Orchid Cruise (UNIQUE ITINERARY - Discovering Lan Ha Bay)


Why choosing Orchid cruise:
 
+Travelling on new high way by luxury van connecting Hanoi to Ha Long Bay which makes your journey to this wondrous sight shorter and more comfortable (*you now can arrive in 2 hours & leave Hanoi later instead of 4 hours by the old way) 

+Visiting Halong Bay, especially Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is one of the most stunning bays in Vietnam which has many amazing and uncontaminated beaches yet less touristy that you can enjoy awesome jade green water and many great photo opportunities. 

+Experience fishing with genially locals and come out with amazing livelihood stories. 

+One of the first 5 star cruises ever that has the best itinerary: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 

+Luxurious and well-furnished cabins, all have private balcony from which you can savor yourself in the beauty of Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay.
 

Cabin Categories:

Suite Cabin With Private Balcony:

Suite Cabin With 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:

Family Suite Cabin With 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:

Premium Suite Cabin With 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:

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




 

CABIN AMENITIES

  • Air-conditioner 
  • En-suite bathroom 
  • Hair-dryer 
  • Toilet 
  • Complimentary toiletries 
  • Cabinet 
  • Personal safety box 
  • Complimentary mineral water 
  • Slippers 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Life jacket 
  • Fire extinguishers



SERVICES
• Cruises: Seat-in coach 2 days & 1 night / 3 days & 2 nights, charters  
• Excursions: Caves, islands, grottoes 
• Activities: Squid fishing, movie nights, cooking class, kayaking, Tai Chi sessions 
• Well-being: Massages, beauty treatments 
• Dining: Local & international delicacies, set menus, a la carte menu

 

2-DAY 1-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD ORCHID CRUISE LAN HA BAY

Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY  (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

  • 09:10 - 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.
  • 12:00 -Transfer by tender to the Orchid Cruise Ha Long. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.
  • 12-15 - We welcome our guests onboard the Orchid Cruise Ha Long and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 12h40 - Orchid Cruise Ha Long boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our 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.
  • 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 where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming 
  • 17:45 - 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)
  • 19:30 - 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
  • 21:30 - 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)
  • 23:00 - End of Day One program with Orchid Cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Itinerary Map 1
 
Day 2 : HA LONG BAY – HANOI  (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • 06:15: 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 Sang Toi cave is situated.
  • 7:45 - You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay 
  • 9:30 - Return to Orchid Cruise Ha Long boat for check-out procedures
  • 10:00 - Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 10:30 -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 bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program. 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
 
 

3-DAY 2-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD ORCHID CRUISE LAN HA BAY
 

Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY  (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

  • 09:10 - 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.
  • 12:00 -Transfer by tender to the Orchid Cruise Ha Long. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.
  • 12-15 - We welcome our guests onboard the Orchid Cruise Ha Long and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 12h40 - Orchid Cruise Ha Long boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our 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.
  • 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 where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming 
  • 17:45 - 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)
  • 19:30 - 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
  • 21:30 - 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)
  • 23:00 - End of Day One program with Orchid Cruise in Ha Long Bay.

Day 2 : LAN HA BAY (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)
 
  • 6:15 - The day starts early onboard ORCHID CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. The breakfast is served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey. 
  • 8:30 - Transfer to Orchid Day Boat to 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 Lan Ha Bay. Lunch served on 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 onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.
  • 21:30 - 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)
  • 23:00 - End of Day Two program
Itinerary Map 1

Day 3 : HA LONG BAY – HANOI  (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • 06:15: 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 Sang Toi cave is situated.
  • 7:45 - You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay 
  • 9:30 - Return to Orchid Cruise Ha Long boat for check-out procedures
  • 10:00 - Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 10:30 -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 bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program. 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

 

PRICE OF 2DAY/1NIGHT TRIP:

From January to April & October to December, 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons  4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 416 271 266 261
Premium Suite Balcony 466 296 291 286
Orchid Exclusive Suite 596 361 356 351
  3 persons 4 persons
Family Suite Balcony 316 280
Family Premium Suite Balcony                        349 296
 
From May to September, 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 352 233 228 223
Premium Suite Balcony 392 253 248 243
Orchid Exclusive Suite 496 305 300 295
  3 persons 4 person
Family Suite Balcony 268 223
Family Premium Suite Balcony                        307 252
 

PRICE OF 3DAY/2NIGHT TRIP: 

 
From January to April & October to December, 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 672 423 418 413
Premium Suite Balcony 762 468 463 458
Orchid Exclusive Suite 996 585 580 575
  3 persons 4 persons
Family Suite Balcony 508 427
Family Premium Suite Balcony                        568 475
 
From May to September, 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 557 355 350 345
Premium Suite Balcony 629 391 386 381
Orchid Exclusive Suite 816 484 479 474
  3 persons 4 persons
Family Suite Balcony 422 357
Family Premium Suite Balcony                        470 393

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