Experience the magic of Halong Bay over an unforgettable 3-day voyage with the Hera Classic Boutique Cruise. Get ready to explore hidden caves, pristine beaches, and the stunning beauty of limestone islands. Dive into Tai Chi sessions, culinary classes, and captivating sunsets. Immerse yourself in local life at Viet Hai Village. Indulge in mouthwatering cuisine and thrilling activities. Feel the serenity of peaceful nights anchored in the bay. This is your chance to create lasting memories. Secure your spot now for an incredible journey through Halong Bay.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.
07:30-08:00: Our team will arrange a convenient pickup for you from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transport you to Ha Long. Kindly note that this service is exclusively available for guests who have booked the Limousine Bus or shuttle bus.
11:30-12:00: Upon your arrival at No. 12, Tuan Chau Marina, our warm and friendly cruise staff will greet you in the waiting lounge and assist you with the check-in process.
As you step aboard the Hera Classic Boutique Cruise, our attentive crew will welcome you with a refreshing drink and a cool towel before you settle into your cabin. Setting sail from Tuan Chau Marina, the Hera embarks on an enthralling journey to uncover the captivating beauty of Ha Long Bay. En route, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of some of Ha Long’s most enchanting spots, where its grandeur is revealed through countless limestone islands. The vessel will make its way to Luon Cave and Titop Island.
During the cruise to Luon Cave and Titop Island, savor a delightful lunch served at our luxurious onboard restaurant.
Following your meal, feel free to return to your cabin and get ready for swimming activities at Titop Island. Here, you have the choice to explore the island, hiking to its summit for panoramic views of Ha Long Bay, or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear blue waters for a rejuvenating swim.
Continuing the adventure, Hera Cruise will guide you to the captivating area of Luon Cave. Here, engage in kayaking or rafting, immersing yourself in the extraordinary landscape of thousand-year-old rock formations.
As the sun begins to set, between 17:30 and 18:00, we invite you to join us back on board for the Sunset Party and a cooking class. As the vessel cruises along the coast, unwind and soak in the serene atmosphere while enjoying a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee on the sundeck. Experience the tranquility of Ha Long Bay as the day transitions into a serene evening. During this time, our chef will provide instructions for crafting delicious traditional Vietnamese floating rice cakes, which you can relish after preparing.
Between 17:30 and 18:30, take advantage of our Happy Hour promotion, offering a buy-two-drinks-get-one-free deal.
At 19:30, weather permitting, a romantic outdoor dinner will be served. In the event of unfavorable weather, dinner will be offered in our cozy restaurant.
After dinner, at 21:30, take a moment to relax and enjoy the serene night view of the bay from the deck. Additionally, partake in various evening activities, including a massage (additional charges apply), a complimentary herbal foot bath in your room, bamboo dancing, a fashion show showcasing traditional costumes called “Footsteps of Heritage,” and enjoy drinks at the Sky Bar while gazing at the breathtaking nocturnal scenery. For those interested, squid fishing is also an option.
For a peaceful night’s rest, the cruise ship will anchor in a serene area, providing the perfect environment to unwind and appreciate the tranquility of your surroundings.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Viet Hai Village – Halong Bay.
08:30: Begin your day by being picked up from the cruise and transferred to a day boat for an exhilarating journey to Viet Hai Ancient Village.
Explore the captivating Viet Hai Ancient Village. You can opt to ride a bicycle or take an electric car to explore the village. Situated deep within Cat Ba National Park, this ancient fishing village spans approximately 141 hectares. Surrounded by lush tropical forests and the sea, it offers an unspoiled and captivating natural landscape. Immerse yourself in the serene daily life of the locals and enjoy intriguing experiences.
Return to the boat and relish a delectable lunch featuring sumptuous seafood specialties as the boat sails toward Tay Keo Cave. Reach the Tay Keo Cave area, where you can participate in an exhilarating kayaking activity. Rejoin the boat and be transferred to Ba Trai Dao Beach, acclaimed as the most beautiful beach in Lan Ha Bay, for a revitalizing swimming session. This breathtaking beach boasts white sands, emerald waters, and a mild, pleasant climate.
After your swim, you will be transported back to Hera Classic Boutique Cruise. Return to Hera Classic Boutique Cruise and take some time to relax or relish panoramic views of Halong Bay from the Sundeck. You can also avail the foot soak basin, gym, and sauna room free of charge, or treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage (additional charges apply).
17:30-18:00: Join the Sunset party and cooking class on board as the vessel continues its journey towards the shore. Unwind on the sundeck, sipping a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee, and bask in the breathtaking scenery and beautiful sunset. While Ha Long Bay exudes tranquility during the day, it becomes even more serene and peaceful as the sun goes down. Our chef will guide you in making delightful traditional Vietnamese floating rice cakes, which you can enjoy creating on your own.
17:30-18:30: Take advantage of the Happy Hour promotion and enjoy a Buy 2 Drinks, Get 1 Free offer.
19:30: Delight in an outdoor dinner, weather permitting, or dine at the restaurant.
After dinner, relish the tranquil nighttime views of the bay from the deck. Guests can also partake in evening activities such as a soothing massage (additional charge), a complimentary herbal foot bath, captivating traditional stall dance performances, a fashion show highlighting customs called “Heritage Footsteps,” and enjoy a drink at the Sky Bar (additional charge). Admire the serene beauty of Halong Bay at night and join the squid fishing program aboard the canoe. The ship will anchor at a designated area for a peaceful overnight stay.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
06:15: Begin your day with a rejuvenating Tai Chi class held on the sun deck. Delight in a light breakfast spread featuring coffee, tea, cakes, fruits, Pho Vietnam, and an egg station.
Embark on an exploration of Sung Sot Cave, an impressive natural wonder in Ha Long Bay. Renowned for its grandeur, Sung Sot Cave showcases unique rock formations that cannot be found anywhere else. As you make your way through the cave, you’ll traverse a path enveloped by lush foliage and ascend steep stone steps, offering a sense of scaling a mountain and the exhilaration of stepping into the sky. Return to the ship where you can unwind in your cabin, soak up the sun on the sundeck, and capture captivating photographs of the picturesque Ha Long Bay.
09:30: It’s time for check-out. Please place your luggage outside your cabin and leave the room key at the front desk. Our attentive staff will take care of transferring your belongings to the designated waiting area. Indulge in an early lunch buffet served at the restaurant on the second floor. If you have any outstanding bills, kindly settle them at this time.
11:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, marking the end of your journey with us. For guests utilizing the bus service, you have the opportunity to explore Tuan Chau Island by cycling after completing the check-out process.
We sincerely appreciate your choice in selecting the services of Hera Classic Boutique Cruise. We eagerly look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on board for another extraordinary voyage. Farewell, and until we meet again on your future travels!
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.