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Octopus seafood in Lan Ha Bay: Lan Ha Bay Tours, Cruises

Octopus seafood in Lan Ha Bay:

Also an extremely delicious and nutritious seafood dish. Octopus can be cooked in many different ways such as: steamed octopus, grilled octopus, stir-fried, Thai sauce, etc. You can find this dish at any restaurant.

Dishes with octopus:

  • Grilled octopus;
  • Fried octopus;
  • Octopus hot pot;
  • Dipped Octopus;
  • Octopus dipped in vinegar;
  • Octopus dipped in tamarind leaves;
  • Steamed octopus.

Vietnamese Soul Restaurant

  • This restaurant is very popular with backpackers, the food is delicious, the price is relatively high but the quality is worth it, is considered one of the best restaurants in Cat Ba area. Foreign guests love Vietnamese food, so they often visit this restaurant to try it out, the service is also attentive, and they don't have to wait long.
  • Address: Tung Dinh, Cat Ba, Vietnam

Tours Itinerary

Day 01


  • 09h10: You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience on longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Orchid Cruises’ lounge by warm welcome.
  • 12h15: Transfer by tender to the ORCHID CRUISES.
  • 12h30We welcome our guests onboard the ORCHID CRUISES and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Lan Ha Bay.
  • 13h00: ORCHID CRUISES proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park.
  • 14h15: Arrive Gia Luan, progress to Trung Trang cave by ORCHID bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.
  • Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.
  • 17h00: ORCHID CRUISES gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.
  • 17h45: Returning ORCHID CRUISES, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 19h30: Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board at Tra Bau area.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 23h00: End of Day One program

Day 02


  • 06h15: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Frog lake is situated.
  • 7h45: You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Frog lake to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay.
  • 9h30Come back ORCHID CRUISES and it is time for checking out
  • 10h00: While cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 10h30: Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese culture at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!
  • 11h35: Return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
  • We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program.
  • 14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
  • Please well note that cruise ttinerary and program may change without prior notice due to cruising conditions

What's included in this trip:

  • Sharing luxuxy van transfer 02 ways Hanoi- Halong-Hanoi
  • VAT
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast)
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each

What's excluded in this trip:
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Bank charge (for payment by credit card)
  • Spa and Massage Services



Cruise Category


5-star Bai Lan Ha Bay Cruise

Deluxe Room with Ocean View & Balcony


Orchid Cruise Lan Ha Bay


The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked




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