Experience the Heritage Cruise 2-day, 1-night adventure in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Discover pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, and tropical forests. Enjoy kayaking, biking, and cave exploration. Indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine, relax with massages, and participate in activities like Vovinam and squid fishing. Book your unforgettable Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay journey now.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Hotel pick-up for your trip to Tuan Chau International Marina in Halong City (shuttle bus available if booked).
12:00 PM: Welcome to the Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau International Marina. Take a moment to refresh and relax before boarding the cruise.
Step aboard the Heritage Cruises boat and be greeted with a welcome drink. Get a comprehensive cruise briefing, receive safety instructions, and check-in to your suite. Indulge in a delicious lunch at L’indochine Restaurant.
Embark on a remarkable journey through Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago, where the limestone mountains create magnificent landscapes. This hidden gem is known for its untouched beauty, as it is less frequented by cruise boats.
The cruise vessel approaches Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach beaches) or Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay, a natural border between Halong and Haiphong provinces. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, whether through kayaking or a refreshing swim, and explore the captivating caves, coves, and approximately 400 islands.
Return to Heritage Cruises and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere onboard or in the comfort of your suite. Witness the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while sipping a cocktail. Treat yourself to afternoon tea and join a Vietnamese cooking class led by the talented chef.
7:30 PM: Delight in a memorable dining experience at the restaurant, where you can savor local delicacies in a romantic and intimate setting.
Take in the captivating views of the bay from the top deck bar during the evening hours. Engage in squid fishing and unwind with your favorite beverages. The bars remain open until late. Enjoy a restful overnight stay onboard the cruise.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
Begin your day with an energizing session of Vovinam on the sundeck, immersing yourself in the art of Vietnamese martial arts. Enjoy a delightful light breakfast served on board, preparing you for the adventures ahead.
Hop aboard a bamboo boat and embark on a fascinating exploration of the Dark and Bright Cave. Marvel at the mesmerizing stalactites adorning the cave ceiling and immerse yourself in the natural splendor surrounding you. Return to the comfort of the boat for the checkout process, bidding farewell to the captivating Lan Ha Bay.
10:00 AM: Indulge in a satisfying brunch while cruising back to the mainland, savoring a variety of delectable dishes.
11:00 AM: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, where you will disembark from the boat, concluding your unforgettable journey through the bay. Take advantage of the leisure time in our inviting lounge as you await your pick-up service for your next destination, enjoying the comfort and amenities available.
If you have opted for our limousine service, our professional chauffeur will be ready to whisk you away to your hotel in Hanoi, ensuring a seamless and comfortable transfer.
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.
Lan Ha 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.
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.