Discovery the beauty of Halong bay on our Dora Cruise will bring to you several wonderful experiences. Participating this trip you will have an opportunity to enjoy exciting cruising to discovery not only Ha Long Bay (one of the seven wonders over the world) but also Lan Ha Bay especially you can do many different sport activities such as swimming, kayaking, explore the beautiful cave, enjoy sunset party…so join us to have a great trip!
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- Enjoying views of the Red River Delta on smooth and quick transits to and from the bay
- Enjoy exciting cruise through thousand big and small islets on Halong Bay
- Kayaking through the outstanding area of the deep tranquility surrounding by yourself or take a sampan boat rowed by a local people in Dark and Light cave and Tra Bau area.
- Swimming and relax in Ba Trai Dao – one of the most beautiful cave in Lan Ha Bay.
- Biking in Viet Hai village to visit a local family’s house and see the daily life of local people.
- Join a lot fun activities such swimming, Tai Chi, cooking class, admire sunset or sunrise from our cruise or take photo hunter to keep great memory pictures
- Enjoy a lot of delicious local food of Halong.
- Relax and sleep overight on the cruise
- Explore Lan Ha Bay the most beautiful natural bay
DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG – LAN HA ON CRUISE (L/ D)
8:30- 8:45: Pick-up time For those who book our transfer service, you will be picked up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Moving through the expressway and shortly arrive at Tuan Chau MARINA in 2,5 hours. If transfering from Hanoi is not required, we will see you at Dora guest station at Lot 35 Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau island.
11:30 – 11:45: Arrive to Gate 35, Tuan Chau Marina for picking up.
12:00 – 12:30: Transferred by our transferring boat to Dora Cruise. Welcome to Dora Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, meet the captain, crew to get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines.
Check-in your cabin.
12:45 - 13:00: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
- Continue cruising through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area.
- Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air).
- Heading back toward the sleeping area
- Do kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach area or Tra Bau area (upon the sea wave and wind)
17.30: Come back to our Dora Cruise and participate in our sunset party with fruit, cake and tea. Take photos and relax.
18:00 – 18:15: Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Dora Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
19:00: Time for dinner.
21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, listen to music, squid fishing and overnight on the Dora Cruise.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – VIET HAI VILLAGE - VAN BOI BEACH (B/L/D)
6:30: Join us for a Tai Chi session for the early risers on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
07:00: Joining light breakfast in a panorama view of the world heritage site. After breakfast, enjoy your time for relaxing in amazing view of the Lan Ha bay while the boat continues cruising further for sightseeing.
8:20: Transfer to the Daily Boat heading to Viet Hai Village – a not touristic place surrounded by Cat Ba reserved jungle.
9:45-10:00: Take the bicycle ride to enjoy the peaceful & gorgeous sceneries along Viet Hai village roads. We also visit a local family’s house to see the daily life of local people.
12:00: Get back the day boat to continue cruising further in Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy the lunch with beautiful view.
13:00-14:00: Arrive the peaceful area for swimming or Kayaking, guest will have chance to see fish farm at the typical Lan Ha bay floating village.
You will join the guide to kayak around the Tai Queo Cave area. There is a cave through the limestone mountains to the "Dragon's Eye" lake surrounding by the limestone mountains
16:00: Back to Dora Cruise, take time to refresh or play some short game or with massage services as we cruise to sleeping area. Enjoy the Sunset Party & Cooking Class on the Sundeck.
19:00: Time for dinner enjoying special seafood and Vietnamese typical food on the cruise.
After dinner reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, wine and cigars cellar or enjoy the landscape of the bay at night. Take one of our on-board activities like squid fishing, watching movies in the restaurant.
DAY 3: LAN HA BAY – DARK & BRIGHT CAVE - HANOI
06:30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson with fresh air on the sundeck.
07:00 – 7:45:
- Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
- Have breakfast.
- Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading Dark & Bright Cave (Hang Sang & Toi)
- Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:30: Come back to Dora Cruise and check-out from the private cabin and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
10:00: Have last lunch at the cruise
11:30 – 12:00: Dora Cruise are landing near Tuan Chau Harbor and transfer guest to Tuan Chau, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:00: Start from Halong bay to Hanoi Old Quarter by our bus.
15:30 – 15:45: Arrive in your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Pick-up Meal as indicated in the itinerary
Entrance fees, sightseeing fee, kayaking, local bamboo boat
English speaking guide
Luxury accommodation, shower, mini bar
Meals onboard: 03 lunches, 02 dinner and 02 breakfast
Internet wifi in the cabin, Satellite – HD LED Television, 04 bottles of mineral water in each cabin
Taichi class, Sunset Party & Cooking class on cruise
Drinks in restaurant and inside minibar
Tips for tour guide and driver;
Personal expenses; Limousine bus Hanoi Halong Hanoi
All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
FOC for under 4 years - old children, sharing with their parent.
Charge 75% for children from 4 to Under 8 years - old, sharing with their parent.
Children from 8 years - old to over, charge the same as adult.
80 Hang Quat Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha NoiOpen in Google Maps
Ha Noi - Tuan Chau Marina - Ha Long - Lan Ha - Viet Hai Village - Van Boi Beach - Dark & Bright Cave - Tuan Chau Marina - Ha Noi
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
You should bring the most important thing such as sunscreen, camera, small local money, An Umbrella or raincoat…
Please Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration
Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure
The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
The meals were mentioned above may be changed to set menu if clients are less than 25 people
Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.
For safety reasons, these below passengers are not highly recommended to do overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay:
Person with Absolutely follow the instructions of the guide when kayaking
disability: physical or sensory
Person who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…
Person who is older than 80
Person who is overweight (>120kg)
For the purpose of environmental protection, Ha Long Bay is PROHIBITED to use/carry plastic bags and bottles, one use plastic bottle. If you intentionally violate, you will be refused service and may be fine according to Notice No. 475/TB-UBND of Quang Ninh province and Notice No.370/BQLVHL/NVNC.
You absolutely abide by the Rules - Regulations of Calypso Cruises