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From Hanoi: 2-Day Luxury 5-Star Lan Ha Bay Cruise

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

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Arrive at Tuan Chau pier and board the boat. Enjoy the buffet lunch while the boat is cruising towards North East of Ha Long Bay. Cruise next to the Dark and Bright Caves, the ideal place for you to get up close to Ha Long Bay by bamboo boat or kayak. Then enter a less populated area at Tra Bau - Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the green emerald water. Onboard you may join a cooking demonstration as you learn about Vietnamese dining culture. The chef and staff will instruct you in making a traditional dish of Vietnam. Enjoy happy hour at the at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset. Sit for a deluxe dinner made with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated space with elegant French neoclassical style and traditional oriental touches. Admire the beauty of the bay at night. You may want to try your luck with squid fishing or watch a movie in the restaurant. Day 2: Rise early in the morning for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Take part in a kayaking tour in the Ao Ech area, before checking out of your cabin. Brunch will be served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck. Return to Tuan Chau Marina for your transfer back to Hanoi.

Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

Day 1: Ha Long Bay and Kayaking Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. From there you will drive through the green fields on the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check-in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. Enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Explore the Eo Ech area where you can do some kayaking around limestone islets or some swimming in the sea. Enjoy a picturesque sunset on the sundeck for watching the sunset. Enjoy Happy Hour onboard with some cakes and fruit. Watch a cooking demonstration, and have the chef help you prepare Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy a seafood set menu onboard. Then make your way to the bar with a large selection of cocktails. Or choose to take part in some onboard activities: squid fishing, a spa treatment service, or simply relax in your cabin for the night. Day 2: Dark Cave and Bright Cave Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a Light breakfast before setting off exploring. Visit the beautiful Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat. Arrive at the picturesque lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Upon return to the boat, tuck into a buffet brunch. Return to shore, and be transferred back to Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay-Lan Ha Bay 3-Day Luxury Cruise with Activities

3. Ha Long Bay-Lan Ha Bay 3-Day Luxury Cruise with Activities

Itinerary (all times are approximate). Day 1: HANOI – HALONG (lunch and dinner) 8:30 – 8:45 AM Hotel pick-up by luxury limousine 11:30 – 12:00 AM Check-in 1:00 PM Buffet lunch served in LeOpera restaurant 3:00 PM Explore AoEch area around Lan Ha Bay and enjoy a swim in crystal-clear waters 5:00 PM Return to cruise 5:00 – 6:30 PM Sunset happy hour 6:00 PM Small cooking demonstration 7:30 PM Set-menu dinner in LeOpera restaurant Overnight on board Day 2: BIKING IN VIETHAI VILLAGE & VISIT TO FLOATING VILLAGE (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 6:15 AM Tai Chi at sunrise 8:00 – 8:30 AM Pack a handbag with swimsuit, change of clothes, and comfortable shoes and transfer to a day boat to join a group tour 10:30 AM Cycling tour of Viet Hai village 1:00 PM Return to the day boat and cruise on to the Van Boi area of Lan Ha Bay as you enjoy a Vietnamese fusion lunch onboard 3:30 PM Return to the cruise Free time to relax on board. 5:00 – 6:30 PM Happy hour 7:30 PM Dinner served in LeOpera restaurant Overnight onboard Day 3: HALONG – HANOI (light breakfast and brunch) 6:00 – 6:15 AM Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck 6:45 AM Light breakfast in LeOpera restaurant 7:15 – 7:20 AM Take a local bamboo boat to visit the Dark and Bright cave 8:30 – 09:00 AM Return to cruise for checkout 9:30 AM Buffet brunch served on the way back to the harbor 10:30 -11:30 AM Arrival at Tuan Chau pier Return to Hanoi around: 3:00 PM

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

4. 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. 

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

5. Halong Bay: 2-Day Luxury Cruise with Private Balcony & Cave

DAY 1: HA NOI – HA LONGDAY 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (if the package is included transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island 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. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: HA LONG – HA NOI 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 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: 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. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi. Transfer back to Hanoi around 15:00 PM

Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Private Balcony Room

6. Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Private Balcony Room

Day 1 09:00 Pick up at hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Transfer to Tuan Chau marina, welcome aboard to cruise. Refresh with welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew cruise and join briefing and learn safety instruction. Lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet and Gia Luan harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. Discover lagoon natural area belong to Lan Ha bay. Kayaking or swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Enjoy Sunset party with complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, just relax in the seasonal swimming pool, or enjoy in golf course or do the exercise at fitness area. Join for a short class of cooking demonstration. BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu outside of swimming pool area. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar with seasonal pool view, at wine and cigars cellar, or take one of onboard activities: board games, movies, and squid fishing… or relaxing with massage services. Day 2 Join us for a Tai Chi session for the early risers on the sun deck. Light breakfast in a panorama view of the world heritage site. After breakfast, enjoy time for relaxing in amazing view of the Lan Ha bay while the boat continues cruising further for sightseeing. Lunch is served before getting on the speedboat to explore some unique area where the main boat cannot go through. Transferred by the speedboat heading to Viet Hai Village. Take the bicycle ride to enjoy gorgeous sceneries along village roads and go through rain forests. We also visit a local family’s house to see the daily life of local people. Back to the speedboat to continue cruising further in Lan Ha Bay. Arrive to a natural beach area for swimming, guest will pass through fish farm at the typical Lan Ha bay floating village. Back to cruise, take time to refresh or play some short game in golf course or relax with massage services as we cruise to sleeping area. Dinner is served with different menu. After dinner reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at bar, swimming pool, wine and cigars cellar or enjoy the landscape of the bay at night. Relax with massage services. Take one of our on-board activities like squid fishing, watching movies in the restaurant. Day 3 Join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck for early riser. Local light breakfast is served. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Dark & Bright Cave. Take option either exploring the cave by yourself on kayak or comfortably on local boat rowed by the locals. Check-out the room. Vietnamese cuisine is served. Disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transferred by ultra-luxurious limousine. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 15:00

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

7. From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

Full Day Explore Ha Long Bay - Highlight Destination - Cave - Kayaking - Beach - Swimming 08h30:8:30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h10: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 12h30: Have lunch while cruising in Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 13h30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing 14h45: Discovery Luon Cave by kayaking, the most beautiful destination for kayaking in Halong Bay. Enjoying about a hour kayaking to Luon cave then back to cruise and continue to Titov hiking or swimming beach here. 15h45: Swimming on the beach. Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay 16h30: Enjoy Sunset party on Boat with Red wine, French fried, cakes, Fruits.. 17h45-18:00: Back to Ha Long harbour. 20h00-20:30: You will arrived Hanoi hotel and shuttle bus will drop off all around Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting point End of the trip.

2-Day 5-Star Cruise Halong-Lan Ha Bay with Swimming Pool

8. 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Halong-Lan Ha Bay with Swimming Pool

Embark on an all-inclusive cruise and get the full treatment as you admire the wild nature of Vietnam. Ride from Hanoi to Halong on the first day, and from Halong to Hanoi on the second day. Settle into your luxurious room, enjoy all included meals, happy hours, and watch the sunset on the deck. Get picked up from your Hanoi accommodation in a luxury bus and feel like royalty as you arrive at your sightseeing cruise. Check into your cabin and get comfortable and enjoy a buffet lunch board on the ship's restaurant. Once at Lan Ha Bay, explore the Ao Ech area and take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Splash in the emerald sea, dive deep into the depths, and simply relax on this rare piece of the earth. Return to your cruise and watch the sunset on the deck while enjoying happy hour. Watch a small cooking demonstration before enjoying a delicious set menu dinner. Wake early the next day to watch the sunrise and center yourself with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After a light breakfast, take a local bamboo boat to visit the Dark and Bright water cave. Return back to the cruise and check out of your cabin. Choose what you want at the buffet brunch and feel the breeze as you cruise back to the harbor.

Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise with Kayaking

9. Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise with Kayaking

Option 1: Bai Tu Long Bay DAY 1: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY - THIEN CANH SON - CAP LA AND TRA SAN (L,D) 08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 13h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay 15h30: Transfer by tender 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 …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join with cooking class by our chef. Playing chess, talking. Relax and spend time for taking photos on the beautiful place. 19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. DAY 2: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY AND VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE (B,L) 07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay. 08h00: Visit ancient Vung Vieng floating village you are not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but also be surrounded by the rocky mountains by small bamboo boat to the ancient village, then return to cruise for relaxing. 10h00: After an hour around floating village, you back to the boat and packing your luggage and check out the room. 10h30: Have lunch. Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip. 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.

Trekking Mu Cang Chai Tour 3 Days

10. Trekking Mu Cang Chai Tour 3 Days

From Hanoi, you will head to Nghia Lo town – the home of Thai people, one of the main ethnic groups in Yen Bai. Arrive in Tu Le town, walk around the rice fields and explore the lifestyles of the Thai and Mong people. Go on a trek then spend a night in a homestay. After breakfast the next day, you will move to Mu Cang Chai. Drive over the Khau Pha pass (one of the four greatest passes in Northern Vietnam, connecting Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai). These scenic roads offer a lot of stops for picture-taking. When you arrive in Mu Cang Chai spend around 3 hours trekking from La Pan Tan to Rasberry Hill – one of the most famous destinations in the country. Eat a simple lunch at a Hmong house in Mu Cang Chai. After lunch, you will continue to enjoy some trekking from Che Cu Nha to Kim Noi village. Stay overnight in a stilt house. The next day you will trek up to Sang Nhu or Lao Chai village, where there are beautiful rice terraces. Enjoy trekking through the pine forests and along the hidden paths as you take in the views of Mu Cang Chai.

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Truly a wonderful experience! The staff on the ship was phenomenal and really took pride in taking care of the customers. They were very welcoming. The drinks were great. The food was plentiful. The room was clean. I had no complaints. The lady that made this cruise such a great experience was Hana. After booking she contacted me on WhatsApp and I was a little skeptical at first but I wouldn’t be writing this review if it wasn’t for her. She made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish and any time I had a question or a concern she responded to me in under 2 minutes. Bottom line is if you get to work with Hana you are in good hands and don’t worry about anything. It was such a great experience I wish I would’ve stayed two nights instead of only one. I would highly recommend this cruise!

We loved our Cruise with Athena! We took the trip for our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make it so special and memorable. The cave activity was wonderful too and we went at the perfect time so it wasn’t too crowded. The rooms were stylish and comfortable with incredible views of Halong Bay. The food was also buffet which is my favourite way to eat! All we wish is that we could have done more nights on board! Thank you all, we won’t forget our time on Athena.

It was a vey good tour,definitelly reccomend it. Worth the money. Well organized, guide was very nice,good english,a little stronger accent but possible to understand. The only dissapointment was the swimming because the beach was very dirty (specially the watter) and crowded, but everything else was amazing,cruising in Halong Bay at sunset wow so much fun! Thanks!

An unforgettable experience!! The staff very attentive and charming. Happy had it all planned, and Ninh was super nice!! The boat very well, and the food delicious. The beautiful setting, both the bay and the boat ride. And wonderful Hana, she made sure the whole trip was perfect. We would repeat again!!

The view Ha Long bay and sea food were amaging . And also kayak was exciting. Thank you for giving me a special experience!