Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
Get picked up from your hotel (in or near Hanoi Old Quarter and not included in cabin price) by Orchid Limousine at 9:00 am. Follow the newest highway connecting Hanoi and Hai Phong. Upon arrival at Dinh Vu Port, passengers will be welcomed by hospitable staff at Orchid Cruise’s lounge. After enjoying a special cup of tea, around 12.00 am, Orchid tender will transfer tourists to the main boat Orchid Cruise.
After check-in on board, you will receive cruise briefing and safety instruction. Lunch will be served in the luxury restaurant on board – as you savour the exquisite Vietnamese and international cuisines, the cruise will slowly head pass beautiful islets in Halong Bay such as Da Chong, Con Vit, and Gia Luan.
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.
Later return to our cruise to watch the amazing sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Cooking demonstration will be held on board, or enjoy our happy hour at our Bar.
Around 7:30pm, dinner will be served. Then, you can take a rest in your own room after a long day of interesting activities, enjoy the seascape of the Bay at night or if you are into socializing, take a climb up on the top deck, try squid fishing, or watching movie in the restaurant.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay exploration
Only early birds can enjoy the splendid beauty of Halong Bay at sunrise and participate in Tai Chi lesson. Breakfast will be catered as Orchid Cruise heads to Bai Tu Long Bay. After enjoying breakfast, passengers will move to smaller boats which will take you to visit Viet Hai Fishing Village and explore daily life of its fishermen. Swimming and kayaking are available at this area. At 12:00am, lunch will be served.
In the afternoon, Orchid Cruise will bring tourists to visit Bai Tu Long Bay where you can admire beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Have free time for swimming and kayaking at Ba Ham Lake area. At 3:30pm, passengers will return to the main boat for relaxing and enjoying the seascape.
Dinner will be served around 7:30pm. After that, tourists can enjoy their free time onboard: admiring Halong Bay beauty on the sundeck, sipping a drink and making new friends at the cruise’s luxury bar, watching movie, or trying squid fishing with staff.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Early risers can enjoy the spectacular beauty of Halong Bay in the early morning and take part in Tai Chi class. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. You enjoy on your own to kayak at Ao Ech (Frog Pond) area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay. At 9:45am, tourists will be back on Orchid Cruise for check-out schedule. A delightful brunch will be catered 30 minutes later. Around 11:35am, the cruise returns to Dinh Vu Port, tourists disembark and say goodbye to the cruise. Orchid mini bus will transfer you back to Hanoi. Trip ends.