1. Vietnam
  2. Northern Vietnam
  3. Cát Bà Island

From Hanoi: 3-Day Cruise to Lan Ha Bay

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Enjoy a 3 day, 2 night cruise to Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, a visit to the Dark and Bright Caves and Viet Hai village.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup included

Your hotel in Hanoi. The pick-up time would be between 9 am and 9:30 am. Please be ready at the hotel lobby. If you are staying outside the Hanoi Old Quarter, please take a taxi to the Hanoi Opera House where you will be picked up between 9:20 am and 9:30 am.

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  • Discover the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay
  • Visit the Dark and Bright Caves on a traditional sampan boat with a local guide
  • Enjoy trekking and cycling in Viet Hai village
  • Kayak and row traditional bamboo boats past captivating scenery
  • Relax on a luxury cruise ship
Full description
Day 1: Lan Ha Bay, Bright Cave, and Overnight Area (Lunch and Dinner)

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Embark on your cruise from the Cat Hai port. As you climb aboard, savor a welcome drink. Listen to a safety briefing before setting sail. Sit down in the dining room for a delicious lunch. Enjoy the view as the wonderfully unique limestone towers float by your window.

Meet the residents of the bay who will lead you to the Bright Cave, a gorgeous cavern with a massive enclosed lake. Afterward, return to the cruise in time to catch the sunset. Have a drink during happy hour as your take in the splendid horizon. Watch a cooking demonstration performed by the ship’s talented chef and gain insight into Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a fantastic dinner in the ship’s restaurant. End your evening with a drink at the bar, a massage, or fish for squid with the crew.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai Village, Ba Ham Lake, and Overnight Area (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Start your day with tai chi exercises or a photo scavenger hunt. Then enjoy an excellent breakfast before boarding the day boat to Cat Ba Island. Sail to the secluded eastern side of Cat Ba island and take a walking tour around the village of Viet Ha. Hop on a bicycle and explore the nearby rain forests and rice fields.
Return to the day boat and enjoy a serene lunch while floating on the water. After lunch, swim or kayak in Ba Ham Lake. Then rejoin your cruise just in time for happy hour. Sit down for dinner, and then spend the evening as you please, perhaps by playing board games, having a massage, or simply relaxing back in your cabin.

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay, Tra Bau, Hanoi, (Breakfast, and Lunch)

Begin your new day with the Tai Chi session on the top deck, run by our onboard Tai Chi teacher as the sunrise greets you from behind the mountains. Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay. Visit the Tra Bau area and go for a peaceful kayak session. Visit a floating farm. Chat with the locals and learn more about their life.
Return to the ship, pack your luggage and check out of the cabin. Sit down for a lovely lunch buffet, as you approach the harbor. Once at the harbor, disembark the cruise and board the bus back to Hanoi.
  • Transportation between Hanoi and Lan Ha
  • Welcome drink and cool or warm refreshing towel
  • Luxury cabin with private balcony
  • All onboard meals for 2 days (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts)
  • Two bottles of water in your cabin
  • English-speaking tour guide on board
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking and swimming
  • Sampan boat tour
  • Night squid fishing
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Tai Chi
  • All insurance, taxes, and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Massage and Spa
  • Bank charges (credit card payments)
  • Airfare
  • Any services not clearly mentioned above
  • Compulsory $40.00 US/per person gala dinner surcharge for cruises on Christmas Eve (24 December) or New Year Eve (31 December), paid on board to the tour guide.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The itinerary is subject to change without prior notice if adverse weather or tide conditions occur.
• Advanced reservations are required with complete passenger details, including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date.
• Unfortunately, this cruise is not wheelchair accessible.

From £448.53 per person