Experience the stunning natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay with a 2-day, 1-night cruise aboard the luxurious Aqua of the Seas. Enjoy Tai Chi sessions on the sundeck, explore fishing villages by kayaking, and indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Relax on your private balcony with sea views, soak in the Jacuzzi, or participate in fishing and squid fishing at night. Book now and create unforgettable memories on this breathtaking adventure.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
The day starts with a pick-up service from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. After arriving at the waiting room at No.11 Tuan Chau International Port at noon, the Aqua of the Seas reception will assist you with the check-in procedures at the Customs area.
At 12:30 PM, you’ll board the speedboat to move to Aqua of the Seas Cruise, where you’ll be greeted by the captain, manager, and crew members with a welcome drink. You’ll receive safety instructions on board before being handed over your room keys. Once settled, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with a panoramic view of Lan Ha Bay at 1:00 PM.
The cruise will then move near Ba Trai Dao (or Vung Tra Bau) beach in Lan Ha Bay at around 4:00 PM, where you can engage in ideal activities such as kayaking and bathing, surrounded by 400 large and small islands.
After returning to the Aqua of the Seas cruise at 5:00 PM, guests are free to rest on the yacht or catch the sunset on the sundeck. From 5:15 PM, you can choose to enjoy afternoon tea or join a Vietnamese cooking class.
At 7:30 PM, a luxurious and romantic dinner will be served in a spacious restaurant. You can then head to the bar, karaoke, or the sundeck to admire the magical view of Lan Ha Bay at night. Additionally, squid fishing near the night will help you relax and ensure a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
As the sun rises over Lan Ha Bay, you can participate in the Tai Chi session on the sundeck of the Aqua of the Seas Cruise at 6:30 AM. Enjoy the fresh air, dreamy scenery, and gentle music as you start a new day. Following the session, savor a delicious breakfast.
From 7:30 to 8:45 AM, continue the journey to the Bright & Dark Cave aboard the Aqua of the Seas Cruise. Take this time to rest and relax as you approach the cave. Once there, you have the option to explore the wild beauty of the cave on a bamboo boat rowed by locals.
After exploring, you will check-out at 9:30 AM. Then, at 10:00 AM, enjoy a buffet lunch featuring new and exciting Vietnamese dishes. Take in the stunning views of the bay one last time before the Aqua of the Seas cruise ship docks in Tuan Chau at 11:50 to 12:00 AM, ending the cruise. A shuttle bus will then take you back to Hanoi.
Price per person based on double occupancy (Junior Cabin).
- 2D1N cruise package with comfortable room.
- All rooms feature a private balcony with a sea view and a bathtub.
- Modern Jacuzzi is available for free use.
- Meals are provided according to the program.
- Afternoon fruit and drink party.
- Fruit juice offered when boarding the cruise.
- Free use of kayaks and bamboo boats.
- Free room decoration with flowers and cakes for special occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and marriage proposals.
- Participation in kayaking and bamboo boat activities to visit caves.
- Sightseeing tickets are included in the program.
- Enjoy cooking and tea making performances.
- Free internet wifi and satellite TV in all rooms.
- Modern gym room available.
- Fishing equipment is provided for squid fishing in the evening.
- Experienced and dedicated cruise guide.
- Insurance included in scenic tickets and service fees.
- Free daily karaoke at the restaurant.
What’s NOT included
- Room upgrade.
- Supplement for single cabin.
- Surcharge for public holidays.
- Spa, massage.
- 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.
Lan Ha bay cruises
Lotussia Travel is a locally-owned tour operator that provides a variety of cruise options for visitors to Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. These include a one-day Lan Ha 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 Aqua of the Seas Lan Ha Bay Overnight Cruise 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.