Orchid Cruise 2 days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ba Trai Dao Islet - Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village - Dark Cave & Light Cave
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Joining the two days trip on Orchid Cruise, you will earn unforgettable experiences and memories while enjoying modest comforts provided by friendly staffs and the bay’s natural beauty. It’s the time for you to experience a night amidst the emerald waters and islands of Lan Ha Bay including interesting activities such as kayaking, fishing, exploring less-traveled areas of the bay, getting closer to the life in fishing villages, swimming, tai-chi exercising, cooking class... Let’s get on board with us!

Highlights

  • Only 1.5 hours on a brand new highway from Hanoi to Hai Phong city - Very fast & comfortable.
  • Explore an unique and less touristy route in Lan Ha Bay - Off the beaten track!
  • Enjoy super fun activities likes a lesson on how to fish using nets, kayak around the bay, and take a boat to explore caves.
  • Stay in luxury amenities with a comfortable bed and big private balcony.
  • Enjoy a wide sundeck offers a ton of light & incredible views.

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Suite Balcony

36.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Premium Suite Balcony

36.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Orchid Exclusive Suite

45.0 m2
Double
Private Balcony
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Family Suite Balcony

72.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Family Premium Suite

72.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Price Includes

  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • All meals aboard (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast)
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, cold hankerchief, house wine and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai Chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming, Fishing, Movies, Music entertainment
  • V.A.T 10%

Price Excludes

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other sevices NOT clearly mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults on mattress.
  • Children from 05 - 12: Stay with parent 75% adult rate.
  • Children under 05: Stay with parent FOC
  • Only one (01) child under 4 years old sharing room with two (02) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Orchid Cruise
10:00 - 10:30: Pick up from Hanoi Old Quarter (book transfer in next step) and transfer to Dinh Vu Port in Hai Phong city. Up on arrival at around 11:30, transfer to Orchid Cruise. Welcome guests on board. Check-in, then enjoy Welcome drink. Receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member.

12:40 - 17:00: The cruise sets sails into Halong Bay. Lunch is served at the restaurant on board.

Head to Ba Trai Dao Islet of Lan Ha Bay, a separated part of the bay. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands.

After that, take a trip to small coracles, used by fishermen for centuries. You can spend free time enjoy kayaking or swimming.

17:45 - 21:30: Return to the cruise. Cooking class in which the chef introduces and instructs you making some Vietnamese dishes.

Dinner is served with delicious local food prepared by our wonderful on-board catering staffs. Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. You can hands on squid fishing at night or watch movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

Optional: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Orchid Cruise
  • Fishing Village On Halong Bay
  • Visit Local
Day 2 Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
6:00 - 9:45: Tai Chi class on sundeck; after that we serve breakfast on board. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Dark Cave & Light Cave is situated.

Then return to the cruise to check-out

10:15: Brunch is served on board while the cruise gets back to port. Up on arrival, disembark and say goodbye to the crew.

12:10 - 15:00: Farewell at Dinh Vu port, transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival at hotel in Hanoi at around 15:00. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
  • Dark Cave

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best.

10 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Orchid Cruise 2 days

Excellent

9.4

Based on 10 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    9.6
  • Food/Drink
    9
  • Cabin quality
    9.9
  • Staff quality
    9.7
  • Activity
    8.6
Score breakdown
Traveler type
  • Mature couples 10
  • Solo travellers 0
  • Family with children 0
  • Groups of friends 0
  • Young couples 0
8.6

Mr.William B Hsu

Gladesville, Australia

18 April, 2017

Excellent

9.5

Ms.Bonnie Greene

Los Angeles, United States

15 March, 2017

FANTASTIC CRUISE. LOVED THE KAYAKING AND SWIMMING - CAVE TRIP COULD HAVE BEEN MORE EXTENSIVE

8.8

Mr.chong kah yoong

CANNING VALE, Australia

6 March, 2017

service from mario was excellent

boarding cruise from pier too long

8.4

Mr.Tommy Tay

Singapore

28 January, 2017

Highlight of our entire trip! Highly recommended with a min. 3D 2N stay, if not for the hiccups during our canoe session, it will be a perfect 10 from us!

Due to the packed itinerary and especially dealing with children. The canoeing is too rush and poorly organized as not all children in our group knows how to canoe which cause some anxiety among the parents.

9.8

Ms.Soon Li Ping Amy

Malaysia

3 January, 2017

We enjoy our trip in Vietnam. Thanks for the arrangement and recommendation.
Halong Bay was good. Scenery is very nice. Cruise was great too.

9.0

Mr.Michael Mai

Pittsburgh, United States

16 December, 2016

Overall it was a great experience. I would definitely take the cruise again though.

The only small thing is that I would have been happier with more authentic Vietnamese food instead of American food.

9.6

Ms.Farm M. Saechao

Bothell, United States

20 November, 2016

The cruise exceed our expectation. The ship was beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The cruise itinerary was good and everything was on schedule; however if there were a few more activities it would of been perfect.

9.8

Mr. Kanai

Tokyo, Japan

12 November, 2016

I recommend this cruise. A brand new ship was very luxurious, quiet and comfortable. My room was spacious. The crew members were friendly and polite. The course of the cruise was less crowded. On the way to the cave I could watch wild monkeys. I really enjoyed the cruise.

10.0

Cecilia

Brampton, Canada

4 November, 2016

My wife and I just did the Orchid 1 day cruise and we LOVED IT. It was the first time ever this boat went out.

Room: the room was AWESOME. It matched the renderings and the description perfectly. It was large (35+ sq meters) with a comfortable bed, sitting area, mini bar, and private balcony. The bathroom… More

10.0

Aarjan

Australia

2 November, 2016

It is another journey and the standard can't gripe! The lodges was exceptionally extravagance and excellent, we remained extremely agreeable in this journey. The nourishment was crisp and heavenly and our guide - Mr John was exceptionally proficient. We went by both beautiful caves in Halong and Lan… More

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