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After breakfast, you will be picked up by private van to take the highway to Dinh Vu Port in Haiphong. You’ll be greeted by the crew of Orchid Cruise as you take tea in the lounge On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal. Embark the Orchid Cruise and then check-in, enjoy a welcome drink. Orchid Cruise is anchored in the south of Ha Long Bay, one of the, New Seven Wonders of Nature” in worldwide survey. Steeped in culture from hundreds of years. ago, the bay has remained unchanged for centuries, with beautiful seas and impressive islands. The cruise proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Enjoy 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. In the afternoon, we progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay a separate part of Ha Long Bay, a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam known for pristine beaches and its spectacular beauty. Alternatively, you may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Late afternoon, returning your cruise boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. On board 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 or enjoy a massage. Have delicious dinner prepared and served for you by our wonderful on board catering staff. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant.
Visitors looking for both comfort and adventure in Ha Long Bay will appreciate the Orchid’s friendly crew and understated elegance. The Orchid is built in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, with three tawny sails and dark wood-cladding. The interior, like the exterior, is covered in polished wood, lending the stately air of an Indochina-era cruising boat. Guests can convene in the formal dining room, enjoy casual barbecues on the terrace and marvel at the bay’s moonlit beauty on the Orchid Cruise’s wide Sundeck.