Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha bay (L, D)
08:00 - 08:30 am Shuttle bus will pick you up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to take the highway to Hai Phong port
12h00 Transfer by tender to the cruise.
12h15 We welcome our guests onboard and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Lan Ha Bay.
Our cruise proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have lunch while passing via the islets of "Con Vit". 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 Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area
Next, We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Halong Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.
You can try at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.
17h30 Returning 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
19h30 Dinner 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.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi (B, Br)
Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Bright and Dark cave is situated.
Visit then return cruise for check-out procedures. Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch.
After disembarking, take shuttle bus to come back Hanoi.
15h00 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip