This three days and two nights cruise to less touristy area of Lan Ha & Ha Long bay is an ideal trip for those who seek for a truly unique experience. Serenity Cruises is a perfect combination of modern & traditional design and will not only bring you a journey in comfort and luxury but also takes you deep into natural wonders with various interesting activities, like kayaking, swimming, biking, etc…

Day 1:

Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Gia Luan – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 

8.30am Pick-up time. For those who book our transfer service, you will be picked up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Instead of spending 4 hours following the traditional route to Halong city, we travel through the newly opened express way Halong – Hai Phong and shortly arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf in only 2,5 hours.

11.00-11:15 Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf. From here, you will be transfered to the cruise.

12.00 A warm welcome on the cruise. Enjoy the welcome drink while listening to our cruise managers short safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin.

12.45 – 14:00 Enjoy a fantastic International buffet lunch. In the meantime, the cruise will get you far away from the frequented areas of Halong Bay and head to the magnificent scenery in Lan Ha Bay – a hidden charm who has lived in the quiet shadows of its famous twin Halong Bay for a long time. The ship cruised past Finger Islet, Frog Islet and hundreds of uniquely shaped limestone pinnacles.

15.00 Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long Bay, hit the water on kayak or go for a swim. The cruise will reach Dau Be Island, one of the most beautiful islands located in the South East of Ha Long bay. It is time to discover Halong Bay on your own with your travel buddies – sharing kayak. Go explore the beauty of nature in hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hanging down from the cave ceiling. This activity might depend on the tide level of the bay. In case the tide level is too high or too low, we will do kayaking in Dark Cave, Bright Cave area. There is a stop for those who wish to swim in the lush green waters.

16.30 Back at the cruise after the outdoor activities, it’s time to relax with a cocktail. Special deal “Happy Hour” is available from 16.30 – 18.30. You can also join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew onboard.

Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight.

19.00 Taste the life with Deluxe Dinner Set Menu

Day 2:

Explore Cat Ba island – Lan Ha

6:30 Sunrise Tai-chi session on sundeck – Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind. Serenity Cruise continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served in tranquil atmosphere.

8:30 Transfer to Beo Dock and travel to Cat Ba National Park by bus. We will spend some time for bushwalking into the wild, passing Kim Giao forest to reach the highest point named “Ngự Lâm peak”, which offers a great view of the whole island its biosphere reserved. Besides, Trung Trang Cave – an ideal destination for nature for nature lovers – it is also a highlight of the day. Trung Trang cave features 400 meters length through mountains, which is a natural cave created by heaven over two thousand years of history.

12:30 We’ll enjoy lunch in the island. After trekking time in the National Park, our bus will take you to Cat Ba Center Town. You can enjoy delicious lunch and then have time to discover the local life on your own. In the afternoon, you will go to the most beautiful beaches here, Tung Thu, Cat Co 1, Cat Co 3 to swim.

16:00 The Canoe will pick you up and take you back to Serenity Cruise. Relax on sundeck with a cocktail before dinner is served.

19:00 Enjoy dinner and relax the rest of the night with drinks on sundeck, or watch TV in your room, or try your luck with catching squids.

Day 3:

Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi 

6.00 Sunrise Tai-chi on sundeck

Wake up in tranquility and start your third day with TAICHI on sundeck. Afterwards, light breakfast is served.

7.30 Visit Viet Hai village – Our crew will take you to Viet Hai village, located in the central valley of Cat Ba National Park. We will spend around 30 minutes for biking, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere, charming scenery of a traditional village in the coastal North of Vietnam.

9:15 Return to Serenity Cruise – You may simply relax on the cruise and spend few minutes to settle your bill and check out from 9.15-10.00am

10:00 Enjoy delightful brunch – Light brunch will be served while the cruise slowly navigates back to the harbor.

11.15 Disembark at the harbor

12.00-12.15 “Goodbye Lan Ha – Ha Long bay” – We return at Tuan Chau Wharf and get ready for driving back to Hanoi.

15.30 Arrive back Hanoi Old Quarter, end of unforgettable trip.

  • 2-way transfer from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Luxury Cruise through remote areas of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay
  • All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Kayaking and other activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals on board, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
  • 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!