At 8:30 AM, we will pick you up from your hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter and begin a comfortable journey via expressway to Tuan Chau Wharf. The trip takes only 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can meet us at Aspira guest station, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau island. We’ll arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf by 11:30 AM and transfer to the ASPIRA CRUISE by speed boat.
Upon arrival at 12:00 PM, our friendly team will greet you and offer a welcome drink. The cruise manager will give a brief safety introduction, and you can check into your room and relax before lunch. While cruising towards Lan Ha Bay, you can savor a delicious international buffet lunch from 12:45 to 2:00 PM, away from the crowded areas of Halong Bay. As the ship passes by Finger Islet, Frog Islet, and hundreds of uniquely shaped limestone pinnacles, you’ll be treated to stunning scenery.
At 3:00 PM, explore the beauty of Dau Be Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the Southeast of Halong Bay, by sharing a kayak with your travel companions. Discover the hidden lagoon and its stalactites hanging down from the cave ceiling. Depending on the tide level, kayaking may take place in the Dark Cave or Bright Cave area. Take a refreshing swim in the lush green water before returning to the ASPIRA CRUISE. At 4:30 PM, enjoy a cocktail during the sunset party and participate in a traditional cooking class presented by our crew onboard. Our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight before dinner.
Indulge in a deluxe dinner set menu at 7:00 PM. At 8:30 PM, you’ll have some free time for activities such as watching a film, listening to a flute performance, playing chess, reading a book, trying your luck with squid fishing, learning about tea culture, or stargazing on the sundeck. The cruise will head to the quietest part of the bay to anchor for the night at 10:00 PM, allowing you to have a peaceful and restful sleep.