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HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY CRUISE - ORCHID CRUISE 3D2N

With a completely different route starting from Haiphong to safe a lot of traveling time we visit and pass places like 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... View more
Travel Styles: Classic Tours , Honeymoon Tours
Destinations: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay 5*)
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
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Day 1 : Hanoi – Haiphong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Hanoi – Haiphong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay

Itinerary Details Day 1 Hanoi – Haiphong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay

09h10 - You will be collected from Old Quarter Center to take the new highway to Orchid Private Lounge where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience the longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.

12h00 - Transfer by tender to the cruise.

12h15 - We welcome our guests onboard and enjoy a welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

12h40 – We start cruising 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.

15h00 - 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. 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 water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.)

18h00 - It’s time to try the authentic well-known local liquor as “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor, which is really highly recommending liquor in Viet Nam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor.

18h30 - Returning to the cruise where 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.

Option:Massage service available. Please contact the Cruise Manager

19h30 - Deluxe 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.

21h30 - 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. We overnight on the cruise.

Day 2 : Lan Ha Bay (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Lan Ha Bay

Itinerary Details Day 2: Lan Ha Bay

6h00 - The day starts early onboard the cruise with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

8h30 - Transfer to day boat for visit Viet Hai village. 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 car service is available (at an extra cost). Back to day boat for visiting Lan Ha Bay. Lunch served on day boat.

13h30 - Visit Lan Ha Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).

16h00 - Return to the cruise. You will join a traditional cooking demonstration. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

19h30 - Deluxe 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.

21h30 - 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. We overnight on the cruise.

Day 3 : Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast and brunch)

Picture of Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Itinerary Details Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi

06h00 - 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 kayaks to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi sea cave is situated.

9h30 – We return to the cruise to fresh up and check out.

10h00 - Whilst cruising back, you can enjoy a delightful brunch. 

10h30 - Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!

11h35 - We return to the quayside in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

We bid farewell and we hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

14h00 - Back at your hotel or stay in the Old Quarter where the trip ends.

What’s included?

  • Full furnished cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board:
    3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
  • Welcome drink
  • Complementary water on the transfers
  • Entrance, activities and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury shuttle bus (only in Hanoi old quarter)
  • Taxes and Service Charges

What’s excluded?

  • All other (alcoholic) beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking voucher from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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