ITINERARY 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
DAY 1: HANOI – HAIPHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY
|09:10||Our guests will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City. The passengers have a chance to see Tan Vu Bridge – the longest of its kind in Vietnam & Southeast Asia.|
Arriving at waiting lounge, have check-in procedures.
|12:15||Transfer by tender to the main Orchid Cruise. Welcome our guests onboard, here passengers can enjoy our special home-made welcome drink. Guests will be seated in our restaurant to receive their cruise briefing & safety instructions.|
|13:00||Passenger will be taking lunch while we cruise and visit Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The ship will take the route via Cat Ba Islands: Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – Gia Luan.|
|15:00||We progress to Trung Trang cave by bus, located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park and surrounded by Kim Giao forest. This destination is highly known for trekking as the view allows you to see the island at full perspective.|
|17:00||Orchid Cruise enters a less populated area at Tra Bau – Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy a nice swim in the green emerald water.|
|17:45||Onboard you may join a cooking class with some insights of Vietnamese dining culture. Our chef and staff will instruct you in making traditional dishes of Vietnam. 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.
|19:30||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||Relax on the top deck & have a drink at another Happy Hour. Watch the calm and soothing landscape of the bay at night. Try your hand-skill at squid fishing or watch a movie in the restaurant.|
|23:00||Overnight on board. End of day 1 program.|
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY
|07:00||The day starts early onboard with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Breakfast is served in the restaurant with morning view of our bay’s landscape, then we continue our journey.|
|08:30||Transfer to Orchid Day Boat to visit Viet Hai local fishing village. You will take a bicycle trip along the village path (Optional electric car service available) to enjoy the landscape of Cat Ba Island’s rain forests and dark tunnels. Witness the stunning scenery of Vietnamese rice fields. Stop at the village to relax. Visit the great ancient local house, here you will have chance to see the life on an everyday basis of local fishermen.
Upon returning, enjoy a nice swim & do some kayaking at the untouched area of the Bay.
|12:00||Visiting Lan Ha Bay, lunch is served on Day boat. We cruise back to the main boat while having lunch.|
|15:00||Return to the main Orchid Cruise. Join us for another traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some other Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a drink in Happy Hour at our bar on the top deck.|
|19:30||Deluxe Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served to you by our wonderful catering staff on board.|
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, watch a movie in the restaurant. Chess and cards are available on board.
Overnight on board. End of Day 2 Program.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI
|06:15||Why not rise up early in the morning to witness the bay at its very best time whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which, enjoy a light breakfast at our lovely restaurant. Upon completing breakfast, we continue our journey and head out to explore the bay further.|
|07:30||Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area is held to discover the hidden charm of Ha Long – Lan Ha Bay.|
|09:30||Orchid Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out.|
|10:00||Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch in our restaurant. Join the last Tea Ceremony with our crew team before departure! Learn how to make, drink Vietnamese tea and understand how tea has been of influence to Vietnam’s culture.|
|11:30||We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. This is the end of your cruising journey with us.|
|14:00||Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip.|
Thank you and enjoy Orchid Cruises!
Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior notice.