Embark on a three-day, two-night relaxing cruise with Calypso Cruises in Vietnam’s tranquil Lan Ha Bay. Discover remote fishing villages, pristine beaches, and serene caves while indulging in water sports and exploring the jungle. Enjoy traditional Vietnamese and international cuisine and onboard activities, including cooking classes and squid fishing. Relax in well-appointed cabins with panoramic views of the bay.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (L,D).
The tour begins at 8:00-8:30 am with a pick-up from your accommodation in Hanoi to Halong Bay (extra service). Upon arrival at Ha Long International Cruise Port in Bai Chay town, Ha Long city, between 12:15 to 13:00, a small boat will take you to Calypso Cruise. Upon arrival, guests will be served a warm welcome drink, have a short time to check-in, and receive a brief introduction and safety guidelines.
While cruising through the magnificent Ha Long Bay, lunch will be served, allowing guests to admire the fascinating nature before anchoring at Lan Ha Bay. At 15:00, a guide will take guests to explore the hidden parts of the bay, including the Dark and Bright Cave. Visitors can take a sampan with other tourists and a local rower or kayak on their own to see the Karst-formed lake resembling a dragon’s eye inside the mountain.
After returning to Calypso Cruises and changing into swimming suits, guests can swim in the sea or the swimming pool on the sundeck. Happy hour begins at 17:30 with various drinks at discounted prices, allowing guests to enjoy the swimming pool and the charming bay with the handsome bartenders. If it is a lucky day, the sunset can be seen from the sundeck.
At 18:00, guests can participate in a cooking demonstration and food decoration with the chef, followed by dinner at Calypso Cruise’s restaurant at 19:00. From 20:30 to 22:00, guests can relax on the sundeck after a day of activities, watch films in their rooms, sing karaoke in the restaurant, or go to the tender for squid fishing with the cruise staff.
The tour concludes with an overnight stay in Lan Ha Bay.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D).
Today, we will have the opportunity to explore the Lan Ha Bay more extensively with a small day-boat. We will cruise through the multiple islands and islets, hidden beaches, and visit the isolated Viet Hai village at the heart of Cat Ba National Park on bicycle.
We will wake up early at 6:30 am to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Afterward, we will have a light breakfast in the restaurant between 7:00 am to 7:45 am.
At 8:00 am, we will be picked up by a small day-boat and cruise through Lan Ha Bay before disembarking at Viet Hai dock. From there, we will go on a short cycling trip of 5km to Viet Hai village, a small village surrounded by the high mountain ranges of Cat Ba National Park. The area has become popular with foreign tourists but has not attracted mass tourism, so it remains very rustic. For those who are not fond of cycling, an electric car will be arranged.
We will return to the dock at 11:30 am and board our day-boat again to sail further to the other side of Lan Ha Bay. The day-boat will anchor for a peaceful lunch at noon.
After lunch, we will kayak around the Tai Quéo cave area, a tunnel cave, and visit a lake-like “Dragon Eye” between 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We will then move on to Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) Beaches from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Here, we will have free time to swim in this beautiful and clean area. We will enjoy finger fruit dishes while cruising back to Calypso Cruises from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
We will return to Calypso Cruises between 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The rest of the evening can be spent enjoying the happy hours on the sundeck or relaxing in our cabins. Dinner will be served in the restaurant at 7:00 pm, and we can enjoy the onboard activities.
We will spend the night in Lan Ha Bay.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L).
Start your day off right by welcoming the sunrise on the Gulf of Tonkin at 06:30 while refreshing your body and soul with a Tai-chi lesson on the sundeck of Calypso Cruises. From 07:00 to 07:45, head to the restaurant to indulge in a delicious breakfast. At 08:00, hop on a bus for about 20 minutes from Gia Luan Pier to Trung Trang Grotto on Cat Ba Island. The grotto is a unique place that has preserved the importance of Karst for millions of years. On the journey, you can immerse yourself in the beautiful and natural scenery of Cat Ba National Park.
Between 09:30 and 10:00, return to Calypso Cruises for a shower before checking out of your room. Savor an early lunch between 10:00 and 11:30, then pay your bills. At 11:30, a small boat will take everyone to Tuan Chau Wharf, where the Calypso Cruises journey ends between 12:00 and 12:30. Transfer back to Ha Noi City (extra service), you can expect to arrive at your hotel around 4.30 pm.
- Welcome drink.
- Meals on-board as mentioned in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
- Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration.
- Entrance fees, taxes, and service charges.
- Bamboo rowing boat trip on day 1.
- Kayak on day 2, 3.
- Bicycle or electric car in Viet Hai village.
- Air-conditioned cabin.
- Internet access on the boat.
What’s NOT included
- Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay and from Ha Long to Ha Noi.
- Food for babies under 6 years old (based on the year of birth).
- Personal travel insurance.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.
Meals on board are fusion. Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guest should advise of any special food reference, allergies or dietary requirement at least 1 week prior to the cruise date.
For environmental protection purposes, the use and carrying of plastic bags, single-use plastic bottles, and any other disposable plastics is prohibited in Ha Long Bay.
Halong bay cruises
Lotussia Travel is a local operator that offers different types of cruises in Halong Bay, Vietnam. These options include a Halong Bay day tour, a 2-day, 1-night itinerary, and a 3-day, 2-night cruise tour on board either a traditional-style boat or a modern luxury ship with comfortable amenities. The Calypso Cruise 3 day itinerary is only a sample that can be further customized to better fit your requirements. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect plan.
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