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3-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Activities

    Adventure, Boat Tour, Sightseeing, Water Activities

  • Price
    $150 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily 8:00AM

  • Starting Location

    hanoi old quarter

  • Price Includes

    Hanoi hotel pick-up and drop off, boat accommodation and transportation, full-board meals, first day welcome party beverages, wine, and fruit, equipment for biking, snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking

  • Notes

    Price includes: Admission fees, English-speaking guide. What's Not Included: Extra food and beverages, travel insurance, personal expenses and use of phone and laundry facilities, gratuities.

Highlights

  • Discover the stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day traditional junk cruise.
  • Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing for squid, or simply relaxing on the sundeck.
  • Take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration led by a professional chef.
  • Visit Ti Top Island, Man’s Head Island, and other islets in the bay.

Guide

Trip Info

Experience the majesty of Ha Long Bay on a traditional junk cruise. Spend 3 days and 2 nights on this Ha Long Bay Cruise exploring the World Heritage Site on board a traditional junk. Admire the stunning scenery and explore islets and grottos, enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Try squid fishing, a Vietnamese cooking class, and relax on board as you cruise around the stunning karst formations.

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long (Lunch, Dinner)
Between 07:30 and 08:15 you’ll be picked up at your Hanoi hotel and we will depart for Ha Long Bay. There will be a short break en route in Hai Duong Province, and you’ll arrive in Hal Long Bay at around 12:00.

Your Ha Long Bay cruise begins with a seafood lunch on board the traditional junk. Admire the amazing limestone karst formations on your way to Kiem Lam, where you’ll stop for an hour of kayaking.

The cruise continues and you’ll have some free time for swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling. Relax on the sundeck and enjoy the complimentary fruit and drinks served by the crew. You can join a cooking demonstration class to learn how to prepare Vietnamese spring rolls, before sitting down to dinner.

After dinner, you’re free to relax, enjoy music, or fish for squid with the equipment provided, before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to a small boat for the trip to Lan Ha Bay. Admire the beautiful morning scenery of this World Heritage Site along the way. You’ll stop at Kiem Lam wharf, visit hidden caves, placid lagoons, and a fishing farm. There will be free time for swimming and relaxing before savoring a fresh seafood lunch on the boat.

After lunch, you’ll continue exploring the bay by boat, relaxing and taking in the scenic views. Stop at Ho Dong Tien and spend some time kayaking to explore the area. Paddle from Luon Cave to Man’s Head Island.

Your cruise continues and you’ll have leisure time for swimming or relaxing on the sundeck and watching the spectacular sunset on the bay. Overnight on board after dinner.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast on the boat, you’ll visit Ha Long Bay’s largest cave, called Sung Sot. Afterwards, your cruise around Ha Long Bay continues before you head back to the harbor. Admire the beauty of Dinh Huong Island, Cho Da Island, and Ga Choi Island.

You’ll have lunch after disembarking and return to Hanoi with a short break on the way, arriving at around 17:00.

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