Embark on an unforgettable 2-day Halong Bay adventure with our meticulously planned itinerary aboard Alisa Cruise. Departing from Hanoi’s Old Quarter, enjoy a scenic drive, explore enchanting caves, kayak through pristine waters, and savor delicious meals. Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with cooking classes, Taichi sessions, and more. Unwind on a luxurious cruise, capturing stunning sunsets and breathtaking landscapes. Experience the best of Halong Bay in comfort and style. Your journey of discovery starts here.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.
08:00–08:30 AM: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (if you have arranged for transfer). We will begin our journey to Halong Bay, a 2.5-hour drive aboard our shuttle bus.
Around 10:00 AM, we will make a delightful stop at the Pearl Farmhouse, where you can take a refreshing break for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
As we board the boat at 12:30 PM, a warm welcome awaits you.
At 01:00 PM, it’s time to satisfy your appetite with a delicious lunch, accompanied by the gentle cruising of the boat past a charming small fishing village.
By 02:20 PM, we will reach the enchanting Titop Island, where you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters and embark on a scenic hike. Don’t forget to bring your swimming suit, sun cream, sunglasses, and a little cash for any personal needs.
After exploring the breathtaking Sung Sot Cave, we will return to the Alisa boat, which will continue its voyage towards the kayaking area.
At 04:00 PM, get ready for an exhilarating kayaking experience. We recommend changing into appropriate attire, as there is a chance of getting wet. For the safety of your valuable electronics, we suggest leaving your camera and cell phone behind.
At 06:00 PM, join us for Happy Hour, where you can indulge in your favorite beverages while enjoying a stunning sunset party at the sky bar on the fourth floor.
By 06:15 PM, it’s time for a captivating cooking class. Discover the secrets of Vietnamese traditional cuisine as you prepare and savor mouth-watering Spring rolls.
At 07:00 PM, a delectable dinner will be served, offering a delightful array of flavors and dishes to satisfy your taste buds.
At 08:30 PM, embrace relaxation and enjoy some squid fishing, a tranquil and enjoyable activity to wind down the day.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
6:15 AM: Start your morning off right with a revitalizing Taichi class held on the third floor.
From 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM, indulge in a satisfying breakfast served to fuel you for the day ahead.
At 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM, it’s time to explore the captivating Sung Sot Cave. Ensure you have your hiking shoes and camera ready to capture the awe-inspiring moments.
By 9:45 AM, it’s check-out time. For your convenience, kindly place your luggage outside your door and return the room key to the reception. Our attentive staff will handle the transfer of your luggage to the jetty, allowing you to relax.
From 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM, enjoy an early lunch served onboard, ensuring you are fully satisfied before the next part of the journey.
At 10:30 AM, please proceed to the bar counter on the second floor to settle your bill.
Say your goodbyes to the friendly crew as you disembark at Alisa Harbor around 11:00 AM.
By 12:00 PM, it’s time to board the bus and begin your comfortable return journey back to Hanoi (if you have arranged for transfer).
With Alisa Premier Cruise’s carefully curated 2-day, 1-night itinerary, we ensure an unforgettable experience that showcases the best of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay while providing the utmost comfort and luxury for our esteemed guests.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.
Meals on board are fusion. Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guest should advise of any special food reference, allergies or dietary requirement at least 1 week prior to the cruise date.
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Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity holidays in Vietnam. Most of our trips are private customized, and specially designed for small group tours, family vacations. The itinerary above is only a sample that can be further customized to better fit your requirements. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect adventure.
Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
- Car transfers.
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Tour leader.
- Local porter(s).
- International travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
Our drivers don’t speak English. It’s possible that a few of them might know some basic words, such as telling time, stop, and lunch. If you’re looking for effective communication throughout the journey, we highly recommend booking a tour guide.
Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, Lotussia Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.
Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.
Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.
As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).
In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.
We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.