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Lan Ha Bay Roundtrip - Example 2 Day Cruise aboard Ginger
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On this 2-day cruise, board the Ginger and experience the beauty of Lan Ha and Halong Bay in Vietnam. Watch the landscape, admire the beauty of each island along the way, and discover the culture and history of Lan Ha Bay. Learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site and enjoy the stunning, picturesque landscape. Explore the emerald waters by kayak or bamboo boat. This cruise offers an unforgettable luxury vacation in the heart of Vietnam. 
Kayaking in Lan Ha BayFishing VillageMeeting with localLocal Tea FarmerCat Ba IslandCycling in Cat Ba Island
  • Admire the beautiful canals and islands of Lan Ha Bay
  • Learn about Vietnam culture and enjoy traditional Vietnamese food
  • Feel refreshed by taking a swim in the pristine sea waters of the area
  • Enjoy a variety of meals, tai chi, cooking classes, swimming, and more
  • Snorkeling
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Fishing
  • Village Visits
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
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Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Tuan Chau | Embark | Cat Ba National Park | Lan Ha Bay Mooring Point

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After meeting at the Heritage Line welcome lounge at the Tuan Chau Marina, take a quick speedboat transfer to your luxurious floating home before starting your unique journey of exploring one of the wonders of nature—Lan Ha Bay and its main island of Cat Ba. Lunch is the first highlight of the cruise, served in the magnificent restaurant, which has approximately 360 degrees of light. Enjoy the superb variety of delectable regional, international, or vegetarian cuisine that the culinary experts have freshly prepared. Take a seat on the terrace deck, your balcony, to unwind and take in the relaxing aura that emerges from the beautiful coastline. While cruising in the early afternoon, there is time to enjoy the vast wellness and spa offerings. Choose your favorite treatment from an extensive spa menu, or take a plunge in the pool with infinity-like vistas.

As you reach the shore of a small lagoon on Cat Ba Island, hop on bicycles (e-cart transfers are also available) for leisurely pedaling along small paved roads towards the Viet Hai village. Little has changed in Viet Hai since the ancestors of the 80 households settled here centuries ago. Situated in a valley within the Cat Ba National Park and surrounded by thick forests and mountains, the locals are isolated from the other villages and towns. The only access is via the sea. The community is self-sufficient, as the residents provide for themselves by cultivating vegetables and fruits in the fields next door, growing rice in the valley, and fishing in the bay. Meeting locals and experiencing their way of life firsthand is a genuinely authentic opportunity. Get a glimpse of local households, see how they make medicine organically from tree bark, and you can also try various homemade liquors.

Back on board, and by the time you set sail northbound, the chef will invite you for an interactive cooking class in the big open kitchen restaurant (or any other alternative onboard activity). Learn about local ingredients as well as the preparation of classic Vietnamese dishes. As the sun sets, you will arrive at the tranquil anchor spot for the night. As night falls gently over the bay, relax and imagine today's activities playing out in your head. You might like to unwind at the bar with a digestif after a fantastic meal or watch a movie in the cinema that will be set up in the dining area later.

Day 2: Tuan Chau | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Wake up early and join the Tai Chi session on the terrace deck to ease your mind and muscles with the first rays of the sun touching the water. Traditional Vietnamese coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries await in the dining room to start the day. It is time for Heritage Line Ylang to lift her anchors and cruise to a place called "Frog Lake." A secluded area is perfect for an energetic morning excursion. Go for a refreshing swim in the bay or explore this captivating marine landscape via kayak. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water, and you feel a sense of freedom while paddling through this labyrinth of jade-green water, rocks, and vivid tree-topped islets.

Back on board, a hearty breakfast is served while cruising back to your off-shore embarkation spot, from where you transfer back to the welcome lounge at the pier by your speed boat. Savor the last moments of this unique journey while relaxing on comfy sun beds on the terrace deck.



Heritage Line - Ginger
Ginger Terrace and Deck
Ginger Sun Deck

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Junior SuiteJunior SuiteJunior Suite
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Junior Suites
Room Size: 37 sqm/398 sqft (2 twins & 4 double beds) Located on the main deck feature a large private balcony and bed facing large floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors for sweeping views of the sea. Amenities include a separate sofa lounge, a mosaic-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub overlooking the bay.
Signature SuiteSignature Suite
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Signature Suites
Room Size: 37 sqm/398 sqft (1 twins & 3 double beds) Signature Suites have the same layout and furnishings as the Junior Suites, including floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, private balcony, large bathroom. These suites feature warm yellow, earthy brown color tones along with an antique gold flower theme with intricate décor.
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Regent Suites
Room Size: 50 sqm/538 sqft (2 double beds). The Regent Suites are the most luxurious accommodations aboard. Both have their private balcony in the front and a seating area inside. Each of the two suites boasts an individual ancient interior design expressed through hand-painted motifs on lacquer panels and gleaming gold leaf decor on the ceiling. The large bathroom comprises a walk-in shower, double vanity and large Jacuzzi.


This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • 1 Night Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Internet access (in limited areas)
  • Daily Group Shore-Excursions
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Private Transfers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • A mandatory surcharge of 13 USD per person applies for 1-Night itinerary; and of 19 USD per person applies for the 2-Night itinerary. If not otherwise stated, surcharge applies for cruise-only or tour bookings including a Lan Ha Bay cruise. Entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.


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