La Pinta Cruise has designed a special itinerary of two days/one night to explore the most charming areas of Halong Bay and Lan Ha bay. We provide our guests exceptional itineraries to experience less traveling routes that other cruises simply cannot offer you. Your experience on La Pinta will create unforgettable memories.
Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay (L/ D)
9:00-9:30 Optional pick-up arrangement around Hanoi old quarter* by La Pinta Limousine service team. Check-up guests list, personal belongings then depart.
9:30-11:45 Heading on the new national highway5Bfrom Hanoi capital to Cat Hai island.
11:45 Limo arrives at Got Pier, La Pinta lounge staff offer tea break (tea, lemon juice or purified bottled water).
12:00Transfers to La Pinta Cruise.
12:15 Onboard La Pinta Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink then receive cruise briefing and safety instructions before check-in.
12:30 Savor a delicious lunch at the restaurant (our menus mostly cater specialties of Vietnamese and some international cuisines) while enjoying the beauty of the canals and islets on the way such as Da Chong, Con Vit and Gia Luan.
(Đa Chong - Stacking Stones is a destination in Quang Ninh province, well-known for adventure tours. Con Vịt -Duck is an islet, shaped like a duck.Gia Luận is a village in Cat Ba island-the 3rd largest island in Vietnam, under Hai Phong governance.)
14:15 We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.
Trung Trang Valley is the largest one in Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has 10m to 30mdepth, and is around 15km2, in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise penetrates in the mountains. The cave was formed by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination. After Trung Trang Cave. We take few short trekking at the entrance of Cat Ba National Park in order getting to know more about the typical creation of tropical forest.
17:00 La Pinta Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.
18:00 Join La Pinta chefs for a cooking show where you could learn how to make of some Vietnamese traditional dishes and taste it. Also, you are welcome to take part in our special activity** or any activity at your choice.
19:30 Dinner is served on board.
20:30-23:00 After finishing dinner, you could view the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic music, enjoy drinks from the bar while watching Top Gear Vietnam Special - a TV series by BBC or try your luck at squid fishing. Or you could also grab some drinks and have your leisure time outside your cabin private balcony. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Dark and Bright cave - Hai Phong - Hanoi (B/Br)
6:00 Wake up in the middle of the bay, inhale the fresh air, watch the sunrise on broad horizon and admire the breathtaking seascape.
6:30 You would spend about 10 minutes traveling on our tender to nearby fishing area. The tender maintains a distance of 20-30m (60-90 ft) away from the Chã. On seascape, you could observe a man and a woman in fishery classic costume netting within 20 minutes. On tender you could take photos, making your own video clip of this performance or limestone islets on the bay.
(Cha is a traditional small boat, made of timber frame and bamboo coated with natural plant compound or asphalt mixture)
7:00 Back to the cruise.
7:15 Breakfast with light buffet.
8:00 Transfers to Dark &Bright cave, explore this lovely cave by bamboo boats.
8:45 Back onto cruise, please join our special activity** or any activity at your choice on board.
9:15 Pack & check-out.
9:45 Farewell brunch is served at the restaurant. You could observe the scenes at different angles and grab this chance to do a photo hunting as the boat slowly cruises passing by many islets of Halong Bay on her waterway back to pier.
11:45 La Pinta cruise returns at Got Pier.
12:00 Disembark and say goodbye to the cruise.
12h:15 Transfer back to Hanoi by Limo service (optional).
14:30 Arrive in Hanoi old quarter*, drop off at your hotel.
Trip ends here, yet La Pinta crew would love to see you soon!
(*) Pick-up and drop off services in Hanoi old quarter applied for tourists who book shuttle bus transfer only.
(**) Special activity subject to weather or seasonal conditions.
Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice depending of the weather and operating conditions.