- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up early and have a coffee, tea, or pastry prepared in the restaurant before joining the Tai Chi session on the terrace deck. A great experience to ease your mind and muscles is the first rays of the sun touching the water. Afterward, you can re-energize with a wide selection of healthy or hearty breakfast offerings. Meanwhile, Ylang sails towards the very southern tip of Cat Ba Island. Here, you can take a tender and visit one of the last remaining authentic floating fishing villages, not far outside the town of Ben Beo on the main island. This fishing village is home to approximately 300 families living in floating houses and making their living from fishing and aquaculture, much like their ancestors did. Get a close view of how the villagers live and work on the water in this unique community. The ship will continue towards Ben Beo Pier, go ashore, and travel a short distance along scenic island roads into the Cat Ba National Park.
The staff will invite you to take a leisurely and mindful walk (the same path both ways) through this lush, jungle-like forest to get a sense of this tropical island. Cat Ba National Park is a biosphere reserve and hosts over 1,500 plant species, 78 avian species, 20 reptilian, and 32 mammalian species, including deer, macaques, and civets. Guests can return to the ship to use other amenities if they prefer to skip the short hike.
Once all are back on board, lunch is served while sailing northeast through the stony maze of Lan Ha Bay. Eventually, you will reach a secluded spot in the bay, which will be the basis for your afternoon activities. Ylang will anchor here, and the afternoon is free for your choosing. A stunning natural island beach is accessible by boat for swimming or relaxation. Kayaks are available as well to explore the calm area on your own. A snack and drink station is set up on the beach if you get thirsty or need a bite to eat. Guests who like to stay on the ship or those who prefer to return from the beach can enjoy a treatment from the spa menu or use the steam bath or sauna as available complimentary wellness facilities. Enjoy this afternoon to the fullest as the clock is not ticking, and take back home long-lasting memories from Lan Ha Bay.
The ship will sail north to find its overnight mooring for the last night. Enjoy the multi-course dinner in the ambient restaurant. Join a guided singing bowl meditation or unwind on your private balcony while taking in the tranquility of Lan Ha Bay.