We will pick you up from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi for the 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay where you will board the Lan Ha Legend Cruise in Halong Bay for your 3 days & 2 nights cruise. Explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on this unique location as well as start cruising and enjoying our special feast of Vietnamese Cuisine while the cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Lan Ha Bay.


  • Cruising all the way through both Halong Bay and less touristy Lan Ha Bay
  • Kayaking in remote and less touristy areas
  • Swimming
  • Overnight on the cruise in less touristy Lan Ha Bay

Day 1:


7.45 – 8.15: Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or stay in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. We drive through the Red River Delta giving you a chance to see local life before we make a break half way.

12 – 12.15: Arriving ha long harbor where we will transfer you to the cruise by speedboat. Enjoy a welcome drink & fresh towel.

13.00: Check-in your cabin. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. The cruise will escape crowded Halong Bay to cruise towards Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, which is a less touristy, more quiet and cleaner than Halong Bay. Take your cameras out as we pass amazing islands and beaches like, Finger Islet, Frog Islet, Teapot Islets and Dark and Bright cave…

15h00: Kayaking around Dark and Bright Cave area, which is located under water for millions of years, you may also see wild monkeys. This is for sure one of the most beautiful lagoons in Lan Ha Bay for kayaking activities. If you don’t like to do kayaking, you can sit on a sampan boat, which is rowed by local fisherman.

17h00: Back to the boat and enjoy our small sunset party on the upper deck with local fruits and tea. For those who would like the opportunity to jump off the boat into the emerald water, here’s your chance!

The Cruise will anchor in a tranquil lagoon in between Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Our Barbecue dinner will be served on the top deck (if the weather permits) or at the cozy restaurant with fresh seafood.

Evening: You can enjoy our activities like squid fishing or enjoy the company of your new friends at the bar area or play some games…

Day 2:


07.00 – 08.30: Enjoy breakfast on board.

08.30: Transfer to our Day Boat for a cruise to pristine places in less touristy Bai Tu Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay.

10.30: Biking & trekking through Viet Hai Villages – this is an amazing and original village in Cat Ba National Park, you will have the chance to explore the traditional culture and daily life of local fisherman here.

12.30: Enjoy seafood lunch on the boat and take some time to relax on the sundeck.

14.00: Kayaking & Swimming at Three Peach Beaches – these are pristine beaches with emerald water and white sandy beaches.

16.00: Cruise back to the Lan Ha Legend Cruise. Enjoy the second night on boat with new friends.

Day 3:


Wake up early to see the sunrise and recharge your battery with breakfast, tea, coffee and cake which is ready for you from 7h00 – 8h30.

We follow our unique route to try and catch some fish. At this place you can also do some extra kayaking or just relax on the cruise.

Around 9h30: We return to the cruise to refresh you and check out. You can enjoy our cooking demonstration (and to make Vietnamese Spring Roll) when the boat is cruising back to harbor.

An early lunch will be served on boat before arriving at the harbor.

12h30: Disembark at the harbor where our shuttle bus will take you back to your hotel or stay in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Estimated arrival time is around 5pm.

NOTE: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.

  • Full furnished cabin with A/C, hot water 
  • All meals on board:
    3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
  • Welcome drink 
  • Complementary bottle of water during transfers 
  • Cooking demonstrations 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees  
  • Kayaking 
  • 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 voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense 

Specific diet or eating requirements – 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!