This two day and one-night 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:

Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Dark & Bright Cave – Overnight area (L-D)

09:00 – 09:30:  Pick-up at your hotel near by the Old Quarter in Hanoi by luxury Limousine.

12:00 – 12:30:  Embark the Perla Dawn Sails at Cat Hai port. Savor a welcome drink and cruise briefing.

13:15 – 14:00:  A splendid lunch is served while cruising into primitive Lan Ha Bay with its hundreds of multi-sized islands creating a spectacular panoramic view.

15:30 – 17:00:  On a bamboo boat, visit Bright Cave, a serene round lake surrounded by lush trees and high stone cliffs. Then enjoy swimming in the private emerald water.

17:00 – 18:30:  Return to the Perla Dawn Sails for afternoon tea on the top deck – a perfect time to take some of your best snapshots of the day when the sun begins to set. Enjoy daily HAPPY HOUR promotion.

Relax with Massage and Spa treatment, always available upon request.

19:00: Enjoy fantastic dinner onboard. To be impressed by an absorbing fruit and vegetable carving demonstration and a traditional music performance at dinnertime. Then socialise with new friends and crew members, and join some nighttime squid fishing. Overnight onboard.

Day 2:

Tra Bau Area – Cat Hai port – Hanoi (B-L)

06:00 – 06:30: Begin your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo hunt.

07:00 – 07:45: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.

08:00– 09:00: Experience some fantastic kayaking to discover the lovely Tra Bau area. Visit a fishing farm and socialise with the resident fishermen in order to know more about their life and how they work every day.

09:00 – 09:45: Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the port.

10:00 – 11:30: Join a cooking demonstration before enjoying an extraordinary Buffet lunch.

11:45 – 12:00: Disembark the Perla Dawn Sails & Farewell.

14:30 – 15:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.

  • Luxury full furnished deluxe cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board:
    2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 bottles of water in your cabin
  • Bottle of wine in Grand Suite Balcony room
  • Complimentary coffee and tea in your room
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking and bamboo boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury 2-way transfer (only in Hanoi old quarter)
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tai Chi
  • Insurance on the cruise
  • 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!