If looking for a Bay of wonders, but away from the crowd, the top pick for you is Peony Cruises Lan Ha Bay 3 Days 2 Nights. The 3-day vacation on a cruise will help you unwind and steer clear of any city stress or tight deadlines so that you become a happy version of yourself.
Itinerary: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Lan Ha Bay – Da Chong Islet – Tra Bau Area – Viet Hai Village – Bai Tra Dao Beach – Gia Luan Area – Trung Trang Cave – Cat Ba National Park
DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – LAN HA BAY
09:10: Get pick-up and transfer service from Hanoi Old Quarter to Got Ferry Terminal (Hai Phong City) on the new highway.
11:30: Arrive at Got Ferry and relax at the Peony Cruises Lounge.
12:30: Enjoy a tender transfer to Peony Cruises.
13:00: Welcome on board the Peony Cruises. Complete the check-in steps with welcome drinks, cruise briefing, and safety instructions. Refresh at your room while it’s cruising to the scenic areas of Halong Bay.
13:15: Sail to Da Chong islet, where you can see the French-built lighthouse of over 100 years old. Enjoy International Buffet Lunch while sailing to Con Vit islets. Admire the impressive limestone formations. The sailing route via Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi Islet – Gia Luan area (Cat Ba National Park) is pristine, and not many ships present.
15:30: Discover Frog Lake, enjoy kayaking, and relish the untouched beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
16:30: Explore the hidden area of Tra Bau Beach blessed with emerald and cool water for perfect swimming.
17:30: Come back to Peony Cruises. Seize the chance to contemplate the majestic sunset over the Gulf of Tokin. The entertainment aboard includes Vietnamese cooking class, and early evening Happy Hour program. Massage is also a great idea.
19:30: Have “Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu” in the romantic ambiance.
21:30: Go to the top deck for watching the night landscape. Have drinks at the bar or get hands-on experience in squid fishing. Watch movies in the restaurant. Try a massage if interested. Have a sound sleep.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY
6:15: Begin a beautiful morning with Tai Chi practice on the sundeck. Have a light breakfast while feasting eyes on the morning Bay view.
8:30: Move to Viet Hai Village via Peony Day Boat transfer. The village is ideal for peaceful bicycle rounds on the rustic paths and through rainforest and tunnel. Enjoy the imposing scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient local house, and other local activities. Optional electric car service is available. Get back to Day Boat for an excursion to Ba Trai Dao Beach. Meanwhile, you have lunch.
13:30: Arrive at the imposing Ba Trai Dao beach. It’s time for kayaking, swimming, or just sunbathing.
15:00: Come back to the cruise. The activities onboard include traditional cooking demonstrations, watch the sublime sunset, and have fun with Happy Hour deal.
19:30: Fulfill the stomach with Deluxe Dinner.
21:30: Delight in the peaceful night scenery at the top deck. Have more relaxation at the bar, squid fishing, or movies. The massage services can please you well.
DAY 3: LAN HA BAY – HANOI
06:15: Get up early to savor the beautiful morning vistas and enjoy another Tai Chi session. Have breakfast while it’s traveling to the Gia Luan Area (Cat Ba Island).
7:45: Arrive at Gia Luan. Get on a Peony bus on Cat Ba Island toward Trung Trang Valley – the largest valley on the island. Located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park, this cave preserves the over-2000-year-old stalagmites and stalactites that bring you wow moments.
9:45: Return to the Cruise. Complete check-out steps.
10:00: Travel back to the port while you have a nice brunch.
10:30: Unwind by tea ceremony at the restaurant, learn about Vietnamese tea and culture.
12:00: Arrive at the port and disembark. Bid your farewell. Drive back to Hanoi.
14:30: Reach the drop-off point in Hanoi. The Peony Cruises Tour 3 Days is concluded.
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Peony Cruises Lan Ha Bay 3 Days 2 Nights Package Prices
Tour prices in USD valid till 30 December 2020 (Subject to change on Christmas, New Year Eve and Lunar New Year)
1st floor, 25m2, 12 cabins, Double/Twin, for maximum 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
PREMIUM DELUXE BALCONY
2nd floor, 25m2, 6 cabins, Double/Twin, for maximum 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
PEONY EXCLUSIVE SUITE
2nd floor, 45m2, 2 cabins, King Size bed, for maximum 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
FAMILY DELUXE BALCONY
1st floor, 50m2, 2 cabins, Double/Twin, for maximum 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
FAMILY PREMIUM DELUXE BALCONY
2nd floor, 50m2, 2 cabins, Double/Twin, for maximum 2 adults + 1 (extra bed)
- Children from 6 -11 years old sharing bed with 02 adults or extra bed: 75% of an adult’s rate
- Children under 6 years old: free of charge (sharing bed with parents)
- English speaking tour guide on boat
- All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts)
- Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Swimming (if the weather permits, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, Satellite TV
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Luxury cabin with A/C
- Day boat for exploring Viet Hai village, kayaking and tour guide
- Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
- Airfare, visa arrangements
- Beauty Spa Services & Massage
- Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
- Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s day & Lunar New Year’s day
- All other services not clearly mentioned above