Cat Ba Archipelago is an exotic destination with pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, coves, tropical forest and lakes. On this program, find the best places for kayaking and boating. Experience, discover, explore, immerse and relax!
Heritage Discover Cruise is a two-day/one-night program.
Cat Ba Archipelago is an exotic destination with pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, caves, tropical forests, and lakes. On this program, you’ll find the best places for kayaking, biking, and discovery.
This boutique cruise starts at Halong Bay, which can be reached from Hanoi by a limousine bus. At noon, the boat’s team welcomes you on board to check in to your cabins.
A few minutes into the cruise, you’ll be invited to savor Vietnamese dishes at the restaurant. The next highlight is the Tra Bau area or Ba Trai Dao Beach for swimming and kayaking. After returning to the cruise ship, you are offered such activities as a massage or afternoon tea.
In the evening, a chef will demonstrate the art of preparing traditional Vietnamese cuisine. An a la carte dinner menu is also offered. Evening activities can include board games or squid fishing.
At sunrise on the second day, you have the opportunity to experience Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art. This is followed by an exploration of a cave visited by bamboo boat. After check-out, brunch is served on board during the cruise back to Tuan Chau International Marina in Ha Long City.
DAY ONE: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY IN CAT BA ARCHIPELAGO
8:00 – 8:30 Hotel pick-up for trip on new highway to Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong City (if you book our shuttle bus).
12:00 Welcome to Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau International Marina for refreshments before boarding for the cruise
12:30 Board the Heritage Cruises boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’indochine Restaurant.
12:40 Heritage Cruises takes you to contemplate the magnificent sceneries made from the limestone mountains of Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago. This bay is untouched and remote, as not many cruise boats use this route.
15:30 The cruise vessel approaches the Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach beaches) (upon the weather), or Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between the provinces of Halong and Haiphong. This secret hideaway has beaches, caves, and coves, plus the spectacular natural beauty of about 400 islands. Guests can try kayaking or simply swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
17:30 Return to Heritage Cruises, enjoy life aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with a cocktail in hand watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.
18:30 Activities include afternoon tea and the chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class
19:30 A memorable dining experience will be offered at the restaurant, with local food in an intimate and romantic setting.
21:30 Enjoy evening views of the bay at the bar on the top deck. Try your hand squid fishing. The bars are open until late. Overnight onboard
DAY TWO: LAN HA BAY – TUAN CHAU – HANOI
06:15 Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck.
06:45 Have a light breakfast on board.
07:15 Head off in a bamboo boat to explore the Dark and Bright Cave to enjoy the sparkling stalactites on the ceiling and feel the soul of the surrounding nature.
9:00 – 9:30 Return to the boat for checkout
10:00 Enjoy brunch while cruising back to the mainland
11:00 Return to Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for your onward journey.
12:10 While waiting for the pick-up service to your next destination, enjoy the comfort of our lounge
14:00 If you have booked our limousine service, our chauffeur will pick you up to take you to your hotel in Hanoi.
Notes: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice due to weather, pandemic conditions, or regulation of Port authorities. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of the bay. Thank you for your understanding.