Detail itinerary


•  08:00 - 08:30 Luxury van picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta on the way to Ha Long Bay. (The service is not included)
•  11:00 – 11:30 Arriving at Lot 32 - Tuan Chau Marina – have check-in procedures at the waiting lounge.

You can take special tea at the lounge by a warm welcome.

•  11:45 – 12:00 Transfer to Orchid Cruises by a speed boat. Welcome aboard, we'll have some welcome drinks and gather at the restaurant for a cruise briefing and some safety instructions.
•  12:45 – 13:00 Passengers will be taking lunch while we cruise and visit Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature
•  15:00 – 15:30 We progress to Dark and Bright Caves - a must-visit destination! Kayaking through these caves is the ultimate way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay up close.

Option 2: Discover Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches Islets), where tranquil waters and picturesque landscapes create an idyllic setting for kayaking or unwinding on a sandy shore. Take pleasure in a refreshing swim in the emerald-green waters. (If the weather permits)

•  17:00 – 17:30 Orchid Cruises anchors for an overnight stay in Tra Bau, Lan Ha Bay, offering a serene landscape to immerse yourself in the bay's natural beauty.
•  18:00 – 18:15 Onboard you may join a cooking demonstration and enjoy the Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1) at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset.

Option: Massage service available. Please book with our Cruise Manager directly.

•  19:15 – 19:30 Savor a fusion dinner made with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated space with elegant French neoclassical style and traditional oriental touches.
•  21:00 – 21:30 It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, our bar on the sundeck, and in the restaurant welcomes you. You may want to try your luck with squid fishing or watch a movie in the restaurant, we also have chess and cards for you.
•  23:00 Overnight on board.



•  06:00 – 06:30 It is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season, and consult our sailors.
•  06:45 - 07:00 We will have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise.
•  07:15 - 07:30 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.

Trung Trang cave located in Trung Trang Valley, which is 15km away from the northwest of Cat Ba town. The cave is 300m long through the mountain, possessing a mysterious beauty due to the geological tectonics in million years along with many historical vestiges. The cave has many stalactites with different shapes that stimulate human imagination and amaze visitors.

•  09:45 – 10:00 Orchid Cruises welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out.
•  10:00 – 10:30 Enjoy a delightful brunch at our restaurant.
•  11:00 – 11:30 Disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina, say best wishes and end your cruise with us.
•  14:30 – 15:00 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip. (The service is not included)

Thank you for choosing Orchid Cruises!

                                                                                                                                                                  * Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change without prior notice


  • Luxury room and facilities as ordered.
  • All onboard meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Kayaking, cooking demontration, Tai chi session, swimming in the sea (if the weather permits), squid fishing.
  • English speaking tour guide and onboard service fee.
  • Welcoming drink, two bottles of water in cabin.
  • Onboard insurance, sightseeing fees and value added tax.


  • Hanoi – Ha Long transportation (luxury van is available to be booked).
  • Massage treatment (available to be booked in advance).
  • Personal expenses and services not included in the service include.

Hotel infomation

Overview of: Hôtel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery, Vietnam click here

Welcome to Hôtel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba, an exquisite hideaway, ideally nestled in the lush tranquility of Cat Ba Island. Infused with the glitz of Vietnam's Indochine golden age, the hotel's French charm and local hospitality envelop guests in divine elegance and serenity.

After an enjoyable stay at Hôtel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery, get ready for your Ha Long - Lan Ha trip on Orchid Cruise

Overview about: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Vietnam click here

La Siesta Classic Ma May (formerly Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa) opened in September 2014 and is the first La Siesta hotel as well as the classic representation of the brand. With its imposing white exterior and warm Asian-inspired interior, La Siesta Classic Ma May is situated in the heart of the Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake providing a luxuriously quiet oasis within the busy maze of streets.

After a pleasant stay in La Siesta Hotel, get ready for the Halong tour on Orchid Cruises

  • Overview about: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, please click here

Ever since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers. They have the honour to welcome such famous playwrights, actors, ambassadors and heads of state from all over the world as Charlie Chaplin, Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham.

After a pleasant stay in Metropole Hotel, get ready for the Halong tour on Orchid Cruises

Overview about: Apricot Hotel, click here

At Apricot Hotel, we are passionate about Vietnamese art, culture and heritage, and we are proud to share local favourites with you. As the first hotel in Vietnam to strike a delicate blend between locally renowned art and hospitality, Apricot Hotel is Hanoi’s new small luxury hotel. Located merely steps away from the city’s iconic Hoan Kiem lake, the hotel pays homage to Vietnam’s finest artists by showcasing original artwork.

After a pleasant stay in Apricot Hotel, get ready for the Halong tour on Orchid Cruises.


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