Ha Long Bay with Orchid Cruise

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Orchid Cruise, Ha Long Bay

When we made our plan to visit Vietnam earlier this May, Ha Long Bay had to be in the itinerary. After watching some vlogs and talking to friends who had been there, we decided that a cruise was the best way to enjoy this natural wonder.

We shortlisted Orchid Cruise for 3D2N Ha Long Bay Cruise. Though the prices are on the higher side, everything is included when you choose this option. And by this we mean the stay, all meals and even the activities.

The stay on it was superb and the hospitality from the crew simply amazing. The rooms were quite spacious with a comfortable bed, a private balcony and even a bathtub. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was included and a couple of dinners were quite impressive 5 course meals.

In terms of activities, here is what was included:

  1. Kayaking and swimming on two days
  2. Cycling and village tour at Cat ba island
  3. Cave tour on bamboo boats
  4. Tai chi every morning
  5. Spring roll making on two evenings
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Local selling drinks and snacks to cruises

Below is what you can additionally purchase:

  1. Drinks and snacks. Happy hour every evening!
  2. Massages. There is a spa!

Another advantage of taking this cruise was that the drive from Hanoi to the port was only 1.5 hours as they have a special permit. For all other cruises the drive is 4 hours from Hanoi.

We really enjoyed the tour with amazing views from the windows and the sun deck, even from the dining room. It was surreal to wake up to views in the bay and goto bed with the moonlight shining in the middle of nowhere. Even though a short one, it was one of our best luxurious relaxed vacay.

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Goodnight from Ha Long Bay

Here is our vlog from Ha Long Bay. Enjoy the views! 😀

One thing really saddened us though. While most of the bay was clean, we did see junk floating about at places. Especially in areas where cruises anchored. We never saw anyone litter at least from our cruise but here’s a shout out to everyone. Let’s be responsible and not litter. If we see anyone litter we must stop them. Let’s do our bit and keep the bay clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

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Littering in Ha Long Bay 😦

About TravelKeedey

Indians living in Singapore | #Travel | #Wanderlust | #Vegetarians | #Chaiholics | Balancing full-time jobs with scoots around the world :) Given our current situation, we are not in a position to "quit our jobs and travel around the world". So we plan our leaves, work hard at our jobs and save our pennies to make the travel happen. This blog is to chronicle our journeys and share with fellow travelers. Hope you enjoyed the posts and picked up a tip or two for your own travel adventures. Cheers! Sakshi and Deejay
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2 Responses to Ha Long Bay with Orchid Cruise

  1. Choi says:

    I always miss Ha Long Bay whenever I see another fellow blogger post about it…Loved it! Did a 3 day cruise and mann..that was paradise..Thanks for sharing!

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