Heritage Line Ginger Junk - Hidden Worlds
Duration: 1 night river cruise tour
Price from: £369pp
Lan Ha Bay 1 night
Day 1 Hanoi/Lan Ha Bay: Travel by road to Hai Phong (approx 2 hours) to board Ginger Junk, for a noon sailing. Start your unique journey exploring Lan Ha Bay, a little known extension of Halong Bay, which stretches all around the eastern coast line. Relax on the sun deck, take a plunge in the pool or visit the spa to combine a relaxing treatment with dramatic outlooks. Disembark at Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island where you hop on bikes (electric car also available) for a tour along small paved roads towards a village nestled in the valley. Here, you'll meet locals as they go about their daily work, see their homes and the village school. Return to the ship for an interactive cooking class in the open kitchen at the restaurant, before the ship reaches its anchor point and dinner is served. Afterwards, enjoy a drink or watch a film at the cinema.
Day 2 Lan Ha Bay/Hanoi: Wake up early and join the Tai Chi session on the sun deck, which is sure to ease mind and muscles as the first rays of the sun touch the water. After coffee and pastries, Ginger sets sail for Tra Bau, a secluded spot where you travel by kayak or bamboo boat for a closer view of the bay. Paddling through this dreamlike landscape with tree-topped islands is an unforgettable experience. Back on board, a hearty breakfast is served and the journey begins back to the pier where you arrive at around 11am. Disembark at Hai Phong and transfer by road to Hanoi.
The latest addition to the Heritage family, the 'Ylang' will offer 2 night cruises from August 19.
Meals: Full board.
The ship: Ginger Junk is Heritage Line's new vessel and boasts Indochinese-Vietnamese design with contemporary accents. With just three decks, this elegant all suite vessel features warm timber floors, an almost 360-degree lightflooded restaurant with an alfresco dining area. The pool is surrounded by comfortable shaded sunbeds, from which the views are spectacular.
Features: 12 suites * open-kitchen restaurant * bar * swimming pool * spa * library lounge
Accommodation: In main deck junior suites with bath and separate shower, mini bar, safe, lounge area and balcony.
Upgrade options: upper deck signature suites * larger regent suites with a jacuzzi
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes private transfers from and to your Hanoi hotel, sightseeing as shown and one night in a junior suite.