Orchid Cruise Halong Bay: From 170 USD/person

Day 1 : Hanoi – Haiphong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (L,D)

09h00: 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.

12h00: Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.

12h15: 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.

12h40: 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.

14h45: 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 Bayare forested, and most are small in stature.

15h00: 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).

17h45: 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.

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 or register for our massage services. Overnight on board. 

Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

23h00: End of Day One program.

Day 2 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

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 canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Toi Sang cave is situated.

9h45: Visitors then return to your Halong Bay Cruise boat for check-out procedures.

10h15: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch.

11h45: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

12h10: 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.

15h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi.

Cabin

Note

Double

Single

 

 

Suite Balcony

 

On the 1st floor, private balcony, private seating area, fresh flowers & fresh fruits basket in room

 

 

490

 

405

Premium suite Balcony

 

 On the 2nd floor, private balcony, private seating area, fresh flowers & fresh fruits basket in room, 2 cocktails free at afternoon

 

550

450

 

 Orchid Exclusive Suite

 

 

 On the 2nd floor, largest room on boat, private balcony, private seating area, private terrace, a bottle of wine, fresh flowers & fruits basket in room, 02 cocktails free at afternoon.

 

580

475

Family Suite Balcony On the first floor, connecting door with 1 double and 1 twin cabin, wine & fresh fruits basket in cabin, private balcony, private seating area.

 

 

 

 

3 pax

 

 

 

 

695

4 pax

 

757

Family Premium Suite Balcony

On the second floor, connecting door with 1 double and 1 twin cabin, wine free & fresh fruits basket in room, private balcony, private seating area

 

 

3 pax

 

 

 

785

4 pax

850

Children from 05 - 12

 

Stay with parent

 

75% charge of adult price.

 

Children under 05

 

Stay with parent

 

FOC

 

Tour included

Tour excluded

+ English speaking tour guide on boat

+ Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha

+ All meals aboard as mentioned

+ 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

+ Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin

 

 

+ Shuttle bus Hanoi- Haiphong- Hanoi (40 USD/pax)

+ Airfare, visa arrangements

+ Beauty spa services and massage

+ Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses

+ All other services not clearly mentioned above

+ Surcharge 40 USD/person for New Year Eve, Christmas Day, Lunar New Year