Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
9h15 You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around. 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience on longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Azalea Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome. 12h00 Transfer by tender to the AZALEA CRUISE. 12h15 We welcome our guests onboard the AZALEA CRUISE, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. 12h40 AZALEA CRUISE boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Cua Van village to Ba Trai Dao area. 15h00 We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.) 17h30 Returning AZALEA CRUISE boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal. 19h30 Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. 21h30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
Day 2 : HA LONG BAY – HANOI
06h00 Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in bamboo boat to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated. 9h30 Return to AZALEA CRUISE boat for check-out procedures. 10h00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch. 11h35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. 12h10 We bid farewell at Got Ferry, this is the end of the program. 14h00 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip