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. V’Spirit 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)

 08:15 – 08:45 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi the Old Quarter 

11:45 – 12:00 Welcome to V’Spirit Cruises lounge at Tuan Chau International Harbor and complete check-in procedures. 

12:00 Transfer to V’Spirit Cruises by a tender boat. 

12:30 Embark V’Spirit Cruises and enjoy a welcome drink while listening to cruise briefing and safety introductions. 

13:00 Have lunch at The Dawn Restaurant while cruising from Ha Long Bay to Lan Ha Bay. 

15:00 Explore the Bright cave on a traditional rowing bamboo boat with locals. 

17:00 Join a cooking demonstration to get to know Vietnamese cuisine and create your own special flavors. 

17:30 – 18:30 Enjoy a Sunset party with some complimentary while waiting for twilight over limestone islands. Take the chance of HAPPY HOUR to have your favorite drinks. 

19:00 Dinner at the restaurant. Fine dining setting with degustation expedience will create your memorable moments. 

21:00 Enjoy evening views of the bay on the top deck, join some game show at the top deck bar to get some nice local gifts. 

 HAPPY HOUR: 17:30 – 18:30 – Optional: Try your luck with squid fishing. 

Day 2:

Viet Hai Village – Ba Trai Dao Beach (B-L-D)

06:30 Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. 

07:00 A light breakfast is served at the Dawn Restaurant. 

08:00 – 08:30 Transfer to Viet Hai pier by speed boat, where we’ll take an opportunity to explore the local life of an ancient village on Cat Ba Island. 

09:00 Arrive at the pier, you’ll choose to take a ride by bicycle or electric car to Viet Hai village. The 6km-ride takes you along a beautiful lagoon and a lovely cave to the hidden village of Viet Hai. 

11:30 Relax and enjoy your lunch on boat. 

14:00 Start exploring the fish farms at Viet Hai pier by kayak. 

15:00 Transfer to Ba Trai Dao, it’s time for more swimming or just lying on a small & pristine beach and watching the clouds drift by (If weather permits). 

16:00 Back to the cruise to relax and wait for the sunset, maybe with a cocktail in hand. 

17:30 – 18:30 Time to take a shower or lazy in the bathtub to refresh energy. Take the chance of HAPPY HOUR to have your favorite drinks at the top deck bar. 

19:00 Dinner at the restaurant. Fine dining setting with degustation expedience. 

21:00 Enjoy evening views of the bay on the top deck, join some game show at the top deck bar to get some nice local gifts. Optional: Try your luck with squid fishing. 

Day 3:

Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Tuan Chau Harbor – Hanoi (B-L)

6:30 Start a day with a Tai Chi session, enjoy the fresh air and watch the sunrise on the bay. 

7:00 Have a light breakfast on board. 

7:30 Explore the Tra Bau area by kayaking, get closer to the rocky islands and admire the stunning nature of the bay. You have chance to kayak pass by a hidden temple of the fishing villagers if weather permits. 

8:00 It’s time for swimming and water activities, immersed in the green water of the Bay with floats. 

9:00 Return to the cruise, check-out. 

9:30 Enjoy brunch at the restaurant while cruising back to Tuan Chau port. 

11:00 -11:30 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. 

15:00 Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi the Old Quarter. 


  • Luxury full furnished deluxe cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board:
    3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 bottles of water in your cabin
  • 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!