What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Put your disturbance back, free yourself in a comforting life in Halong Bay. Besides, two nights in the fairylike bays of Halong,Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long will be the highlight bringing you joy and pleasure. Stay the midst of the bay, visit astonishing caves and fishing villages as well as join activities like kayaking, swimming, fishing... It is sure that this land of emerald water and outstanding seascape will surely bring you unforgettable memories, ease your soul and refresh your belief in magic.

 

Highlights

    • Stay in luxury amenities with a comfortable bed and big private balcony
    • Explore an unique and less touristy route in Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba island
    • Enjoy super fun activities likes a lesson on how to fish using nets, kayak and take a boat to explore caves
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
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Size : 36 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Size : 45 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Limousine
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Luxury cabin with A/C
    • Sightseeing entrance fees
    • English speaking tour guide on boat
    • Day boat for exploring Ba Ham lake, Viet Hai village
    • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries ( Breakfast=B, Lunch = L, Dinner=D)
    • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
    • Kayaking, Biking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing,
    • Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
    Price Excludes
    • Beverages
    • Airfare, VISA arrangement
    • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
    • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
    • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi (bookable in next step)
    • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1 : Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay

09h10 You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience on longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.

12h15 Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE.

12h30 We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

13h00 ORCHID CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. 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 Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park

14h15 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 Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.

17h00 Orchid Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming

17h45 Returning ORCHID CRUISE, 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

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

19h30 Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu 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. Overnight on board.

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

23h00 End of Day One program

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Orchid Cruise

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai village

6h15 The day starts early onboard ORCHID CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

The breakfast is served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

8h30 Transfer to Orchid Day Boat to visit Viet Hai village. 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 car service is available (at an extra cost).

Back to day boat for visiting Lan Ha Bay. Lunch served on day boat.

13h30 Visiting Lan Ha Bay, taking a free breeze at area with the path less visited. You will use your imagination to name any beautiful islands in Lan Ha Bay or get the interesting introduction of our professional tour guide on Orchid Day Boat

15h00 Return to ORCHID CRUISE. Enjoying swimming at the untouched area.  Then, you will join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal

19h30 Deluxe 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. Overnight on board.

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

23h00 End of Day Two program

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Orchid Cruise

Day 3 : Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

06h15 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 the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.

7h45 You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay

9h30 Orchid Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out

10h00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

10h30 Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!

11h35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program.

14h00 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip

Meals: B, Br

Accommodation: N/A


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.8

Based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.9
  • Organization
    9.7
  • Value for money
    9.6
  • Safety
    9.9
10.0

lindsaylebin

Seattle, Washington
17 Nov 2018
Highlight of our Vietnam trip Wow...this cruise was just amazing from start to finish. The cruise is pricey compared to other options you can choose from, but it's really worth every penny. The rooms were beautiful, the service... See more

Wow...this cruise was just amazing from start to finish. The cruise is pricey compared to other options you can choose from, but it's really worth every penny. The rooms were beautiful, the service was excellent, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the cruise activities (which ranged from morning Tai Chi to a biking excursion to a local village where we sampled "snake wine") were all uniformly excellent and well-run. I loved every second of this wonderful cruise, and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Vietnam. Highly recommend the 3 day 2 night cruise to take advantage of everything the cruise has to offer!

9.8

radl1982

Chester, UK
03 Nov 2018
Excellent tour, fantastic staff but let down by massages We arrived for a 2 night cruise on the 23rd of October. The cruise and staff from start to finish where amazing and special thanks to Harry and Tommy ... they were the icing on the cake. Some... See more

We arrived for a 2 night cruise on the 23rd of October. The cruise and staff from start to finish where amazing and special thanks to Harry and Tommy ... they were the icing on the cake. Some things to note, when doing the 2 night cruise on the 2nd day you are transfered to a day boat, it is very nice but you have no private space and it is a long hot slog back to the main... but the 5 course lunch is amazing. We used all the facilities only issue are the massages, these are very expensive even compared to hotel De l'Opera in Hanoi. On the boat, the reflexology massage is just a leg lower body massage and they only use baby oil .. so lots of room for improvement here 45 mins was 850,000 dong. In hotel De L'Opera you get 1hr 15 mins reflexology and back and shoulder for 925,000 dong. Dont take as a major negative as the spa is optional and doesn't affect the trip... we would definitely use them again and would recommend them to others

9.5

CarlyHeps

County Durham, UK
09 Oct 2018
Loved it 2 nights, 3 days - simply lovely. The whole cruise itself was excellent with lovely staff. The rooms are outstanding, service was amazing, food was good and lots of it (rather too much). We loved t... See more

2 nights, 3 days - simply lovely. The whole cruise itself was excellent with lovely staff. The rooms are outstanding, service was amazing, food was good and lots of it (rather too much). We loved the cookery demonstrations and of course the scenery was second to none. The only thing I really didn't enjoy was the village visit - loved the bike ride but thought it was a too staged at the village and a bit awkward. It is however bringing money to a rural area so fair enough. My only sadness was seeing evidence of human inconsideration with litter to the beautiful areas we sailed through. Big thank you to Jay(may not have spelled that right) - witty, knowledgeable and all round good bloke - our cruise manager.

9.8

Bretekiel

America
22 Sep 2018
Wonderful cruise in Halong Bay 3 day, 2 night cruise in Halong Bay aboard the Orchid #1. What a fantastic upscale cruise along beautiful Halong Bay. Perfect for couples, friends, families, with catered hospitality and service fo... See more

3 day, 2 night cruise in Halong Bay aboard the Orchid #1. What a fantastic upscale cruise along beautiful Halong Bay. Perfect for couples, friends, families, with catered hospitality and service for any need. Excursions included two trips to Cat Ba Island to Trung Trang Caves and Viet Hai Village, a secluded beach day with swimming and suntanning, and kayaking throughout the bay. All meals included - delicious, accommodating to dietary needs, though perhaps could have been more authentic Vietnamese cuisine versus Western classics. Our cruise tour guide was Trang, who was absolutely delightful, spirited, upbeat, and genuinely enjoyed every aspect of her job. If you are looking for an all-encompassing total package: look no further!

10.0

Jake H

London, United Kingdom
14 Jul 2018
Fantastic cruise 5* We were on board Orchid #2 for 2 nights where we were made very welcome by the fantastic staff. From the moment we stepped on to the boat we knew we were going to have a great time. We were greet... See more

We were on board Orchid #2 for 2 nights where we were made very welcome by the fantastic staff. From the moment we stepped on to the boat we knew we were going to have a great time. We were greeted by all the staff waving and welcoming us on board. The rooms were spacious and clean with remarkable views. The food was great, it was set up with set menus and was cooked and presented at a high standard. There was fish and seafood on the menu (which I don’t eat) and they ask about any dietary requirements before each meal and they are happy to serve any alternatives. Ha Long Bay is a beautiful, peaceful, calm area with endless photo opportunities. The cruise included going to Cat Ba to see the caves and visiting a village which is a bike ride away, they do supply car shuttles if you don’t want to ride a bike. They also let you loose on kayaks where you can freely go wherever you like which is also very soothing. Each night there was a cooking class where they teach you how to make spring rolls. They also have a happy hour which is 2 for 1 just before and just after dinner. The service on board is second to none with any request not being a bother. Our waiter Andy was so helpful and friendly and was always at hand to keep us relaxed. Also a special thanks to Ana and Eddy for making our trip great! Highly recommend this cruise!!!