Sunlight Classic Cruise (Boat – Hotel) 3D2N

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the old quarter in Hanoi for the 3.5 hours drive to Halong Bay where you will board the Swan Cruise at Hon Gai for your 2 days & 1 night cruise. Explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on this unique location as well as start cruising and enjoying our special lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine while the Swan Cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Bai Tu Long Bay. 

Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Bai Tu Long Bay while being served by our friendly, well-trained and professional staff on board. 

Day 1:

Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay (L-D) 

7:30 – 8:30 Tour guide will come to pick you up at suggested places around Old Quarter for Lan Ha Bay. 

12:30Embark at Cai Beo harbor, Cat Ba Island. Transferred by tender to the Cruise. Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin. 

13:00Savor lunch on board while cruise heads to center of Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay. 

15:00Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak or bamboo boat and go for swimming or snorkeling in nearby area. Come back to cruise later to enjoy sun set party and cooking class. 

18:00Dinner will be served. 

19:15 Enjoy free time on your own with karaoke singing or try your luck with squid fishing… 

Day 2:

Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba NP (B-L-D)

07:00 Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served for light breakfast on board 

07:45 Ride the bicycle through the forest to Viet Hai Village (5km). Take a short trek through the forest. Go back to harbor by bicycle. 

10:00 Check out your cabin. Enjoy the view while Cruise heads back to Cat Ba town. 

10:30 Brunch will be served on board. 

12:00 Disembark Ben Beo Harbor. Bus will take you to hotel to check in. 

15:00 Tour guide take you to Canon Fort. Here you can have the overview of the whole Cat Ba town with nearby famous island. 

19:00 Dinner at hotel. After dinner is free time where you can discover Cat Ba Town on your own.

Day 3:

Cat Ba NP – Hanoi (B-L)

07:00 Start the morning with breakfast served at hotel. 

08:00Tour guide take you to Cat Ba National park and Trung Trang Cave where you have the chance to study more about the beauty of nature. 

11:30Check out and have lunch at your hotel. 

13:00Say goodbye to Cat Ba Island. Get on bus back to Hanoi. 

17:00Back to Hanoi. Drop off at your hotel in Old Quarter. 


  • Private cabin with A/C, hot water and private room at the hotel in Cat Ba 
  • Meals, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts 
  • All activities like kayaking, entrance and sightseeing fees  
  • English speaking guide  
  • 2-way transfer (only in Hanoi old quarter) 
  • Taxes and Service Charges 
  • (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 

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!