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Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

1. Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

This dreamy cruise will leave you with lifelong memories. You will be picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and head to Halong Bay. On arrival you will enjoy a welcome drink on board and a delicious lunch. Cruise past hundreds of fascinating limestone pinnacles towering from the water. It is then time for some kayaking fun, exploring the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon as you paddle through caves, gazing up at stalactites. There is a stop for you to go swimming in the emerald waters. Back aboard, it’s time to relax with the Happy Hour deals, where you can join in a traditional cooking class. Once anchored for your tranquil overnight stay, the evening begins with the fantastic flavors of the deluxe dinner set menu. The next morning, you can start the day with a tai chi lesson on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Board the day boat to visit Viet Hai fishing village where you can enjoy cycling along the village (Optional electric car service is available.) Take in the stunning landscape of Cat Ba rain forest and dark tunnels, witness the scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient house, and get closer to local life. Over lunch, you are free to discover the local life and food of Cat Ba township. Visit Bao Trai Dao (Three peach Islets), a peaceful body of water that makes it the perfect place for scenic kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach. Get back onboard the cruise and have some Tapas prepared by the chef. Next, it's time to contemplate the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a few drinks during Happy Hour at the bar on the top deck. The Deluxe Dinner is served, and you experience a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. Take the time to enjoy delicious local food prepared and served to you by lovely caterers. It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, sit at the bar on the sundeck, or in the restaurant to welcome you. Try your luck with squid fishing, watch a movie in the restaurant, or play some cards or chess before settling in for the night. On the final morning, it is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season. Have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Participate in Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area and discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay. Afterward, enjoy a delightful brunch at the restaurant while cruising back.

Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 2 Day 5 Star Cruise

2. Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 2 Day 5 Star Cruise

On day 1, you will be picked up at Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Ha Long Bay, arriving at Tuan Chau Port at midday to start the cruise. Start by exploring Ba Trai Dao Beach, and enjoy kayaking and/or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay. In the summer (from June to September) the journey progresses to the Tra Bau Area of Lan Ha Bay. This is a quieter tourist paradise of Vietnam. Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits, as well as delicious local food prepared and served for you by the onboard catering staff. After the incredible dinner, take your time to chat at the bar, watch a movie in the restaurant, or join in a fishing excursion. You will stay on board overnight. On day 2, Visitors visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself. in the cool, clear blue water of this place. This is a wild and mysterious World Heritage site to appeal to your inner explorer. Back to your cabin, take relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. After lunch return via bus transfer service from Ha Long to Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

3. Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a deluxe cruise. Start your day with pickup at your hotel or private address in Hanoi's Old Quarter and take the 2-hour journey to the International Cruise Port to meet your friendly crew and board the boat. Embark on your vessel and start cruising through Bai Tu Long, heading to Ha Long Bay's remote area, passing through mystifying and stunning landscapes of thousands of rocky islands. Lunch will be served as you sail past more magnificent limestone mountains. At 1:00 PM, stop to visit Tien Ong Cave, a natural karst cave in the middle of the sea that contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. See where fishermen from thousands of years ago left their marks. Continue cruising to Cua Van fishing village, the largest floating village in Ha Long Bay. Stop to explore the village by kayak or local rowed bamboo boat. Learn more about their lifestyles and the customs of these people at the quaint village museum. At 3:00 PM, board the boat again to enjoy free time to admire the scenery, take photos, and relax in a private room. Or, take advantage of the entertainment on board, like the gym, beauty services, or massage services. At 4:00 PM, take part in a fruit carving demonstration and try delicious finger food at the sunset party. After the cruise is finished, you will be brought back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

4. From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a 2-day 1-night cruise. Trek, swim, join tai chi and cooking classes, and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine on board. Day 1: Hanoi–Halong Bay–Cruise After pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter, depart Hanoi early in the morning for the drive to Halong Bay. Board the cruise in Tuan Chau Harbor and sip a welcome drink before checking into your cabin. Enjoy a Vietnamese seafood or vegetarian lunch, while cruising magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the limestone rock formations. Visit Halong Pearl Farm Village before exploring Sung Sot, the bay’s largest cave. After, relax on board before dinner is served and the evening entertainment begins. Overnight on the boat. Day 2: Cruise–Hanoi Begin the day with an invigorating tai chi class on deck before breakfast. Trek on Titop Island or enjoy a swim and then continue cruising the bay. Take a cooking class with the cruise's chef. Prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes and then enjoy lunch on board before heading back to the harbor. Depart for Hanoi with a stop in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop. Enjoy the amenities of a newly-built wooden junk boat designed in the time-honored traditional style, but with contemporary, deluxe cabins and facilities, including sea-view windows in each cabin, private, modern bathrooms, and a comfortable sun-deck bar. Savor complimentary meals offering the tastiest traditional Vietnamese foods and learn about contemporary Vietnam as well as its colorful history from your friendly guides. Arrive back in Hanoi in the evening.

From Hanoi: 3-Day and 2-Night Cruise Stay at Bai Tu Long Bay

5. From Hanoi: 3-Day and 2-Night Cruise Stay at Bai Tu Long Bay

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave - Kayaking Between 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM, your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Arrive to Ha Long's port at noon and check-in for your cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink while going over your cruise briefing. While heading to Bai Tu Long Bay enjoy lunch onboard. Spend the afternoon exploring Thien Canh Son Cave and return to the cruise ship to participate in a range of activities. From sunbathing, kayaking, taking a cooking class, or even playing chess, fill your time before your Vietnamese style set dinner. After dinner, try nighttime squid fishing. End your day relaxing in your cabin. Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay - Islets - Kayaking Be Ong Dau Area Start you morning with breakfast and coffee or tea. Afterwards, get ready for a day trip to discover more of Bai Tu Long Bay and go into Tra San. Discover the geological park by kayak and see panoramic views of Bai Tu Long Bay with its thousands of islets. Relax on a private beach and have lunch in a romantic area of Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayak some more to see the Be Ong Dau area and then head back to the cruise ship for your Vietnamese style set dinner. The ship will cruise to Cong Do overnight.  Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Floating Village - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Have breakfast and enjoy the sunrise on the bay. Visit the ancient Vung Vieng Floating Village and be surrounded by the rocky mountains as you float through on a small bamboo boat. Be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. After about an hour, head back to the ship to prepare for check-out and have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier from where you will be returned to Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay: 2-Day Cruise with Private Balcony

6. Ha Long Bay: 2-Day Cruise with Private Balcony

Experience the best of Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise which includes meals, commentary from a knowledgeable tour guide, onboard entertainment, and exciting water excursions. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter by your tour guide. Board a speedboat at Tuan Chau Harbor after stopping off for a short break in Hai Duong Province. Enjoy a welcome drink with the captain once aboard the cruise boat, and listen to a safety briefing before checking into your cabin. Relax over a fixed menu lunch of Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian dishes. Sail past Con Vit islet, Thumb islet, and Gia Luan Harbor, and admire the fascinating rock formations. Drop anchor to swim or sunbathe by a nearby lagoon. Go kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao islet. Return to the cruise boat for a sunset party with fruit, cake, and wine. Make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and other famous dishes during an onboard cooking class. After dinner, play card games or chess, listen to music, and go squid fishing. Day 2: Wake up early for a tai chi lesson on the sundeck. Sit down to breakfast while taking in morning views of the bay. Explore Dark and Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat. Return to the cruise boat for check out, and savor a buffet lunch before making your way back to Tuan Chau Harbor and then to your hotel in Hanoi.

Hanoi to Ha Long Transfer by Luxury Car

7. Hanoi to Ha Long Transfer by Luxury Car

If you're traveling from Hanoi to Ha Long, why not use a professional and relaxing private transfer service and reach your destination in no time. Start your journey by meeting your friendly driver at your accommodation or residence in Hanoi. After a short meet and greet, your bags will be loaded and you will be ready to board your luxury modern vehicle. Whilst aboard your vehicle, be sure to make the most of its modern amenities such as Wifi, air-conditioning and, hydrate with a complimentary bottle of Mineral Water.  Ha Long is situated 160 km east of Hanoi, during your trip you will be able to marvel at the versatile terrain that Vietnam has to offer. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its clusters of monolithic, limestone islands and beautiful dense vegetation. This transfer service will get you, safe and sound to this dream destination where you can then feel free to explore the lagoons, beaches and all the food and culture Ha Long has to offer. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 59 reviews

We were finally rebooked on the Doris Cruise (same owner as Rosa Cruise) and spent 2 wonderful days there. The team really fulfilled every request, was always polite and helpful. We have rarely seen anything like this! Therefore message to you: Leave a decent tip!

The whole experience was beyond amazing and the crew were extremely helpful. Our activity leader Chung Hoeng Van went out of his way to make sure we had the best time and his knowledge of the area was extensive. I hope we can return there sometime.

The guide is frank is the best guide i meet..i love it.the halong bay and good service 5 star upgrade is i love it.thanks.but i want the drink include all

Very friendly staff and great itinerary. Totally recommend it

Amazing experience and service and staff was 5 stars