Experience the beauty of Halong Bay on a day trip from Hanoi aboard Ambassador Cruise. Explore captivating caves, indulge in delectable cuisine, and enjoy stunning vistas before returning to Hanoi. Immerse yourself in a memorable Halong Bay adventure with Ambassador Cruise.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi.
7:15 AM: Passengers who have booked our shuttle bus service are kindly requested to gather at 23 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. If you have made your own transportation arrangements, you can directly proceed to the Ambassador’s Check-in Lounge located in Halong City.
7:30 AM: Depart from our designated pick-up point, as we begin our journey to the magnificent Halong Bay. Arrive at the Ambassador’s Check-in Lounge, situated at B135 – B138 Halong Street, Bai Chay, Halong, Quang Ninh.
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to the Ambassador Cruise. While sipping your welcome drink at the Piano Lounge or restaurant, our team will provide a brief orientation about the Ambassador Cruise, ensuring you have all the necessary information.
Settle in and marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery as the Ambassador Cruise glides through the captivating Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Prepare to be enchanted by the countless limestone islets that grace these waters. Embark on an exploration of the extraordinary Sung Sot Cave, renowned for its grandeur and the captivating stalactite formations that have evolved over thousands of years.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Indulge in a delectable buffet lunch while the Ambassador Cruise takes you on a picturesque journey, passing by famous landmarks like Ho Dong Tien Cave, Trong Cave, Me Cung Cave, and the enchanting Cua Van Floating Village.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Titov Island, a stunning destination boasting a crescent-shaped beach. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters or climb to the island’s summit for a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay. Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea served on the Sundecks, while you soak in the mesmerizing scenery of Halong Bay. Take advantage of the onboard amenities, whether you prefer a relaxing sunbath or an invigorating session in the open-air Jacuzzi pool.
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Settle any remaining bills and complete the check-out process at the reception on the first deck, as we begin our return journey to the harbor.
4:30 PM: Disembark at Halong International Cruise Port, bidding farewell to the Ambassador Cruise, and concluding our unforgettable adventure in this breathtaking destination.
- Round trip transfer by shuttle bus (optional).
- Shared cruise.
- Lunch on board.
- English-speaking guide on board.
- Halong bay sightseeing entrance fees.
What’s NOT included
- Surcharge for private transfer.
- Surcharge for public holidays.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
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.
For environmental protection purposes, the use and carrying of plastic bags, single-use plastic bottles, and any other disposable plastics is prohibited in Ha Long Bay.
Halong bay cruises
Lotussia Travel is a locally-owned tour operator that provides a variety of cruise options for visitors to Halong Bay in Vietnam. These include a one-day Halong Bay tour, a two-day and one-night itinerary, and a three-day and two-night cruise tour on either a traditional-style boat or a modern luxury ship with comfortable amenities. The itinerary above is just an example that can be further customized to better suit your preferences. You can choose to follow the itinerary as is or contact us to design a plan that’s tailored to your specific needs.
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.