Discover the beauty of Halong Bay with our 2-day itinerary aboard Majestic Cruise! Cruise in comfort, explore stunning caves, and savor delectable Vietnamese cuisine. Book now for an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Halong Bay.
07:30 – 08:30: Our friendly tour guide and comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. We’ll start our journey to Halong Bay, a scenic drive that will take approximately 3.5 hours. We’ll make a brief stop of about 20 minutes for you to stretch your legs and freshen up.
12:00: Welcome to Tuan Chau Harbor in Halong Bay, where the majestic Majestic Cruise eagerly awaits your arrival. Enjoy a warm welcome drink and receive a brief introduction to the cruise, including important safety guidelines. Complete the check-in process and settle into your comfortable cabin.
12:30: It’s time to treat your taste buds to a delicious Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch. As you savor your meal, take in the breathtaking views of Halong Bay and admire the fascinating rock formations that adorn the landscape.
14:30: We’ll arrive at Pearl Farm, a captivating destination. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the bay as you embark on a kayaking adventure through the village, exploring the surroundings at your own pace.
15:30: Continue your exploration of the bay, marveling at its natural wonders and picturesque scenery.
16:00: Our next stop is Titop Island, a place of scenic beauty. Take the opportunity to soak up the stunning views or engage in various activities offered on the island.
17:30: Return to the welcoming atmosphere of Majestic Halong Cruise and take some time to relax and unwind.
18:00: Join a cooking class guided directly by the talented chef of Majestic Halong Cruise. Learn the art of preparing traditional Vietnamese dishes, such as spring rolls or other famous Vietnamese cuisine.
19:30: Get ready to indulge in a memorable dining experience with a special BBQ seafood dinner served on board the cruise, tantalizing your taste buds with the flavors of the ocean.
21:00: The evening brings a range of entertainment options for your enjoyment. Engage in exciting games such as cards or chess, showcase your singing skills with karaoke, try your hand at squid fishing, or simply unwind and enjoy a peaceful overnight stay on the cruise, surrounded by the beauty of Halong Bay.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
06:30: Early risers can start their day by joining a tranquil Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck, allowing you to embrace the peaceful ambiance of the morning sun.
07:00: Take in the enchanting views of the bay’s landscape while sipping a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. It’s the perfect time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Indulge in a satisfying breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.
08:00: We will arrive at Sung Sot Cave, also known as the Amazing Cave. Join your knowledgeable guide for an informative and exciting exploration of this remarkable natural wonder.
10:00: After the cave visit, it’s time to check out from the cruise and continue your memorable journey through the captivating bay.
11:00: Treat your taste buds to a delightful lunch served on board the cruise, featuring a range of delicious dishes. As you enjoy your meal, soak in the mesmerizing scenery that surrounds you.
12:00: Majestic Cruise will dock at Halong Bay harbor, signaling the end of your cruise experience. Bid farewell to the friendly sailors and cherish the moments you’ve had on board.
12:30: Board the comfortable shuttle bus and relax as we begin the return journey to Hanoi.
14:30: On the way back, we will make a stopover in Hai Duong province, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a ceramics workshop. Witness the skill and craftsmanship of the local artisans as they create beautiful ceramic pieces.
16:00 – 16:30: Arrive back in Hanoi, where your memorable trip comes to a close. Take this time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and reflect on the wonderful experiences you’ve had during your exploration of 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 local tour operator that offers a variety of cruise tours in Halong Bay, Vietnam. You can choose from Halong Bay 1-day tour, Ha Long Bay 2-day trips, or Halong Bay 3-day cruise tour. You can stay on a shared boat or a private chartered cruise and explore the hidden gems of the wonder. The itinerary above is just an example that we can customize to suit your preferences. You can follow it or contact us to design your ideal 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.
Halong bay cruises
Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursion, in particularly, may be canceled due to rough weather.
The cruise offer fusion cuisine: international, seafood and Vietnamese. Please advise our reservation team at least one (01) week ahead of departure about any specific food preference, dietary or food allergies.
Port authority insists on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality and passport number. At check-in, a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met.
Free Wifi available on terrace deck, but note that the internet signal at sea suffers frequent interruption.