ORCHID CRUISE (UNIQUE ITINERARY)

Orchid Cruise offers 14 luxury cabins with an elite, professional crew that will provide you the best services during your trip in Ha Long!
  • Unique route, a sailing pioneer to discover Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long - Lan Ha Bay.
  • Only 02 hours from Hanoi centre to Orchid Cruise instead of 04 hours as other cruises.
  • Elegant Orchid Cruise Concept with luxury facilities.

Cruise Cabins:

Suite Cabin With Private Balcony 
Number of cabins: 8
Balcony Cabin locations: 1st Floor
Average cabin size: 36.0 square meters
Type of cabin: Twin or Double size
Maximum number of person allowed: 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Private sitting area: Yes
Private balcony: Yes
 
Family Suite Cabin With Private Balcony 
Number of cabins: 4
Balcony Cabin locations: 1st Floor
Average cabin size: 72.0 square meters
Type of cabin: Twin and Double size
Maximum number of person allowed: 4 adults + 2 (extra bed)
Private sitting area: Yes
Private balcony: Yes
 
Premium Suite Cabin With Private Balcony 
Number of cabins: 4
Balcony Cabin locations: 2nd Floor
Average cabin size: 36.0 square meters
Type of cabin: Twin or Double size
Maximum number of person allowed: 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Private sitting area: Yes
Private balcony: Yes
 
Orchid Exclusive Suite 
Number of cabins: 2
Balcony Cabin locations: 2nd Floor
Average cabin size: 45.0 square meters
Type of cabin: King size
Maximum number of person allowed: 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Private sitting area: Yes
Private balcony: Yes
Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
 

9h30

You will be picked up at our Essence Hanoi hotel to get on the highway to Dinh Vu Port, Haiphong where you arrive at around 11h30. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.

12h00

Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.

12h15

Be welcomed 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.

12h40

Your Halong Bay Cruise boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. You will have lunch before continuing your journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. 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.

14h45

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, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.

15h00

Take you for a trip in the small coracles, used by fishermen for centuries.  You will learn how they go about their trade, casting the nets, whilst navigating the waters in their tiny craft.

Alternatively, you may prefer to try your hand 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 (this program applies between the months of April and November)

In the winter months, (December to March) Tourists instead, may visit Viet Hai village with guide. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel.  Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric cart service is available (at an extra cost).

17h45

Returning your Halong Bay Cruise boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. The 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.

23h00

End of Day One program


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Day 2 : HA LONG BAY – HAI PHONG – HANOI

06h00

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 breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Dark & Bright Cave is situated.

9h45

Visitors then return to your Halong Bay Cruise boat for check-out procedures

10h15

Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

11h35

Return to the quay side in the south of the bay, and disembark.

12h10

You bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program. Have a safe onward journey back to Hanoi.

15h00

Back to our Essence Hanoi hotel. End of the trip

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Van Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin

Exclusions:

  • Airfare, VISA arrangement
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
 

10h00

You will be collected from our Essence Hanoi hotel & spa to take the highway to Dinh Vu Port, Haiphong, arrive there at around 11h30. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.

12h00

Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.

12h15

Welcome 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.

12h40

ORCHID 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 and Gia Luan. 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.

15h00

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, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.

You may prefer to try your hand 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 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

19h30

Deluxe 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.

23h00

End of Day One program


Image result for orchid Halong cruise map
Day 2 : LAN HA BAY - BAI TU LONG BAY

6h00

The day starts early onboard ORCHID CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

8h30

Transfer to day boat for visit Viet Hai village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel.  Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

Back to day boat for visiting Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch served on day boat.

13h30

Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).

16h00

Return to ORCHID CRUISE. 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.

19h30

Deluxe 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.

23h00

End of Day Two program


Day 3 : HALONG BAY – HANOI

06h00

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 light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Toi Sang cave is situated.

9h30

Visitors then return ORCHID CRUISE for check-out procedures

10h00

Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

11h35

Return to the quay side in the south of the bay.

12h10

Farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program. Get picked up to travel back to Hanoi

14h00

Back to our Essence Hanoi hotel & spa. End of the trip



Inclusions:

  • Luxury Van Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin

Exclusions:

  •  
  • Airfare, VISA arrangement
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
Price of 2 Day 1 Night trip:
 
Number in Group Validity from 1st Oct 2016 to 30th Sept 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of
Charter Please contact
2 pax  4 pax 8 pax Single Supplement
 Suite Balcony  241 236 231 105
 Premium Suite Balcony  261 256 251 125
 Family Suite Balcony  247 245 240 105
 Exclusive Suite  315 310 305 185


Price of 3 Day 2 Night trip:
 
Number in Group Validity from 1st Oct 2016 to 30th Sept 2017
Price per person in US$ in party of
Charter Please contact
2 pax 4 pax 8 pax Single Supplement
 Suite Balcony 362 357 352 155
 Premium Suite Balcony 398 393 387 190
 Family Suite Balcony 368 365 485 155
 Exclusive Suite 494 490 485 280
 

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Van Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin

Exclusions:

  • Airfare, VISA arrangement
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions