Heritage Cruises Expedition 4 Days 3 Nights

Duration: 4 days 3 night

Destination: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay- Cat Ba archipelago - Three Peach beaches- Dark and Bright Cave - Viet Hai Village - Trung Trang Cave- Cai Beo floating village

From US $560 $522 Tour Enquiry
Heritage Expedition is a program particularly designed for those who love exploring and immersing themselves in local life, nature, culture and adventure to discover the authenticity of the destination.
Venture off the beaten path, go kayaking, and visit floating fish farms and villages. Discover secluded beaches, lagoons, coves, and caves. The Heritage Expedition itinerary is the same itinerary as the 3day cruise program, but the extra day gives you the time to discover the Cat Ba Archipelago in depth. We include a day to explore Cat Ba Island, Trung Trang Cave, visit the local market and fishery factory, Beo seaport, and Lan Ha floating village in Lan Ha Bay.


Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & PackagesMay - SepOct - April 
Delta Suite
May - Sep$522
Oct - April$586
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Ocean Suite
May - Sep$575
Oct - April$648
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Captain Suite
May - Sep$685
Oct - April$715
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Regal Suite
May - Sep$750
Oct - April$855
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Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay in Cat Ba Archipelago
9:00: Hotel pick-up for trip on new highway to Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong City

12:00 Welcome to Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau International Marina for refreshments before boarding for the cruise

12:30 Board the Heritage Cruises boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’indochine Restaurant.

12:40 Heritage Cruises takes you to contemplate the magnificent sceneries made from the limestone mountains of Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago. This bay is untouched and remote, as not many cruise boats use this route

15:30 The cruise vessel approaches the Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach beaches) or Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between the provinces of Halong and Haiphong. This secret hideaway has beaches, caves, and coves, plus the spectacular natural beauty of about 400 islands. Guests can try kayaking or simply swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay

17:30 Return to Heritage Cruises, enjoy life aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with a cocktail in hand watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin

18:30 Activities include afternoon tea and the chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class

19:30 A memorable dining experience will be offered at the restaurant, with local food in an intimate and romantic setting.

21:30 Enjoy evening views of the bay at the bar on the top deck. Try your hand at squid fishing. The bars are open until late. Overnight onboard.

Day 2: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay Hideaway
06:15 Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck, followed by coffee, tea, and pastries.

8:30 Transfer to a speedboat to visit Viet Hai Village. Take a bicycle ride or electric car through a rainforest tunnel that leads to a rice-field vista. Visit a traditional house in a village deep in a national park where you can observe the lifestyle of the local people and enjoy lunch in the village. Return to the speedboat to visit Lan Ha Bay.

13:30 Visit the Cat Ba Archipelago, cruise through Cai Beo floating village and then go to the Ba Trai Dao beaches where you can explore the secret trail, cave, and beaches, enclosed by vertical cliffs (if the weather and tide permit) or just swimming and kayaking in Tra Bau area.

15:30 Return to Heritage Cruises to enjoy cocktails, beer, and fine wine as the sky changes color

17:30 Enjoy life aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with a cocktail in hand watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. The chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class

19:30 Enjoy a fine-dining experience in the main restaurant.

21:30 Welcome the night at the bar on the top deck, or try squid fishing. The bars are open late. Overnight onboard
Day 3: Expedition Day on the Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay and Its Floating Villages

10:00 After a brunch, go by speedboat to the Gia Luan seaport and disembark to explore the largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin, Cat Ba.

10:30 Our driver and tour guide will meet you to drive you into the lush rainforest and scenic karst landscapes where you will stop to visit the largest cave, Trung Trang Cave or the Quan Y Cave close to Cat Ba National Park.

11:30 Head to the center of the island, join the locals at the market, and learn how Nuoc Mam (Fish Sauce) is produced, a favorite of the Vietnamese, at the fisheries factory.

13:00 Have lunch at a local restaurant in the center of the island

14:00 You can walk around the Cat Co beaches before heading back to Beo seaport. (Optional)

15:15 Detour to the Ben Beo floating village where the speedboat will be waiting to take you out to explore Lan Ha Bay, the largest floating village in the Gulf of Tonkin, and relish the beauty of Lan Ha Bay

16:00 Your adventure on land and water ends, and you are transferred back to Heritage Cruises

16:00-19:00 Free time to enjoy the swimming pool and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine at the Pool Bar while the sun sets over the bay.

19:00 Dinner will be served at Le Tonkin Restaurant

21:30 Relax at the top-deck bar, try your hand at squid fishing. The bars are open late. Overnight onboard

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

06:15 Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck.

06:45 Have a light breakfast on board

07:15 Head off in a bamboo boat to explore the Dark and Bright Cave to enjoy the sparkling stalactites on the ceiling and feel the soul of the surrounding nature.

9:00 – 9:30 Return to the boat for checkout

10:00 Enjoy brunch while cruising back to the mainland

11:00 Return to Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for your onward journey

12:10 While waiting for the pick-up service to your next destination, enjoy the comfort of our lounge

12h15: Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi, arrive at your hotel around 15h30

Notes: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice due to weather, pandemic conditions, or regulation of Port authorities. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of the bay. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Welcome drink
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Van for transportation on the island
  • English-speaking experience Manager and Cruise Director on board
  • 24-hour room service with no extra charges
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, bottled water
  • Fresh seasonal fruits, snacks and nuts
  • Fine dining on board
  • Four – day/three – night cruise: 3 set lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 1 brunch de luxe.
  • Live music, cinema, bars and art gallery
  • Cookery and tea/cocktail demonstration
  • Vovinam, games, gym, swimming pool and library
  • Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing
  • Upgrade to higher category accommodation or transportation (subject to availability)
  • All rooms with a private balcony, full ocean view and bathtub
  • Free WiFi
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Service charges and government tax


  • Pick-up, drop-off and transfer services
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
  • Other services

Tour brief

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong - Cat Ba
  • Day 2: Lan Ha Bay
  • Day 3: Lan Ha Bay , Cat Ba Island
  • Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

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