Depart from Hanoi to explore the beauty of one of Asia's most enchanting destinations during this 3-day cruise on Ha Long Bay. Enjoy luxurious on board amenities and traditional Vietnamese cuisine as you take in the greatest natural attraction of Vietnam.
What to Expect
Discover spectacular Ha Long Bay on this 3-day cruise aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat.
Sail past thousands of limestone islands, coral reefs, mangrove forests, sandy cove beaches, and magical grottoes.
Cruise the bay's clear waters and explore its famous islands during complimentary kayak excursions. Explore magnificent Lan Ha Bay with its pristine beaches, and sail past delightful floating villages. Relax on board the cruise ship, or snorkel, kayak, and swim in the refreshing waters. Sample delicious seafood, and enjoy a cooking demonstration of traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
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.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
8:00 – 8:30: Pick-up at your hotel and begin the scenic drive to Ha Long Bay.
12:00 – 12:30: Board cruise ship. Short cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch while cruising among the islands.
15:30 – 16:30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay around the Bo Nau Cave area. Return to cruise ship.
16:30 – 17:30: Cruise to Soi Sim Island. Swim and relax on the beach of Soi Sim, or climb to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay.
17:30: Return to cruise ship.
19:00: Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay
6:30 – 7:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
7:00 – 8:30: Have breakfast on board.
8:30: Transfer to a day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.
8:30 – 12:00: Explore the Light and Dark Cave by kayak. Swimming and relaxing at the beaches.
12:00 – 14:00: Return to the day boat. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on board. Kayaking more to explore Lan Ha Bay or relax on the beaches.
14:00 – 14:30: Visit a floating pearl farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls. If the weather permits, continue to Three Peach Beach for swimming.
14:30 – 16:00: Return to the main boat.
19:00: Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
6:30 – 7:00: Join Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
7:30 – 8:30: Have breakfast at sunrise.
8:30 – 9:30: Explore Sung Sot Cave.
9:30: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
9:30 – 10:30: Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village and Dog Islet.
10:30 – 11:30: Watch a cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12:00 – 12:30: Disembark from the cruise.
12:30: Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16:30 – 17:00: Conclusion of tour.
- Round-trip transfer from Hanoi city center
- Welcome drinks
- All applicable entrance fees
- Use of equipment for all leisure activities
- Guide services during sightseeing excursions
- Meals (as stated in the itinerary)
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and program are subject to change when necessary or due to bad weather conditions.
Advanced reservation is required with full passenger details, including full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and visa expiry date.
A valid passport is required upon check-in.
Please remember to bring a swimsuit, sunglasses, and insect repellent.
If you have special dietary requests, please inform before departure.