Lavela Story: The first idea of founding Lavela Cruise made Viator Vietnam Management Board tossed for long that how to design a larger cruise to meet the increasing demand of staying overnight on Ha Long. This cruise should be decent, luxury, modern but also very traditional. This idea came up in 2015
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (get Lunch and Dinner)
07.30 – 8h00: Pick up at Hanoi Old Quater
11.30 – 12.15 Arrival at Tuan Chau harbor and welcome at Lavela cafe
12.15 – 12.30 Transfer to cruise ship Welcome Cocktail – cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins – Depart to Halong Bay
13.00 – 14.30 Enjoy local sea food at – lunch.
15:00 Transfer from boat to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village – Visit the Floating village and the pearl farm. Rowers are local girls wearing traditional costume. It’s the opportunity to see the fisher’s daily life with the primary features in the charming nature
16:30 – 17:00 Organize a rowing-boat competition (a traditional activity of locals) upon passenger’s request – Relaxing on the beach, kayaking & swimming… in the clear water, beautiful and calm nature.
17.00 – 1800 Return to cruise – Continue cruising through the bay
18.00 Overnight anchorage at Ho Dong Tien area.
18.30 Cooking class
19.30 – 21.00 Savor a delicious five course Set-dinner in dinning room
21.00 – 23.00 Activities: Relax on deck, Beauty Spa services, drink service available or night time fishing.
21.30 Evening Documentary about Halong bay (in English and French).
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (BR)
06.30 Enjoy sunrise over the Bay or take part in our morning Tai Chi class
07.00 Enjoy morning tea: biscuits, coffee, tea….
08.00 – 09:00 Arrive at Sung Sot grotto. Explore the most famous grotto in entire Halong Bay.
09.30 Check-out cabins and settle bills – Luggage collection From
09.30 Having international buffet brunch served while cruising through the bay back to the pier.
10.30 – 11:00 Arrival at Tuan Chau pier. Drive back to Hanoi.
Lavela Cruise Ha Long Included
Welcome drink, 2 lunches, 2 dinners & 1 buffet brunch
Entrance fee to the world heritage site
Two nights accommodation in luxury cabins with A/C & en-suite bathroom
English or French speaking guide on board only (in non-private cruise)
Lavela Cruise Ha Long Excluded
Other things that not included in the programme of Lavela Cruise (http://www.halonglavelacruise.com)