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Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Lodging and Luxury Cruise

Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Lodging and Luxury Cruise

Activity provider: CharmingVietnamTravel.com
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Experience the karst landscape of Halong - Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise with round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Hop aboard to sail among thousands of islets, swim and kayak in the emerald waters

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English
Pickup included
If your hotel is outside the Old Quarter, or if you are staying in an Airbnb or private accommodation, please make your way to the activity provider's office at 31 Lo Su, Hoan Kiem (near Hoan Kiem Lake).
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise among the limestone karst islands and islets of Halong Bay
  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cooking at a cookery class
  • Kayak to a local fishing village and experience life in the Bay up-close
  • Relax on deck and gaze at the stars
  • Explore one of the hidden caves of Halong and marvel at the stalagmite formations
Full description

Experience Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise, with a sea view or balcony room, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment onboard. Swim and kayak in the bay's emerald waters and explore its limestone islands and quaint villages.

Day 1: Hanoi Pickup and Ha Long Bay

The first day of your cruise begins with a hotel pickup from the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Meet with fellow cruise guests and get to know travelers from all around the world. On your way to Ha Long Bay stop at a humanity center to check out local specialties and products.

Arrive at your cruise boat and receive a warm welcome from your captain. Afterward, sit for lunch and savor a delicious meal as the cruise passes through thousands of islands and islets of different shapes.

Stop near the floating villages and have the opportunity to kayak in the middle of the bay to admire its fascinating rock formations a bit closer.

Return to the boat for the evening and watch a cooking demonstration of Vietnamese spring rolls. Then delight in an idyllic dinner on board. Spend the rest of the night with free time to participate in activities such as squid fishing, karaoke, or star-gazing on the deck. Day 2: Ha Long Bay and Hanoi Drop-off

Have an early start to your day with morning exercises and photos. Sip your coffee or tea as you have breakfast. Relax and take in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay.

Check out of your cabin and then spend the rest of the morning exploring Ha Long Cave. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to impressive rock formations, incredibly tall ceilings, and an interesting legend.

From Cave, head back to the cruise boat's restaurant and eat lunch. Disembark for your transfer back to Hanoi.

Includes
  • Comfortable transfers from Hanoi to Halong to Hanoi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Accommodation in a Luxury Seaview Cabin or Private balcony Luxury Seaview Cabin
  • Single room (for single travelers)
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast onboard
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Kayaking/bamboo boat activities
  • Bottled water each day
  • Drinks
  • Massage
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Send the passport photos to the cruise to register to the local authority after the booking process.
  • Follow the guide's safety instructions
  • Please advise of any dietary restrictions or allergies on booking or prior to departure
  • In case, the cruise is fully booked, another cruise will be arranged with a similar quality or there will be an upgrade to a better cruise
  • The itinerary is subject to change without notice, in accordance with the weather and other operating conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 263 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Unfortunately, the pick-up didn't go so well, we waited more than 1 hour in the lobby. The bus was ok, but the description said it was supposed to be a VIP bus, well it didn't fit. The boat was great and the meals were the best what we had I think it was too short 3 days would be better Back on land the tour guide suddenly left and we had to find out how to get back, that was a shame

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September 30, 2022

The Cruise was great. 5 stars. The pickup was a bit chaotic. The timeline of it was: 1. We emailed the organiser through through gyg the day before and got a confirmation of pickup between 810 and 830. Email: (Confirmed to pick you up at  Hanoi backpackers hostel 33/1A Tạ Hiện street between 08:10-08:30am) 2. At 758 the day of the pickup I got an email (thatIdid not see) with: Dear Sir/Madam, Our guide is waiting for you at 33 Tạ Hiện but could not find your hotel. Please advise us where you are now. Our bus will leave in 2 minutes. PLEASE NOTE: Please kindly please arrange your own taxi to our office at No 31 Lo Su street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi before 08:20am to meet up with our tour guide. 3. At 800 we luckily went out on the street to look for the pickup "just in case" he was early. And the rest of the trip went without issues. The trip was booked through: Charming Vietnam Travel - Dragonfly Cruise.

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August 24, 2022

Very friendly and helpful staff. Exquisite food and excellent installation. Highlight the joy and good vibes of Lucky who was the manager and all the waiters. We do kayaking, cooking demonstration, sunset in the pool, karaoke at night and tai-chi at dawn. The food in great quantity and quality, just to note that the price of drinks is a bit high. Also, Lucky got us transportation from Halong to Ninh Binh at a good price. Very good experience

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August 24, 2022

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