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 one of the largest and the most beautiful caves on Halong Bay. Nothing is more enjoyable than free kayaking on the vast sea, and exploring the natural beauty of many Islets. Moreover, you will also have a chance to join our cooking demonstration to challenge your skills in preparing a very famous Vietnamese dish – spring roll.

Day 1:

Hanoi – Haiphong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 

09h10 – You will be collected from Old Quarter Center to take the new highway to Orchid Private Lounge where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience the longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Orchid’s Cruise lounge by warm welcome.

12h00 – Transfer by tender to the cruise.

12h15 – We welcome our guests onboard and enjoy a welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

12h40 – We start cruising to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.

15h00 – We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.)

18h00 – It’s time to try the authentic well-known local liquor as “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor, which is really highly recommending liquor in Viet Nam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor.

18h30 – Returning to the cruise where you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

Option: Massage service available. Please contact the Cruise Manager

19h30 – Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

21h30 – Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 2:

Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi 

06h00 – Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in kayaks to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi sea cave is situated.

9h30 – We return to the cruise to fresh up and check out.

10h00 – Whilst cruising back, you can enjoy a delightful brunch.

10h30 – Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!

11h35 – We return to the quayside in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

We bid farewell and we hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

14h15 – Back at your hotel or stay in the Old Quarter where the trip ends.

  • 2-way luxury transfer from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Luxury Cruise through remote areas of Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay
  • All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Kayaking
  • Lunch and dinner on day 1 and breakfast and brunch on day 2
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • 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!