Join us for a wonderful 2-day, 1-night overnight cruise with Lavender Elegance Cruise and explore the wonders of Halong Bay. See the captivating beauty of Tortoise Islet and Me Cung Cave, kayak through the clear waters. Relax with a sunset party and enjoy a cozy overnight stay on board. Experience the amazing scenery of Halong Bay’s breathtaking landscapes. Reserve your unforgettable overnight cruise adventure today!
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.
07:30-08:00: Our team will arrange a convenient pickup for you from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transport you to Ha Long. Kindly note that this service is exclusively available for guests who have booked the Limousine Bus or shuttle bus.
12:00-12:30 PM: Begin your Lavender Cruise experience by embarking on the ship. Enjoy a short cruise briefing and a warm welcome drink. Check-in to your comfortable cabin.
Savor a delightful lunch featuring the freshest regional seafood as you cruise through the picturesque waters. Admire the captivating sights of Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog, and more. Lavender Cruise takes you on a unique and less-traveled route to explore the wonders of Ha Long Bay.
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscape as you kayak through the limestone mountains of Luon Cave. Visit Titop Island for exploration or simply unwind on the sun-deck, soaking in the breathtaking bay views. Return to Lavender Cruises and join the sunset party. Cruise by Soi Sim Beach and “Rang Dua” Island, heading towards the sleeping area near Surprising Cave.
Indulge in a sumptuous set-menu dinner beneath the enchanting night sky. Delight in a diverse selection of Vietnamese and Asian dishes.
Engage in squid fishing with our experienced crew, or enjoy onboard entertainment options such as playing cards and karaoke. Alternatively, treat yourself to happy-hour drinks at the bar and unwind.
Spend a restful night aboard the Lavender Elegance Cruise, surrounded by the captivating beauty of Ha Long Bay.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
Start your day off right with an invigorating gym session on the sundeck, basking in the early morning sun.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Halong Bay landscape while savoring a steaming cup of tea or coffee and enjoying a scrumptious breakfast.
Embark on a fascinating exploration of the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), a captivating natural marvel discovered by the French in 1901. This iconic cave, renowned for its geological significance, has been welcoming visitors since 1936 and is a true gem of Halong.
As check-out time approaches, take a moment to relax on the sundeck or inside the restaurant, relishing the picturesque beauty of the bay’s scenery.
Delight in a delectable traditional Vietnamese lunch as the cruise gracefully glides back to the pier.
12:00 PM: Bid farewell to the cruise as you complete the check-out process. Our dedicated car will be at your service, ready to chauffeur you back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, cherishing the memories of your incredible journey through Halong Bay.
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.
Halong 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.