Embark on an unforgettable 3-day, 2-night journey through Halong Bay’s breathtaking landscapes with L’Azalée Deluxe Cruise. Explore iconic limestone formations, visit local villages, and savor delicious cuisine. Relax in our comfy cabins amidst this natural paradise.
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.
Your adventure commences with a seamless check-in at L’Azalée Cruises Lounge from 12:00 to 12:30. Board the cruise ship between 12:30 and 12:45, as the captain raises the anchor, marking the beginning of your incredible voyage.
Enjoy a delectable lunch at the onboard restaurant from 12:45 to 14:00 while cruising along the stunning scenery. Take some time to relax and soak in the beauty of Halong Bay from 14:00 to 15:00, immersing yourself in the tranquility and serenity of the surroundings.
Around 14:45, join a guided shore excursion to the renowned Sung Sot Cave, also known as Surprise Cave. Marvel at the awe-inspiring formations and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the cave. From 16:15 to 17:15, you have the option to visit a Pearl Farm to learn about the fascinating process of pearl cultivation or go kayaking to explore the bay’s hidden gems.
Enhance your culinary skills with a Vietnamese Cooking Class from 18:00 to 18:30, where you’ll discover the secrets of creating traditional Vietnamese dishes. Then, from 19:00 to 21:00, delight your taste buds with a delightful dinner at the restaurant, featuring a delectable array of Vietnamese and international cuisine.
As night falls, experience the thrill of squid fishing (seasonal activity) from 21:00 to 22:00, testing your luck at catching these elusive creatures. Immerse yourself in the magic of Halong Bay, surrounded by its ethereal beauty and tranquility.
Day 2: Halong Bay.
Start your morning with a serene and rejuvenating meditation and Tai Chi session on the upper sundeck, guided by our Tai Chi instructor. Let the peaceful ambiance of the cruise soothe your mind and body. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast served between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, where you can indulge in a variety of delicious dishes. Let the enchanting melodies of “Good Morning Vietnam” set the perfect mood for the day ahead.
Begin a new day cruise, transitioning to the next phase of your Halong Bay adventure. Embark on a captivating exploration of the East Side of Halong Bay, passing by iconic sights such as Luon Cave, HeadMan Islet, and Yen Ngua Islet, as you make your way towards the picturesque Ho Dong Tien area.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Dong Tien Cave, surrounded by a romantic lake and stunning islands. Take the opportunity to kayak and discover the area’s breathtaking vistas. As the boat gracefully glides by Trong (Emptiness) Cave and Trinh Nu (Virginity), treat yourself to a delightful onboard lunch, savoring the flavors while being mesmerized by the captivating scenery.
Disembark at Me Cung (Maze) Cave, where you can explore an ancient haven and hike up the mountain for a panoramic view of the bay. Experience the rich history and natural wonders up close. Cruise back to the Surprise Cave area, reuniting with the L’Azalée Deluxe Cruise and continuing your memorable journey through Halong Bay.
The anchor is lifted, and the cruise sets sail in an easterly direction, heading back to the anchorage point, providing you with more opportunities to relish the stunning surroundings.
Join our culinary team for an interactive demonstration of two beloved Vietnamese rolls – Pho Cuon and fruit carving. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors and cultural traditions of Vietnam. Indulge in a delectable dinner served on the main deck in our cozy restaurant, savoring a delightful feast of flavors inspired by the region.
Engage in the charm of local squid fishing, challenge yourself with board or card games, or simply unwind on the upper sundeck with a soothing nightcap, enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the bay under the starlit sky.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
Begin your morning with a revitalizing session of meditation and Tai Chi on the upper sundeck from 6:00 to 8:00. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Halong Bay, allowing the gentle movements to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Satisfy your appetite with a delightful breakfast served between 7:00 am and 8:00 am. Indulge in a variety of delectable dishes while enjoying the uplifting melodies of “Good Morning Vietnam,” creating a perfect beginning to your day.
Around 8:00, embrace the opportunity to visit Ti Top Island, where you can choose between taking a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters or embarking on an invigorating hike to admire the panoramic views of the bay. The choice is yours to make the most of this enchanting destination.
At 9:30, return to your boat and take a moment to freshen up as the cruise continues its journey northward, guiding you towards the captivating Tuan Chau Island. Between 9:45 and 10:00, kindly complete the cabin check-out process, ensuring that you have gathered all your belongings for a seamless disembarkation.
Indulge in a delightful brunch served at the restaurant from 10:00 to 11:00. Delight in a delectable spread of dishes, savoring the flavors as you reflect on the remarkable experiences of your voyage.
As the cruise gracefully navigates back through the scenic Halong Bay, relish the awe-inspiring beauty of its captivating islets. Let the mesmerizing landscapes leave a lasting impression as you soak in the breathtaking surroundings.
At 11:00, it’s time to bid farewell to the cruise as you disembark at L’Azalée Cruises Lounge. Take a moment to collect your luggage, cherishing the memories of your remarkable journey through the enchanting Halong 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.