Lan Ha Bay | 3 Days – 2 Nights

Welcome aboard of Heritage Line in the serene waters of Lan Ha Bay, the still so 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.

This cruise is operated with our vessel Ylang only.

Please find our most updated itineraries in the download section.


Day 1: Day 1

Your luxurious floating home sets sail around noontime. We greet you with a refreshing welcome drink upon boarding while we acquaint you with the facilities and procedures of our Heritage Line ship - Ylang.
As our unique journey begins, lunch is served in the brilliant dining room on the terrace deck offering panoramic views of the passing scenery. We pass an ancient lighthouse built by the French more than a century ago. While heading deeper and further south into the maze of Lan Ha Bay, you can enjoy the activities offered onboard - take a plunge in the pool, have a taste of our signature beverages at the bar, or settle into relaxing bliss in a fine treatment and massage available in our expansive Ylang Spa.
Our first anchorage spot is a local pier at Southern Cat Ba Island which is the entry point for a visit to a charming village named “Viet Hai”. We hop on bicycles (or electric cars) for a scenic exploration along small paved pathways, which meander through the lush
tropical forest towards the village nestled in the valley. Meet and interact with the local inhabitants doing their daily work around their homes or gardens and get to know the life of this remote area where time seems to stand still.
Back on board, we set sail to at a tranquil place for our overnight mooring. Our chef will serve a multi-course dinner and afterwards you may join fellow passengers for a movie night in the dining room or help our crew fishing for squids.
Perhaps you might want to take a seat under the stars on the terrace deck or your private balcony to embrace the serenity of this surreal landscape. For those who like to fully immerse themselves in relaxation, our spa is open till late.

Day 2: Day 2

For those who wake with the sun, coffee, tea, and pastries are offered. To get the full wellness experience from Ylang, a Tai Chi
session is held on the sun deck to ease mind and muscles with the first rays of daylight. Otherwise, you can sign up for a guided
yoga class in our dedicated yoga room.
Once energized, breakfast is served in the dining room or in your suite before we set off to visit one of the few remaining local
floating fishing villages. Get a close up view of how the families live and work on the water in their unique community.
We continue to the shore and travel a short distance along scenic island roads to Cat Ba National Park. A leisurely hiking tour
brings you close to the elements of this lush national park with its jungle nature. Learn more about the endemic flora and fauna
and the island itself as Northern Vietnam’s largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin.
During lunch, Ylang continues to sail through the bay to a secluded cove. The afternoon is free to choose from: you may like to
swim and sunbath on a natural beach, or join a kayak tour – or a bit of both, or just kick-back on board and treat yourself to our
wide selection of wellness offerings.
After dinner feel free to join a Q&A session with interesting insights about both Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay or simply kickback on your private balcony experiencing its natural splendor.

Day 3: Day 3

Start early again with a tasty traditional Vietnamese coffee, of which we hope will become part of your future morning routine
to remember this special place on earth. Join for another open air session of Tai Chi or take part in some Yoga indoors.
Ylang moors this morning, offering our guests some time to kayak or a refreshing early morning swim from the ships convenient platform. Take these final moments to fully emerge with the scenery of the bay before Ylang gently glides back to its
harbor. Whilst we pass back through Lan Hay Bay towards the pier, we serve a hearty breakfast, and leave you time to relax on
the deck day-dreaming before we have to say our final goodbyes.

How long does the transfer take from Hanoi to Lan Ha Bay ?
It takes around 3 hours from Hanoi City to Lan Ha Bay (or vice versa) by shuttle bus or private car. Please be aware of that in order to arrange your flight schedule accordingly and plan in enough time.

What time is the check-in / check-out ?
Boarding time is between 11:00am to 12:00pm. Check-out and embarkation time is 11:00am.

Where is the embarkation point?
Our guests embark or disembark at the Got Pier. Please see detailed embarkation info in the download section. www.heritage-line/download

Do you have kayaking included in itinerary?
Kayaking is included in the two night cruise “Senses of Lan Ha” (on the second cruise day).

Is it possible to put extra bed in a cabin?
Extra bed is available for all room categories on our vessel Ylang.

Are there transfers available?
Private or shuttle transfers can be booked with our reservation team. Please contact reservation@heritage-line.com

We will arrive at Lan Ha Bay later than the normal embarkation time or need to leave earlier – what can we do?
In case you check in late or check out earlier we offer optional tender boat transfer from/to the Got Pier. Tender boat transfer costs extra and is not included in the cruise price.

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