Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Glory Legend Cruise Halong Bay 2 Days 1 Night itinerary. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Vietnam as you cruise from Hanoi to Halong City. Discover the charm of Tuan Chau island and experience the wonders of Halong Bay – a New Seven Wonder of Nature. Indulge in Vietnamese cuisine, explore hidden caves, and relax on pristine beaches. Engage in Tai Chi sessions, cooking classes, and witness breathtaking sunsets over the bay. Your expertly designed adventure awaits – book now for a truly immersive and enchanting experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.
Our shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in the center of Hanoi. We will then drive to Halong City, allowing you to take in the picturesque landscape of the Red River Delta countryside. We’ll have a brief stopover in Hai Duong province for about 30 minutes to freshen up.
Upon arriving at Tuan Chau island, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a welcome drink at the Glory Legend Cruise Lounge. Afterward, we will transfer you to the Glory Legend Cruise. During this time, you will receive a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in procedures. As we begin cruising, you’ll have the chance to explore Halong Bay, a recognized New Seven Wonder of Nature.
Lunch will be served on board, featuring a selection of delicious Vietnamese dishes. While cruising through the bay, you’ll pass by some of the most stunning and serene areas, including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim Beach, and Coconut Three Island.
Next, we’ll visit the Tung Sau area, where you can witness the process of cultured pearl production, from cultivation to harvesting and sculpting. Additionally, you can engage in kayaking if you prefer, immersing yourself in the vibrant pearl-making environment.
We’ll also stop at the beautiful Ti Top Beach for swimming (weather permitting). This beach is renowned for its refreshing atmosphere, clear water, and soft white sand, providing the perfect setting for relaxation. For those looking for a panoramic view of Halong Bay, a short hike to the top of Ti Top Beach offers a breathtaking perspective.
Returning to the boat, you’ll have some free time as we sail to the Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for the night.
Optional: We offer a massage service on board. If interested, please directly book with the Cruise Manager (refer to the massage menu).
Later, you can participate in a Cooking class on the sundeck, where you’ll learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Following the class, take advantage of Happy Hour (Buy one drink, get one free), a perfect time to relax, chat, and enjoy the splendid sunset over Halong Bay.
In the evening from 19:30 to 23:00, savor a Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner. As night falls, you can unwind by chatting at the bar, watching various Vietnamese cultural films, playing cards and chess, or simply enjoying the romantic ambiance with music. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at squid fishing and fishing from the boat.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
Embark on an early morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan, combines slow and gentle movements with deep breathing and relaxation techniques. As you practice Tai Chi, enjoy a breakfast spread of coffee, tea, and pastries served in the dining room, accompanied by the morning’s breathtaking bay view.
From 08:00 to 11:30, take a tender boat to Sung Sot Cave. After ascending approximately 100 steps to the cave entrance, you’ll spend about 45 minutes exploring its captivating beauty, featuring stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat via tender, and be sure to wear appropriate footwear for this adventure.
Back on the Glory Legend Cruises, check-out procedures will be completed at the reception desk. While cruising back to Tuan Chau Wharf, indulge in a lunch on board, relishing the scenic views of the bay from the sundeck or the dining room.
Disembark at Tuan Chau Wharf and bid farewell to the crew.
From 12:00 to 17:00, your return to Hanoi via shuttle bus includes a mid-journey stopover at a traditional workshop for a brief visit and refreshments lasting about 30 minutes.
Arriving back in Hanoi, your Halong Bay adventure concludes.
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.