Day 1: HANOI - HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
09:10: You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry - Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around 11:30. 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.
12:15: Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE. We welcome our guests on-board 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.
13:00: 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
14:15: 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.
17:00: Orchid Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau which is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming. After the excursion, return to ORCHID CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. On-board 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)
19:30 Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful on-board catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. After dinner, 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
13:30: Visiting Lan Ha Bay, taking a free breeze at area with the path less visited. You will use your imagination to name any beautiful islands in Lan Ha Bay or get the interesting introduction of our professional tour guide on Orchid Day Boat.
15:00: Return to ORCHID CRUISE. Enjoying swimming at the untouched area. Then, you will join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal
19:30: Deluxe Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful on-board catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting After dinner, 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 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI
06:15: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sun deck; 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.
7:45: You enjoy on your own to kayak at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay
9:30: Back on board and time for checking out. While cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch. 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!
11:35: 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. Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi at around
14:00. End of trip.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
07:30 – 08:30
Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (book transfer in next step), then depart to Halong (3.5 hour drive). Half way, stop in Hai Duong for refreshment.
Arrive at Tuan Chau harbor, enjoy welcome drink at Alisa Cruise Lounge. Transfer by tender boat to Alisa Cruise. Meet the crew and check-in your cabin. Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and international dishes while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations. Afternoon activities: Continue to cruising in the bay, passing by Cua Van Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, Luon cave,...
Arrival in Lan Ha Bay in Tung Gau Area- The most beautiful area in Halong Bay with wild natural beauty.
Continued exploration the Halong Bay. Depend on a specific day and season only 1 option will be chosen
OPTION 1: 16.00 Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits). Passengers can take steps to reach the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
OPTION 2: 16:00 Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village. You will pass a floating raft where some kinds of oyster pearls are grown and transplanted such as South Sea pearl, Tahitian Black Pearl,…etc.
Come back to our Alisa Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Alisa Sky Bar.
18:00- 18: 30
Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. on sundeck – Our Chef will guides how to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxes. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.
Evening entertainments:relax at leisure; Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movie; Play game on the cruise such as cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing... Overnight on Alisa Cruise
Day 2: Halong - Hanoi
Tai Chi Le session on the sundeck. Coffee, tea, and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with the morning view of bay’s landscape.
Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It is one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
Back to Alisa Cruise
Check-out of your room and settle bills at reception.
Having brunch at Alisa Restaurant on boat
Arriving the harbor and get off from the boat
Return to Hanoi by comfortable air-con shuttle bus
Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop
16:00 – 16:30
Arrive in Hanoi end your trip.
Change of Itineraries: The Alisa Cruise 's itinerary may change from time to time depending on the weather forecast or the instructions given by the Halong Bay Management Authorities.