2-Day Halong Bay Luxury Boat Cruise with Kayaking

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Hanoi

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This overnight luxury boat cruise is well-designed to provide a comfortable experience on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.Take a kayak to get a closer look at Bright Cave and travel with your guide to surprising cave. Most meals included.
Day 1: Ha Noi – Tuan Chau Harbor - Bright Cave area (L, D)Your tour starts with a pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. After that, leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay. Once you arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, where you will be transferred to the boat by tender. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.A delicious set menu lunch is served in the restaurant while enjoying the amazing scenery. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright Cave area, the border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.After 2.5 hours of cruising, the boat will stop in the Bright’s Cave area for kayaking (A bamboo boat will be arranged for those who cannot kayak) to visit the small cave and beautiful lagoons. Kayaking provides the opportunity to explore the beautiful lagoons and get closer to the island.As the sun sets over the bay, head back to your boat and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck, or you can order your favorite drink while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area. Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner, you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck, or experience squid fishing before retiring.Day 2: Surprising Cave - Tuan Chau Harbor– Ha Noi (B, L)Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea, then have breakfast in the fresh air. Then visit the impressive Surprising Cave of Halong Bay with your tour guide. It is a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as your boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island, the symbol of Halong Bay, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.A cooking demonstration before lunch shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. You will learn the recipes and techniques to create this popular dish of the Vietnamese people. Lunch is served on-board during cruising towards the harbor.You will tender back to Tuan Chau Marina, then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi, arriving around 5:00pm.

What’s included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled water in your room (2 bottles)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • Pickup at hotels out of Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Personal expenses
  • Surcharge US$ 45 per person for compulsory dinner on following periods: December 24th, December 31st, Lunar New Year Event

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi – Tuan Chau Harbor - Bright Cave area (L, D) Your tour starts with a pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. After that, leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay. Once you arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, where you will be transferred to the boat by tender. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin. A delicious set menu lunch is served in the restaurant while enjoying the amazing scenery. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright Cave area, the border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. After 2.5 hours of cruising, the boat will stop in the Bright’s Cave area for kayaking (A bamboo boat will be arranged for those who cannot kayak) to visit the small cave and beautiful lagoons. Kayaking provides the opportunity to explore the beautiful lagoons and get closer to the island. As the sun sets over the bay, head back to your boat and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck, or you can order your favorite drink while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area. Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner, you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck, or experience squid fishing before retiring.
Day 2: Surprising Cave - Tuan Chau Harbor– Ha Noi (B, L) Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea, then have breakfast in the fresh air. Then visit the impressive Surprising Cave of Halong Bay with your tour guide. It is a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience. Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as your boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island, the symbol of Halong Bay, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands. A cooking demonstration before lunch shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. You will learn the recipes and techniques to create this popular dish of the Vietnamese people. Lunch is served on-board during cruising towards the harbor. You will tender back to Tuan Chau Marina, then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi, arriving around 5:00pm.
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