Nestled in the Gulf of Tonkin, Lan Ha Bay not only appeals to tourists by its majestic scenery
but also charms them with the harmony between nature and people, long-lasting cultural values, and a rich biological system.

Cat Ba archipelago is a natural haven featuring a lush national park, age-old fishing villages, and untouched beaches. Together, they create a captivating retreat, offering a slice of calm away from the bustling cities.

A full day trip to Cat Ba Island in less touristy area of Lan Ha Bay is an ideal trip for those who
seek for truly  and unique experience. The INDOCHINE CLASSIC CRUISE will not only bring
you a journey in comfort but ignite your adventurous spirit with kayaking, swimming, biking & much more


Highlights of our trip:

+ An unforgetable one-day journey from Cat Ba and Lan Ha Bay awaits
+ Traditional cruise Indochine Classic features spacious areas, a chill sundeck
+ Unique route unveils the wild, untouched beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
+ Igniting your adventurous spirit with kayaking, swimming and more
+ Professional & enthusiastic crew members and guide
+ Admiring the beauty of UNESCO's heritage: Lan Ha bay and Halong Bay
+ Enjoying an amazing view from the sundeck of boat to the bay
+ Visiting a beautiful natural caves and sliding through floating villages
+ Venturing off the beaten tracks like no Other in Wonder of Nature



08:00 – 08:15 Get picked up at your hotel in Catba dowtown

08: 30 Reach to Beo pier to embark on our traditional boat

09:00 Warmly welcome to INDOCHINE CLASSIC! While enjoying welcome drink, our tour

guide will provide key informations about the cruise, itineraries, and other notes for this adventure.

Our captain steers the cruise slowly, and the stunning seascapes of Cai Beo ancient fishing village
constantly appears with floating farnhouses lying along the limestone mountains and towering backdrops. You will be surprised at

the peaceful beauty of this 7,000-year-old village.

10:00 The cruise moves further into the core of World Natural Heritage where you will be amazed by the gift of

Mother Nature: a large bay area, the phenomenal emerald water embracing hundreds of rocky

islands of various sizes and shapes. Enjoy a lovely kayaking tour to explore the hidden caves and lagoons

11:30 Savor a delicious lunch prepared by local chef onboard


Our Captain and local guide will choose the best stop for the group to experience interesting

activities: Swimming in the middle of the sea, boat- jumping intocool water

Ps: We highly recommend that you wear a life jacket when swimming, kayaking

for a safe trip

14:30 After a delicious lunch, the cruise sails to Viet Hai pier. Disembark and head to the pier, where you

will take bicycle to explore the ancient Viet Hai Village. Experience a unique fish-foot

massage, wander through well-preserved traditional houses, or engage in conversations with local

residents for a truly memorable experiences.

16:40 The boat continues its journey back to Beo Pier. It is perfect time to relax yourself, sit back, immense and soak up on the top

deck with a fresh drink.

16:15 Enjoy a small sunset party which is served with fresh fruits, biscuits & tea.

17:00 Return to Beo pier, bid farewell to Lan Ha Bay and Indochine Classic team, and Hop on the

bus back to your hotel in downtown. End of our service



- Cruise itinerary might be changed due to weather and other conditions without prior notice

- Swimming or kayaking activity may be not possible due to bad weather. Unused services are

not subjected to a refund

- Lunch on the cruise is served with seafood, meats, vegetables and local rice . Request for food

Vegetarian/Vegan should be informed at least 1 day before departure

- Guests are requested to submit their personal information at least one day prior to the

departure for the travel declaration to the port authority, including: Full name, Birthday,


- All guests pay in advance before check in our traditional boat

What’s included:

+ Round trip transfer within downtown

+ English speaking local guide on boat

+ Welcome drink upon arrival

+ Entrance tickets to World natural Heritage

+ Seafood lunch on boat

+ Experienced and professional tour guide

+ Kayak, swimming, biking, sightseeing

What’s excluded:

  • Gratuities for tour guide/ Staff on boat
  • Drinks and personal expenses

What should you bring ?

+ Swim suits

+ Suncream + sun hat

+ Personal towel and mosquito spray

+ Water-proof phone pouch

Tripadvisor reviews

“Best Way–BY FAR–To Visit Halong Bay!”

After considering other ways to see and experience Halong Bay, we chose Blue Swimmer for a more intimate and customized experience. And boy were we glad. Instead of the huge, steamer style boats carrying lots of people and featuring 30 minutes of kayaking, we had a grand wooden boat all to ourselves–with a great guide, Thang, a solid captain and a very good cook. We could kayak all we wanted. And instead of the more crowded Halong Bay, we focused on Bai Tu Long. From our first email, Mr Kevin was terrific to deal with. We had a kind of complicated timeline, which he worked with–even arranging transport to Haiphong from the Hanoi airport, and having someone meet us at the hydrofoil dock with prepaid tickets. Everything went smoothly from beginning to end. The kayaking was good. Everybody loved jumping off the top deck to swim. And the food was terrific–and plentiful. The boat was very spacious, with two bedrooms for the four of us, each with its own bathroom including shower. There was also a living area for eating. But we spent most of our time in the four lounges on the main deck, watching the karst islands go by, looking at the floating villages, and enjoying the changing scenery. We are experienced kayakers, so doing a fair amount of paddling was important to us. Especially on the second day, we got plenty. And the boats were in fine shape. Most important, as we cruised by the other, crowded boats, we said to ourselves over and over: ” Sure glad we chose Blue Swimmer.”

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