Orchid Cruise (Unique Itinerary - Discovering Lan Ha Bay)


OVERVIEW
Launched in 2016, Orchid Cruise offers 18 luxury cabins with an elite, professional crew that will provide you the best services during your trip in Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • The unique route, a sailing pioneer to discover Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long - Lan Ha Bay
  • Only 02 hours from Hanoi center to Orchid Cruise instead of 04 hours as other cruises
  • Elegant Orchid Cruise Concept with luxury facilities
 
Why choosing Orchid cruise:
 
+Travelling on the 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 the 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  (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

Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior notice

INCLUDES:

  • Luxury mini-van sharing Hanoi- Got ferry, Haiphong- Hanoi 

  • English speaking in-house tour guide on boat

  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (01 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast, 01 brunch) for 2 days 1 night, (02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch) for 3 days 2 nights

  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV, Local wine experience, Tea ceremony

  • Sightseeing entrance fees

  • Luxury cabin with A/C

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

  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin


EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare, visa arrangements

  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage

  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses

  • All other services not clearly mentioned above


WHAT TO BRING:

  • Sun block

  • Camera + Film

  • Insect repellent

  • Original Passport

  • Wide brim hat

  • Swimming costume for summer

  • Sun glasses

  • Proper shoes for cave sharing

  • Warm clothes for winter

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

Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY  (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

Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior notice

INCLUDES:

  • Luxury mini-van sharing Hanoi- Got ferry, Haiphong- Hanoi 

  • English speaking in-house tour guide on boat

  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, (01 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast, 01 brunch) for 2 days 1 night, (02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch) for 3 days 2 nights

  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV, Local wine experience, Tea ceremony

  • Sightseeing entrance fees

  • Luxury cabin with A/C

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

  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin


EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare, visa arrangements

  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage

  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses

  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

 
WHAT TO BRING:

  • Sun block

  • Camera + Film

  • Insect repellent

  • Original Passport

  • Wide brim hat

  • Swimming costume for summer

  • Sun glasses

  • Proper shoes for cave sharing

  • Warm clothes for winter


 
PRICE PER PERSON IN US$ (IN GROUP OF)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
From Jan. to Apr. 2018 & Oct. to Dec. 2018
Cabin Category
1 person
2 persons
 4 persons
8 persons
Suite Balcony
406
266 
261
256
Premium Suite Balcony
456 
291 
286
281
Orchid Exclusive Suite
586 
356 
351
346
 
3 persons
4 persons
Family Suite Balcony
316 
266 
Premium Family Suite Balcony
349 
291 
                    
From May to Sep. 2018
Cabin Category
1 person
2 persons
 4 persons
8 persons
Suite Balcony
337
223 
218
213
Premium Suite Balcony
377
243
238
233
Orchid Exclusive Suite
481 
295 
290
285
 
3 persons
4 persons
Family Suite Balcony
263 
222
Premium Family Suite Balcony
290 
242 
 
3DAYS 2 NIGHTS
From Jan. to Apr. 2018 & Oct. to Dec. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons  4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 662 418 413 408
Premium Suite Balcony 752 463 458 453
Orchid Exclusive Suite 986 580  575 570
  3 persons 4 persons
Family Suite Balcony 508  422 
Premium Family Suite Balcony 568 467 
 
From May to Sep. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons  4 persons 8 persons
Suite Balcony 542 345  340 335
Premium Suite Balcony 614  381  376 371
Orchid Exclusive Suite 801  474 469 464
  3 persons 4 persons
Family Suite Balcony 417 347
Premium Family Suite Balcony 465  383 


NOTES
Surcharge US$40 per person on Christmas (24th Dec.) and New Year (1st Jan.)
* Charter cruise is available on request. Please contact us
info@essencehanoihotel.com