Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
9:00 – 9:30: Optional pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for the 2.5 hour drive to Hai Phong on the highway, the 4th biggest city in Vietnam, where you will start the cruise.
12:30: Arrive at the pier. The tender will take you to Calypso Cruise for boarding. You will receive a warm welcome by our Captain and his crew with drink and some refreshing towels. Our cruise manager/tourguide will give a brief introduction about Calypso Cruise and some instructions on safety regulations before lunch.
You have lunch while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
15:00: We arrive at Light and Dark Cave Area, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.
17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise, take a refreshing shower. Happy Hour will be offered while you can enjoy the sunset in this magnificent bay.
Take part in cooking demonstration by our chef to learn about Vietnamese cuisine.
19:00: A great dining experience awaits you.
20:30: Socialize with other guests, try your luck with squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai village - Ba Trai Dao beach (B/L/D)
8:00: After breakfast, you have a deeper exploration of Lan Ha Bay using our smaller day-boat cruising through the multiple islands & islets, hidden beaches…
9:30: Arrive Viet Hai Dock, we will go cycling for a short trip of 5 km to Viet Hai village, an isolated village in the very heart of Cat Ba National Park.
11:30: Return to the dock, we sail further to the other side of Lan Ha Bay to visit Van Boi area, where we go kayaking after the lunch.
14:30 – 15:10: We move on to Ba Trai Dao beaches (named Three Peaches beaches) to swim in this beautiful & clean area.
15:40 – 16:00: Return to Calypso Cruise.
Enjoy the Happy Hours on Sundeck or relaxing in your cabins before dinner time.
Overnight on board.
Day 3: Cat Ba island - Army Hospital Cave - Hanoi (B/L)
06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a new day with Tai Chi exercise on the top deck.
7:00 – 8:00: A light continental breakfast will be served while Calypso Cruise moves to Gia Luan wharf.
8:30: You take a bus route in 20 minutes to visit Army Hospital Cave in Cat Ba Island, an interesting place to save the history of significance of Vietnam during the resistance war against America. The cave consisted of a surgery room, eating room, meeting room, sport room, etc. During the travel, you will be immersed in the natural scenery of the wild, fresh of Cat Ba Island.
10:00: Return the boat, check out your cabin then have lunch in the restaurant while the cruise sails back to pier.
12:00: Disembark the boat and return to port.
14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip.