This 2-day cruise from Hanoi is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay within a limited time frame. Take a short and insightful trip to one of the most visited sites in Vietnam.
What to Expect
This 2-day tour takes you on a discovery of the beauty of Ha Long Bay. Departing from Hanoi, you will travel to Ha Long Bay where you will board a stunning junk boat. Enjoy cruising past the spectacular sights including the Fighting Cocks islet, Titop Beach, Bai Tu Long Bay, Teapot Island, Chopsticks Island, and Poem Mountain. You will also have the chance to kayak and swim in the crystal clear water, enjoy a cooking class on the sundeck, try some squid fishing with the crew, and learn a bit of Tai Chi.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long (Lunch, Dinner)
7:45: Pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart to Ha Long Bay.
10:00: Take a 20-minute break halfway through the journey.
12:00: Arrive at Bai Chay, Ha Long Tourism Harbor.
12:15: Transfer by tender to the Golden Lotus Junk and enjoy a welcome drink.
12:30: Check-in to your cabins and start cruising to Ha Long Bay.
13:00: Enjoy a Vietnamese set menu lunch. The Golden Lotus Junk will take you to cruise through the most beautiful places of the bay where you can see the famous islets such as the Fighting Cocks and Dinh Huong islets.
15:30: Transfer by tender from the boat to Surprising Cave.
16:00: Enjoy kayaking and swimming on Titop Beach or relaxing on the Golden Lotus Junk. You will then return to the boat and continue cruising while you enjoy a cooking class on the sundeck.
19:00: Enjoy a Vietnamese dinner.
21:00: Take part in the evening activities – sing karaoke or join squid fishing with the crew.
Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
7:00: Enjoy a Tai Chi class on the sundeck.
7:30: Enjoy a set menu breakfast.
9:15: Continue cruising and discover more the beauty of Bai Tu Long bay. You will pass through some shaped islands as Teapot Island, Chopsticks Island, and Poem Mountain.
11:30: Return to back Bai Chay, Ha Long Tourism Harbor. Enjoy lunch on the Golden Lotus Junk before transferring by tender from boat.
12:30: You will be picked up and transferred back to Hanoi by car.
16:30: Arrive at your hotel. End of tour.
- Air-conditioned vehicle: Ford Transit (16 seats) or County (29 seats)
- Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, and experienced
- Tour guide: enthusiastic and experienced English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Welcome drink
- All meals as mentioned
- Insurance on board
- Golden Lotus Junk: safe, clean, and beautiful
- Room on the Golden Lotus Junk with air-conditioner, hot water, private bathroom, and shower