Day 1: Hanoi � Lan
Ha Bay � Dinner on topdeck (Lunch and dinner included)
09.00 � 09.30 Our driver will pick you up from your
hotel in Hanoi and shuttle you to Hai Phong city.
12.00 - 12.30 We board the Perla Dawn Sails from Hai
Phong city and enjoy a welcome drink while we listen to
the captain�s introduction and safety briefing.
13.00 � 14.00 As we set sail into beautiful Lan Ha Bay,
a decadent lunch will be served in our restaurant. The
unique limestone karsts will glide past the
floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant.
15.15 � 17.15 Our first activity will be kayaking around
the secluded Tra Bau area, but there will be plenty of
time to jump into the tranquil water for a swim as well.
We will meet fishermen from a nearby floating village
who will show us the ancient fish farming techniques
that support their sacred way of life.
17.00 � 18.45 Get your cameras ready when we get back to
the boat; with any luck, we�ll see a magnificent red
sunset over the bay. Share your pictures with new
friends at the bar, where we will have buy one get one
free on selected drinks. A cooking demonstration
provided by our chef is a good way to take something
memorable and practical back home; he will be showing us
how to create some of Vietnam�s world-famous cuisine.
19.00 A delicious dinner will be served as the night
rolls in across the bay. Listen to live performances of
soulful traditional music under the light of a starry
sky and socialise with new and old friends. We have
squid fishing available for anyone wanting to try a new
experience or perhaps a relaxing spa and massage
treatment, which is available upon request. We will be
staying overnight in a secluded spot.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay � Viet Hai Village (Breakfast,
lunch and dinner
06.30 � 07.00 Anyone out of bed early can make their way
to the top deck where we will be doing a revitalising
Tai Chi session in the new morning light of Lan Ha Bay.
07.15 � 08.30 Have a gorgeous breakfast in our elegant
restaurant before we transfer to the day boat for our
excursion to Cat Ba Island.
09.00 � 11.00 We head out into rural Cat Ba around Viet
Hai Village. We will do a short trek through the
rainforests surrounding the village, keeping an eye out
for langurs and the other exotic animals and plants of
Cat Ba Island. We will transfer to bicycles and take a
scenic ride in between the various lush rice paddies
tilled by farmers on a daily basis.
12.00 � 13.30 A large lunch will be a welcome sight once
we return to the day boat. Share new pictures and relax
ahead of the afternoon�s activities.
13.30 - 15.30 We set sail for Ba Ham lake; a stunning
area of utter serenity; a large body of water enclosed
on all four sides by vertical cliffs and accessible only
by rowing boat through a tunnel. Here we will kayak and
swim in the clear water, looking out for shoals of
colourful fish below.
16.00 Rejoin the Perla Cruise and freshen up for dinner.
The bar will re-open with another happy hour offer.
19.00 Eat an expertly crafted dinner in the restaurant,
after which you are free to enjoy the evening at your
leisure until you retire to your cabin for the night.
Day 3: Dark and Bright Cave � Cat Hai Port -
Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch
06.00 � 06.30 It�s the last chance for anyone interested
in the ancient martial art of Tai Chi to give it a go on
the upper deck.
07.00 � 08.00 A light breakfast will be laid out for
you; eat it while soaking in the enchanting morning
atmosphere of Lan Ha Bay.
08.15 � 08.45 We head to the Dark and Bright Cave on a
bamboo rowing boat for an exploration of the two
contrasting cave systems.
09.00 � 11.30 Back on the Perla Dawn Sails, you will
check out of your room and say goodbye to the crew,
enjoying your final meal on board with an elaborate
11.45 � 12.00 We will disembark from the Perla Dawn
Sails and take you back to Hanoi, where we will arrive
at around 14.30.
Transfers round trip by shuttle van
English speaking guide on board
Accommodation on board
All meals on board as mentioned in the itinerary
Entrance fees and permits
Insurance on board
Tour does not include:
Pre & post trip arrangements in Hanoi
Beverages and meals not mentioned
Tips, Personal expenses
Price per person in USD