Ha Long Orchid Cruise 2 days / 1 night

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Overview

Bring Ha  Long Closer To Hanoi – Only 2 hour drive

Launched in 2016, this 18-cabin luxury boat follows the very off-the-beaten-track from Hai Phong (Dinh Vu Port) to Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay then Ha Long Bay, taking you just 1.5 hours to travel to the boarding port instead of 4 hectic hours driving as others. Orchid Cruise offers all luxury you need for an unspoiled, relaxing time on the Bay.

Highlights
(Applicable for bookings confirmed from May, 2018)
  • Free 01 way airport transfer (pick up or drop off).
  • Free letter for visa on arrival (stamp fee is not included).
  • Free kayaking.
Factsheets

This new luxury boat features 18 cabins:

  • 8 balcony suites
  • 4 family suites
  • 4 premium suites
  • 2 Orchid exclusive suites over 3 floors

All air-conditioned cabins include a private balcony that open up to views, seating area fitted with a satellite TV and a minibar, en-suite bathrooms with bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free wifi is provided throughout the property.

Cabin Size Bed Max occupancy
Balcony Suite 36 m2 Twin/Double 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Family Suite 72 m2 Twin/Double 4 adults + 2 (extra bed)
Premium Suite 36 m2 Twin/Double 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Family Premium Suite 72 m2 Twin/Double 4 adults + 2 (extra bed)
Orchid Exclusive Suite 45 m2 Double 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Room amenities
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
Itinerary
DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG 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: HA LONG 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

Price & Inclusion

PRICE (USD for per person):

From now to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2018

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Suite Balcony 225  N/A N/A +130
Premium Suite 250  N/A N/A +155
Exclusive Suite 315 N/A N/A +220
Fam Suite  N/A 275 230 N/A
Fam Premium Balcony N/A 308 255  N/A


From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2018

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Suite Balcony 187  N/A  N/A +104
Premium Suite 207  N/A N/A +124
Exclusive Suite 259  N/A N/A +176
Fam Suite N/A 227 191 N/A
Fam Premium Balcony N/A 254 211 N/A
Price Includes
  • Taxes and service charges
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, Satellite TV
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Excludes
  • Luxury mini van Hanoi- Haiphong- Hanoi (USD36 per person)
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Cancellation policy
  1. Services are cancelled by the clients
  • In case the clients for any reasons cancel the trip, the following fees should be paid:
    • More than 45 days prior to check-in No cancellation charge
    • From 45 to 10 days prior to check-in 50% of total price
    • 10 days prior to check-in or No-show 100% of total price

      2. Services are cancelled by Orchid Cruises

  • According to the Ha Long Bay Management Board final decision, the cruise trip could be postponed, shortened or cancelled due to unexpected bad weather, including storm/ typhoon (summer), cyclone, thunder storm, foggy days (winter), monsoon (winter)… In this case, clients will be refunded the total sum of booked services. Should there are any rising services during that time, clients will pay basing on the actual amount.
Children policy
  • One child under 5 years stays free of charge using existing beds.
  • One child from 5 to 12 years is charged 75 % of the adult cost when using existing beds.
  • One older child or adult is charged 40 % of the room stay per night in an extra bed.
Peak Season Surcharge

Surcharge USD40 pax on:     

  • Lunnar New Year 5th February 2019
  • Chrismat 24th December 2018
  • New Year Eva 31th December 2018
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hollies235

Couple Traveller

We organised the transfer through the company, the minibus picked us up on time from the old quarter and we arrived at the port within 2 hours.

There was a bit of a wait to get onto the cruise as there was a lot of traffic however we were on the bay by 12pm.
Once on the boat we were welcomed by all the staff, checked into our rooms then we had lunch.
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the catered to your food requirements.
The food was excellent, you defiantly won’t leave feeling hungry.
After lunch we had a bit of free time before having the choice to go off to some caves on bamboo boats. We then headed back to the boat for Happy hour drinks and a cooking demonstration.
Dinner was excellent and we had amazing service from Tony, Tim and Sunny 🙂

On the 2nd day we went kayaking in the morning I would definitely recommend doing this activity. It was my birthday on the 2nd day and when having brunch the staff brought out a birthday cake for me, this was a lovely little touch.

I would recommend this cruise to everyone, we had a great time and I would definitely return 🙂

June 7, 2018

cefleisher

Couple Traveller

This cruise was the highlight of our trip. The staff onboard is so kind and attentive and the excursions (kayaking, swimming, and a boat through a tunnel in Halong Bay) were exceptional. The room was BEAUTIFUL and the entire ship was well-maintained and clean. The transportation service was exceptional as well, large comfortable shuttle vans with AC and Wifi. Happy Hour included a cooking demonstration and 2-for-1 drinks (the cocktails themselves were about $5 USD each, so not expensive regardless).

We did the 2 day 1 night trip but wish we had stayed for 2 nights had our travel plans allowed. Would definitely recommend this trip, it is no doubt one of the best cruise services in Halong Bay.

I will say that the cruise we took was mostly couples (age range 20s-50s) with no children or young single people, but that could have been just our cruise itself and all the activities would be child-friendly.

June 7, 2018

Anushe76

Couple Traveller

Our hotel Hanoi La Selva arranged this overnight cruise for us on Orchid Cruises @ Lanha Bay. We were treated to absolute luxury and great service!

From the point we were welcomed on board Mr Thomas’s “house”, to the point where Mr Thomas personally escorted us to our van which would take us back to Hanoi – service was first class!

Our rooms were spacious and had a balcony. They were on the lower deck. Air conditioned, King sized beds, rain shower, slipper tub, complementary fruit, tea coffee and water. The only thing missing I would say was bath bombs or bath salts. Bring your own salts if you plan to use the tub :).

Food was fantastic! Dinner is a sit down type set menu – but breakfast and lunch more buffet style. Kudos to the chef for providing us with variety. We had one person in our group who didn’t eat meat and they catered special vege options only for her! Thank you!

Lanha Bay is definitely worth the visit. Sea green warm water and stunning scenery. Less crowded than Halong Bay. We were treated to kayaking and swimming which we enjoyed. And stargazing on top deck at night is a definite treat if you want an unobstructed view of the heavens. We also loved the sunrise although we had to be up at 5am to catch it. The early morning light over the Karsts is stunning.

We were not too impressed with the cocktails but juice options and coffee were very good.

Overall we’d definitely do this again! A big shout out to Mr Thomas, Mr Tee and the entire team on Orchid Cruises to Lanha Bay for a fabulous time.

June 3, 2018

TinaKh00

Couple Traveller

Did a Hai Long Day Cruise with Orchid Cruises and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were confused by the many tour options and operators available but decided on Orchid Cruises eventually as it was highly recommended by our hotel. What a wonderful decision that turned out to be.
The transport provided by them was very comfortable and as they take a different route via the new expressway to the pier, our ride was only 2 hrs instead of the usual 3 to 4 hrs. Our guide Mr Le Bac was very humorous and passionate about what he does and fed us constantly with information about the history and facts of the various sites we passed through or visited. He was very particular about safety and ensured that all safety procedures were adhered to. The boat itself was impressive. New, comfortable and well kept. Food was plentiful and delicious.
Halong Bay is truly beautiful and should not be missed.
All in all a wonderful experience which everyone should not miss.

May 31, 2018

996Chrissy

Family Traveller

Great food, great staff, amazing trips
We absolutely loved our time on Orchid Cruise Boat 3. Miss Lara was our host and Andy was our waiter, Fi took us on tours and their customer service was spectacular. My favourite part of the trip was cycling around Cat Ba Island national park visiting the village and kayaking to the little beaches. I really can’t fault the tour… if anything there was probably too much food, but it was all delicious. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, we were so sad to leave.

May 31, 2018
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