HALONG BAY HERITAGE MARATHON – 2018 EDITION

RUN & ENJOY VIETNAM – SPECIAL OFFER

RACE DAY: NOVEMBER 25, 2018

FRANKFURT – HANOI – HALONG BAY  – SAPA – HANOI – FRANKFURT

VAILID TO AUGUST 31, 2018

Duration: 8 days 8 nights

For booking deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Travel period: Oct to 10 Dec 2018

Open Air-Ticket Available

Halong Bay Heritage Marathon is a unique marathon to run in your lifetime. Runners had travelled far and wide to participate this hugely popular run held in one of the world’s most beautiful and unexpected terrains. Driven by a love of running and travel, participants from different continents and time zones journey far and wide to run their hearts out and forge memories that can never be erased in the past years.

Whether your legs are itching for some adventure or you simply need some inspiration, Halong Bay Heritage Marathon with the unique and jaw dropping routes ought to do the trick. Test your mantle and find out if you have what it takes to participate in the race that will be held this year on November 25, 2018 in Halong Bay.

If you’re roaming the beautiful countryside in Vietnam, letting adventure take you where it may, you need a flexible return date. We offer open-ended tickets. Also known as open return or flexible return tickets, open-ended tickets let you fly home when you feel the time is right instead of obeying a preset return date.

You can opt for an open ticket, which means you do not have to be dependent on the constraint of the return date. The first flight which will bring you to Vietnam is set while the return date is flexible and up to your choice.

Day 1 (Nov 22, 2018) Frankfurt – Hanoi
Include:

Airticket from Frankfurt to Hanoi by Vietnam Airlines (non-stop flight)

13:55 PM: Take flight from Frankfurt to Hanoi

Airport: Frankfurt Interanaitonal Airport – Terminal 2

Day 2 (Nov 23, 2018) Hanoi – Arrival  (L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi:  4-Start hotel

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax.

11:00 AM: Lunch at a Vietnamese Old Quarter Restaurant

13:00 – 17:00: Hanoi city tour

17:00 – 18:00: Special Ionah Show

18:00 – 20:00: Back to hotel for rest

20:00 – 22:00: Dinner at walking streets

22:00: Free time at walking steets

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 (Nov 24, 2018) Hanoi – Halong city (B, L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide

Hotel in Halong:  

5-Start hotel: Wyndham Legend  Halong Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

8:00 AM: After breakfast, pick you up at your hotel

8:30 AM: Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.

10.00: Stopover on the way for refreshments

12.00: Arrive at Halong city, check in hotel and have lunch

15:00 – 17:00: Running course tour and  enjoy the journey across Halong Bay by Queen cable car

17:00 – 18:00:

– Join the briefing for runner hosted by Halong Bay Heritage Marathon Organizer

– Running Kit collection including bag, BIB, T-shirt, information booklet; gift from sponsors (if any)

18:30 – 20:00: Carb-loading dinner at hotel in Halong

20:00 – 21:30: Free

Overnight in Halong city.

Day 4 (Nov 25, 2018) Halong Marathon – 5-Starts Cruise (B, L, D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide on boat

Double/twin cabins on boat

2 days, 1 night on

5-Stars Emeraude Cruise /

5-Stars Lazalee Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

AM: Breakfast at hotel (for 21km, 10km, 5km)

Take away breakfast will be prepared for 42km runners at hotel restaurant

Run and enjoy Halong Bay Heritage Marathon event.

5:15: pick up 42 km runners

6:00: Start of 42 km

6:15: pick up 21 km runners

7:00: Start of 21 km

7:15: pick up 10 km and 5 km runners

8:00: Start of 10 km

8:10: Start of 5 km

11:30 – 12:00: Transport back to hotel with the tour guide after the race to pick up luggage. The tour guide will bring you to Emeraude Cruise Port

12:30: Check-in at Emeraude Café
12:45: Embarkation

13:00: Captain Raises Anchor
13:00 – 14:30: Cruising Halong Bay, enjoy Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch
14:00 – 15:00: Free & Easy

15:00 16:00: Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Cave
16:00 16:30: Crepe Station on Sundeck and Cruising to Pearl farm

16:30 – 17:30: Kayaking (optional) or Swimming at Pearl farm
18:00 – 18:30: Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class (Sundeck)

18:30 – 19:00: Complimentary Canapes on the Sundeck
19:00 – 21:00: European Dinner Buffet Served (Dress Code: Smart)

21:00 – 22:00: Bills Settlement (optional for drinks)
20:00 – 22:00: Squid Fishing (Seasonal)
20:30 – 23:00:  Silver Screen “King Skull Island”

Overnight on boat.

Day 5 (Nov 26, 2018) Halong Bay  – Hanoi (B, L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide

Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Tirant Hotel; Address: 38 Gia Ngu St, Hàng Bạc, Hoan Kiem, Hà Nội; Tel: +84 24 6265 5999

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

06:00 – 07:30: Coffee, Tea, Cookies and Muffins Served on the Sundeck (Complimentary)

06:30 – 07:00: Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on Sundeck

07:00 – 08:00: Visit Peral farm, kayaking (optional)

09:00 – 9:30: Check out the carbin

09:00 – 10:30: Energizing full breakfast is served
09:00 – 10:30: Cruise pass Bai Tu Long Bay, Ba Hai and Hang Ma Islands

10:30 – 11:00: Disembarkation

11:00 – 11:15: Drop Off Point

Transfer back to Hanoi. A light lunch will be provided on the way back  to Hanoi.

16:00: Arrival in Hanoi. Check in hotel and relax.

19:00: Pick up at hotel for dinner

21:00: Free

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6 (Nov 27, 2018) Hanoi  – Sapa (B, L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide

Hotel

4-Star hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

07:00 – 08:00: Breakfast at hotel

08:00 – 12:30: Transfer to Sapa

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch at Sapa

14:00 – 15:30: Check in hotel in Sapa

15:30 – 19:30: Sapa city tour
19:30 – 21:30: Dinner

21:30: Free

Overnight in Sapa

Day 7 (Nov 28, 2018) Sapa (B, L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide

Hotel

4-Star hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

07:00 – 09:00:  Enjoy breakfast at hotel terrace

09:00 – 13:00: Sapa tour with 4 hour trek to visit Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village or Climb Ham Rong mountain

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 18:00: Sapa tour Visit H’mong ethnic minority to learn about their customs and traditional crafts or Explore Cat Cat-Sin Chai Village / Cat Cat waterfall and hydropower station

18:00 – 19:30: back to hotel
19:30 – 21:30: Dinner

21:30: Free

Overnight in Sapa

Day 8 (Nov 29, 2018) Sapa – Departure  (B, L,D)
Include:

Private transfer

English speaking tour guide

Airticket to Frankfurt by Vietnam Airlines (non-stop flight)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

07:00 – 09:00:  Enjoy breakfast at hotel terrace

09:00 – 11:00: Free for shopping

11:00 – 12:30: Check out hotel  

12:30 – 14:30: Lunch

14:30 – 20:30: Transfer to NoiBai Airport, dinner on the way to Noi Bai Airport

20:30: Check in flight back to Frankfurt

23:00: Take flight back to Frankfurt

End of service

Package cost:

    • Full Marathon: USD 2,288.00 + USD 70.00 ( € 2,008.00 )
    • Half Marathon: USD 2,288.00 + USD 55.00 ( € 1.996.00 )
    • 10 km run: USD 2,288.00 + USD 20.00 ( € 1.966.00 )

 

  • 5 km fun run: USD 2,288.00 ( € 1.949.00 )

 

Include:

  • Private tour
  • Double/twin rooms at hotel & Junk as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Private transportation at places as indicated in program
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Registration fees and running kit

Exclude:

  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Single surcharge
  • Tip for tour guides & drivers
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