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Orchid Cruises - 3D2N - Itinerary


Day 01: Hanoi– Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay

Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
  • 08:30: You will be picked up from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay in a luxury van. It's about 3 hours from Hanoi to Halong Bay so you rest or explore the beautiful landscapes on the way.

  • 11:30: Arrive at Lot 32 - Tuan Chau Marina for seamless check-in procedures in the welcoming lounge. Enjoy special tea amidst a warm welcome.

  • 12:15: Board Orchid Cruises via a tender boat. Extend a warm welcome with refreshing drinks, followed by a gathering at the restaurant for a cruise briefing and safety instructions.

  • 13:00: Have lunch while cruising through the breathtaking Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay, celebrated as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

  • 14:15: After lunch, continue to discover Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island. Located in the heart of Cat Ba National Park, the cave, carved by nature over 2000 years, boasts awe-inspiring stalactites of various shapes, sparking the imagination.

  • 17:00: Orchid Cruises enters the tranquil Tra Bau area in Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the emerald-green waters.

  • 18:00: Participate in a cooking demonstration on board and relish Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1) at the bar while soaking in the sunset views of the bay. Another option to indulge in a massage service please book directly with Cruise Manager.

  • 19:15: Savor a fusion dinner in an elegant setting blending French neoclassical style with traditional oriental touches, featuring the freshest ingredients.

  • 21:00: Admire the bay's nighttime beauty from the sundeck bar or the restaurant. Try squid fishing, watch a movie, or engage in chess and card games. Overnight on board.

  • 23:00: Overnight on board.

Inclusions: Lunch & Dinner

Day 02: Lan Ha Bay

Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
  • 06:30: Start the day early aboard Orchid Cruises with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Breakfast in the dining room offers a morning view of the bay's landscape, followed by the continuation of the cruise.

  • 07:00: Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant as the cruise progresses.

  • 08:00: Explore Viet Hai village on a bicycle, passing through rainforests and dark tunnels, with stunning views of rice fields. Visit an ancient local house, immersing in the valley's local life. Optional electric car service is available at an extra cost. Return to the day boat to explore Lan Ha Bay, with lunch served on board. Visit Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches islets), a peaceful location perfect for kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach.

  • 17:00: Return to Orchid Cruises. You may join a cooking class, take a swim in the untouched area, or enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1) at the bar while witnessing the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.

  • 19:30: Indulge in a fusion dinner served by our exceptional catering staff. Relish delicious local food in an intimate romantic setting.

  • 21:30: Appreciate the bay's nighttime scenery from the top deck, relaxing with drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing or watch a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

Option: Massage service available; please book with the Cruise Manager directly (refer to the massage menu).

  • 23:00: End of day two program.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
Halong Bay tours, Orchid Cruise
  • 06:30: Refresh and indulge in the tranquil beauty of the bay with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Early risers can witness the dawn between 5:30 and 6:00, depending on the season; consult sailors for guidance.

  • 07:00: Breakfast at the restaurant continues the cruise.

  • 07:45: Take part in kayaking activities in the Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay.

  • 09:30: Return to Orchid Cruises for check-out.

  • 10:00: Savor a delightful brunch at the restaurant while cruising back.

  • 11:30: Disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina, bid farewell, and conclude your unforgettable cruise.

  • 14:30: Return to your Hanoi drop-off point. End of the trip.

Inclusions: Breakfast & Brunch



  • Luxury room and facilities as ordered.

  • All onboard meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Kayaking, cooking demonstration, Tai chi session, swimming in the sea (if the weather permits), movies, squid fishing, music entertainment.

  • English-speaking tour guide and onboard service fee.

  • Day boat for exploring Viet Hai village and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 days/2nights package

  • Welcoming drink, two bottles of water in the cabin.

  • Onboard insurance, sightseeing fees, and value added tax.

  • Hanoi - Ha Long transportation (the luxury van is available to be booked ).

  • Massage treatment (available to be booked in advance).

  • Personal expenses and services not included in the service include.

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Oct 2023

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