Ha Long Orchid Cruise 3 days / 2 nights

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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
  • 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: 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: 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 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

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 397  N/A  N/A +234
Premium Suite 442 N/A  N/A +279
Exclusive Suite 559 N/A  N/A +396
Fam Suite  N/A 487 406  N/A
Fam Premium Balcony  N/A 547 451  N/A

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2018

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Suite Balcony 329 N/A N/A +187
Premium Suite 365 N/A N/A +223
Exclusive Suite 458 N/A N/A +317
Fam Suite  N/A 401 336 N/A
Fam Premium Balcony  N/A 449 372 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
  • Day boat for exploring Ba Ham Lake, Viet Hai village, kayaking 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
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
20 Reviews
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RestnRecreation

Family Traveller

We are so pleased that we made the spontaneous decision to do this two night cruise. We researched many options but the ratings for Orchid were consistently good.
From our arrival to the ship (by tender) we were welcomed as enthusiastically as on a large cruise ship; only the smiles were even warmer. Rooms are large and comfortable; the decor is tasteful and really quite Vietnamese. We had a massive jacuzzi in our room which was a delight at the end of the day. The food was far better than we have enjoyed at our five star hotel: all just lovely. The Bay itself actually defies words or photos (although My husband did well with this); just incredible place to cruise through in such a gentle way. The excursions were fun and our visit to a local organic village (we biked) was a real highlight. This was only for people staying 2 nights so for this plus other reasons, we recommend you do cruise 2 nights. We also met some lovely people on the ship and this includes several of the staff who just can’t do enough for you.
All in all, we were delighted with Orchid Cruises and are very happy we made the decision to go with them.

June 10, 2018

waltercN7177BT

Couple Traveller

We did a 3 day 2 night cruise and had a fantastic time. It was the perfect length. Marvin, the cruise director and all the staff were great. Nothing was too much trouble.

June 8, 2018

WorldTravler51

Couple Traveller

My husband and I had a great experience cruising Hal Long Bay with Orchid Cruises; we cruised with them for 2 nights in an Orchid Suite. The Bay itself is absolutely beautiful; there is a naturalness and a peacefulness that is meant to be experienced & appreciated. The kayaking on the afternoon we arrived was fun but not too long.

The food and service was outstanding; drinks on the top deck watching the sunset was beautiful!!!! The morning of day 2 we were able to review the dinner menu for that evening, there was something we didn’t like for the appetizer so we shared we would pass on the appetizer. Instead she said I will do something special for you and that she did. The appetizer was an amazing duck dish – it was truly outstanding; then we moved into a fish dish that was also very good and to top it off the desert included a pineapple with a candle in it giving off this amazing fragrance and glow.

The 2nd day tour was great; it started off with Tai Chi at 6:15am which was very enjoyable. After breakfast we transferred to a day boat which had 3 levels one of which had a great sun deck. Then we arrived for a tour to a Village; we had 2 options a Bicycle or an electric car (I would highly recommend the electric car) since the ride is up hill and goes through a tunnel that was dark. This is where I hit a bump and it resulted in a crash; I landed on some rocks which resulted in 4 stitches in my leg. We were lucky the village we were going to had a hospital and the Dr did a good job putting in the stitches and giving me medicine (antibiotic and pain pills). Alice from Orchid staff was great, she stayed with me and my husband translating for us the information the Dr. was providing while he worked on me. Alice along with the rest of the staff continued to check on me and do anything to help. After the tour to the village there was a great lunch and passengers had the option to Kayak it looked very refreshing (we did not go since we did not want to get my leg wet).

The next morning before leaving the ship we had the option for a side tour to a cave via a Bamboo Boat. The experience was great, again the scenery was peaceful and beautiful and we learned about the locals.

Overall my husband and I would say this is definitely a once in a lifetime trip and Orchid Cruises did a fantastic job.

June 3, 2018

george196105

Couple Traveller

Recently spent 3 days 2 nights with Orchid Cruises. Booked directly with the company ourselves and all worked as planned. Our transfer from our hotel in Old Quarter arrived on time and luxury van as promised was provided. On this particular day they did not use their normal terminal, we were boarded from a rather unsightly area and the process was a little disorganised, however once on board we were relieved that all now appeared to be as expected. No complaints at all about boat and we were very pleased with our suite and the view it offered. I personally found lunch on the 1st day which was buffet style to be the best meal of the cruise. Whilst okay we were not overly impressed with the other meals. We had obviously not done our homework completely and were shocked on the 1st night to learn that we would be transferred to a day boat at 8 30 next morning for 7 hours while our boat returned to port to pick up and drop off other guests.Your choice is return to port or leave your cabin and this boat for 7 hours. As we pondered what to do another guest who had been in the situation the day before and had overheard us talking, explained that he had felt the same, but assured us that we would not be disappointed on the day boat. We took his advice and were glad we did. Whilst view from Suite in Stunning if you are considering this category rather than a standard room you should be aware you do not get to spend very much time in the room at all as you are required to vacate the room on the next day by 9 30 prior to breakfast so they can clean on the way back to port for the new guests. Staff were attentive and did their best to make sure all was good with guests. Did not see terminal upon disembarkation which was again a bit disorganised, however our private transfer arranged by them arrived as organised. All in all a good experience.

June 2, 2018

mary123456789123

Couple Traveller

We had a lovely 3 day 2 night cruise with Orchid cruises from 9th – 11th May. it was our first time in Halong bay and we decided to take the 5 star experience. The cruise itself was lovely and the surroundings breathtaking.Our one complaint with the organisation is that they expect you to transfer to the day boat at 8.30am on the first morning.Although we are both early risers we would have liked to spend a little more time on the main ship before transferring to the day boat. On the second morning breakfast was again early and we were taken to see some caves which were lovely. We then had only a short time to vacate our cabins before being given brunch on the way back to port.
I also felt that seeing as we had paid quite a premium rice for the cruise, that tea and coffee should be included in the rate.
That said the cruise was lovely and all the staff very courteous and professional. The food was good and plentiful.

June 1, 2018
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