3 days and 2 nights is the perfect time to truly enjoy Lan Ha Bay’s beauty, with opportunity to visit Cat Ba island’s most famous landmarks or a full-day Catamaran exploration!
Around 08:30 Limousine will pick up guests from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House (applicable for guests who booked transportation service). Our driver will take a 10-15 minute break by a station for guests to rest on the way.
11:30 Arrive at Scarlet Pearl Cruise's Lounge in Halong International Cruise Port to check-in. Guests will be offered “welcome drink” and listen to instructions before boarding.
12:00 Guests will start boarding.
13:00 A splendid lunch is served at Tahiti Restaurant while the cruise travelling across primitive Lan Hạ Bay. The bay has hundreds of islands and islets, making it a wonderful background for guests to look at while dining.
15:00 Arrive at Sáng Cave by kayaking or rowing boat as the path towards the cave is 70m long of water. On the way, guests will be amazed by sparkling karst arcs through sunlight. Afterwards, guests are invited to enter Ếch Lagoon, an extremely serene and emerald spot to kayak and swim. It’ll be a wonderful chance to immerse in one of the most remote parts of Lan Hạ Bay. The shape of this lagoon looks like a giant frog resting, hence it explains the name “Ao Ếch” in Vietnamese.
17:00 Return to the cruise to relax and admire the sunset on the sundeck.
17:30 Watching sunset over Lan Hạy Bay is one of the moments that shouldn’t be missed out. During this time, there will be either a Sunset Party in Sky Bar or a cooking class hosted by our Chef (depending on the season).
From 17:30-18:30, it is Happy Hour meaning Buy One Get One Free - this promotion is applied on our limited drinks menu. Guests can also choose to watch the sunset by catamaran while sipping fresh cocktails (this is surcharged).
19:00 Fine-dining dinner will be started along with fun and interactive cultural exchange between all the guests and our Vietnamese host.
06:30 Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session while welcoming magnificent sunrise. (Guests can also choose to take photos and enjoy the scene if they prefer so.) A light breakfast is served from
06:45-07:30 in the refreshing and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
09:00 Tour around Ba Trái Đào Beach, one of the most gorgeous beaches in Lan Hạ Bay. Then, guests will visit Việt Hải Village on Cát Bà Island and hop on bicycle rides (or electric cars). On this island, guests will have the chance to go through a rainforest tunnel and sightseeing its gorgeous scenery. Meet and greet the locals living their life, check out their houses and school. A small village of only 80 households nestled in the midst of forests and covered by high mountain range of Cát Bà National Park, Việt Hải locals practise a self-sufficient lifestyle by farming, fishing and breeding. (*Please note that a visit to Việt Hải Village might be cancelled due to bad weather.)
12:00 Taste a fresh lunch on the luxury catamaran, in which guests will have the chance to go fishing and swimming in the remote areas with the most breathtaking views. This exquisite picnic might be the highlight of the day.
14:30 Return to Scarlet Pearl Cruise. Guests can then restore with a true expert massage from Akoya Spa. .
06:30 Enjoy the last peaceful moments onboard.
09:00 Get ready to check out.
09:30 Guests will be served with succulent buffet brunch in Tahiti Restaurant before disembarking.
11:00-11:30 The cruise is now back at the Port..