Halong Orchid Cruise

Bring Halong Closer To Hanoi – Only 2 hour drive


Bring Halong 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.

 

This new luxury boat features 18 cabins: 8 balcony suites, 4 family suites, 4 premium suites and 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
DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY

  • 09h15 - 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.
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  • 12h00 - Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE.
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  • 12h15 - 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.
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  • 12h40 - ORCHID CRUISE boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. 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 Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.
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  • 15h00 - We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area, belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.)
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  • 18h00 - It’s time to try the authentic well-known local liquor as “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor which is really highly recommending liquor in Viet Nam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor 
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  • 18h30 - Returning ORCHID CRUISE boat 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 - 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 One program

DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – HANOI

06h00 - 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 breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.

9h30 - Visitors then return to ORCHID CRUISE boat for check-out procedures

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. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

14h00 - Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip

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

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

PRICE (USD for per person):

From now to 30 Apr. & From1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

  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. 2019

  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

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
  1. Services are cancelled by Orchid Cruises

According to the Halong 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.

DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY

09h15 - 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.

12h00 - Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISE.

12h15 - 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.

12h40 - ORCHID CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. 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 Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.

15h00 - We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area, belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.)

18h00 - It’s time to try the authentic well-known local liquor as “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor which is really highly recommending liquor in Viet Nam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor 

18h30 - 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 - 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 One program

DAY 2: LAN HA BAY

6h00 - The day starts early onboard ORCHID CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

8h30 - Transfer to day boat for 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 - Visit Lan Ha Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).

16h00 - Return to ORCHID CRUISE. 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: HALONG BAY – HANOI

06h00 - 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 light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Toi Sang cave is situated.

9h30 - Visitors then return ORCHID CRUISE for check-out procedures

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. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

14h00 - Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
 

Include:

  • 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

Exclude:

  • Luxury mini van Hanoi- Haiphong- Hanoi (36$ per person)
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

PRICE (USD for per person):

From now to 30 Apr. & From1 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

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
  1. Services are cancelled by Orchid Cruises

According to the Halong 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.\
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