Carina Cruise Halong Bay 3 Days 2 Nights

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay with our meticulously crafted 3-day itinerary. Immerse yourself in the charm of Hanoi before setting sail on the Carina Cruise.  

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay with our meticulously crafted 3-day itinerary. Immerse yourself in the charm of Hanoi before setting sail on the Carina Cruise. From serene Tai Chi sessions at sunrise to exploring enchanting caves, picturesque floating villages, and indulging in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, each day promises a unique adventure. Discover the hidden gems of Halong Bay in small groups, experiencing personalized service and sustainable tourism. Join us for an intimate exploration that blends natural wonders, cultural encounters, and unforgettable moments.


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.

Between 07:45 and 08:15: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. You’ll be picked up by a shuttle bus or a private car. Enjoy the serene countryside views as we journey through farmlands and the Red River delta. Have your camera ready to capture the scenery. We’ll take a comfort break along the way. The drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes approximately 3 ½ hours.

Around 12:00 to 12:30, arrive at Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise and refresh with a welcome drink. Get acquainted with the captain and crew during the cruise briefing. Check in to your cabin. Take some time to relax and freshen up. Set sail while enjoying lunch. Join us for a typical local lunch either in the dining room or outdoors.

Afternoon, reach Surprising Cave and explore its marvels. Learn how the cave earned its intriguing name. Head to the Titop Island area and drop anchor in calm waters surrounded by picturesque islets. Visit Titop Island for swimming, snorkeling, or a short trek to the island’s summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Return to the sleeping area.

Early evening, gather on the sundeck to witness the sunset and join the Sunset party. It’s an ideal opportunity to make new friends, share your travel experiences, or simply enjoy the sunset. Savor an authentic Vietnamese dinner. After dinner, treat yourself to a wide selection of cocktails at the bar or engage in onboard activities like reading, games, movies, and even squid fishing.

Day 2: Halong Bay

Early risers can join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. The limestone peaks and islands provide a stunning backdrop for this mind-focusing and body-conditioning practice. Enjoy a local breakfast.

Transfer to a smaller boat to explore the Maze Cave. Visit one of Halong Bay’s most beautiful caves and hike to the mountain’s peak for a breathtaking World Heritage view. Immerse yourself in the captivating vistas of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we sail to Cửa Vạn Floating Village. Arrive at Cửa Vạn Floating Village. Our guide will provide insights into this captivating floating village and its local community. Choose between kayaking to explore the village or comfortably observing the fishermen’s daily life from a bamboo boat rowed by locals.

Around noon, enjoy lunch on board the cruise.

Afternoon, cruise to the Peal Farm and witness the pearl-making process, from cultivation to harvesting, in Halong Bay. Return to the cruise to relax and unwind.

Early evening, meet on the sundeck to watch the sunset and interact with fellow travelers. Delight in an authentic Vietnamese dinner. After dinner, treat yourself to a flavorful cocktail or participate in onboard activities such as reading, games, movies, and squid fishing.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi.

Start your day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck, focusing your mind and invigorating your body. Enjoy a local breakfast. Take in the stunning Bay views and limestone islets as we sail to Luon Cave. Choose to explore the cave by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by locals.

09:00: Check out of your cabin at your leisure while the cruise passes other beautiful highlights in the bay. Join a short Cooking demonstration class to learn how to make spring rolls before an early lunch.

Around 12:00, disembark from the cruise and bid farewell to the crew. Return to Hanoi via minibus or private transport. Anticipated arrival at your hotel is around 16:30.


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.

Halong bay cruise tours

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.

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Halong City, Hanoi

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Daily, Upon Request

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Itinerary disclaimer

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).
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.


Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation.
  • Tour leader.
  • Local porter(s).
  • International travel insurance.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour guide

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.

Trip routes

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.


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