DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (Meals: 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 greeted by our crew.
12:00: Welcome onboard ! 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 into your cabin. We will set sail and you will have lunch in Mon Cheri’s 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 Mon Chéri Cruises, 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 unwinde in your room.
Overnight on board.
DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – BIKING IN VIET HAI VILLAGE – CAT BA ISLAND (Meals: B/L/D)
6:00: It is perfect to start your day in the early morning with a Tai Chi class or admire the marvelous sunrise from the top deck. It is the perfect setting for your first cup of coffee made from a special blend which was created just for Mon Cheri, 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 rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax and then visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, and bamboo. (You can also choose to see the village by electric car for an additional cost)
12:00: Return to the boat, where a great lunch is served on the day boat or on the beach (weather permitting )
13:45: You can then go kayaking to explore Van Boi Bay and visit the local people who live in the floating village, followed by swimming at a pristine beach.
16:00: Back on board Mon Chéri, 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: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (Meals: B/L)
06:00: Wake up early to start your perfect day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise 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 of your cabin while cruising back to the dock.
10:00: You can take part in a cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare one of the iconic Vietnamese dishes – traditional spring rolls.
11:30: Return to port and disembark.
12:00: Luxury limousine van transfer back to Hanoi.
15:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.
Special note: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions.
Mon Chéri Cruises 3 days 2 nights Inclusion:
- Two nights on luxury Mon Chéri 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 onboard: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
- Taichi session
- Bamboo boat trip
- Kayaking, cooking demonstration
- Biking in Viet Hai Village
- Night squid fishing
- Taxes, service charges, travel insurance
Mon Chéri Cruises 3 days 2 nights Exclusion:
- Sharing limousine transfers or private car
- Electric car ride in Viet Hai village
- Tipping and gratuities
- Visa arrangements
- Beauty spa and massage services
- Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
- All other services not otherwise stated