We will pick you up from your hotel/ stay in the old quarter of Hanoi and drive towards the harbor to board the cruise.

Explore less touristy Bai Tu Long Bay by kayak and take in the natural beauty of this UNESCO listed world heritage place and visit places like Vung Vieng Floating Village, Cong Do Island, Vung Ha Island and discover one of the largest caves in the area, Thien Canh Son Cave.

Day 1:


07:30 – 08:00 Pick up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

10:00 A short stop at Hai Duong Province for refreshment.

12:00 – 12:30 We arrive at Hon Gai pier and transfer to the boat to check in on the boat.

12:45 – 13:00 Enjoy a welcome drink, followed by a short safety briefing by the cruise manager.

13:00 Set menu lunch is served at the restaurant while enjoying the beautiful landscapes and Limestone Mountains in Ha Long Bay.

14:30 Visit and explore the formation of stalactites and stalagmites in Thien Canh Son Cave, which is one of the biggest and most impressive cave in the Bai Tu Long Bay area.

15:30 Back on the cruise we enjoy some tea before going out on a kayak trip.

16:00 Kayaking or relax on the boat.

18:00 Enjoy our cooking demonstration where our cook will show you   how to make the traditional dish of Vietnam – spring rolls” and show you some amazing fruit and flower carving while we cruise to Cong Do – our overnight stay.                          Enjoy “Happy hour” – buy 2 and get the third for free from 17:00 to 19:00.

19:00 – 19:15 Barbecue dinner is served at the restaurant.

20:15 Time to relax or try your luck with squid fishing or watch an interesting video about the history, geography and customs of Ha Long Bay. Free time and stay overnight on boat.

Day 2:


06:40 Start your new day with Tai Chi on the sundeck.

07:00 Enjoy the sunrise while breakfast is served at the restaurant.

07:40 Visit ancient Vung Vieng floating village, the biggest one in a quiet and peaceful part of Bai Tu Long. You have the option to get on a bamboo boat to visit the village.

08:30 – 09:00 Return to the boat

09:00 Back to the cruise and fresh up.

09:30 Check out time.

10:30 Brunch is served in dining room while the cruise makes its way back to the harbour.

11:00 – 11:15 Disembark in Hon Gai harbour. Time to say goodbye.

12:00 – 12:15 We make our way back to Hanoi.

14:00 Short comfort break and to refresh.

16:00 – 17:00 Arrive in Hanoi where we drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

  • Full furnished luxury cabin with A/C, hot water 
  • All meals on board:
    2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast  
  • Welcome drink 
  • Tai Chi, Cooking demonstrations 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees  
  • Kayaking 
  • English speaking guide  
  • Shuttle bus (only in Hanoi old quarter)  
  • Taxes and Service Charges 


  • All other (alcoholic) beverages 
  • Tips and personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense 

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!