As the first 5-star quality cruise to explore Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay, Orchid Classic remains a timeless inspiration thanks to its classic Indochine architecture combined with all-wooden interiors. Consisting of 14 spacious suites with balconies and private baths overlooking the Gulf, an outdoor Jaccuzzi on its sundeck, Orchid Classic with 5-star services guarantees clients an extraordinary experience in discovering the mysterious beauty of the Bay.

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DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY

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.
11:30 Arriving at Tuan Chau Marina, have check-in procedures at the waiting lounge.
12:15 Transfer to Orchid Cruises by a tender boat. Welcome our guests onboard, where passengers can enjoy our special homemade welcome drink. Guests will be seated in our restaurant to receive their cruise briefing & safety instructions.
13:00 Passenger will be taking lunch while cruising Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
15:00 We will head to to Dark Cave and Bright Cave, the ideal place for you to feel close up from inside Ha Long Bay by bamboo boat or kayak.
17:00 Orchid Cruises enter an open, sparsely populated area at Tra Bau - Lan Ha Bay. Please enjoy a nice swim in the green emerald water here.
18:00

Being back onboard you may join a cooking demonstration, 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 Savor a deluxe dinner made with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated space with elegant French neoclassical style and traditional oriental touches.
21:00 It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, our bar on sundeck and in the restaurant welcome 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.

DAY 2: LAN HA BAY

06:30 The day starts early onboard with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the restaurant with a morning view of our bay’s landscape, then we continue our journey.
08:45 Boarding Orchid Cruises day boat to visit Viet Hai fishing village. Cycling along the village (Optional electric car service is available) to enjoy the stunning landscape of Cat Ba rain forest and dark tunnels, witness the scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient house, and get closer to local life.
11:00 Return to the boat and enjoy lunch.
14:00 Visit Ba Trai Dao (Three peach islets), this peaceful body of water has beautiful scenery, making it the perfect place for scenic kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach.
17:00 Back on Orchid Cruises and you might join another cooking class.
It's time to contemplate the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a few drinks during Happy Hour at our bar on the top deck.
19:15 Sumptuous Deluxe Dinner is served. Experience a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting - take the time to enjoy our delicious local food prepared and served to you by our lovely caterers.
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 can also 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.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI

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.
07:00 We will have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise.
07:45 Kayaking activities in the Ao Ech area are held to discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay.
08:30 Orchid Cruises welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out.
10:00 Enjoy a delightful brunch at our restaurant while cruising back.
11:30 Disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina, say best wishes, and end your cruise with us.
14:30 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip.

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Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior notice.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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.

Promotion

It is easy! Book at least 30 days in advance of the departure date to get 10% off.

Last minute booking

Condition: Booking must be made within 7 days in advance of the departure date

  • 10% off from the official rate.
  • Free cabin upgrade if available.
  • Complimentary soft drink or beer of your choice.

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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