Orchid Cruise: 3 days luxury Halong Bay Cruise - FantaSea Travel
Route: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Ba Trai Dao Beach – Bai Tu Long Bay
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Highlights

Being one of the luxury 5-star cruise lines in Halong Bay, Orchid Halong Cruise provides the highest level of customer services, creates a relaxing and comfortable space for you to enjoy the trip and satisfies all your expectations. Moreover, the cruise sails through special, less touristic and unique route of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay that you can’t find in anywhere else. All cabins are well designed with large windows towards the magnificent views of Halong Bay and equipped with modern facilities so passengers won’t waste any single moment in the middle of the bay. Orchid Halong Cruise promises to bring you one of the most memorable trips of lifetime!

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (L, D)

09.00 Transfer from Hanoi to Hai Phong/Dinh Vu port (transfer not included in cabin price). Have sometime to relax at the waiting lounge before boarding the cruise.

12.00 Transfer by tender to the Orchid. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.

12.15 Welcome guests onboard the Orchid, 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.

12.40 Orchid 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.

15.00 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. Coming here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.

17.30 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.

19.30 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

21.30 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.


DAY 2: HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (B, L, D)

06.00 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.

08.30 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 Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch served on day boat.

13.30 Visit Bai Tu Long 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).

16.00 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

19.30 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

21.30 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.


DAY 3: HALONG – HANOI (B, L)

06.00 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 bamboo boat to explore the bay in the area where the Dark & Bright Cave (Sang Toi Cave) is situated.

09.30 Visitors then return to Orchid Cruise boat for check-out procedures

10.00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

11.35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

12.10 We bid farewell at Pha Got, this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

Tour Price

Tour Price

Please contact us for the best rates.

Services included

Services included

+ Three-day cruise in Halong Bay aboard the Orchid;

+ Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin;

+ Welcome drinks upon arrival;

+ Complimentary water, tea and coffee onboard;

+ Entrance and sightseeing fees;

+ 02 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 02 dinners;

+ English speaking in-house tour guide on boat;

+ Kayaking and rowing boat to fishing village;

+ Travel insurance on board, tax and service charges;

Services not included

Services not included

+ All airfares, transfers, hotels and visa arrangements;

+ Round trip transfers to and from Halong Bay (Shuttle bus available);

+ Beauty and Spa services;

+ Beverages, tips and personal expenses;

+ Surcharge for New Year, Christmas;

+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

+ All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTES

+ Programs & schedules subject to change without prior notice. Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursions, in particular, may be cancelled due to rough weather;

+ Cruise offers fusion cuisine: international, seafood and Vietnamese. Please advise us at least one (01) week ahead of departure about any specific food preferences, dietary restrictions or food allergies;

+ Port authorities insist on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. At check-in a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met;

+ Wi-Fi internet is available for free on terrace deck, but note that the internet signal at sea suffers frequent interruption;

+ The cancellation decision is made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy.


BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Rates

Tour prices are per person and are net prices, quoted in United State Dollars.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Some prices can only be guaranteed at the time the booking is made and may differ from that quoted as it is based on the “best available rate of the day from the supplier”. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.

2. Payment

Deposit payment can be settled by cash, bank wire transfer, or credit card. A deposit of 30% of total rate is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 15 days prior to arrival date (low season and high season) and 30 days prior to arrival date (peak season). If the final payment is not received on time, FantaSea Vietnam may cancel the booking and invoke the cancellation fee.

If payment is made by credit card, a surcharge of 2% will be applied to Visa and Master and 3% to American Express.

If payment is made by bank transfer, please make payment direct to our bank account:

Beneficiary Bank:     Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

                                    Thanh Cong Branch, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Swift code:                 BFTVVNVX-045

Beneficiary name:     FANTASEA CO., LTD

Address:                    181 Xa Dan 2, Dong Da Dist., Hanoi City, Vietnam

USD Account No.:    0451 370 2442 97

Please note that our prices are not inclusive of transfer fees levied by your bank and overseas bank. Please ask your bank to transfer the sum prior to deduction or any shortfall.

We reserve the right to release a part or full booking if the full payment is not completed as per the booking deadline.

Payment in Vietnam Dong (VND) is to be made equivalent to the amount in United States Dollars (USD) at the official exchange rate of the Vietcombank at the time of payment.

3. Cancellation

Cancellation will be charged as follows:

+ More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge;

+ From 15 to 30 days prior to check-in: 30% of total rates;

+ From 07 to 14 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates;

+ Less than 07 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates;

+ No-Show: 100% of total rates;

Please note that non-refundable policy will be applied for special promotion packages and will be informed at the time of booking.

Cancellation notice must be in written form and send to us via email. Cancellation by phone is not acceptable. Refund will be processed between 5-7 business days.

4. Refund of Unused services

No refund or exchange can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transports or any other services, which are included in the packages but not utilized by the guests.

5. Confirmation

All confirmations are generally confirmed by e-mail within 2 working days. In case immediate confirmation is not possible, we will inform you of the booking status at the time of reservation.

6. Voucher

Voucher will be issued by FantaSea Vietnam by email/fax after the booking is confirmed and payment is completed.

7. Liability and Insurance

FantaSea Vietnam accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury, damage or delay due to natural disaster, politic actions, weather or causes beyond its control. Travel insurance and medical precautions are essential. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We strongly recommend that you hire a travel insurance policy for any trips.

8. Guests’ Information

The client is requested to submit all guests’ details at least 48 hours prior to check-in (Full name, Date of birth, Gender, Nationality, Passport number, Vietnam visa expiry date, Contact number).

This personal information will only be used for check-in procedure only, and will not be shared or used for any commercial purposes.

9. Early Check-in or Late Check-out

Please note that early check-in or late check-out is not available.

10. Other Notes

Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.