Visit Hanoi - Cruise on Lan Ha Bay

Visit Hanoi – Cruise on Lan Ha Bay
Dong Xuan market, Hanoi

Dong Xuan market, Hanoi

Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+ 3
Ends
Hanoi
Hanoi → Hai Phong → Lan Ha Bay → Halong Bay

Highlights

  • Stay at one of Hanoi's most luxury and romantic hotels
  • Cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Overnight cruise on a traditional junk boat on Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay.
Age range
13 - 90 years old
Accommodation
Transportation

We present the luxury expererience to combine a Hanoi visit with a tour of Lan Ha Bay on the Gulf of Tonkin for high-end travelers. Your 5 day journey begins with two nights among pagodas and temples in Hanoi, an elegant old dame of a city centred around a huge freshwater lake and where motorbikes whizz through the pulsating streets of the knotted Old Quarter. You will then embark on one of life’s bucket-list trips – Orchid Cruise. Rare and specialized itineraries (Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay) allow you to experience less traveled routes that other cruises simply cannot offer.

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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.

    Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.
    After tour briefing, it’s time to chill out with a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. The charming area comes out with its small alleys, old houses, charming little cafes, boutique shops and variety of food on the street, such as corn on the cob, juicy mango or young rice wrapped in lotus leaf…
    In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
    Meals: Dinner.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

  2. Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.

    Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Start with a visit to the Temple of Literature that was built in 1070 and best known as the First National University. Follow it with one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum) before your lunch. This meal offers you unforgettable experience of the famous Hanoi specialty cha ca - fried fish with turmeric and dill and vermicelli noodles - at Cha Ca Thang Long.
    In the afternoon, transfer to the Ba Dinh Square where stands the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. This site has become an important city landmark and a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s rich history. From there, wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the One Pillar Pagoda and Presidential Palace, where a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display.
    Conclude the day with a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

  3. Day 3: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on cruise.
    Day 3: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on cruise.
    Day 3: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on cruise.
    Day 3: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on cruise.

    Journey east through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta to Haiphong's Got Pier, where you will take a tender to your luxury cruise anchors. On arrival, you are welcomed onboard a ship. Settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a three day cruise around Halong Bay. Along the way to the less visited and untouched areas, enjoy a huge lunch served on board and admire the picturesque scenery of islands. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Break your trip with a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and the crystal clear waters of the bay before taking part in onboard traditional cooking class. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by wonderful onboard catering staffs. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Accommodation: On cruise.

  4. Day 4: Lan Ha Bay on cruise.
    Day 4: Lan Ha Bay on cruise.
    Day 4: Lan Ha Bay on cruise.

    Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue your journey with the cruise's activities. Board on a day cruise, then you will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel at Viet Hai village. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. After lunch time, continue cruising, free kayaking and swimming on the crystal blue water with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs (if the weather permits). Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Followed by a traditional cooking class & delicious dinner served for you by your wonderful onboard catering staff. The rest time of the day is yours to enjoy the landscape of the bay.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Accommodation: On cruise.

  5. Day 5: Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi Departure.
    Day 5: Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi Departure.

    Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying another invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Upon completing breakfast, continue your journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. Enjoy yourselves to kayak to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay. It is time for checking out, and enjoy a delightful brunch while return to the quay side in the south of the bay where the cruise disembarks. Say goodbye with the cruise team, and meet your driver for the transfer to the Noi Bai Airport to catch your departure flight.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: N/A.

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  • Accommodation

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      All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
    1. Guide

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      English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request)

    2. Meals

      Rated Excellent by past passengers

      As mentioned in the itinerary: Daily breakfast at hotel, 2 dinner, 3 lunch, 1 brunch

    3. Transport

      Rated Excellent by past passengers

      Private Car/Van with Air-Conditioning.

    • Flights

      There is no domestic flight included in this package


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      Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice

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    Price Includes

    • Luxury 5* hotel in Hanoi
    • 3 day/ 2 night luxury cruise package on Halong Bay
    • Services of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Service of an English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

    Price Excludes

    • International flights into and out Vietnam
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
    • Tips for tour guide and driver
    • Travel insurance
    • Vietnam Visa fee.


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