Despite the fact that you will be cruising on the most luxurious boat in Lan Ha Bay, we recommend that you take the time to experience cruising through this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own personal kayak. Kayaking is the best way to see the island complex close up and is becoming an increasingly popular activity not only throughout the bay but South East Asia in general. Glide through the caves, explore small islands and access places inaccessible on the ship or by foot.
Our morning tai chi class is a favorite amongst our guests.Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise forthe health of one’s mind, body and soul. This martial art isperfect for beginners and is fast gaining popularity. The low-impact exercise doubles as complementary therapy, reducingphysical stress on the joints and tissues of the body. As amindful form of exercise, when performing tai chi in anenvironment as beautiful as ha long bay, the benefits are evengreater.
From the main boat, take a tender to Gia Luan pier where youwill be collected by an electrical car and chauffeured to thefamous cave system. You don’t have to be a geologist for themagnificence of the café to take you aback. Every wall has astory, stalagmites and stalactites are galore, and if you’re luckyyou might catch a glimpse of some resident bats! This cave tourlasts about an hour so be sure to bring a bottle of water.
Biking on Viet Hai village
Explore this ancient settlement by bike. This village reflects aunique cultural heritage specific to the Lan Ha region. Isolatedfrom the rest of the world for centuries, the architecture andculture developed independently, creating a fascinatinglycharming setting that is possible to see today in the form ofremaining infrastructure. The buildings here are constructed withsimple methods using local bamboo, wood, leaves and soil.
Squid Fishing At Night
Lan Ha Bay is famous for its ancient culture of squid fishing, soour evening squid fishing activity offers a real taste of a ‘day inthe life’ of a local. Before the recent tourism boom, this ancientpractice was vital in supporting local fishing communities forcenturies on the waters of Lan Ha Bay. With the help andknowledge of our staff, relax for some slow eveningentertainment. Squid fishing is most successful after sunset asyou can lure the squid towards your bait by using a modern lightsystem provided by Indochina Sails. Reel in your catch and ifyou do it in time, the on-board kitchen team can whip you up asquid-based treat.
Cooking Class And Food Carving
Exercise your creative side and join your Indochine Cruise head chef for an on-board cooking class to spice up your evening. We provide all the food so all you need to do is turn up and together we will create some of Vietnam’s most iconic dishes. Marvel as our chef demonstrates food-carving skills that are as culinary influential as any national dish. Food carving is particularly fun to witness and photographs of this make for lasting memories.
Get your evening off to the right start. All drinks buy one get onefree except from bottled wines.
Indochine Cruise is the name and relaxation is the game. Fromthe sundeck to the many beaches you can visit, there is alwaystime to wind down, sit back, and just take it all in for a moment.Our sundeck offers the perfect space for this – with sun chairsand a swimming pool you are spoilt for choice both day andnight. Here you can feel the wind in your hair and the amazingsky above. Upon re-boarding the ship, take a seat in the diningarea and let us spoil you whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Evening activities include an assortment of board games andfilm entertainment. Squid fishing, spa services and cookingclasses are also available evening activities that are fun for allages either side of dinner.
If the hot summer days have taken their toll and you keen fora dip to cool down, you l have no trouble finding a spot for arelaxing swim during your cruise of Ha Long Bay. Swim straight from the boat or wait until we visit one of the many hundreds ofbeaches. Many of the islands have their own beaches that areideal for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming and dining. Jellyfisharen’t uncommon so it is advised to swim from one of thebeaches as the immediate coasts are often fitted with safetynets to keep the stingers out. This is important information tobare in mind at all times as these jellyfish can give out lifethreatening stings. There are also many freshwater areas toswim however many of these are privately owned and requirearranging in advance.