What you’ll get

  • Duration : 2 days 1 night

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31ORC01

Overview

Explore one of the largest and the most beautiful caves on Lan Ha Bay. Nothing is more enjoyable than free kayaking on the vast sea, and exploring the natural beauty of many Islets. Moreover, you will also have a chance to join our Cooking class to challenge your skills in preparing a very famous Vietnamese dish - Spring roll.

Highlights

    • Explore an unique and less touristy route in Lan Ha Bay - Off the beaten track!
    • Stay in luxury amenities with a comfortable bed and big private balcony
    • Enjoy a wide sundeck offers a ton of light & incredible views
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
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Size : 36 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Size : 45 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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Size : 72 m2 Max Adults: 4

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  • Meals
    1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Luxury cabin with A/C
    • Sightseeing entrance fees
    • English speaking tour guide on boat
    • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (Breakfast=B, Lunch = L, Dinner=D)
    • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
    • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
    Price Excludes
    • Beverages
    • Airfare, VISA arrangement
    • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
    • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
    • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi (bookable in next step)
    • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Trung Trang cave

09h10 You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience on longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.

12h15 Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE.

12h30 We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

13h00 ORCHID CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park

14h15 We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.

Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.

17h00 Orchid Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming

17h45 Returning ORCHID CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal

Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

19h30 Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting

21h30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

23h00 End of Day One program

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Orchid Cruise

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

06h15 Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.

7h45 You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay

9h30 Orchid Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out

10h00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

10h30 Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!

11h35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program.

14h00 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip

Meals: B, Br

Accommodation: N/A


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.8

Based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.8
  • Organization
    9.7
  • Value for money
    9.8
  • Safety
    10.0
10.0

America
29 Oct 2018
Exceptional Experience From start to end this was a first class / 5 star experience. Wished we had done the two days. Spoil yourself and do this!
10.0

Melbourne, Australia
06 Sep 2018
Enjoying natural beauty in luxury Halong Bay was definitely the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. And it was made even better with the 2 day 1 night cruise with Orchid Cruise. The boat was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Our ... See more

Halong Bay was definitely the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. And it was made even better with the 2 day 1 night cruise with Orchid Cruise. The boat was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Our room was incredible bigger than my own bedroom! There aren’t too many rooms so the setting is more intimate. The staff were amazing! Very attentive, fun & friendly. This cruise is a bit more than others we looked at but it was definitely worth it. All excursions were included, the food was delicious and there was just the right amount of activities and free time to enjoy everything. Also this cruise will take you a bit further away than the other cruises so it’s a bit quieter. Highly recommend the kayaking too!

9.8

Toronto, Canada
03 Aug 2018
Absolutely amazing trip We found the boat to be lovely and the scenery was amazing also. Photos cannot do it justice, you need to experience it. We really loved the boat. Our room was amazing, the food was excellent b... See more

We found the boat to be lovely and the scenery was amazing also. Photos cannot do it justice, you need to experience it. We really loved the boat. Our room was amazing, the food was excellent but most of the all, the staff were super attentive. Mr. T took very good care of us. Fun atmosphere and we liked the relaxed timings governing daily happy hour! Would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to do a Halong Bay cruise. They did a great job of taking us to areas which felt secluded, in what is a very busy area for tourist cruises.

9.8

Bozeman, Montana
16 Jun 2018
Wonderful experience We had a delightful two days in the Orchid line. Great food and staff terrific. The trip is through some absolutely amazing scenery. Staff had lots of activities for us including cooking lessons an... See more

We had a delightful two days in the Orchid line. Great food and staff terrific. The trip is through some absolutely amazing scenery. Staff had lots of activities for us including cooking lessons and kayaking. Highly recommend this trip and this line.

10.0

Melbourne, Australia
31 May 2018
Awesome cruise in Halong Bay Orchid cruises were fantastic. The service was amazing. Only about 30 people on the boat so it’s very customised. It was our anniversary and at dinner they did a special acknowledgement for us. Une... See more

Orchid cruises were fantastic. The service was amazing. Only about 30 people on the boat so it’s very customised. It was our anniversary and at dinner they did a special acknowledgement for us. Unexpected but fun. They know your name. It’s great. Food was good, boat was very nice and activities were great. Ha long bay was spectacular. Definitely worth it.