Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba NP – Harmony Boutique Cruises 2D1N


As tourist know Ha Long Bay as natural wonder Heritage of the world, nowadays more and more cruise operators have the same itinerary to discover Ha Long Bay, with over 500 boats… That is why we do it differently! Harmony Boutique Cruises found a way to take you into the quiet and charming route through Ha Long Bay, all the way into Lan Ha Bay – Deep into natures beauty!

Day 1:


7h45 – 8h15: Pick up at your hotel in Old Quarter Ha Noi to Haiphong on the newest highway. Unlikely a normal bus in Vietnam, our bus is a high-quality limousine transport, allowing passengers to have the best time during transfer.

11h00 – 11h45: Get on the ferry to Cat Ba Island, which takes 20 – 25 minutes approximately where you will feel the tour started with green mangroves running along the mountain feet.

Along the coastal road for amazing views to the bay and the valley shadowed paths through the National Park to the harbor where you can obtain a great view of the bay.

11h45-12h15: Arrival by the harbor where Harmony’s crew members warmly greet you onto the cruise.  Have Lunch and cruise into the bay. The cruise passes by the biggest floating fishing village of Northern Vietnam. You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful limestone islands.

14h – 15h45: The boat will move to Dark cave and Bright cave (Hang Sang, Toi) in Ha Long Bay where we, on 2-seat kayaks, will paddle through narrow lanes of the karst mountains to enter the cave. This is where “King Kong” movie was shot casting.

16h30 – 17h15: We head to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- the Twin Sister of Halong Bay. This is a quiet hidden charm in Vietnam. The region is well-known as it’s the pristine beaches and the spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You might prefer to kayak or just enjoy a swim.

Visitors have the opportunity to see the white-headed langur, an endangered species, which you cannot find anywhere else on earth. It is a 10-member tribe in the area.

17h30 At the end of the afternoon we head back to the boat for a “sun-set party”. Enjoy a glass of wine and fresh fruit, take amazing pictures when the sun setting behind the mountain.

19h30: Enjoy dinner on the sundeck (depending on the availability and weather condition). Enjoy delicious local food. The food is freshly cooked by our experienced chef

21h30: Join squid fishing, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, internet access or play exciting games or simply read a book to end your evening. Overnight on the lovely peaceful bay

Special activity after dinner: experience bioluminescent plankton kayak activity. (depending on the availability and weather condition) (extra 20$ for person)

Take a kayak, follow a guide, you will go into the dark in the middle of the sea. You will have a chance to see how amazing nature is. Bioluminescent plankton glows in the water along your paddle sparkling the spectacular blue color. You will experience one of the most magical things in the world.

Day 2:


6h00: Enjoy sunrise and admire the never-ending miraculous scenery of the Bay. Practice an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

7h00 – 7h30: Have a light breakfast, coffee and tea served on board.

7h30 – 9h30: The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay and completes its entry through Cua Van floating village. The area is surrounding by extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes.

Transfer to Tender for visit Viet Hai Village. You will take the biking trip along the village path and go through tropical forests. The ride is the small work out. You will have a chance to bike through the natural cave which used to be the only way to get out of the villagers in the past. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax and make friend with local people living there.

10:00: Check out time of your cabin and join the “cooking demonstration”. Your guide will show you how to make some famous Vietnamese traditional dishes, that you can easily demonstrate at home.

11h00: Have lunch time on board.

12h30: Say good bye to the cruise members. Disembark by the harbor. Get on the bus to go back to Ha Noi.

16h30: Arrival at your hotel in Hanoi.

  • Full furnished cabin with A/C, hot water 
  • All meals on board:
    2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast  
  • Welcome drink 
  • Complementary water during transfers. 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees  
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling Cat Ba National Park
  • English speaking guide  
  • Shuttle bus (only in Hanoi old quarter)  
  • Taxes and Service Charges 


  • All other (alcoholic) beverages 
  • Tips and personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 
  • Booking Invoice 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!