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  1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Ninh
  3. Hanoi
  4. Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay: 2 Days and 1 Night on the Lavender Cruise

Product ID: 202993
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Join a cruise trip to Halong Bay for a compact way to experience this wonder. Visit some of the most highlighted parts of the Bay including Titov Island and Surprise Cave.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the wonders of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy leisure time swimming and fishing
  • Explore Surprising Cave, one of the bay's largest and most spectacular
  • Learn about Vietnamese culture, customs, and cooking
  • Visit Titov Island and Luon Cave
  • Kayak to explore some of the bay's most secluded lagoons
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Day 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay with lunch and dinner.

Start your journey from the meeting point. At 10:00 AM have a short break in the Hai Duong Province. You will arrive between 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM. Embark on the Lavender Cruise and receive a short cruise briefing and welcome-drink. Then you can check into your cabin and freshen up. 

At 1:15 PM lunch will be served. You can sample regional fresh seafood while cruising along the exquisite water. Pass Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, and Stone Dog. The Lavender Cruise will take you through Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where only a few cruises go. 

Between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM you can choose to either go kayaking through the magnificent landscape of Limestone Mountains, visit Titop Island to go swimming, or relax on the sun-deck and see fantastic views at The Bay. Return to the Lavender Cruise and join the sunset party. Pass by Soi Sim Beach and Rang Dua Island to the sleeping area near the Surprise Cave.

Join the cooking class in the restaurant and learn how to make fresh and fried spring rolls and mix up a fish-sauce. At 7:30 PM, under the magnificent night sky, your set-menu dinner, with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian food, is served. The evening activities include squid fishing, playing cards, and karaoke. If you prefer, you can laze at the bar with happy-hour drinks. 

Day 2: Halong Bay to Hanoi with breakfast and lunch.

At 6:15 there will be morning exercises on the sun-deck. Then, at 7:15 AM breakfast with coffee, tea, and baked goods will be served. At 8:00 AM you will visit the Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot), which was discovered by the French in 1901. It was opened to tourists in 1936 and now is a must-see because it is a symbol of the geological value of Halong Bay. 

9:30 AM is checking out time. Then, relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery. At 10:15 AM enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while you cruise back to the pier. At 12:00 PM, return to the land where a car will drive back to Hanoi for 4:30 PM.
  • Fully furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with air-conditioning, complimentary water in cabins
  • Insurance on board
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • Cooking class
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing equipment
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner on board
  • Welcome drink and cold handkerchief
  • Fruit
  • Local green tea
  • Please note, the cruise operator will send your booking confirmation and guideline within 12 hours.
What’s Not Included
  • Surcharge for December 24 and 31, which is $20 per person
  • Additional beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Lot 26 Tuan Chau Marina Halong Bay

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• The itinerary times can vary and are subject to change due to poor weather conditions
• There is a compulsory surcharge for the gala dinner on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year Eve (December 31), which is $20 per person paid directly to the tour guide on board
• You must bring a valid passport for check-in
• Please bring a swimsuit, sunglasses, and insect repellent
• All of the cabins have sea-view windows
• The trip between your hotel in Hanoi and Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay is a 3.5-hour drive
• Check-out time is at 9:30 AM, however the cruise will arrive at the harbor between 11:30 AM to 12 PM
• Transportation will be arranged upon request
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From US$ 116.54 US$ 93.23 per person

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Product ID: 202993