Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Era Cruise (L/D)
9:00-9:30: You are picked up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and proceed by highway directly to Cat Hai Port in Hai Phong city for the cruise.
11:45: We arrive at the office in Cat Hai Port where you will be welcomed by our crew.
12:00: Embark Era Cruise. 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 Orchid luxury restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
15:00: We arrive at the Three Peach beach area in Lan Ha Bay, which is a famous destination for swimming and kayaking. This region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating limestone islands and caves.
17:30: Return to Era Cruise, where you can admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy a complimentary sunset party.
You can also enjoy the massage service which is available onboard. (Please book directly with the Cruise Manager on the boat)
19:00: A great dining experience awaits you.
20:30-0:00: After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with peaceful music, enjoy drinks from the bar or try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie or just chill in your room.
Overnight on Era Cruise.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Biking in Viet Hai Village – Cat Ba Island (B/L/D)
6:00: It is perfect to start your day in the early morning to admire the marvellous sunrise or attend the Tai Chi class on the top deck. Have a fragrant cup of coffee made from a special blend which was created just for Orchid, or a refreshing cup of tea.
7:30: Buffet breakfast is served.
09:00: Transfer to a Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba island. You will take the bicycle trip along the village, admiring stunning scenery of the rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax and then visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo. (You can also choose to see the village by electric car at additional cost)
12:00: Return to the boat, where a great lunch is served on the day boat or on the beach ( if weather permits )
13:45: Kayaking to explore Van Boi Bay and visiting the local people who live in the floating village, followed by swimming at a pristine beach.
16:00: Back on board Era Cruise. You are free to take a shower before enjoying the sunset party with a new group of guests.
19:15: 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 board.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06:00: Wake up early to start your perfect day with Tai Chi class or watch the sunset on the top deck.
7:15: Breakfast is served while the boat sails to the Dark and Bright Cave (Sang Toi cave) where you will take a bamboo boat to visit the cave.
9:30: Check out your cabin while cruising back to the dock.
10:00: Take part in a cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare the Vietnamese traditional spring rolls.
11:30: Check out of Era and return to port.
12:00: Luxury limousine transfer back to Hanoi.
15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip.
Type of cabin
Era Cruise 3 days 2 nights
Valid to Apr,30 2020
Price in US$ per person
Twin Terrace Suite
King Terrace Suite
Garden Sea Family
The Era Suite
Era Cruise Price Includes
– Two nights on luxury Era Cruises
– Welcome drink with warm/cold towel
– Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
– In-house English speaking guide
– Fruits in cabin
– Accommodation in luxurious air-conditioned en-suite cabin
– All meals on boat: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
– Taichi session
– Bamboo boat trip
– Kayaking, cooking demonstration
– Biking in Viet Hai Village
– Night squid fishing
– Service charges, travel insurance
Era Cruise Price Excludes
– Sharing limousine transfers or private car
– Electric car in Viet Hai village
– Tipping and gratitude
– Visa arrangements
– Beauty spa and massage services
– Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
– All other services not otherwise stated
Notes: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre notice, depending of the weather and operating conditions.