Hanoi: 2-Day & 1-Night Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

Hanoi: 2-Day & 1-Night Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

From US$ 189 per person

Discover the beautiful nature of Lan Ha Bay, kayak and swim in the Tra Bau area and learn to make traditional Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy a 2-day 1-night adventure cruise on a luxury brand new cruise with 16 stylish cabins.

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Duration 2 days
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Pickup is available for hotels within the Old Quarter of Hanoi. If you are staying outside this area, you must make your own way to the meeting point at 43 Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.


  • Explore a quiet paradise - Lan Ha Bay
  • Enjoy 1 night on a luxury brand new cruise with 16 stylish cabins
  • Enjoy swimming and kayaking on the crystal clear water as well as relaxing on the sundeck
  • Take part in an on-board cooking class and learn traditional Vietnamese dishes
Full description
Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (Lunch/Dinner) On the first day you have the option to get picked up from Hanoi old quarter between 9:15 AM and 9:45 AM (optional). Head on the new national highway 5B from Hanoi capital to Cat Hai Island. At 11:45 AM, you arrive at Got Pier, where you will be offered tea, lemon juice or purified bottled water before transferring to your cruise at 12:00 PM. On-board, enjoy a welcome drink then receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions before check-in. At 12:30 PM, savor a delicious lunch at the restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals and islets such as Da Chong, Con Vit and Gia Luan. At 2:15 PM progress to Trung Trang cave by bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave. Trung Trang Valley is the largest one in Cat Ba Island. The cave was formed by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination. After Trung Trang Cave. Take a short trek at the entrance of Cat Ba National Park in order to know more about the typical creation of the tropical forest. Between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM, join the on-board chefs for a cooking show where you can learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes. You are also welcome to take part in a special activity or any activity of your choice. At 7:30 PM dinner is served on-board. After finishing dinner, view the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic music, enjoy drinks from the bar while watching a Vietnam special Top Gear - a TV series by the BBC or try your luck at squid fishing. You could also grab some drinks and relax outside on your private cabin balcony. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (Breakfast) Wake up at 6:00 AM inhale the fresh air, watch the sunrise on the horizon and admire the breathtaking seascape. At 6:30 AM, travel 10 minutes to a nearby fishing area. Here, observe a man and woman in classic fishing costumes and take photos or videos of this performance or of the lime stone islets on the bay. At 7:15 AM, enjoy a light buffet breakfast before transferring to the dark and bright cave at 8:00 AM. On arrival, explore the lovely cave in a bamboo boat. At 8:45 AM, head back onto the cruise and join the special activity or any activity of your choice. At 9:15 AM, pack and check out before enjoying a farewell brunch, served at the restaurant at 9:45 AM. You will travel back to Got Pier where you will disembark and say goodbye at 12:00 PM. You can then enjoy an optional transfer back to Hanoi. At 2:30 PM you will arrive in Hanoi old quarter and be dropped off at your hotel.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Welcome drink and hot/cold towels
  • Spacious air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 light buffet onboard
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat ride
  • Cooking class
  • Swimming
  • Squid fishing, music entertainment and satellite TV (subject to the weather conditions)
  • Insurance
  • Luxury return minivan transfer from Hanoi to Hai Phong
  • Airfare and visa arrangements
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Surcharges for Christmas and Solar New Year’s day ($50 USD per person) and Lunar New Year’s day ($15 USD per person, per night)
  • All other services not stated above

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Meeting point

The local supplier's office at 43 Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Please note, pick up and drop-off services in Hanoi old quarter apply to customers who book shuttle bus transfer only
  • Please note, all special activities are subject to weather or seasonal conditions
  • The cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • The onboard menu include Vietnamese specialties and some international cuisines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 127 reviews

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The cruise is great! The itinerary is also good! Food is delicious! Excellent service!

On the whole, in addition to the small water in the bathroom and the quality of the passengers is too poor (if you can, I really suggest that you can choose the quality of the passengers, otherwise the team members will be very hard and will affect the interest of other passengers) but will also affect tourism quality! Everything else is great! Thank you very much, waiter Sam, tour guide Ha, and his assistant Tony! Hard work

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June 1, 2019

La Pinta Cruise with cheerful staff, amazing food and great views

Very good cruise experience with LaPinta cruise - was very impressed by Mr. Ha, the tour operator of the cruise. The wait staff and onboard cruise attendants were very cheerful, efficient and professional. I loved my spacious room and the balcony views of the rock formations of Ha long bay. Best part was the food - full course meals made especially for me (no seafood!) The staff made sure I received veggie meals at every course, was very appreciative of their attention to detail. The only con: the transportation to /from the Halong bay dock was a disaster - not very organized - needs work keeping cruise patrons from getting HIT or run over by cars and bikes walking with luggage from the main car parking lot to the dock area. Buses organizers seemed confused on what bus shuttle passengers went to what boat. Other than that, all good. Highly recommend LaPinta. Good value for the money.

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May 4, 2019

Everything you’d expect

I spent ages working out which cruise to chose for this and in the end went for this one - and I’m glad I did. They pick you up in a luxury bus (a good start as I was worried if the boat would live up to the pictures). Once you get there they are almost overly helpful and they check you into your rooms. The rooms are fantastic. Excellent bathroom and spacious area with brilliant large windows so you can always see the view. Beds are a little hard but that’s the only slight criticism. They give you a full itinerary but there’s no pressure to do them. You can just sit and have a few drinks on the top deck that is never overcrowded as the cruise is quite intimate. I would definitely use them again and maybe do two nights next time as one disappears quite quickly.

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November 29, 2018

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