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Lan Ha Bay 1 night
Day 1 Hanoi/Lan Ha Bay: Travel by road to Hai Phong to board Ginger Junk, which sets sail around noon. 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 tratment with dramatic outlooks. Disembark at Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island where you hop on bikes (electric car also available) for 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 it's anchor point and dinner is served. Afterwards, kick back with 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.
1 night Halong Bay cruise from £339pp
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