We will pick you up from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi for the 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay where you will board the Apricot Cruise in Halong Bay for your 2 days and night cruise. Explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on this unique location as well as start cruising and enjoying our special feast of Vietnamese Cuisine while the cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong Bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities like kayaking, swimming, visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top Island. You will feel home through the good service in hospitality. 

Day 1: 

Halong Bay – TiTop Island – Surprising Cave – Sunset Party – Squid Fishing 

7.45 – 8.30 Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi for the 3,5 hours bus trip to Halong Bay. At around noontime we arrive in Halong Bay, welcome drink. Check in to your cabin and set sail through the Bay while lunch is served. 

Afternoon: Visit Surprise Cave area. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes. We then cruise to visit Titop Island – swimming and climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay in the summer time or visit a floating Pearl Farm Village and learn the technique for making high quality pearls in the winter time. Return to the cruise and enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine and fresh fruits). 

Evening: Dinner is served. Retire to your cabin or join the squid fishing, play exciting games. Overnight will be on the cruise. 

Day 2: 

Tai Chi – Kayaking – Floating Houses – Cooking Demonstration – Hanoi 

 Wake to the sound of waves and seabirds, and see the beautiful sunrise with your new friends and begin the day with Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck 

You will have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone. It is time for kayaking (around 35 minutes) to explore the area. After that, we board the cruise again and take time to refresh and relax before checking out and be ready for the Cooking Demonstrationteaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served while we cruise back to the harbor. Disembark at the harbor in Tuan Chau to take the shuttle bus to Hanoi where we will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi. Tour ends. 

 NOTE: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. 

  • Full furnished deluxe cabin with A/C, hot water  
  • All meals on board: 2 lunches, 1 dinner1 breakfast  
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees  
  • Kayaking  
  • English speaking guide  
  • Shuttle bus (only in Hanoi old quarter)  
  • Beverages taxes or service charge  
  • Insurance on boat  
  • Personal expenses  
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense  

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!