09:10 - 9:20: 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. (Applied for guests who book transfer service with surcharge).
12:00: Transfer by tender to the Orchid Cruise.
12:15: We welcome our guests onboard the Orchid Cruise and then check in, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in.
12:40: Orchid Cruise 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.
15:00: 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 300 m 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.
19:30: Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff.
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.
06:00: Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve breakfast. 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.
7:45: You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay .
9:30: Visitors then return to Orchid Cruise 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 return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
12:00 Get on D-car bus and we back to your drop-off point in Hanoi at around 14:00 (Applied for guests who book transfer service with surcharge).
* Program 3 days 2 nights available with surcharge