Embark on a 3-day tour of Halong Bay's many islets on a luxury cruise. With round-trip transfer from Hanoi hotels, discover the region's stunning caves, kayak its crystal waters, and venture on a bike trip through Cat Ba National Park.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (with lunch/dinner)
Depart for Ha Long City with hotel pick-up in Hanoi. Board the luxury boat and enjoy a 1st-class lunch as the ship embarks through hundreds of amazing islands and islets, including Stone Dog Islet, the Floating Fishing Village, and Incense Burner Islet.
Enjoy an hour or so of kayaking through the area's slide rock cliffs or a swim in the refreshing waters.
Indulge in a romantic seafood buffet, with evening activities including complimentary massage, squid fishing, board games, or simply relaxing before a night's sleep on board the ship.
Day 2: Cat Ba Island for Glassy Seas or Halong Bay for Slight Seas (with breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Option 1: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island for Glassy Seas.
After breakfast, depart to the Cat Ba Nation Park by small boat. Upon arrival at Viet Hai Jetty, venture on a bicycle trip through the untouched forests and discover the region's vibrant wildlife and extraordinary scenery, visiting a rustic Viet Hai village and witnessing the daily life of the locals.
After a sumptuous seafood lunch back on board the ship, continue the cruise through Halong Bay to Lan Ha Lagoon. Relish the opportunities to swim or kayak in the lagoon, explore the area's lush scenery, or simply relax on the beach. Then check into the hotel on Cat Ba Island or a deluxe bungalow on Nam Cat Island, followed by an evening of free time to enjoy at leisure.
Option 2: Ha Long Bay for Slight Seas.
Transfer to a small boat after breakfast and venture toward the Light and Dark Caves, discovering a tranquil tract of water to explore by kayak, before visiting the surrounding fishing villages.
Return to the ship for a princely seafood lunch, continuing the cruise along Ha Long Bay to Pearl Fam, for an afternoon of kayaking and swimming, before heading back to the cruise ship for a free evening.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (with breakfast/lunch).
Savour a light breakfast of cakes and fruits, with servings of tea and strong coffee. The cruise continues through Halong Bay. Enjoy the spectacular views from deck before cabin check-out. An early lunch will be served as the ship pulls into Halong pier for land transfer back to Hanoi.
- Round-trip shuttle transfer between Hanoi and Halong
- Accommodation (1 night on board; 1 night in 3-star hotel or bungalow, or 4-star resort)
- English-speaking guide/escort
- Welcome drink
- Entrance fees to attractions
What's Not Included
- Private car transfer
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
The following tour accommodation options are available:
Standard Type: 1 night on board Luxury Imperial Cruise and 1 night at the 3-star Holiday View Hotel on Cat Ba Island.
Superior Type: 1 night on board Luxury Imperial Cruise and 1 night at a Deluxe Bungalow on Nam Cat Island.
Deluxe Type: 1 night on board Luxury Imperial Cruise and 1 night at 4-star Sunrise Resort or Cat Ba Island Resort on Cat Ba Island.
Necessary items to bring include a valid passport, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, swimsuits, and cash.