Orchid Cruises 3 days/2 nightsCode Tours: HS06ORC02
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Itinerary: Hanoi City - Halong Bay (Cat Ba Island, Thoi Quyt area, Coc Ngoi islet, Cua Van, Ba Trai Dao area, Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai village, Bai Tu Long Bay, Vung Vieng fishing village...) - Hanoi City
Orchid Cruises are the leading of luxury 5 star cruises level in Ha Long Bay and we are the BRAND NEW cruises in Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay with the highest level of ship’s friendship environment and finest cruises to exceed your highest expectation about Ha Long Bay cruises. As the higher regulation of the local authority on board, we are the first cruise company that organized the cruise throughout Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay with the most highlight of this beautiful and wild route.
Joining with us, you absolutely have chance to discover untouched area with less travelled route which other cruises could not offer you. Orchid Cruises has 14 the most luxury cabins with the professional crew that will provide you the best service as your highest expectation of the cruise in Halong Bay plus untouched area of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay
DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY
9:00 – You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the highway to Dinh Vu Port, Haiphong where we arrive at around 11h30. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.
12:00 – Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.
12:15 – We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager, anchored in the south of Halong Bay, one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of Nature’ in a worldwide survey. Halong Bay is steeped in culture from hundreds of years ago. The bay has remained unchanged for centuries, with beautiful seas and impressive islands.
12:40 – Your Halong Bay Cruise boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.
14:45 – We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.
15:00 – We take you for a trip in the small coracles, used by fishermen for centuries. You will learn how they go about their trade, casting the nets, whilst navigating the waters in their tiny craft.
Alternatively, you may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (this program applies between the months of April and November)
In the winter months, (December to March) Tourists instead, may visit Viet Hai village with guide. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric cart service is available (at an extra cost).
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly
17:45 – Returning your Halong Bay Cruise boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal
19:30 – Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
21:30 – Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly
23:00 – End of Day One program
DAY 2: HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY
6:00 – The day starts early onboard your Halong Bay Cruise boat with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. You can then enjoy a lovely breakfast; after which we continue our journey exploring Bai Tu Long Bay. A smaller boat will take tourists to visit the wonderful pristine landscape on Bai Tu Long. Here you will see the Vung Vieng fishing village. This is located in an area of quiet, peaceful and stunning scenery. The lives of the fishermen throughout the years has changed little. There are museums, school houses and shops here. You can swim in the sea, or take a kayak out on Bai Tu Long Bay. Experience the culture of the fishermen living on the sea all year round.
12:00 – You now return to the boat for lunch, before visiting the amazing Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. The stalactites and stalagmites here are incredible.
15:30 – We return to your ORCHID CRUISE boat.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI
6:00 – Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Toi Sang cave is situated.
9:45 – Visitors then return to your Halong Bay Cruise boat for check-out procedures
10:15 – Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
11:35 – We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
12:10 – We bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.
15:00 – Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
|Cabin||Price||Promotion price||Single supplement|
|Suite Balcony||360 USD/pax||300 USD/pax||290 USD/pax|
|Premium Suite Balcony||410 USD/pax||350 USD/pax||330 USD/pax|
|Orchid Exclusive Suite||520 USD/pax||460 USD/pax||400 USD/pax|
|Family Suite Balcony||625 USD/pax||565 USD/pax||N/A|
|Family Premium Suite Balcony||690 USD/pax||630 USD/pax||N/A|
- English speaking tour guide on boat
- Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
- All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts) for 3 days 2 nights
- Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fish fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Luxury cabin with A/C
- Day boat, Exploring Sung Sot cave, Vung Vieng village, kayaking and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 days/2nights package
- Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
- Shuttle bus Hanoi – Haiphong – Hanoi
- Airfare, visa arrangements
- Beauty Spa Services & Massage
- Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above