The Oriental Sails 3 Day Cruise itinerary takes guests on a journey to explore the stunning scenery and local culture. The trip includes visits to popular attractions such as Sung Sot Cave and Titop Island, as well as opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and cooking classes.
Guests will stay overnight on the luxurious Oriental Sails cruise ship and enjoy delicious meals featuring local cuisine. The itinerary offers a relaxing and immersive experience for travelers looking to discover the beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D).
8:00 – 8:30 am: The Oriental Sails 3 Day Cruise tour begins with a pick-up from your accommodation in Hanoi and depart for Halong bay (extra service).
After arriving at the Ha Long International Cruise Port in Bai Chay town, Ha Long city, guests will embark on the Oriental Sails cruise ship and enjoy a welcome drink while receiving a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines.
After checking in to their cabins, guests will enjoy a delicious lunch while cruising through the stunning Ha Long Bay, taking in the fascinating nature before anchoring at Titop Island area.
Guests will then join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay, from 3 pm to 4 pm. Following that, guests will climb to the peak of Titop Island for a panoramic view of the bay. They can then relax on the beach, swim in the crystal-clear water, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The guests will return to the Oriental Sails by 5.20 pm and relax while enjoying the sunset and happy hour discounts from 5.20 pm to dinner time.
In the evening, guests can participate in a cooking demonstration and food décor with the Chef, while enjoying various discounted drinks during happy hour.
Dinner will be served from 7 pm to 9 pm, with private dinner available on request. After dinner, guests can choose to join the crew for squid fishing, sing karaoke, or simply relax in their cabins.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay (B,L,D).
The day begins with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck and a chance to take in the stunning views of Halong Bay while enjoying a cup of coffee. After breakfast in the onboard restaurant, guests are picked up from various cruise ships and depart from Titop area in Halong Bay.
The cruise continues to Lan Ha Bay, which is part of the Cat Ba Island archipelago, where guests have the opportunity to explore the Dark and Bright caves area through kayaking for an hour and a half. Lunch is served on the boat, after which the journey continues to Ba Trai Dao beaches, also known as Three Peaches Beaches, for an hour and fifteen minutes of swimming in crystal-clear waters and relaxing on the beautiful white sandy beach.
The cruise then returns to Halong Bay to explore more of the stunning landscape, including a stop at the Pearl Farm Exhibition Center and Museum for an educational experience on pearl farming, harvesting, and business. Afterward, guests return to the overnight cruise ship at the Titop area, where they can enjoy Happy Hour on the sundeck, followed by dinner served onboard. The day ends with a chance to entertain themselves with squid fishing, reading books, or watching movies on board.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L).
Early wake-up at 6.30 am to witness the amazing dawn on the Gulf of Tonkin. Guests can refresh their body and soul by participating in a Tai-chi lesson on the sundeck while taking in the beautiful scenery. Guests can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while admiring the stunning seascapes and charming Karst labyrinth during breakfast from 7.00 am to 8.00 am.
At 8:00 am, guests can join a guided tour to explore hidden parts of the bay, including Luon cave. Guests can share a sampan with other tourists and a local rower or take a kayak on their own to discover the natural beauty of the bay. After the tour, guests can return to the Oriental Sails cruise ship for a refreshing shower at 9.00 am and check-out of their cabins. The Oriental Sails will weigh anchor and continue to roam the picturesque route toward Bai Chay bridge for photos.
At 10.50 am, guests will have lunch on board the Oriental Sails. The cruise will then come to an end at 11.30 am to 11.45 am, and guests will disembark. Transfer back to Ha Noi City (extra service), and guests can expect to arrive at their 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.
- One cooking class per trip.
- Kayaking on day 2.
- Visiting the Pearl Farm museum.
- Bamboo rowing boat or kayak.
- Air-conditioned cabin.
- Happy hour: buy two, get one free.
- Complimentary mineral water from water dispensers located in every corridor.
- Squid fishing or karaoke until 22:00.
- Internet access on the boat.
What’s NOT included
- Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Transportation from Ha Noi to Ha Long and from Ha Long to Ha Noi.
- Private dinners with service charge (in-cabin, on the sundeck, in the wine cellar, etc.)
- 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 Oriental Sails 3 Day Cruise 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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