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Orchid Cruises

Star Rates:
Price From: $225 $170
Itineraries: 2 days/1 night | 3 days/2 nights |
To be launched in November 2016, Orchid Cruise employs state of the art design with a second-to-none cruise routing. Going beyond the ordinary itinerary, Orchid will take you through the best and most hidden part of Halong Bay: it starts from Dinh Vu port near Cat Ba island and cruises around Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay.

With only 14 luxurious cabins on board with lowest size from 36 sqm, the cruise will promise the best trip you can take in Halong Bay. All cabins in Orchid Cruise provide full ocean view and private balcony to let you enjoy the magnificent seascape of Halong Bay. There are 5 choices of room types, namely, Suite with Balcony, Family Suite with Balcony, Premium Suite with Balcony, Family Premium Suite with Balcony, and Orchid Exclusive Suite - each with its own advantage and fitted for a specific group of travelers. All cabins in Orchid Cruise are fully equipped with advanced amenities to ensure the maximum comfort and satisfaction of customers.

Besides luxury private cabin, public amenities on Orchid Cruise are also unparalleled: beauty spa services, theme party on request, pick up services by Limousine car, luxury bar and restaurant, gym room, and so forth. A great deal of thrilling activities like kayaking, sunbathing, squid fishing, discovering amazing grotto and island, cooking lesson, etc. are awaiting you on Orchid trip.
2 days/1 night

Itinerary of Orchid Cruises 2 days/1 night

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 – 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

Tour Price: USD/pax (valid until December 31st 2017)
Cabin Price Promotion price Single supplement
Suite Balcony 225 USD/pax 170 USD/pax 110 USD/pax
Premium Suite Balcony 255 USD/pax 200 USD/pax 125 USD/pax
Orchid Exclusive Suite 325 USD/pax 270 USD/pax 185 USD/pax
Family Suite Balcony (Max 4 people) 270 USD/pax 215 USD/pax 0 USD/pax
Family Premium Suite Balcony (Max 4 people 302 USD/pax 247 USD/pax 0 USD/pax

Included

  • 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

Excluded

  • 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