Experience the ultimate luxury on board the Indochine Cruise in Lan Ha Bay. Embark on a 3-day, 2-night journey that will take you to the stunning Bat Cave by rowing boat and the ancient Trung Trang Cave. Enjoy the panoramic views from your private balcony and join in on various on-board activities. Make your trip unforgettable with the Indochine Cruise. Book now!
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Hotel pick-up for your trip to Tuan Chau International Marina in Halong City (shuttle bus available if booked).
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Once you arrive at Tuan Chau Pier, we’ll smoothly transfer you from Indochina Sails to the elegant Indochine Cruise via a speedy speedboat or a relaxing tender. While you settle in, take a moment to unwind and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Our crew will then provide you with a comprehensive cruise briefing and important safety instructions.
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: It’s time to indulge in a delightful International Buffet Lunch, offering a variety of mouthwatering dishes that will surely satisfy your taste buds. After your meal, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage, available throughout the cruise. Don’t forget to reserve your session in advance with your Cruise Manager.
2:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Get ready to be amazed as our experienced crew takes you on a captivating exploration of the Dark and Bright (Bat Cave) grotto. Admire the stunning limestone formations that adorn every corner and discover the fascinating natural habitat within. You can choose to kayak or enjoy a serene bamboo sampan ride, guided by the locals, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquil and untouched beauty of this UNESCO Heritage site and Cat Ba National Park’s nature reserve.
5:30 PM: We bid farewell to the grotto and set sail to anchor overnight, allowing you to embrace the serenity of the surroundings and providing you with a peaceful evening.
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Join our talented Head Chef for an engaging Cooking Demonstration, where you’ll learn the art of decorating and preparing traditional Vietnamese delicacies. Gain insights into the culinary techniques and cultural significance behind each dish.
7:30 PM: It’s time to indulge in a delectable Set Menu Dinner, showcasing an array of flavors and culinary craftsmanship. Sit back, relax, and savor the exquisite dining experience.
8:45 PM: As the evening unfolds, immerse yourself in a variety of enjoyable activities. Engage in friendly board games such as cards or Parcheesi, unwind with a soothing massage (available throughout the cruise), or try your hand at squid fishing with the assistance of our attentive crew.
10:00 PM: Day 1 comes to a close, allowing you to unwind and recharge for the exciting adventures that await on the following day. Take this time to relax and reflect on the memorable experiences you’ve had so far.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay.
6:30 AM: Wake up to the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee, accompanied by a selection of tea and delectable breakfast pastries. Take your time and enjoy this delightful start to the day in the welcoming dining room.
6:45 AM: Find your inner balance as you join our Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Engage in the gentle, flowing movements, guided by an experienced instructor. Feel the serenity of the surroundings and prepare yourself for a day of exploration.
7:15 AM – 8:00 AM: Indulge in a delicious breakfast served in the inviting dining room. Savor a range of mouthwatering dishes carefully prepared to satisfy your taste buds and provide the energy needed for the day’s adventures.
8:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Embark on an exciting excursion to Viet Hai village. Immerse yourself in the idyllic enclave, taking a leisurely stroll through the rustic homes of the locals. Explore the lush greenery of Cat Ba Island, either by bicycle or in an electrical van, as you discover the natural beauty of the surroundings.
11:30 AM: Return to the comfort of the cruise and treat yourself to a sumptuous set menu lunch. Relish the flavors of the carefully crafted dishes, showcasing the culinary expertise of our onboard chefs.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Get ready for an exhilarating kayaking adventure around the captivating Tai Quéo cave area. Navigate through a tunnel cave and witness the awe-inspiring “Dragon Eye” lake. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and create unforgettable memories.
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Continue your journey to the enchanting Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) Beaches. Indulge in relaxation as you bask in the sun-kissed shores and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Delight in finger fruit dishes while cruising back to the Indochine Cruise, savoring the moment.
4:00 PM: As we sail towards our overnight anchorage, make the most of the onboard amenities and unwind in the comfort of the Indochine Cruise. Let the serene atmosphere envelop you as you reflect on the day’s experiences.
7:15 PM: Experience a special dinner at the restaurant, a delightful celebration of the year-end. Relish an exquisite culinary journey, where flavors and creativity combine to create an exceptional dining experience.
8:45 PM: The evening unfolds with a variety of activities to entertain and relax. Engage in friendly competition with board games like cards or Parcheesi, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage offered throughout the cruise. For those seeking a touch of excitement, join the crew for a thrilling session of squid fishing under the starry night sky.
10:00 PM: Day 2 draws to a close, leaving you with cherished memories and a sense of anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead. Retreat to your comfortable quarters, allowing the soothing rhythm of the sea to lull you into a restful night’s sleep.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
6:30 AM: Start your day on a delightful note as the dining room serves up a tempting array of coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries. Savor these treats while enjoying the warm ambiance and preparing yourself for the exciting day ahead.
6:45 AM: Join us on the sundeck for a rejuvenating Tai Chi lesson. Let the gentle movements and soothing surroundings help you find inner peace and embrace the serenity of the morning.
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Accompanied by our knowledgeable cruise crew, embark on a captivating excursion to Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island. Discover the wonders concealed within the cave’s mesmerizing formations and unravel its secrets as you delve deeper into its chambers.
9:00 AM: Take some time to freshen up and complete your packing, ensuring that all your belongings are gathered from the cabins. Kindly leave any heavy luggage outside your cabins to facilitate a smooth disembarkation process.
9:30 AM: Indulge in a satisfying breakfast buffet in the dining room, featuring a delightful combination of Vietnamese and international dishes. After breakfast, settle any outstanding bills and seize the opportunity to soak up the last traces of Lan Ha’s magical atmosphere from the sundeck as we cruise towards the harbor.
11:15 AM: Arrive at Indochina Sails’s Pier at Tuan Chau Port, where we must bid you farewell. Take a moment to reflect on the remarkable experiences and memories created during your journey, and express gratitude to our dedicated crew who have made your time with us truly unforgettable.
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.
Lan Ha bay cruise tours
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.