Unique Experiences:
  • Stay aboard a beautiful wooden boat to explore the UNESCO certified Halong Bay and its thousands of limestone islets.
  • Enjoy an on-board cooking class to learn more about the local culture.
  • Relax by swimming, kayaking, and sunbathing on beautiful sandy beaches.
  • Discover Lan Ha Bay, the less-visited twin of Halong Bay.

Shared Group Experience - This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers and expect to share your experience with up to 26 travellers on the shared bus trip and 20  travellers on boat.

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

From March to May and from September to February every year

March to May: Some days with light rain and clear blue sky
June to August (this tour is not operated): Hot months! Some days with heavy rain, which mostly quickly over. High season in Cat Ba Island, there’ll be a lot of travellers and many Vietnamese tourists, especially on the weekends.
September to November: Best time to enjoy Halong Bay with cool temperature
December to January: Cold with strong wind, can be misty and rainy sometimes.

Note: This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked on 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 Accommodation:

On Boat

Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

This tour is not recommended for: Children below 7 years of age. 
Children from 7 years of age and above will be treated and pay as adults.

Included in Price:

Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
Accommodation: 1 x Night on Deluxe Boat with Private Bathroom, 1 x Night at a 2-Star Standard Hotel on Cat Ba Island
Entrance Fees: All Entrance Fees, Tourist Registration According to The Itinerary
Transport: Shuttle Bus (No Tour Guide) and Boat According to Itinerary
Others/Activities: English-Speaking Guide 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:
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay

We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 – 8:40 AM and we'll drive you to Halong Bay. You’ll enjoy the peaceful scenery as we drive through the countryside and admire the endless rows of rice paddies. 
By noon we’ll arrive at Tuan Chau harbour, transfer to our boat, and begin our cruise on Halong Bay. Relax and enjoy the on-board lunch as we cruise to Ga Choi Mountain. We'll make a stop to explore the one of the most beautiful wonder caves, or head over to the Trong cave area, where you can have fun kayaking. We’ll then return to the boat and enjoy an insightful cooking class.  
As evening falls, we’ll enjoy dinner on the boat and relax or party with the on-board karaoke, squid fishing or just knock back a few drinks on the sundeck. 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Overnight on The Boat.

Day 2: Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay and to Cat Ba Island
We begin our morning around 7:00 AM with coffee, tea, and breakfast which will be served while cruising towards the nicest beach, where we'll climb to the top of the mountain to experience the view of Halong Bay from above. We'll climb back down, transfer to a small day boat and sail to discover the beauty of Lan Ha Bay.

On the way to Lan Ha Bay, we’ll stop by at the Dark & Light Caves for kayaking. Then we’ll be heading to Ba Trai Dao to have a swim and have fun doing high jump from the boat.

After having lunch on the boat, we’ll take you to Monkey Island for a little hiking and more swimming. We’ll get off the boat around 15:00 PM to get a bus transfer, which will to take you to Cat Ba Town where you’ll be checking in to your hotel.

Your second day ends with having dinner that will be served at the restaurant of your hotel.

The evening is left free for you to enjoy the night life of Cat Ba Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Cat Ba Hotel, or similar.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island to Ha Long Bay to Hanoi
Check-out from your hotel in Cat Ba Town and be ready to depart for your early pick-up by 6:30 AM, the bus will take you to Ben Beo Harbor to board you on the boat and sail towards Halong Bay.

By late morning, you'll be transferred to Fantasea Boat and cruise back to Tuan Chau Harbor, your lunch will be served on the boat.
Once arriving Tuan Chau Harbor, you’ll continue with a bus ride to Hanoi and end the trip at your hotel or drop-off points around Hanoi Old Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: None
Note: The itinerary will be changed subject to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.

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