DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (Lunch/ Dinner)
09:00 – 09:30 Your air-conditioned transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong at approximately 11:30am.
12:00 You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Sapphire Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our friendly and professional crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedure session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. We encourage you to explore the magical landscape cruise past.
13:15 A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay, passing Da Chong islet where you can see an ancient lighthouse built by the French over a century ago.
15:00 When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise complete its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore the Lan Ha Bay by Kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
17:00 Back to main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight
17:30 Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music.
19:15 You can spoil yourself with a unique Dinner in our distinctive restaurant.
20:45 – 12:00 It is now time to relax with an exotic cocktail and drink in the evening landscape. Our bar offers a wide range of wine, beer and liqueurs and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day sailing on the Bay. You can order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid ﬁshing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.
DAY 2: VIET HAI VILLAGE & LAN HA BAY (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
06:30 Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it’s an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today’s adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.
07:30 Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.
08:30 Next we board our Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).
12:00 Relax for a while and enjoy the special lunch
13:45 Free time for swimming and kayaking along side vertical cliffs, discovering untouched areas. (if the weather permit)
16:00 Back on board Sapphire Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see.
17:30-18:30 Bar opens for Happy Hour.
19:15 A special dinner will be served offering you outstanding food and quality service.
20:45 – 00:00 This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. We also have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.
DAY 3: DARK & BRIGHT CAVE – HA LONG BAY – HANOI (Light Breakfast/Brunch)
06:30 The morning is the best time of the day on Lan Ha Bay. You might like to head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions or relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice to watch the stunning scenery unfold before you.
07:00 A light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee will be served in our restaurant.
7:30 – 9:15 The final stage of your trip is to be taken through the mysterious caves and amongst the remote islets via local rowing boats. The breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region will certainly impress you. Following this, you will journey back to the main ship.
09:30 It’s time to check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a ﬁnal early brunch and a last farewell from our crew at
10:00 Cooking class opened right on the Cruise , you will be guided how to prepare and make spring rolls .
11:00 Farewell lunch on boat before you arrive at the harbour.
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