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Ha Long Orchid Cruise

Ha Long Orchid Cruise

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.

From: $187 USD

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

(Applicable for bookings confirmed from May, 2018)
  • 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 14 cabins:
• 8 balcony suites on 1st deck
• 4 premium suites on 2nd deck
• 2 Orchid exclusive suites on 2nd deck with private terrace

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.

CabinSizeBedMax occupancy
Balcony Suite36 m2Twin/Double2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Family Suite72 m2Twin/Double4 adults + 2 (extra bed)
Premium Suite36 m2Twin/Double2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
Family Premium Suite72 m2Twin/Double4 adults + 2 (extra bed)
Orchid Exclusive Suite45 m2Double2 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 – 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: 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 for kayaking 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 1st Jan to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Suite Balcony225 N/AN/A+140
Premium Suite250 N/AN/A+165
Exclusive Suite315N/AN/A+230
Fam Suite N/A275230N/A
Fam Premium BalconyN/A308255 N/A

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Suite Balcony187 N/A N/A+114
Premium Suite207 N/AN/A+134
Exclusive Suite259 N/AN/A+186
Fam SuiteN/A227191N/A
Fam Premium BalconyN/A254211N/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
  • 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:     
  • Christmas Eve – 24th December, 2019
  • New Year’s Eve – 31th December, 2019
  • Lunar New Year – 4th February, 2019
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 1st Jan to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Suite Balcony397 N/A N/A+254
Premium Suite442N/A N/A+299
Exclusive Suite559N/A N/A+416
Fam Suite N/A487406 N/A
Fam Premium Balcony N/A547451 N/A

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Suite Balcony329N/AN/A+207
Premium Suite365N/AN/A+243
Exclusive Suite458N/AN/A+337
Fam Suite N/A401336N/A
Fam Premium Balcony N/A449372N/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 2019
  • New Year Eva 31th December 2019

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