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Heritage Cruises - 3D2N - Itinerary

TRIP DETAILS

Day 01: Hanoi– Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay in Cat Ba Archipelago

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  • 8:00 - 8:30: Embark on your journey with a hotel pick-up for a comfortable ride on the new highway to Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong City (if you've booked our shuttle bus).

  • 12:00: Arrive at Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau International Marina for refreshments before boarding.

  • 12:30: Board the Heritage Cruises boat, receive a warm welcome with a drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’Indochine Restaurant.

  • 12:40: Experience the breathtaking sceneries of Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago, known for its untouched beauty and remote charm, as fewer cruise boats venture on this route.

  • 15:30: Explore the Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach beaches) or Tra Bau area in Lan Ha Bay, a natural border between Halong and Haiphong. This secluded hideaway boasts beaches, caves, and coves, offering guests the opportunity to try kayaking or swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

  • 17:30: Return to Heritage Cruises, relax aboard the vessel or in your suite, and savor a cocktail while witnessing the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.

  • 18:30: Activities include afternoon tea, and the chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class.

  • 19:30: Dine in a memorable setting at the restaurant, enjoying local food in an intimate and romantic atmosphere.

  • 21:30: Enjoy evening views of the bay at the top deck bar and try your hand at squid fishing. The bars remain open until late.
    Overnight onboard.

Day 02: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay

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  • 06:15: Begin your day with a Vovinam session on the sundeck, followed by coffee, tea, and pastries.

  • 8:30: Transfer to a speedboat or day cruise to visit Viet Hai Village. Explore the village on a bicycle ride or electric car through a rainforest tunnel, leading to a picturesque rice-field vista. Visit a traditional house in a village deep in a national park to observe the local lifestyle. Lunch is served at Viet Hai village restaurant or on the day cruise.

  • 13:30: Visit the Cat Ba Archipelago, cruise through the Cai Beo floating village, and then head to the Ba Trai Dao beaches. Explore the secret trail and beaches enclosed by vertical cliffs (if weather and tide permit) or engage in swimming and kayaking in Tra Bau area.

  • 15:30: Return to Heritage Cruises to enjoy cocktails, beer, and fine wine as the sky changes color.

  • 17:30: Relax aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with a cocktail in hand, watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. The chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class.

  • 19:30: Indulge in a fine-dining experience in the main restaurant.

  • 21:30: Welcome the night at the top deck bar or try squid fishing. The bars remain open late.
    Overnight onboard.

Day 03: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

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  • 06:15: Start the day with a Vovinam session on the sundeck.

  • 06:45: Have a light breakfast on board.

  • 07:15: Embark on a bamboo boat to explore the Dark and Bright Cave, marveling at sparkling stalactites on the ceiling and feeling the soul of the surrounding nature.

  • 9:00 - 9:30: Return to the boat for checkout.

  • 10:00: Enjoy brunch while cruising back to the mainland.

  • 11:00: Return to Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for your onward journey.

  • 12:10: While waiting for the pick-up service to your next destination, enjoy the comfort of our lounge.

  • 14:00: If you have booked our limousine service, our chauffeur will pick you up to take you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Notes: Itineraries may change without notice due to weather, pandemic conditions, or port authorities' regulations. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the bay's geography. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Welcome drink

  • Speedboat transfer

  • Fresh seasonal fruit, snacks and nuts, water bottle, tea & coffee in rooms

  • All meals included.

  • Two days/one night: 1 lunch, 1 fine dining dinner, 1 breakfast and 1 brunch de luxe

  • Music, bars and art gallery

  • Cookery and tea/cocktail demonstrations

  • Vovinam session, games, gym, swimming pool, library.

  • Outdoor Lounge, Song Hong Lounge, Pool Bar, Le Tonkin Restaurant & Bar, L’indochine Restaurant & Bar.

  • Beach activities such as swimming, kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing.

  • All cabins with bathtubs & showers, private balcony with full ocean views.

  • English-speaking experience manager and cruise director on board.

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • All sightseeing tickets

  • Service charges and government tax

  • Transfer service to harbor 

  • Accommodation pre- and post-cruise

  • Air fares

  • Personal expenses

  • Massages

  • Visa arrangements - Heritage Cruises can assist in providing visa services for guests (rate available on request)

  • Other services, such as phone calls, medical bills

  • Tips and surcharges

  • Fuel surcharge (if any)

  • Beverages and services not mentioned in the inclusions list or in the program

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