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From Hanoi: Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay Day Cruise

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Escape Hanoi's hustle and bustle on a serene day cruise through Lan Ha and Ha Long Bays. Explore their stunning natural ecosystem, limestone caves, and karst islands.


  • Enjoying a seven hour cruise in the tranquil waters of Lan Ha and Ha Long Bays
  • Savor a gourmet lunch with a range of options available
  • Boat into the hidden Dark and Bright Caves, admiring the flora and fauna
  • Ride under karst columns on a traditional sampan boat rowed by a local


07:45 – 8:30 Hotel Pick Up Our English-speaking tour guide will pick up guests from various hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, ranging from 07:45 – 8:30 AM, we try to make the pick-ups as timely as possible but with morning traffic in the Old Quarter and many hotels to collect from this time is approximate. Please be ready to help expedite this process. 10:00 - 10:15 Short Lavatory Break Quick rest stop halfway to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or grab a quick snack in case you missed breakfast (our driver appreciates a coffee break as well!) before we get back on the road and finish the drive. 11:30 – 11:45 Boarding the Cruise The bus will arrive at Tuan Chau marina and reach our pier, where our welcoming staff will be waiting for your arrival with a big smile. A complimentary welcome drink will be served, and a quick briefing as we set off into the bay. 12:00– 13:00 Lunch On Board. The bar will be open for the entirety of the service. 14:00 - 15:00 kayaking or Sitting on Bamboo Boat to Visit the Bright - Dark Cave We will spend 1-hour round trip paddling through a little grotto and into our private lagoon, surrounded by rock walls in all directions. It's a peaceful little corner of Halong Bay all to ourselves. The tour guide will tell the folklore of Halong Bay before paddling back to the boat. 15:15 - 15:45 Frog Pond, Swimming-Lan Ha Bay Enjoy in the trampoline, water slide , go for a swim, or just stay on the boat and relax in Lan Ha Bay. You will have 1hour to enjoy the sand between your toes. So, relax and take a few moments to reflect on the absolute beauty of this natural wonder of the world. 16:00 Cooking Demonstration Learn the history of a traditional Vietnamese dish that is the most famous. From the fresh ingredients to the preparation method, and then have a try at making them yourselves. You’ll be able to make Vietnamese summer rolls in your own kitchen after this informative and fun course. Excite all your friends and family at home with your new skills! 16:30 Sunset Ceremony - Tea, Cakes Complimentary Vietnamese teas, fresh fruit, and little cakes to keep you satisfied until you return to Hanoi. While the sunset starts to drop and the sky fills with deep red, purple, and yellow, enjoy the return sail back. 17:45 – 18:00 Disembark: We dock at the harbor, get back onto the Limousine, and go on the highway. A quick stop halfway, and back to Hanoi. 20:00- 20:30 Hotel Drop: The tour guide will deliver you to the front door of the hotel, of your choice, in the Old Quarter.


Luxury shuttle bus from Hanoi to Got Harbour and back with complimentary bottled water Professional English-speaking guide Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets Seven hour cruise Kayaking/sampan boat Lunch Cooking class

Important Information

  • Entrance fees, sightseeing tickets, and kayaking/sampan boat are included in the ticket price
  • Personal expenses and all other services not mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the ticket price

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