can reduce the risk of falls among older adults who are at increased risk. However, more research is needed.

4. Can Tai chi help with arthritis?
There is some evidence that Tai chi can improve mobility in the ankle, hip and knee in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RH). However, it is still not known if Tai chi can reduce pain in people with RH or improve their quality of life.

5. Is Tai chi good for treating osteoporosis?
Studies have looked into the potential benefits of tai chi for people with osteoporosis, but there is currently no convincing evidence that tai chi can prevent or treat the condition.

6. Am I too old for Tai chi?
No, Tai chi is commonly performed as a low-impact exercise, which means it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints. Most people should be able to do it.

7. Is Tai chi suitable for me?

Taichi on Halong BayGet advice from your GP before starting Tai chi if you have any health concerns or an existing health condition. You may need to take certain precautions if you’re pregnant, have a hernia, back pain or severe osteoporosis.

8. Don’t I need to be fit to do Tai chi?
No, Tai chi is for everyone. It is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually. Also, many of the tai chi movements can be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users.

9. Can I injure myself doing Tai chi?
Tai chi is essentially a gentle activity that is unlikely to cause injury if done correctly. The exercises involve lots of flowing, easy movements that don’t stress the joints or muscles.

10. Tips on getting started
It’s a good idea to watch a class or attend a free taster session before signing up for a course. If you have a medical condition, any health concerns or haven’t exercised for a long time, speak to your GP before you start Tai chi.

11. Are there different styles of Tai chi?
Yes, such as yang, chen and wu. Some teachers often practise a combination of styles. The main differences between the different tai chi styles are in the speed of movement and the way the body holds the postures.

12. What’s the basic technique?
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Tai chi is characterised by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and
muscles. Done correctly, you’ll find that the tai chi poses flow smoothly from one into another. Many movements are completed with bent knees in a squat-like position.

13. Can I learn Tai chi from a book or DVD?
It’s a good idea to learn the basics of Tai chi from an instructor to make sure your style is correct, effective and won’t cause injury. You can consider using a book or DVD once you’re familiar with the poses.

 

Flamingo Cruise Spa

Halong Flamingo Cruise commits bringing our customers the highest satisfactions with the outstanding spa services under the special treatments of our high skillful and professional staffs.
The mission of Flamingo Cruise Spa is to make customized massages, facials and relaxing therapies available to everyone. Why is that important? Because massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and stress relief. It’s been proven to relieve headaches, treat physical conditions, improve flexibility, and even lower blood pressure. With so many healthy benefits, it’s important that massage is seen as more than a luxury. We would probably all agree that relaxation is a large part of massage, but massage is too good to save for rare occasions. That’s where the new day spa comes in. At Massage and Spa, we offer a wide variety of customized massages, so you can get away and get healthy more often.

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Provided services:

Signature body massage: This gentle and rhythmic specialized massage is a blend of body stretch and body massage using our Signature Oil on the medians of the body that will invigorate our senses. Joints and muscles are stretched to release any blocked pathways or negative energy. The deep rolling and stretching movements used during this massage will rejuvenate your spirit, mind and body.

Deep tissue massage:
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.

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Aromatherapy body massage:
Aromatherapy uses essential oils that are thought to have healing properties. These oils are the concentrated essences taken from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves and bark of certain plants. There are about 400 essential oils, but only about 40 are commonly used in aromatherapy. Aromatherapists believe aromatherapy can boost well being, relieve stress and help to refresh your body.. Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils derived from plants to achieve therapeutic benefits. In aromatherapy massage, essential oils are usually mixed with a carrier oil like sweet almond, apricot kernel, or grapeseed oil. A relaxing aromatherapy massage, for instance, might have lavender or bergamot, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint and eucalyptus. Before your first aromatherapy massage session, your massage therapist will conduct an initial consultation with you to learn about your desired outcome. They might ask about the current state of your work life, home life, physical health and mental state to learn about what you need.

Hot stone massage:
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

Herbal essential oil treatment:
Herbs not only add taste and texture to food, but are also abundant sources of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and unique medicinal properties. Certain herbs and spices can even help you maintain a healthy body weight, as they promote weight loss.
“Herbs” and “spices” are often used interchangeably, however there are differences between them. Herbs are obtained from the leaves of herbaceous or non-woody plants, and are used in larger amounts than spices. Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds, or bark, and are usually used in smaller amounts than herbs because of their higher potency and stronger flavor.
Herbs come in various forms, including dried leaves and teas. But this site focuses on herbal oils, which you can make at home or purchase at health food stores. These oils have their own set of uses and benefits, from food preparation to skin therapy and other practical uses.
Herbal oils can be taken or used in different ways, such as for cooking and topical application.
They can also be essential or infused. Essential oils require a large quantity of plant material and need to be diluted before use because they are concentrated. Infused oils, on the other hand, use only a small amount of plant material and are used full-strength. Essential oils can be used in different ways, including aromatherapy, skin massage, adding them to bathwater, using them in a compress, or burning them in a diffuser.

In general, using fresh herbs is preferred to getting processed varieties. Just as using too much of any food or health product can carry health risks, herbal oils should be used moderately, and are NOT a substitute for a nutritious, balanced diet. Pregnant women especially need to consult their physician before consuming or using these oils.

Kayaking

Kayaking in Halong Bay is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Paddle through islets; visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages…Kayaks go where other big boats cannot. Depending on trip length, visitors have different kayak route and time frame. Cruise with Flamingo Fleets, paddling around the islands, get closer to limestone karst and enjoy the breathtaking nature in a less visited corner of Bai Tu Long Bay must be a great experience for life.

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When kayaking, you must follow the tour guide; it is risky to do by yourself without warning or instruction. The tour guide will help you use paddle and guide you to the safe area. Life jacket is a must for this activity when cruising Halong Bay. You can need to prepare suitable clothes: T-shirt and short, swimming suit in summer; warm clothes in the winter; wet shoes, hat, sunglasses… bring water, sun cream, dry bag storing camera, insect repellent…

Thanks to the bay’s thousands of islands the conditions for sea kayaking are ideal – the water is calm, the current is fine and the wind is not too strong.
Kayaking is provided and included in all itineraries and cruise offered by Flamingo Fleets.

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