Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay with our meticulously crafted 3-day itinerary. Explore captivating caves, savor delectable Vietnamese cuisine, and immerse yourself in local culture. Experience Tai Chi sessions, kayaking, and more in a natural paradise. Book now for the ultimate journey in Vietnam!
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
8:30 AM: Begin your day by departing from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. As we make our way towards Halong Bay, soak in the scenic beauty of the Red River Delta.
11:30 AM: Upon reaching Tuan Chau Marina, take a moment to complete the check-in procedures in the comfortable waiting lounge while enjoying a warm welcome tea.
12:15 PM: Hop onto Nostalgia Cruise via a tender boat. As you settle in, savor the mesmerizing views and indulge in a refreshing welcome drink at the restaurant. We’ll also provide you with a comprehensive cruise briefing and important safety instructions for your journey.
1:00 PM: Get ready to enjoy a delightful lunch as we set sail through the captivating landscapes of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
3:00 PM: We’ll transfer you to Cat Ba Island via a tender boat. From there, embark on a scenic bus ride to Trung Trang Cave, a natural wonder with a length of 300 meters. This cave’s enchanting beauty, sculpted over millions of years by geological tectonic activity, is complemented by a wealth of historical relics. Be prepared to marvel at the stunning stalactite formations, each with its own unique shape, sparking your imagination and leaving you in awe.
5:00 PM: Return to the boat and set sail for the serene Tra Bau area of Lan Ha Bay. Take advantage of the opportunity to swim in the pristine emerald waters, surrounded by the tranquility of nature.
6:00 PM: Join our onboard cooking demonstration and learn the secrets of preparing traditional Vietnamese cuisine. As the sun begins to set, head to the bar to enjoy Happy Hour with a special offer of “buy one, get one free,” while relishing the breathtaking sunset over the bay.
7:15 PM: It’s time to indulge in a fusion dinner crafted with the freshest ingredients, blending elegant French neoclassical style with traditional oriental flavors. Experience a culinary delight in the restaurant’s refined ambiance.
9:00 PM: Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and tea traditions during a captivating tea ceremony held in the restaurant.
9:30 PM: Take in the mesmerizing beauty of the bay at night. The sundeck and restaurant bar await you, offering the perfect setting to unwind, try your hand at squid fishing, or engage in board games.
Enjoy an overnight stay on board, surrounded by the enchanting landscapes of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay.
6:15 AM: Start your day off early onboard Nostalgia Cruises with a refreshing Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast in the dining room while taking in the picturesque morning view of the bay’s landscape. Afterward, we will continue our exciting journey.
8:30 AM: Transfer to the day boat for a captivating visit to Viet Hai village. Embark on a bicycle trip along village paths, passing through enchanting rainforests and intriguing dark tunnels. For your convenience, there is an optional electric car service available at an additional cost. Delight in the breathtaking scenery of Vietnamese farmers’ rice fields along the way. Make a stop at the village to unwind and explore. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting an ancient traditional house constructed from straw, mud, and bamboo. Experience a unique sensation by dipping your feet into a lake teeming with garra rufa fish, known for their stress-relieving properties. Gain insights into the daily lives of the local people. Return to the day boat to embark on a captivating journey through Lan Ha Bay, accompanied by a delightful lunch served onboard.
3:00 PM: Return to Nostalgia Cruises and enjoy a refreshing swim in an untouched area of the bay. Later, participate in a traditional cooking class where our skilled chef will guide you in preparing authentic Vietnamese dishes. Witness the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, creating a truly memorable experience. In the early evening, take advantage of our Happy Hour deal, offering special discounts.
7:30 PM: Indulge in a delectable deluxe dinner, savoring the exquisite flavors of local cuisine. Our attentive and friendly staff will serve you in an intimate and romantic setting, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience.
9:30 PM: Unwind and soak in the mesmerizing night scenery of the bay from the top deck. Relax with a drink from the bar, savoring the tranquil ambiance. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at squid fishing or engage in board games in the restaurant area. Rest comfortably overnight on board the cruise. Optional: Massage services are available. Please make a direct booking with the Cruise Manager (refer to the massage menu).
11:00 PM: Conclusion of the Day Two program.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
6:15 AM: Begin your day by embracing the breathtaking beauty of the bay during an early morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Afterward, treat yourself to a light breakfast to energize for the day ahead. Once breakfast is finished, we will continue our journey and venture out to explore the bay, specifically the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
7:45 AM: Immerse yourself in the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay as you enjoy an unforgettable kayaking experience in the Ao Ech area.
9:30 AM: Return to the Nostalgia Cruises boat for the check-out procedures.
10:00 AM: As we cruise back, indulge in a delightful brunch that offers a variety of mouthwatering dishes.
10:30 AM: Experience the elegance of a Tea Ceremony at the restaurant, where you will learn about Vietnamese tea traditions and immerse yourself in the local culture. This ceremony serves as a memorable conclusion to your stay with us.
11:35 AM: Bid farewell as we arrive at Tuan Chau port, marking the end of the program.
2:00 PM: Return to your designated drop-off point in Hanoi, concluding the trip.
Enjoy your journey through Halong Bay and Lan Ha 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.
Lan Ha bay cruise tours
Lotussia Travel is a local tour operator that offers a variety of cruise tours in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam. You can choose from Lan Ha Bay 1-day tour, Lan Ha Bay 2-day trips, or Lan Ha Bay 3-day cruise tour. You can stay on a shared boat or a private chartered cruise and explore the less crowded Lan Ha Bay. The itinerary above is just an example that we can customize to suit your preferences. You can follow it or contact us to design your ideal adventure.