Discover the captivating fusion of Asian traditions and French elegance on board Orchid Premium Cruise. This exquisite Indochine-style cruise ship has only 5 spacious suites, each with a balcony and a private bathtub that offer stunning views of the Gulf. Enjoy 24/7 personal service and pamper yourself with a truly unforgettable stay.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
08:30 AM: Your day begins with a comfortable hotel pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter, where our friendly team will transfer you to Ha Long Bay. Sit back, relax, and take in the stunning landscapes of the Red River Delta as we make our way to this enchanting destination. (This service is exclusively available for guests who have booked the limousine van or shuttle bus.)
11:30 AM: Upon arrival at Lot 32 – Tuan Chau Marina, we will guide you through the check-in procedures at the welcoming lounge. As a gesture of hospitality, you’re invited to indulge in a special tea at the lounge, providing a warm and pleasant start to your journey.
12:15 PM: Board a comfortable feeder boat that will take you to Orchid Cruises. Step on board and be greeted with refreshing welcome drinks. We’ll gather at the restaurant, where you’ll receive a cruise briefing and important safety instructions to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
1:00 PM: As we set sail, treat yourself to a delicious lunch while we navigate the remarkable Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, both recognized as New Seven Wonders of Nature. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and let the beauty of the surroundings captivate you.
2:15 PM: Our next destination is Trung Trang cave, situated on Cat Ba Island within the heart of Cat Ba National Park. Surrounded by the lush Kim Giao Forest, this mystical cave spans 300 meters and boasts fascinating geological formations shaped over millions of years. Prepare to be amazed by its unique beauty and numerous historical remnants, including an array of awe-inspiring stalactites that will spark your imagination.
5:30 PM: As Orchid Cruises ventures into the tranquil and less crowded area of Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay, take the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the emerald-green waters. Feel the invigorating embrace of the sea and soak up the serenity of the surroundings.
6:00 PM: Join our engaging cooking demonstration and learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine as our skilled chefs showcase their techniques. Meanwhile, at the bar, take advantage of our Happy Hour promotion (buy 1 get 1) and relish your favorite beverage while being treated to the magnificent views of the bay at sunset.
Please note that massage services are available on board. To ensure availability, kindly book your session directly with our Cruise Manager.
7:15 PM: Indulge in a fusion dinner crafted with the freshest ingredients, expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds. Set in an elegant space that combines French neoclassical style with traditional oriental touches, this dining experience promises to be a culinary delight.
9:00 PM: As darkness falls, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the bay. Our bar on the sundeck and in the restaurant warmly welcome you to unwind and appreciate the serene night ambiance. Engage in the excitement of squid fishing, or challenge your companions to a friendly game of chess or cards. Prepare for an unforgettable overnight stay on board, surrounded by the captivating allure of Ha Long Bay.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
6:30 AM: It’s the perfect time to rejuvenate and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you’re an early riser and want to witness the magic of dawn, we recommend waking up between 5:30 to 6:00 AM, depending on the season. Our friendly sailors are available to provide guidance and assist you during this enchanting experience.
7:00 AM: Join us at the restaurant for a delicious breakfast as we continue our cruise. Relish in a delightful meal while enjoying the uninterrupted views of the surrounding scenery.
7:45 AM: Embark on an exciting kayaking adventure in the captivating Ao Ech area. Discover the hidden charms of Ha Long – Lan Ha Bay as you navigate through its pristine waters. Let the serenity of the bay unfold before your eyes, revealing its breathtaking landscapes.
8:30 AM: As you return on board Orchid Cruises, we extend a warm welcome and it’s time to complete the check-out process. We hope you’ve had an exceptional experience throughout your stay.
10:00 AM: Indulge in a delightful brunch at our restaurant while we continue cruising back. Treat your taste buds to a flavorful meal and savor the last moments of this unforgettable journey amidst the stunning surroundings.
11:30 AM: Prepare to disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina, where we bid you farewell and extend our best wishes. It’s time to conclude your cruise with us, and we sincerely hope you’ve created lasting memories to cherish.
2:30 PM: Return to your designated drop-off point in Hanoi, marking the end of your trip. We sincerely appreciate your choice to travel with us and hope to welcome you back for more remarkable adventures in the future.
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.