Unique Experiences:
  • Explore the uncrowded parts of UNESCO-certified Halong Bay – away from the traditional tourist route.
  • Discover impressive caves, swim in the emerald green waters, kayak below the karst islands, explore the raw beauty of nature and relax on-board your ship.
  • Stay overnight on board a beautiful wooden ship, and spend the evening stargazing on the upper deck.

Shared Group Experience – normally has more than 2 people in a group and expect to share your experience with up to 20 others on the boat.
Please note that this tour might have fixed departure days. We recommend you to check and book in advance to secure your preferred departure day.

Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily
Travel Season:

All Year
March to May: Some days have light rain. Clear with blue sky
June to August: Hot months! Some days have heavy rain which is mostly quickly over. High season in Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island. There will be a lot of travellers and many Vietnamese tourists, especially in the weekends.
September to November: The best time to enjoy Halong Bay with cool temperature
December to January: Cold with strong wind. Sometimes it is misty and rainy

This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.

Type of Transportation:

Minibus and boat

Type of Accommodation:

Deluxe boat in private rooms with private bathrooms.

Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

Infant: 0 - 2 years of age sharing existing bed with parents is free of charged.
Children: 3 – 6 years of age
This tour is recommended for: People of all ages.

Included in Price:

Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner.
Accommodation: 2 x nights on deluxe boat with private bathroom.
Entrance fees: All entrances fees, Ha Long Bay tourist registration included in the trip.
Transport: Mini bus and boat according to itinerary.
English speaking tour guide: Included for the entire tour according to itinerary.

Excluded from Price:

•  Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
•  Tips to guide and driver
•  Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba National Park, Sung Sot cave, Remote parts of Halong Bay
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay

You will be picked up from your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter between 08:00 - 08:40 AM and slowly leave Hanoi to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery through the countryside with paddy fields of rice and we will make a short break along the way.

Once arriving at Tuan Chau Hobor, you will be transferred by boat to Fantasea Cruise. Enjoy your welcome drink, check-in to your accommodation, relax for a bit, have your lunch that will be served at the restaurant and begin cruising to Halong Bay.

We will first cruise to Ga Choi mountain and stop at Surprise Cave to admire its beauty or head to Trong cave area for kayaking. 

After have fun some fun and relaxing with some water activity, you will return to the boat and join a cooking class.

Your dinner will be served at the restaurant in the evening, then the rest of the night is left free for you to do squid fishing, playing board games, watching movies, drinking on the sundeck while gazing at the sky full of stars or even go for karaoke night!
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Fantasea Cruise at the most possible quiet area permitted by the Government authority.

Day 2: Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay and to Halong Bay

Get up early to catch the beautiful sunrise, have your breakfast, tea and coffee that will be served around 7:00 AM at the restaurant.

After finishing your breakfast, you will be transferred to a smaller boat and sail along the peaceful bay to explore the majestic limestone islands in Lan Ha Bay. We’ll stop by at the Dark and Light cave, doing kayak and explore the area before continuing with the boat to Ba Trai Dao area. You’ll have time to enjoy water activities such as swimming, diving, go for a high jump off the boat or even lay down by the sand and just enjoy the scenery.

Your lunch will be served on the boat, you’ll have sometimes to relax on the sundeck after lunch while the boat leaves Lan Ha Bay and sail to Ha Long Bay to transfer you back to Fantasea Cruise.
Your dinner will be served at the restaurant this evening. After delicious meal, you can join the fishing excursion, watch a movie, have some drinks at the bar, play games or even lay down and relax with your favorite book.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Fantasea Cruise at the most possible quiet area permitted by the Government authority.

Day 3: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Breakfast is served at the same time this morning with coffee and tea, while we cruise along to one of the nicest beaches for a swim, you can climb to the top of the mountain and check out the fantastic view of Halong Bay.

Immerse yourselves in this amazing location of Halong Bay on your last day over lunch as we are cruising to Tuan Chau Harbor.

Once arriving to the mainland, you will end your trip by being transferred by bus to Hanoi and get drop-off at your hotel or at the drop-off points around Hanoi Old Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: The itinerary will be changed subject to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.

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