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Hanoi: Overnight Cruise on Lan Ha Bay

Product ID: 215268
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Explore the grandeur of Vietnam’s Halong Bay from the wooden decks of a traditional cruise ship. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, a cooking demonstration, amazing scenery, and a tour of the Dark and Bright Caves.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is included at any hotel within the Old Quarter. If you are staying outside this area, you should take a taxi to the Hanoi Opera House and you will be picked up from there by the local partner's shuttle bus between 9:00 and 9:30 AM.

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  • Discover the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay
  • Relax on a luxury cruise ship
  • Visit the Dark and Bright Caves on a traditional sampan boat with a local guide
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine
Full description
Explore a part of the Halong Bay area that maintains its primitive, natural beauty on this 2-day, 1-night cruise to Lan Ha Bay.

Day 1: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay – Tra Bau – Overnight Area (L/D)
9:00 AM: Pick-up at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
12:00 PM: Embark on your cruise ship at Cat Hai port. Savor a welcome drink and cruise briefing.
1:00 PM: Sit down in the dining room for a delicious lunch and a scrolling view of the wonderfully unique limestone towers passing by the windows.
3:15 PM: Visit Tra Bau area for 2 hours, where you can take a kayak onto the water to explore the area. Swimming is also available here.
5:00 PM: Return to the cruise to catch the gorgeous sunset and happy hour at the bar. Enjoy the cooking demonstration put on by the talented chef who will share tips and tricks for makin Vietnamese cuisine.
7:00 PM: Along with a fantastic dinner, enjoy a special performance of traditional Vietnamese music in the dining room. Before you retire to your cabin, you may wish to head to the bar, the spa, or join the crew for some squid fishing.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Dark & Bright Caves – Hanoi (B/L)
6:00 AM: Begin your day with a sunrise Tai Chi session on the top deck, run by the onboard Tai Chi teacher.
7:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
8:15 AM: Some residents of the bay will show you their home by taking you to the Dark & Bright caves on sampan boats.
11:00 AM: Return to the ship and sit down for a lovely lunch buffet.
11:45 AM: Disembark from the cruise ship at the harbor, and board the bus to head back to Hanoi.
2:30-3:00 PM: Arrive at your drop-off point in Hanoi.
  • Return land transportation from Hanoi to Lan Ha
  • Welcome drink and cool or warm refreshing towel
  • Luxury cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • All meals on board for 2 days (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • 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 (for payment by credit card)
  • Airfare
  • Any services not clearly mentioned above
  • Compulsory $40.00 US 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
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Pets
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.
• Regrettably, the cruise is not wheelchair accessible.

From £274.50 per person

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Product ID: 215268