LUNCH + DINNER
07h45: You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi Quarter to take the bus via Hai Phong highway to Beo port, Cat Ba island. Transfer by tender to the boat.
12h15: Welcome to our boat! Check in your cabin, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by our local guide. The boat will cruise around Cai Beo – one of the most ancient & largest floating villages in Vietnam where you can see the daily life activities of the local-fisherman.
Turtle Island in Lan Ha Bay
12h30: We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets. 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 – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Dong to Ba Trai Dao area.
Enjoy swimming at Ba Tra Dao beach
14h30: The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. You can start your journey to visit Dark & Bright Cave and islets by kayaking which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay.
15h30: Say goodbye to Cat Ba Langur, our boat tour keep heading futher to the less rouristic part of Ha Long bay where you hardly see other boats around.
Kayak at Dark & Bright cave area
16:45: Enjoy watching 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 sping-rolls. In the early evening the boat has it’s Happy Hour deal.
19h00: Anchor at calm & quite place where is far away from the other big cruises for diner & overnight
21h00: Do squid fishing or do kayayking to see plankton at night (optional)
BREAKFAST + LUNCH
07h:00: Enjoy a breakfast in the delighted and peaceful beauty of the bay.
08:30 : Transfer to a tender to visit Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island and hop on a bicycle ride (electric car also available) through a rainforest tunnel that leads to a village nestled in a valley deep in a national park. Meet, visit a traditional house, and greet local inhabitants doing their daily work, see their homes and the village school. Return to boat for check-out procedures.
Cycle through jungle to Viet Hai
10h45: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful lunch.
11h45: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
12h00: Say farewell to boat crew. Get dropped off at your hotel in Cat Ba
If you have to catch Cat Ba - Hanoi bus or Cat Ba - Ninh Binh bus or Cat Ba - Sapa bus, we will drop you off at the bus staion