Orchid Cruise (Unique Itinerary) - FROM US$218 per person

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:
  • 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

FACTSHEET: This luxury cruise features 18 cabins
Cabin type Size Bed type Max Occupancy
Balcony Suite 36m2 Double/Twin 2 Adults + 1 (extra bed)
Balcony Premium Suite 36m2 Double/Twin 2 Adults + 1 (extra bed)
Balcony Orchid Exclusive Suite  45m2 King-sized 2 Adults + 1 (extra bed)
Balcony Family Suite 72m2 Twin and Double 4 Adults + 2 (extra bed)

CABIN AMENITIES:
Lamp Safety box Private toilet En-Suite bathroom
LED TV Bath line Air conditioner Music entertainment
Bathtub Hair dryer Emergency hammer Complimentary mineral water
Wardrobe Life jacket Fire extinguisher

 

ORCHID CRUISES ITINERARY AND PROGRAM
Overnight Cruises - Daily Departure
2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT
HANOI – HAIPHONG – HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - HANOI


DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
09h10
 - 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 
12h15 - Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE
12h30 - We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
13h00 - ORCHID CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. 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 Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park
14h15 - 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.
17h00 - 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
17h45 - 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)
19h30 - 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
21h30 - 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)
23h00 - End of Day One program

 
DAY 2: HALONG BAY – HANOI
06h15
- 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 the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.
7h45 - You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay
9h30 - Orchid Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out
10h00 - Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
10h30 - 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!
11h35 - We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
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

ORCHID CRUISES ITINERARY AND PROGRAM
Overnight Cruises - Daily Departure
3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS
HANOI – HAIPHONG – HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - HANOI


DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
09h10 - 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.
12h15 - Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE.
12h30 - We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
13h00 - ORCHID CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. 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 Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park
14h15 - 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.
17h00 - 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
17h45 - 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)
19h30 - 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
21h30 - 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)
23h00 - End of Day One program

 
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY

6h15 - 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.
8h30 - 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.
13h30 - Visiting Lan Ha Bay, taking a free breeze at area with the path less visited. You will use your imagination to name any beautiful islands in Lan Ha Bay or get the interesting introduction of our professional tour guide on Orchid Day Boat
15h00 - 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
19h30 - 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
21h30 - 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)
23h00 - End of Day Two program

 
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI

06h15 - 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 the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.
7h45 - You enjoy on your own to kayak at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay
9h30 - Orchid Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out
10h00 - Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
10h30 - 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!
11h35 - We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
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

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