Embark on an unforgettable 3-day adventure with Alova Cruise through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Kayak in crystal-clear waters, experience local culture in Viet Hai Village, and savor exquisite cuisine. Engage in Tai Chi sessions, capture stunning sunrises, and explore hidden caves. From Squid Fishing to pristine beaches, our itinerary ensures an immersive experience. Discover the magic of Alova Cruise over 3 days, celebrating nature’s wonders and Vietnamese hospitality.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
08:00–08:30 AM: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (if you have arranged for transfer). We will begin our journey to Halong Bay, a 2.5-hour drive aboard our shuttle bus.
Upon your arrival at Tuan Chau Marina, you will be guided through the boarding procedures before stepping aboard the transit tender that will transport you to Alova Cruises.
Receive a warm welcome as you step on board Alova Cruises and be greeted with refreshing welcome drinks. After settling into your comfortable cabin, indulge in a delicious lunch as the cruise sets sail, gracefully gliding through the scenic bay.
Prepare for an enchanting adventure as the ship heads towards the captivating Dark and Bright cave. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear emerald waters, where you can engage in kayaking and swimming, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of over 400 limestone islands. It’s an experience that is sure to leave you mesmerized.
As you return from your exhilarating kayaking and swimming excursion, take some time to freshen up and join the Flower Carving session led by our skilled chef. Unleash your creativity and craft your own floral masterpiece. Additionally, don’t miss out on the Happy Hour, where you can indulge in a variety of delightful cocktails and mocktails, with a special offer of buy two and get one free, expertly crafted by our talented bartender.
It’s time to treat your taste buds to a sumptuous dinner on board the ship. Delight in the flavors of our special local cuisines, carefully prepared to offer you a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of the region.
After dinner, the evening is yours to enjoy. Engage in friendly conversations with fellow passengers, or if you’re feeling adventurous, join in the thrilling Squid Fishing activity. As the night unfolds, retreat to the comfort of your cabin, and let the tranquility of the bay lull you into a peaceful slumber.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay.
Wake up to the gentle glow of sunrise and embrace the fresh morning air. Join the invigorating Tai Chi practice session on the sundeck, allowing the graceful movements to awaken your body and invigorate your spirit (6:00 – 6:15 AM).
Indulge in a light and satisfying breakfast at Alova Restaurant, where you can fuel up for the day’s adventures.
Embark on an exciting journey as the day cruise picks you up from Alova Cruises and transports you to the captivating Viet Hai Village, nestled within the scenic Cat Ba Forest Biosphere Reserve.
Arrive at Viet Hai Pier and meet your knowledgeable tour guide, who will accompany you on a memorable exploration of Viet Hai Village. Traverse the village roads on a tram or bicycle, immersing yourself in the stunning natural landscapes and meandering through the lush rainforests. Gain a glimpse into the daily lives of the friendly locals as you visit a traditional family’s house. Indulge in a rejuvenating “fish” massage, allowing the soothing touch to relax your senses.
Return to the cruise, feeling refreshed and captivated by the village’s charm.
Delight in a mouthwatering lunch, featuring an exquisite selection of Cat Ba’s renowned seafood specialties. Let your taste buds savor the flavors of the region.
Continue your voyage through the enchanting Lan Ha Bay, where stunning natural wonders await. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings as you kayak through a fishing village or experience the authentic life of a fisherman at Quay To Area. Alternatively, bask in the sun and take a refreshing swim at the pristine Ba Trai Dao beach.
Return to Ha Long or Lan Ha Cruises, cherishing the breathtaking views and memorable moments along the way. Join in a vibrant sunset party and engage in the joy of cake-cutting with the sailors, celebrating the beauty of the day.
As evening descends, indulge in a delectable dinner on board, where you can savor the flavors of the local cuisine and relish in the culinary delights that the cruise has to offer.
After dinner, the evening is yours to enjoy. Engage in lively conversations with fellow passengers, share stories and laughter, or partake in the captivating activity of Squid Fishing. As night falls, retreat to your comfortable cabin and drift off to sleep, cradled by the tranquility of the bay.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
06:30: Wake up to the breathtaking sunrise and embrace the fresh air as you begin your day. Join the invigorating Taichi practice, a traditional martial art form, to energize your body and prepare for the adventures ahead.
Indulge in a light and refreshing breakfast at Alova restaurant. Savor the delicious flavors while taking in the serene ambiance of the surroundings.
Embark on an exploration of the mesmerizing Tra Bau area, known for its stunning landscapes that served as a backdrop for scenes in the Kong Skull film. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Lan Ha Bay, capturing the magical moments and creating memories to last a lifetime.
As the check-out time approaches, prepare to bid farewell to Alova Cruise and the enchanting surroundings that have captured your heart. Take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable experiences you’ve had during your journey.
Enjoy a delightful brunch featuring a wide variety of local delicacies as Alova Cruise sets sail back to Gia Luan for disembarkation. Relish the flavors and savor the last moments aboard the cruise. Soon, you will board the transit tender that will take you on a scenic cruise back to Tuan Chau Marina.
11:30 – 12:00: Arrive at the waiting room at Tuan Chau Marina, where your journey aboard Alova Cruise comes to a close. Take a moment to reminisce about the remarkable experiences you’ve had and bid farewell to the warm hospitality and breathtaking beauty of the bay.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.
Meals on board are fusion. Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guest should advise of any special food reference, allergies or dietary requirement at least 1 week prior to the cruise date.
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Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity holidays in Vietnam. Most of our trips are private customized, and specially designed for small group tours, family vacations. The itinerary above is only a sample that can be further customized to better fit your requirements. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect adventure.