Embark on a memorable two-day journey in Ha Long Bay with Emperor Cruise and uncover the beauty of Vietnam. Engage in thrilling activities such as kayaking, swimming, and cave visits, while discovering secluded beaches, lagoons, coves, and caves. Book your extraordinary journey with us and create memories to last a lifetime.
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. We’ll take a comfort break along the way. The drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes approximately 3 ½ hours.
11:30 – 12:00: Upon arriving at Emperor Cruises, situated at No. 28 of Tuan Chau International Marina, our warm and friendly team will greet you in the lounge before you step on board the cruise.
Our knowledgeable Cruise Director will guide you through the boarding process, ensuring a seamless start to our captivating voyage through Halong Bay.
Indulge in a delectable set lunch menu served at our Can Chanh Palace Restaurant on the main deck. As you relish the flavors of authentic Vietnamese cuisine, immerse yourself in the graceful beauty of the surrounding bay.
Get ready to be enchanted as our cruise vessel approaches the Hang Luon Area (Luon cave). During this leisure time, you can paddle vibrant kayaks and explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of Halong Bay.
We will steer towards Titov Island, where you can relax on the beach or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in the natural splendor of the surroundings.
Join us on the sundeck for a delightful afternoon tea accompanied by soothing music and delectable canapés. Enhance your experience by participating in a captivating cooking demonstration, where you can test your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine against the breathtaking backdrop.
Immerse yourself in the charm of Halong Bay at night while savoring our exquisite A La Carte course menu for dinner at the Royal Palace Restaurant on board. Each dish is expertly crafted, tantalizing your taste buds.
For a touch of adventure, try your hand at squid fishing, a captivating nighttime activity that adds excitement to your memorable cruise experience.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
Start your day off right with an invigorating Vovinam exercise session on the sun-kissed sundeck. Bask in the morning sunshine and embrace the refreshing energy it brings.
Indulge in a light yet satisfying breakfast at our luxurious restaurant. Savor a delightful array of options including tea, coffee, pastries, cookies, and fresh juices, providing the perfect fuel for the day ahead.
Embark on an enchanting journey to discover the captivating Me Cung Cave, also known as the Cave of Maze. Immerse yourself in its rich historical and archaeological significance, dating back an astounding 10,000 years. Marvel at the intricate formations of stalactites and stalagmites, showcasing the diverse and mesmerizing ecological system of Halong Bay.
Take the time to pack your belongings and check out, ensuring a smooth transition for your departure.
Indulge in a delightful A La Carte brunch experience at the CAN CHANH restaurant on the first floor. Relish a variety of exquisite dishes while enjoying the scenic vistas as we cruise back to the mainland.
11:00 – 11:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina and disembark at the Emperor Cruises lounge, where you bid farewell to this remarkable journey. Take with you cherished memories of your time spent in Ha Long Bay as you continue on your onward travel plans.
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.