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 14-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 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2018
And
From 1st Jan to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

  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. 2019

  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:     
  • Lunar New Year 4th February 2019
  • Chrismat 24th December 2018
  • New Year Eva 31th December 2018
27 Reviews
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Travel819244

Couple Traveller

We did the 3 day/2 night cruise through Blue dragon tours for our Honeymoon and we were lucky enough to have been upgraded to the best cabin on the boat!

First, the transfers from our hotel to the boat was very comfortable, luxury van with AC and wifi. Then once we got to the waiting lounge, we were divided into groups, we were on Orchid cruise #2.

The boat’s beautiful! Our room is just amazing! We have breath taking views, it is so unreal! The food’s great too! We had the best meal 5 courses (lunch and dinner) and they even gave us a surprise during our dinner on our last night for all the couples on their honeymoon. Also we enjoyed the 2 happy hours each day!! Everyone got along well and had so much fun on this cruise!

A lot of fun activities to do too! We did a tour at the Cat Ba cave, Kayaking, Bamboo boat tour, swimming, Tai chi class and cooking class. Definitely do all the activities if you can!

From the time we got to the boat til the end of our trip, we received an excellent service from all the staff and shout out to our host/manager Alan! They were very friendly, helpful and attentive! They remember everyone’s names, pretty impressive! Sunny, Tony and Phantom and everyone is just the best!

This has been an amazing, unforgettable experience for us and we will definitely go back and do it again and bring family/friends with us! Thank you for all the staff for making our stay so special! Mahalo!

September 22, 2018

Shane C

Couple Traveller

We didn’t really know what to expect on our 3 day 2 night cruise. I always feel a little apprehensive in such situations. There was no need. From our arrival in the waiting lounge until arriving back at the jetty everything was organised to perfection. Information about the cruise is in the website so I won’t repeat it. We were given a very informative arrival briefing by the cruise manager Mr Hugo and from then on all went entirely as advertised. We were regularly updated on the itinerary but this was never more than necessary. The cabin was great. Food plentiful and of a very good standard. The dining room well furnished and bright with large widows giving views of stunning scenery. The staff were amazing, courteous, friendly and efficient. All food is inclusive but beverages are extra. The bill is settled at the end of the trip. After 3 days my account was correct to the penny and not at all unreasonable.

Mr Hugo and his wonderful team have my thanks for looking after us so well.

I definitely recommend this cruise. I think the two night cruise is preferable but that is subjective.

September 21, 2018

Bhavisha999

Couple Traveller

I can’t even begin to explain our stay at orchid cruise, the room we had was amazing we had the circle bed room, oh my the views from the bed etc unreal. We were fortunate enough to go Ha Long Bay on a clear day and night so the views of sunset and sunrise were sensational. Most beautiful place I’ve ever experienced in my life. The service was spectacular the staff really do make such an effort to make the service as personal as possible, remembering your name etc. We were on orchid cruise 3 and the staff that stood out to us was the assistant manager that did the cave tour I think her name was Tang(not entirely sure how to spell, sorry!), John and Andy! Amazing service

The activities was really good too! Visiting a cave on cat ba island, kayaking was amazing aswell, didn’t do a cooking class as we already did one in Hoi An but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.

The food in the evening was unreal, we had the lamb with rosemary sauce and fish with mushroom sauce with truffle in, WOW; they asked if I wanted seconds for lamb I couldn’t say no!

This has been the first time I have been on a cruise and it won’t be the last now! Although I have set the bar high for going on cruises after experiencing this one.

September 16, 2018

Jana V

Couple Traveller

We took the two nights that I recommend,one night I think is two short. We had an amazing experience! The boat is beutifull and comfortable. Room is amazing. And stuff is very nice!

September 14, 2018

BethZ

Couple Traveller

After much consideration we opted for the 2 night, 3 day cruise with the Orchid line
and were so glad we did. The boat is beautiful, our room was huge with a small private balcony, and the staff was extraordinarily nice and accommodating. We really felt their mission was to make us as happy as possible with every detail. The boat is small enough to encourage interacting with all the other guests, but not so small that you wished you had more privacy. After 1 night we would have said we had an interesting and beautiful day floating in the bay with some activities, but after 2 nights it was by far the richer experience being able to spend the extra time biking, swimming at the beach, and getting to know our fellow travelers better. We didn’t see garbage and didn’t feel it was overly crowded!

September 9, 2018
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