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Gray Line Halong Cruise: 3D 2N with Transfer & Kayaking

Gray Line Halong Cruise: 3D 2N with Transfer & Kayaking

From $350 per person

This 3-day-tour can help tourists dig deeper in the exquisite scenery of 3 bays: Halong bay, Lan Ha bay and Bai Tu Long bay.Visit Viet Hai village, a small village on the mountain,tourists will be overweelmed by the fantastic beauty of Lan Ha Bay.

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Duration 3 days
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English, French


  • Dicover the exotic three bays of Tonkin Gulf: Ha Long bay, Bai Tu Long bay and Lan Ha bay
  • Enjoy local food among thousands of islet
  • Visit Viet Hai, a village on mountain in Cat Ba national park
  • Cycling through a rice paddy field, visiting a rock cave, before trekking to a bat cave
  • Visit the pristine Lan Ha bay and enjoy half a day for kayaking and swimming at a private beach
Full description
FIRST DAY 7:45 - 08:00: Shuttle bus pick up at hotel. 12:15: Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier (Tuan Chau island, Halong city). Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge. 12:30: Transfer by tender to the Gray Line Halong Cruise - welcome drink. Cruise briefings and check in your cabins. 13:00: Enjoy set lunch while cruising to Vung Vieng floating fishing village. 15:00: Arrive Vung Vieng - the most beautiful fishing village in Halong bay. You will take the rowing boat trip and pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves. 16:15: Back to the cruise and heading to Drum cave.  16:45 - 17:30: Enjoy swimming around the cruise ( weather condition ), relax on the sundeck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities. 18:30: Cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce. 19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Luxury buffet BBQ dinner ( available for group 10 pax + ) is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods. 21:00: Evening activities include: film entertainment in the outdoor bar at approximately 21.00; Board and card games are available; Join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.  22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong governmental office. End of the program of Day 1. SECOND DAY 06:30: Greeting dawn on the Bay, join the Tai Chi class, if the weather condition allows or upon guest’s request. 07:30: Light breakfast with menu of: Bread, pastries, bacon, ham, egg, juice, tea or coffee, sausage… 08:30: Transfer to Gray Line day boat - Depart for Lan Ha bay, a small and peaceful bay. Sailing straight to Viet Hai village, a small village on the mountain, far away from center belongs to Cat Ba island, Hai Phong. Tourists will be overweelmed by the fantastic beaty of Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches where you can come to swim, go kayaking... 10:00: Arrive at Viet Hai pier - take bicycle trip through untouched forests and wildlife (4km) to village that locates on a small valley of moutain with great landscape among rice fiield, buffalos, famers. 10:30 - 12:00: Trekking in the core of Cat ba National forest to Bat cave. tourists can enjoy village scenery, then trekking back the village(800m/1way). 12:30: Enjoy village scenery, trekking in the core of Cat Ba National Forest to Bat cave, then trekking back the village (800m/ 1 way). Enjoy lunch with local seafood. 14:30 - 17:30: Visit Dark Cave by kayaking and swimming near the boat in new fresh environment with special feeling among wide blue sea water. 16:00: Cruise back to our overnight anchorage near Drum Cave.  18:00: Relax and enjoy sunset on the Sundeck. Cooking class will be showed. 19:00: Dinner is served with a variety of Halong seafood. 20:00: Take part in a huge number of evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room, board and card games, squid fishing, karaoke singing on Star bar with various languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French... 22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave area. End of the program of Day 2.  THIRD DAY 6:30: Tai Chi class on the Sundeck. 07:30: Light breakfast with Coffee, tea and bakeries on board. 08:30: Visit Amazing cave ( Hang Sung Sot ) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong 09:30 - 10:00: Check out time. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier. Brunch served on board. 11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line private lounge before land transfer to Hanoi. End of services.  
  • 2-night private cabin with ensuite bathroom on Gray Line cruise
  • Private boat for Day 2
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees All meal on board: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 light -breakfasts, 1 brunch
  • Cooking demonstration Kayaking Cycling
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
  • Daily fresh fruit in rooms
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses
  • Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
  • Meeting package (upon your request)
  • Wedding package (upon your request)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • Cancellation before 72 hours - 30 days - of arrival date – No charge
  • Cancellation within 72 hours – from 15 to 30 days - of arrival date – charge 50%
  • Cancellation within 14 days and no show: full charge
  • The time and itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather and other prevailing conditions without notice.
  • Advance register is required with name, passport, nationality, gender, and visa for all passengers.
  • Swimming and kayaking may cancelled due to bad weather and unused service is subject to nonrefundable
  • Shuttle transfer Hanoi - Ha Long City (journey about 3.5-4 hours including 1 rest stop), departing from Hanoi office, 125 Hong Ha street at 7:45 daily and from Halong office, Tuan Chau Marina at 12:00 daily. Rate 25$/pax/ round trip.
  • Private car: 190$
  • For safety: First aid kit is available in Reception desk; Life jackets are in the drawer under your bed; No smoking in restaurant and cabin;
  • Be aware of long jelly fish (seasonal).
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The 3 day-2 night cruise was definitely the best option, any less would not be enough time. In saying that, the activities did feel a bit rushed, I think the guides have more time then they think, so don't be afraid to ask to stay longer in certain places. The places we went to were great, as was the food, we were fed really well the entire time. One of the highlights was going to a floating house in the bay, it was an amazing experience to see how people live. We had two different guides, and they were both very very friendly and polite, and knowledgeable about the bay which was great. One thing to be aware of when you book, the pictures of the rooms shown are the fancy ones, there are only 6 of them, and 8 other ones downstairs. When we looked at the pictures and booked online we thought we were getting a room with a balcony etc, but we were downstairs. It wasn't a problem because the room was still great but just be aware and perhaps request an upstairs room.

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January 9, 2016

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