Embark on an unforgettable Halong Bay day trip with our meticulously planned itinerary. Departing from Hanoi’s Old Quarter, enjoy a scenic limousine journey to Quang Ninh Province. Step aboard the JadeSails cruise, relish a sumptuous lunch, explore enchanting caves, and observe a floating village. Swim in Lan Ha Bay’s tranquil waters, join a cooking demo, and unwind at a mesmerizing sunset party. Return to Hanoi with cherished memories. Your Halong Bay adventure awaits!
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi.
07:00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. We will kick off the day as we embark on a two-hour road journey to Quang Ninh Province. Sit back and relax in our limousine while we travel via the expressway.
Once we arrive at Tuan Chau marina, it’s time to board the JadeSails cruise. Welcome aboard! Indulge in a delicious lunch served on the boat while you soak in the stunning views.
Afterward, get ready for some adventure! Choose between kayaking or taking a local rowing boat to explore the enchanting Dark and Bright Cave. As we continue our journey, you’ll have the chance to observe the fascinating floating village passing by.
Escape the heat by taking a refreshing swim in a tranquil area of Lan Ha Bay. For those interested in culinary delights, we have a special cooking demonstration prepared for you.
As the day draws to a close, join us for a delightful sunset party, where you can unwind and enjoy the moment. We will then make our way back to Tuan Chau marina by boat.
At 17:20, it’s time to disembark and enjoy a comfortable limousine ride back to Hanoi via the new expressway.
Finally, at 19:30, we will drop you off at your hotel doorstep, concluding our Halong bay day trip aboard the Jade Sails Cruise.
- Round trip transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong City – Hanoi.
- Shared cruise.
- Lunch on board.
- English-speaking guide on board.
- Two bottles of water provided in the transfer vehicle.
- Entrance fees.
What’s NOT included
- Surcharge for private transfer.
- Surcharge for public holidays.
- 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.
Halong bay cruises
Lotussia Travel is a locally-owned tour operator that provides a variety of cruise options for visitors to Halong Bay in Vietnam. These include a one-day Halong 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 Jade Sails Cruise Halong Bay 1 Day 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.