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Lan Ha Bay: 2-Day Swan Cruise Tour

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Activity provider: Swan Cruises Halong

Lan Ha Bay: 2-Day Swan Cruise Tour

Activity provider: Swan Cruises Halong

From US$ 190 per person

Lose yourself in the beautiful limestone caves and islets of Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise with round-trip transfer from Hanoi. Kayak across the emerald water, watch cooking demonstration and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up possible from your hotel or other location in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.


  • Cruise around the limestone islets of Lan Ha Bay
  • Kayak across the emerald green waters
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese food
  • Enjoy an on-board sunset party
Full description

Get back to nature on a 2-day boat cruise of Lan Ha Bay. Spend the night among thousands of limestone karst formations rising from the emerald green waters.

Day 1: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, and then journey to Ha Long. Get a welcome drink as you board the junk boat and listen to the safety regulations before you set sail.

Hear about the on-board activities and check in to your cabin. Enjoy a tasty Vietnamese lunch as you cruise to the heart of Lan Ha Bay. Kayak around the karst island of Dark and Bright Cave, Ao Ech, or Three Peaches area, depending on the day. Return to the boat for a sunset party and delicious set-menu dinner.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi

Take part in a Tai Chi exercise warm up before breakfast, and then explore the amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations of Tra Bau Floating Village.

Return to the boat to watch a cooking demonstration before an early lunch of Vietnamese food as you sail back towards Ha Long Bay. Relax on the drive back to Hanoi at the end of your amazing adventure.

  • Cruise through Ha Long Bay to Lan Ha Bay
  • Welcome drink
  • Local English-speaking guide on the boat
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charge
  • Onboard insurance
  • Kayaking and swimming
  • All meals on board
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Daily fresh fruit in your cabin
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per cabin
  • Airfares
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation between Hanoi and Halong, which is $25 per person
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The itinerary and program is subject to change due to the weather conditions and tidal changes
  • Advanced reservation is required
  • You will need to bring your passport to check in on board the boat
  • Private car: if you would like to use a private car to get to the cruise, please inform the tour operator, this service is available for your own group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The transfer from Hanoi is a bit long but the cruise is worth the detour. A commercial break in the middle of the journey, uncomfortable bus and for small people. Very welcome on the boat, the activities are pleasant and we take magnificent photos. The visit to the cave is a negative point, too crowded because all the boats arrive at the same time. Another activity would be preferable. Interesting meals even if you don't eat everything. Thank you to our guides.

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October 28, 2019

Fun trip and excellent host

The trip was fun and we had a really excellent host. We enjoyed the company of the other guests. When we booked the trip it was our understanding that we would go to the outer Bay (Bai tu long bay) past the crowded areas, however this was not the case, it was extremely crowded, we were just taken to the main bay. The drinks were very expensive and the loud music ruined the serenity of the natural environment.

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January 23, 2019

January 20, 2020


Product ID: 155922