07.00 – 07.15 | HOTEL PICK UP
You will be met by driver and trasfer you to Got Ferry. The transfer takes approximately 2.5 hours including the 20 minutes break time along the road.
10:00 | WELCOME ABOARD
At Cat Hai Port, we will have a short time to relax in the waiting lounge before stepping on board the majestic Escape Sails. Here, we will be presented with a welcome drink as the crew announces the itinerary for the following 7-8 hours of cruising time.
11.00 | LUNCH ON BOARD
A multi-choice lunch, suitable for catering to every diet, will be served in the elegant dining room as your luxury Halong Bay day cruise sets sail. Some of the bay’s more famous islets will greet us while we cruise, including the islet of Da Chong and its 100-year old French lighthouse left behind after Vietnam’s colonial era.
12.30 | EXPLORE TRANQUIL TRA BAU AREA FOR KAYAKING
We make our first stop of the day in a quiet corner of the Tra Bau area, where the Escape Sails has exclusive access. The beauty of the karst-lined seascape opens up to us as we kayak and swim through its silent waters, enjoying the stillness of an area uncluttered with other cruise ships.
14.30 | EXPLORE SEA CAVE DARK AND BRIGHT CAVE BY SAMPAN BAMBOO BOAT
Our next stop is to the Dark & Bright Caves, two fascinating wet cave systems with directly opposite appeal. A local will row us on a sampan boat through the Bright Cave, where we emerge into a hidden lake enclosed on all sides by streaked cliffs and their tree-topped peaks. Passengers with keen eyes may be able to spot beautiful Cat Ba langurs, an endangered species of monkey that has sought sanctuary amongst the forested mountainsides of the Bright Cave.
15.30 |RELAXING TIME ON BOARD
In the mid-afternoon, we spend more time aboard our luxurious Halong Bay day cruise. Relax on one of the two sundecks and cherish the phenomenal sights of unbounded nature on all sides, perhaps with a drink from the bar. Later in the afternoon, our talented chefs will put on a cooking class and fruit-carving demonstration, followed by a Western-style afternoon tea with accompanying snacks.
17:30-17:45 | BACK TO HARBOUR
We arrive back at Got Harbour just as a beautiful sunset envelops Lan Ha Bay. We take the final step off our cruise and board the bus that will be waiting to return us to Hanoi.
19:45-20:00 | Drop off at your hotel doorsteps. Service ended.