Around 08:00 - 08:30: A shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transport you to Tuan Chau Marina, where your exciting journey begins.
11:45 - 12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Port and board the boat. You'll be welcomed with a refreshing drink and receive a cruise briefing along with important safety instructions.
13:15 - 14:00: After settling in, savor a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward the captivating Halong Bay. Take in the stunning scenery and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere.
14:00 - 16:00: Marvel at the beauty of Halong Bay as you cruise through its most picturesque and serene areas. Pass by notable landmarks such as the Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, and Finger Islet, capturing the essence of this natural wonder.
15:00 - 16:15: Explore the intriguing Luon Cave, renowned for its remarkable limestone formations and unique ecosystem. You'll have the opportunity to navigate through the cave by kayak or bamboo sampan, guided by local residents. Relax and relish the serene ambiance of this natural marvel. 16:30: Depart from Luon Cave and continue cruising for around 30 minutes to reach the overnight anchorage spot.
18:30 - 19:00: Engage in a Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by the skilled Head Chef. During this interactive session, the chef will demonstrate the art of fruit and vegetable carving, showcasing traditional Vietnamese culinary practices.
19:30: Indulge in a delectable dinner served onboard, featuring a range of delectable dishes prepared with care.
20:45: Enjoy the evening activities onboard. Engage in friendly board games, such as cards or Parcheesi, or treat yourself to a soothing massage service (available throughout the cruise). For those seeking a unique experience, try your hand at squid fishing with assistance from the crew.
23:00: End of Day 1 program. Relax and rest, savoring the memories of a wonderful day in Halong Bay. Enjoy your cruise experience, filled with captivating sights, culinary delights, cultural experiences, and moments of relaxation and entertainment.
06:30: Start your day with a continental breakfast served in the dining room. Savor a cup of coffee, tea, and indulge in breakfast pastries to energize yourself for the day ahead.
06:45: Engage in a rejuvenating Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Enjoy this ancient martial art form that promotes balance, relaxation, and harmony. The lesson will last for approximately 30 minutes.
07:45 - 09:00: Guests will be transferred by tender to the awe-inspiring Surprise Cave, one of the largest and most spectacular grottoes in Halong Bay. To reach the entrance of the cave, you'll ascend around a hundred stone steps, unveiling the natural wonders hidden within.
09:00: After exploring the cave, return to the boat. You'll have 30 minutes to freshen up and complete your packing. Please ensure you collect all your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins. The staff will transfer it directly to the pier.
09:30: Delight in a satisfying brunch in the dining room, where you can relish a final meal onboard. Settlement of bills will take place after brunch. Take this opportunity to relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, soaking in the scenic beauty of the bay as the boat approaches the pier.
11:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Port, where you can relax inside the pier building while awaiting your return transportation.
Around 14:30, you will be transferred back to Hanoi, marking the end of your memorable Halong Bay cruise experience.
Thank you for choosing our services, and we hope you had a wonderful time exploring the captivating beauty of Halong Bay.