HALONG BAY – LAVENDER CRUISE 3D2N
We will pick you up from your hotel/ stay in the old quarter of Hanoi and drive towards the harbor to board the cruise.
Our three days and two nights cruises are ideal for those who want to experience the Halong bay with full of exciting activities, kayaking, swimming and more.
Tour Highlights: Titop Island, Luon Cave, Surprising Cave.
HANOI – HALONG BAY
7.45-8.15 Pick-up at the hotel in Old Quarter Hanoi.
10.00 Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30 Embark on Lavender Cruise, followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15 Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains in Luon Cave, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay. We return to Lavender Cruises and join the sunset party, while passing Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island towards the sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19.30 Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
- Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, Playing card, karaoke….
- Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
- Overnight on Lavender Cruises
06.30 Early morning sun rise can enjoy Taichi lesson on sundeck.
07.00 Morning view of Halong bay landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08.00 – 8.30 Transfer to daily boat from meeting point at Titop Island to explore Halong Bay in different sites.
9.15 – 10.00 Begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most untouched areas: Tortoise Islet, Man Head Islet
10.00 Kayaking at Trong Cave about 45 minutes and then back to the daily boat to relax and have lunch.
12.00 Have lunch on Boat while cruising toward to Pear Farm Village.
14.30 Visit Pearl Farm to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl and expensive jewelry from the first step of growing and harvesting pearl from Halong Bay.
15.30 Visit Me Cung Cave.
16.20 Back to the Lavender Cruises for overnight and join sunset party.
19.00 Dinner served, followed by some optional evening entertainments, like playing games like cards, chess or sing some karaoke, squid fishing. Overnight on Lavender Cruise.
HALONG BAY – HANOI
06.15 Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07.15 Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08.00 Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09.30 Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10.15 Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12.00 Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16.30 – 17.00 Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
- Full furnished cabin with A/C, hot water
- All meals on board:
3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
- Complementary water during transfers
- Tai Chi, Cooking demonstrations
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- English speaking guide
- Shuttle bus (only in Hanoi old quarter)
- 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.
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!