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 Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay
    • Enjoy super fun activities likes a lesson on how to fish using nets, kayak around the bay, and take a boat to explore caves
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Size : 36 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • VAT
    • 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 Asia Travel Package
  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1 : Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong - Lan Ha Bay

9h00: You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter (only for those who choose pick up service) to take the highway to Dinh Vu Port, Hai Phong 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 briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
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, Halong Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are 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 October and May)
From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area, belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.

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
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
19h30: 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 One program

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Orchid Cruise

Day 2: Halong - Bai Tu Long

Transfer to day boat for 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 Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch served on day boat.
13h30 Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).
16h00 Return to ORCHID CRUISE. 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 : Halong - Hanoi

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 Dark & Bright 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
11h35: 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.
14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip

Meals: B, L

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

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

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

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

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

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!!!