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Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

1. Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Enjoy hotel pickup from Hanoi, relax in your luxury cabin, and kayak through the caves in Ao Ech. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Head to Tuan Chau marina to board your cruise and enjoy a welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew and join a briefing about your upcoming cruise and hear some safety instructions. Enjoy lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor and outdoor dining areas. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave, depending on the weather. As the sun sinks into the horizon, gather on the sundeck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea, coffee, and a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard Jacuzzi pool. Learn how to make the famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls at the cooking demonstration before enjoying dinner. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, go squid fishing, or get a massage by request (massage service is not included in the price). Day 2 Start your day with a 6:30 A.M. Tai Chi session on the sundeck to help focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets. Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip of the caves. After exploring the caves either on your own in a kaya, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before driving back to your Hanoi hotel.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

2. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

3. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

Ha Long Bay: Luxury Cruise 2-Day With All Activities & Guide

4. Ha Long Bay: Luxury Cruise 2-Day With All Activities & Guide

DAY 1: Ha Noi – Halong (L/D) 08:30 – 09:00Pick you up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong, it takes 2.30 - 3 hours ( for who book our transfer service) 11:45Ready at Check-in Lounge 12:00 Boarding time, check in your cabin. Followed by activities such as: boarding the Cruise for departure, Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager. 13:30Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets. 15:30Kayaking around Luon Cave, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon. 18:00 Happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free 19.00Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes 19:30Under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods 21:00Joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar Overnight on Cruises DAY 2: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) 06:15 Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck 07:15Have light breakfast with Coffee, tea, and bakeries on board 07:45 Arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes. 09:00 Upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. 09.40 Brunch is served. After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. 10:45 Disembark at Halong International harbour 12:00 Bus pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi 15:00 The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter

2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Room

5. 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Room

DAY 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Titop Island - Luon Cave (L, D) 08:00 Pick up at Old Quarter area to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (if the package is included transfer service). 11:30Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the cruise check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for checking-in. 12:15After taken to Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drink, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager. 13:00You will have a delicious lunch and enjoy the stunning views when the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:45Visiting Luon Cave (or Pearl Farm area by bamboo boat or kayaking.) 16:00 You are going to Titov Island - where you can go swimming or hiking to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay 17:30Back on board, you can enjoy Sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free at bar. 18:30If you are interested in Vietnamese cuisines, please join our traditional Vietnamese cooking class on sundeck under the experienced Chef’s guiding (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather). 19:00Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30 This is the perfect time for you to relax with spa treatments or enjoy a cocktail. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception. Overnight on Cruises. DAY 2: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi (B, L) 06:00 Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 08:00 Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 09:30 Back on board, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 10:00 Brunch is served at the restaurant and payment 10:45Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi. 12.00: Shuttle bus or limousine will take you back to Hanoi. 15.00: End of service.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

6. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

7. From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

DAY 1: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY - CAP LA AND TRA SAN (L, D) 07h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 13h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 15h30: Drop anchor at Cong Do for an hour Kayak to exploring Cap La and Tra San then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join cooking class on boat. playing chess, taking.Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos… 19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board. 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Stay overnight on boat. DAY 2: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY AND VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE ( B.L) 07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay. 09h00: Visit Vung Vieng floating village by small bamboo boat for an hour or Kayak in to the village then return to cruise for your leisure or join Sunbathing, playing chess, taking. Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos…when our cruise continues to take you from 10h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay 10h30: Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier 11h30: Disembark at Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi. 14h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 16h00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

8. Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

Discover Halong Bay on a 2-day cruise from Hanoi. Enjoy bay views from a private balcony, and warm your body and soul with a sunrise Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a morning pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter and head to Halong Bay. Around mid-morning, arrive in Halong and check in to the cruise after freshening up. Hear a safety briefing and an overview of your trip itinerary from the cruise manager while enjoying a welcome drink. After boarding, cruise towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting-Cock and Finger Islet. Savor a buffet lunch while taking stunning views of the bay scenery. Cruise to Ti Top Island and hike to the top for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. Once you've rested, return to the ship and enjoy a sunset party. Take advantage of the onboard Happy Hour from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Thalassius Bar or the Sundeck. After your drinks, enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry night sky. Day 2 Begin your day at sunrise with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light breakfast before heading to Sung Sot Cave. Explore the cave, marveling at its fascinating stalactites, and stop to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay as you leave. Return to the ship to check out and sail back to Tuan Chau Island. As you cruise, enjoy brunch on board before disembarking at Tuan Chau Marina. If you've added the transfer option, enjoy a comfortable ride back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 3-Day 5-Star Cruise with Meals

9. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 3-Day 5-Star Cruise with Meals

DAY 1 Receptionist welcome guests at the Hạ Long International Harbour. Captain welcomes guests to cruises by tender. Check in cruise, whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin. Leaving Halong International harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights by limestone karchs. Cruises stops at Bồ Nâu cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to Suprise cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Leaving Suprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov - the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. On the top of the mountain, you can see corner of magical Halong Bay. Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Go to the overnight place - Titop HAPPY HOUR. Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Have set menu dinner, after dinner enjoy with squid fishing and relaxing DAY 2 06:00 Morning call (if you request). Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes. Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room). Enjoin your trip on our Cruise! Transfer to dayboat to discover others new destinations of Halong bay. Visit Tung Sau areas and used kayaking free. Traditional Vietnamese cuisine will be served in lunch. Visit Me Cung cave Back to the Cruise. You can choose relaxing at the outdoor and sunbath on sundeck or experiences a spa treatment…. HAPPY HOUR - Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Have set menu dinner. Evening activities include, film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage (contact with cruise manager for service price) DAY 3 Morning call (if you request). Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luồn cave. Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room). Visit Luồn cave by kayak - .one of the cave open to the form beautiful about endemic the vegetation of the Halong Bay. Visit Luồn cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman. Then come back to Athena cruise, relax and check out of cabin. Please put your luggage outside the door. Our porters will collect and get them ready on the Pier for you. Finally, the cruise disembarks in Hạ Long International harbour. Check out cabin. Enjoy brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have). Transfer by tender back to the Hạ Long port and disembarkation. Then shuttle bus will transfer back to Hanoi and the end trip in Hanoi around 15:00-15:30PM at Hanoi hotel.

Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise on a 4-Star Boat

10. Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise on a 4-Star Boat

Option 1: Bai Tu Long Bay Day 1: Explore Bai Tu Long Bay,Thien Canh Son, Cap La, and Tra San 8 AM: Pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12:30 PM: Boat cruises on Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing. 1:30 PM: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay 3:30 PM: Transfer to Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes. Return to the cruise; join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water, or join a cooking class with the cruise's chef. 7 PM: Vietnamese-style set dinner 9 PM: Make new friends at the bar, or try some night fishing Day 2: Explore Bai Tu Long Bay and Vung Vieng Floating Village 7:30 AM: Enjoy breakfast with the sunrise 8 AM: Visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of nature on the village, surrounded by rocky mountains. See the small bamboo boats and the ancient village, then return to cruise. 10 AM: Pack suitcases and prepare for the end of the tour. Enjoy lunch, then say goodbye to the crew. Option 2: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay Some time cruise overbooked, we will offer free upgrade other cruise same class or higher class in Ha Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay then operator will send details Lan Ha Bay itinerary to you.

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We liked the cruise a lot, in terms of facilities, cleanliness, aesthetics. The room was not very big, but it was comfortable, the beds very good, the bathroom large with a bathtub overlooking the bay and a shower. It also had a small balcony. The food was good, the portions not very big. Drinks are excluded, except for 2 small bottles of water. Everything was perfect. What we liked was the time of the excursion that did not reach 24 hours. We got on the boat around 1 in the afternoon and got off the next day around 10 in the morning. We had to get up very early (6 am) to have breakfast and do the last excursion. Everything was very fast, at 9 they gave us a brunch, which was a lunch, and we already took the smaller boat back. I think this should be improved and at least be on board for 24 hours, or be more specific with the schedules, and not say 2 days, because they really aren't.

Great communication from the start. My partner and I had special travel arrangements that the tour company was very accommodating about. At no point was I unsure about the plan for pickups and drop-offs. The itinerary for the day was well-planned and the crew made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Special shoutout to our guide, Ken, for being such a wonderful host. He was very informative and very funny

if you want to see the landscape of the world and the countryside scenery, the rustic local life at the same time then this is the trip you need to do , everything is beyond expectations

Amazing views and events. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Wonderful tour. The guide was excellent and we love it!