DAY 1 | HANOI – EXPLORE HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY
Explore Halong Bay & Lan Ha bay on Dragon Bay Cruises 2 days is recommended for visitors who love traveling off beaten tracks to discover an authentic local culture and hidden beauty spots on the Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
08:00 – 08:30 | Pick-up time
Customers who book our transfer service will be collected from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter to explore Halong Bay.
11:30 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor
12:00 | Transferred by tender. Embark on Dragon Bay Cruises and receive a warm welcome while enjoying the welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver the cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that, you will check in at your cabin.
13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Inviting lunch is served while Dragon Bay Cruises set sail into magnificent Ha Long Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and less crowded. We will pass by the famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet, and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:30 | Explore Lan Ha Bay – Ha Long Bay
We will visit the Dark and Bright cave, famous for its pristine natural beauty and poetic features, which is one of the most attractive seascapes of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some
photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for everyone to enjoy kayaking/sightseeing by bamboo boat.
Afterward, visitors immerse in the emerald-like green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities; an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. (Please prepare a swimming suit, sun cream, and sunglasses with you)
17:00- 18:00 | Sunset Party – Cooking Class
Back to Dragon Bay and relax on the cruise. It’s time for Sunset in Ha Long Bay, a moment you will keep telling your friends/family about it. It’s not only the outstanding scenery but we also can feel the atmosphere, the temperature, and the magnificence of nature. Enjoy our “Sunset Party “and a special offer from the bar to celebrate this moment.
Cooking Demonstration is an onboard activity that helps passengers not only to sample fine cuisine but also learn more about Vietnamese culinary culture. Cruise Chef will show and guide you on how to make Vietnamese traditional dishes such as fresh or dried springing rolls and/ or how to carve different kinds of vegetables and fruits. You may be invited to participate in a fun competition with other passengers to find who is the fastest to make the dish. Finally, you can have your dish of food, enjoin yourself or share it with your companions. An interesting activity for those who love cooking and cuisine!
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor overnight.
19:00 | Savor deluxe dinner
Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff, night view on Lan Ha Bay is incredible with the sound of the ocean.
21:00 – 23:00: SPECIAL ACTIVITIES (Optional):
Option 1: (Included)
Enjoy overnight activities on board as squid fishing, and fabulous drinks at our bars, movies, spa therapy, or just relax in your room.
Option 2 (Extra charge):
Transferred by tender to a fishing village nearby to do squid fishing, and have a BBQ party; you can do more kayaking and swimming here. This is a night-time highlight – a unique experience only with Dragon Bay Cruise.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – VIET HAI VILLAGE – CAT BA ISLAND
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for a photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind. If you enjoyed the sunset, we believe that you would love to see the sunrise on the bay.
07:00 | Have light breakfast
Dragon Bay Cruises continues to pass by amazing karst towers while tea, coffee, and light breakfast are served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
08:30 | Discover Cat Ba Island- Lan Ha Bay on the hidden route.
You will be transferred to the day tour cruise to visit the bay to go further to Cat Ba Island. You start the journey to discover Viet Hai village – a peaceful traditional fishing village with beautiful naturistic scenery by bike, through vast rice fields. We will rest and visit the old local house made from straw, mud, bamboo, etc. We will have chance to talk with the locals to understand about their daily life.
12:00: Return to the day tour cruise. You will be served lunch with a variety of dishes on the cruise.
14:00: The cruise takes you to the pristine beach area- Ba Trai Dao beach. This is the most beautiful beach in Lan Ha Bay with nature amazing white sand, very quiet and less tourists, you are free to swim or participate in kayaking activity.
16:00- 16:30: Transferring by bus to the hotel in Cat Ba Island to check in, free time to relax.
19h00: Having delicious dinner in the restaurant. After that, you enjoy night time to explore Cat Ba Town, walking or swimming in the beach. Overnight in the hotel in Cat Ba Island.
DAY 3 | CAT BA ISLAND – LAN HA BAY – TUAN CHAU HARBOR
7:00- 7:30: Being picking up by bus at the hotel to go to Beo Harbor, get into our day boat to come back Dragon Bay Cruise, the breakfast is served on the day boat.
9:00- 9:45: Free time on Dragon Bay Cruise sundeck for sightseeing, taking photos.
10:00: Bruch time
During the time well prepared lunch is served, Our Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of Karst Mountains towards the Harbor.
11:30 – 12:00 | Back to Tuan Chau Harbor
Bus transfer service by the highway from Halong to Hanoi is available for booking in advance. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 15:00 – 16:00, end of unforgettable trip.
Thank you for travelling with Dragonbay Cruise!