Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay on a 3-day cruise aboard the L’Amour Junk. Explore the hidden gems of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites at your own pace, with activities like kayaking, cave exploring, and floating village visits. Relax in the comfort of your traditional wooden cabin and indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Make memories that will last a lifetime on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong City – Bai Tu Long Bay.
08:30 – 09:00 AM: We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, ensuring a convenient start to your journey.
11:20 – 11:50 AM: Upon arrival, we’ll extend a warm welcome to you at the Waiting Lounge in the Indochina Junk Ha Long Office, where you’ll proceed with the check-in process. Sit back and relax as we transfer you to the port in a comfortable electric car, ensuring a seamless transition.
Once you step aboard the junk, take a moment to settle in and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Our friendly staff will provide you with a comprehensive cruise briefing, ensuring you’re well-informed about the upcoming activities.
Indulge in a delightful lunch served in the outdoor dining room, making the most of the scenic surroundings (subject to weather conditions). As we cruise towards the enchanting Bai Tu Long Bay, be captivated by the mesmerizing formations that adorn the landscape.
Immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village. Glide through the serene waters on a rustic rowboat, interact with the friendly locals, and witness the floating school and fish farms along the way.
Return to the comfort of the junk, where you can unwind and relax at your leisure. Take this time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings and create lasting memories.
7:00 – 9:00 PM: Indulge in a sumptuous dinner served onboard, savoring delicious flavors as you enjoy an overnight stay in Cap La. Let the tranquil ambiance of the bay lull you into a peaceful night’s sleep.
Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay.
6:00 – 8:00 AM: Wake up to the invigorating morning atmosphere and treat yourself to the fresh air and gentle breeze of the bay. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board, setting the perfect start to your day.
Set sail towards the enchanting Cong Dam, while our knowledgeable guides enlighten you about the geological marvels that adorn Bai Tu Long Bay. It’s time for an exciting adventure! Grab your kayak and explore the hidden lagoons and geological park of Cong Dam, immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty.
Prepare your taste buds for a delightful BBQ lunch on a pristine, secluded beach. Indulge in the flavors of grilled goodness amidst the idyllic surroundings.
As we continue our cruise, take some leisurely moments to relax on the Junk. Soak in the tranquility and admire the captivating scenery as we make our way to the serene Cong Do area.
7:00 PM: Savor a delectable dinner served onboard, relishing the culinary delights while being surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of the bay. Drift off to a restful night’s sleep as you spend the night on board, cherishing the memories you’ve made throughout the day.
Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay – Halong City – Hanoi.
6:00 – 8:00 AM: Wake up to the picturesque morning view of the bay’s landscape and savor a cup of tea or coffee. Indulge in a delicious breakfast, immersing yourself in the fresh air and serene surroundings.
Arrive at Hon Co Island, where you’ll have the opportunity to uncover the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave. Explore the cave’s fascinating wonders and marvel at its natural beauty.
Return to the boat and begin your cruise back to Cap La. As you bid farewell to your cabin, take in the final moments of the journey while a delectable A-La-Carte lunch is served, treating your taste buds to delightful flavors. Delight in the flavors of the sumptuous lunch, savoring each bite as you glide towards the harbor, enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the bay.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Disembark from the boat and embark on a scenic drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province. Take a brief break in this charming Vietnamese agricultural village, renowned for its cultural heritage and traditional practices. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Vietnamese artistry as you enjoy a mesmerizing water puppet show, skillfully performed by local artists.
4:00 PM: Arrive back in Hanoi, bringing your incredible journey to a close. Reflect on the cherished memories and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
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.
Bai Tu Long 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.