Welcome on board with Ginger cruise through the serene waters of lan ha bay, the unknown extension of halong bay. Lan ha bay stretches almost all around the eastern coast line - from the northern to the southern tip - of cat ba island, which is the largest island in this area. discover with us the wondrous scenery of quiet waters dotted with limestone pillars and tiny islets cladded with forest vegetation rising from the emerald sea of the gulf of tonkin. Lan ha bay, a unique world heritage.
・Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
・Pick-Up Point: your hotel or chosen location in Hanoi Old Quarter (if your hotel is not in Old quarter area, please go by yourself to Old quarter)
・Duration: 2 days
・Returning Info: return to pick-up point
・Room Type: Junior suite
・Capacity: Junior suite with a double bed or 2 twin bed can accommodate up to 2 adult travelers and 1 child (with an extra bed). Groups of 3 adult travelers and more must book additional rooms
・Each room includes air conditioning, 1 private bathroom with hot shower, towels, soap, and hairdryer
・Please specify your pick-up and drop-off locations when booking
・Pick-up time may vary, depending on hotel location. Please refer to your voucher for final pick-up time
・Each room may accommodate 1 additional child
Day 1: Hanoi- Lan Ha Bay
Pick up at the hotel, arrive to Quang Ninh Province.
Welcome on board and enjoy your welcome drink while we present our cruise and safety briefing.
Afterwards you can check in your room as Ginger sets sail for Lan Ha Bay.
Lunch is served in our light-flooded restaurant offering panoramic bay views. As we pass Da Chong you can see a lighthouse on the islet, built by the French more than 100 years ago. We sail near the coast of Cat Ba Island, the largest island in the region, cruising through areas such as Thoi Quy and Ba Trai Dao. Ba Trai Dao literally means three peaches in Vietnamese. Enjoy the scenic wonders of the Bay during our approximate 3-hour cruise towards our first stop on Cat Ba Island.
The legend underlying the name of Ba Trai Dao Island is a story about a very young and gorgeous fairy, who fell in love with a poor fisherman. Her endless love pushed her to steal three peaches from heaven to give them to her lover, because eating them would grant eternal life and they could live together forever. However, while she was waiting for her beloved fisherman, the King of the Heavens, who knew everything about the robbery, appeared. He turned the three peaches into three stones, which are now known as Ba Trai Dao Island. Chastised and forlorn, the fairy returned to heaven.
During our midday cruise, you can relax on our pool deck or opt for a spa treatment in the Lady Ginger Spa.
We arrive at the mooring place from where we start our outing to the Viet Hai Village. By bicycle or electric cart we travel along a small scenic road towards the village. The jungle cladded hills and tropical flora is fascinating and naturally relaxing. We will visit an herbal garden, see typical Vietnamese rural houses and meet locals going about their daily routine.
Refresh yourself at the bar with a drink and join our cooking class to learn about traditional local cuisine. The boat is on its way to our overnight place while the sun sets and the blue hour bathes the surreal landscape in wonderful, multiple shades.
Dinner is served in the restaurant.
After dinner, we offer some more activities for our guests. Try your hand and enjoy some fun at night squid fishing with the staff or enjoy a movie in the dining room.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay- Hanoi
Rise early and join our morning Tai Chi class on the sundeck surrounded by water and islets (approx. 20 minutes). Coffee, tea and a breakfast pastries are served in the dining room.
Ginger cruises to Frog Lake, for our morning excursion including kayaking or a refreshing early morning swim.
After arriving in Frog Lake enjoy kayaking (self-rowed) or swimming. Paddling through or swimming in this unique seascape with tree-topped islands in the early morning sunrays, you feel a sense of freedom and harmony with the Bay.
Back on board you can shower and freshen up. Kindly pack your belongings and place your luggage in front of your room. Our staff will take care of it and we will hand over your items to you when you are back at the pier after the docking. Please carefully check that you leave nothing behind in the room.
Your luggage has been placed outside your room in the hallway, you have checked out and now it is time to enjoy a delightful breakfast. Relax on the sun deck after breakfast whilst enjoying the last cruising time back to shore. Please also settle your bill(s) after breakfast at the bar or reception counter.
As Ginger arrives at the pier, you disembark. Your luggage will be handed over to you at the pier.
We hope you enjoyed cruising with Heritage Line and wish you a wonderful onward journey and a safe return home.