Our Halong Bay tour features thousands of limestone islands and rocks rising from the sea and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Asia. The carefully selected wooden junks, Halong Phoenix Cruiser or similar, are all well designed and balances traditional and luxurious styles to provide you a comfortable cruise with great seafood and amazing nature.
Day 1: Take 3.5 hour drive to Halong. Get onboard and check in your private cabin. Start exploring the fresh seafood and picturesque seascape. Enjoy some activities such as kayaking, swimming, sunbathing and squid fishing.
Day 2: Enjoy sunrise onboard. Continue the cruise and explore the UNESCO protected Bay. Visit Amazing Cave and try cooking class. Have lunch before disembarking. Arrive back Hanoi at 17:00.
Cruising through the most highlights islands and islets in Halong Bay.
Enjoy the best moments at nice and less – touristic areas / famous sites: Luon Cave, Titop island, Sung Sot Cave…
Relaxing on the top deck on the sunset or sun rise time.
Comfortable en-suite cabin.
Experience the local bamboo boat.
Satisfy with Vietnamese seafood.
Learn how to make the Vietnamese traditional spring rolls.
07:45 – 08:15: You are picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus for a 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay.
12:00 – 12:30: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to the Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink before checking in your cabin.
13:00: While the Cruiser starts cruising itself into the centre of the World Heritage Site, your lunch will be served with fresh local seafood; vegetable menu is always available at your request. The cruiser is among countless islets, passing by the Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner and Thumb Islands…
14:30 – 15:00: You are now at Luon cave area where you have time to gear up for one hour kayaking. Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. Getting back onboard you will visit the Titop Island and spend one hour here for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
17:00: Relaxing time on the Cruiser as the sun sets over the Bay. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.
19:00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring. (-/L/D)
07:00 – 07:45: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08:00 – 09:00: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide.
10:00: Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as the boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as the symbol of Halong Bay’s Fighting Cocks Island, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10:20: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
10:45: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
11:20: Depart the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina. Take a return drive to Hanoi and arrive at your hotel at around 17.00. (B/L/-)
This tour is shared with other travelers.
The itinerary is lightly different in case of we use another Cruise with similar standard.
Please contact us in case you prefer more luxury Cruise with customized itinerary.
Transfer to/from your hotel in a high standard air-bus
Guiding services provided by professional English speaking guide
All entrance fees
International standard sit-on-top kayak
Kayaking instructions by our kayaking expert guide
Bamboo boat trip
Spring rolls making demonstration on boat
Drinking water in cabin (2 bottles)
Meals as indicated
Personal drink orders from our bar
Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list