Embark on a journey of discovery with Elite of the Seas’ 2 Days, 1 Night itinerary to explore the natural wonder of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy activities such as sea swimming, kayaking, and local rowing boat while experiencing Vietnamese hospitality on board. Book your adventure now.
Elite of the Seas” is the perfect cruise to fully experience the wonders of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. This cruise offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to witness the beauty of nature. With a variety of activities such as sea swimming, kayaking, and even riding in local rowing boats, guests can truly immerse themselves in the surroundings. The enthusiastic hosts/hostesses provide top-notch service, making the 2-day-1-night cruise the ultimate way to experience Vietnamese hospitality at its best.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
Experience a seamless transition from the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the tranquil waters of Ha Long Bay with our convenient pick-up service. Once you arrive at the port, you will be whisked away to the cruise ship via speedboat, allowing you to start your adventure on the bay as soon as possible.
Upon arrival, check-in at the reception and settle into your cabin, complete with all the amenities you need to ensure a comfortable stay. You will then have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious lunch and receive your key to complete the check-in process.
After lunch, join other guests at the reception area to participate in kayaking activities and explore the stunning limestone formations up close. If the weather allows, capture the breathtaking views of the bay by taking pictures with the cruise ship via drone at the Sundeck area.
As the day draws to a close, enjoy a sunset party while sipping on refreshing drinks and watching the sun dip below the horizon. Then, attend a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and techniques.
Unwind during Happy Hour and socialize with other guests while enjoying drinks and snacks. Finally, savor a sumptuous dinner, complete with fresh seafood and other local specialties, before retiring to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
Start your day off right by enjoying the stunning sunrise and participating in a golf class. Afterwards, join a Tai Chi exercise class to relax and center your mind and body.
Next, indulge in a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead. Gather at the reception area to embark on a local rowing boat tour of Dark and Bright Cave, where you can marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
As the cruise comes to an end, pack up your luggage and place it in front of your cabin door, ready to be collected for disembarkation. Return the key to the reception counter and enjoy a final buffet meal in our restaurant before settling any remaining payments for personal expenses like beverages or spa treatments.
Return to the mainland via speedboat, taking in the last scenic views of the bay. Then, return to the harbor and be dropped off in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you can continue your adventure or head back to your hotel to relax after an unforgettable experience on Ha Long Bay.
Price per person based on double occupancy.
- Round trip transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong City – Hanoi.
- Fully equipped luxury en-suite cabins with multi A/C, marble bathrooms, and the finest bathroom amenities.
- All meals included during your stay on board.
- Tender/speedboat transfers to and from the ship.
- A welcome drink to kick off your experience.
- Live music to enjoy during your cruise.
- 24-hour room service with no additional charges.
- 24-hour food orders with no additional charges.
- Unlimited refilled bottled fresh water.
- Cookery demonstrations for a hands-on experience.
- Entrance and sightseeing fees included in the package.
- Tai chi, games, gym, swimming pool, and library available for your enjoyment.
- Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, and squid fishing.
- Internet wifi and Satellite-HD LED TV for entertainment.
- Fishing and golf equipment provided for your use.
- English-speaking guides to enhance your experience.
- On-board insurance and service charges included in the package.
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 Elite of the Seas 2 Day 1 Night Itinerary 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.