Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
09:00 - 09:30:
You are picked up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and proceed by highway directly to the pier in Hai Phong city for the cruise (with the surcharge if required).
We arrive at the office in Got pier, Cat Hai Village, Hai Phong city, where you will be welcomed by our crew.
Embark Capella Cruises. You will be served a welcome drink and provided with a cold towel. This will be followed by a cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking in to your cabin. We will set sail and you will have lunch in Capella’s luxury restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
We arrive at Light and Dark Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people. Then return to Capella Cruises, followed by swimming near the ship.
17:30 - 19:00:
Return to Capella Cruises, where you can admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy a complimentary sunset party.
Then take part in cooking demonstration to learn about our Vietnamese cuisine.
You can also enjoy the massage service which is available onboard. (Please book directly with the Cruise Manager on the boat)
A great dining experience awaits you.
After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic ballad music, enjoy drinks from the bar try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie or relax in your room.
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Van Boi Bay - Cat Ba Island
It is perfect to prepare for your energetic day in the early morning to admire the marvelous sunrise while attending the Tai Chi class on the top deck.
Buffet breakfast is served.
Start to go sightseeing.
After about 15 minutes moving by bus, you will have 20 to 30 minutes involved in biking activity through Cat Ba National Park (optional).
Bus is available for those do not want to join or cannot be capable to join this activity.
Visit Cannon Fort
After biking through Cat Ba National Park, the car will transfer you to Cannon Fort, the historical and military sites since Second Indochina War. It is on the top of Cat Ba Island where you can freely throw your panoramic view to the whole bay without any obstacle.
Return to the boat, where a Vietnamese local lunch is served on the day boat.
Kayaking to explore Van Boi Bay and visiting the local people who live in the floating village, followed by swimming at a pristine beach and kayaking
Back on board Capella Cruises. You are free to take a shower before enjoying the sunset party with a new group of guests.
Another great dining experience awaits you.
20:45 - 00:00:
After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with lovely music, enjoy drinks from the bar, try your luck again at squid fishing, watch a movie or retire to your room.
Overnight on the boat
Day 3: Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong - Hanoi
Wake up early to start your perfect day with Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise on the top deck.
Buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant
Visit Cat ba island. You are taken by bus to visit the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite cave, located in Cat Ba National Park.
Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then have brunch in restaurant while the boat sails back to pier. We settle the bill at the end of trip
Disembark the boat and return to port.
Get on the D-car transfer and return to Hanoi (with the surcharge if required).
Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip
CAPELLA CRUISE - TOUR OPTIONS:
- Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre-notice depending of the weather and operating conditions.
- Some outside activities would not be recommended for the elderly (above 70 years old), the handicapped, the kids and pregnant women.
- Guests should wear sport shoes when go sightseeing the Trung Trang cave.
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