Join us for an unforgettable overnight cruise in the stunning Lan Ha Bay. Our 2-day, 1-night itinerary will let you indulge in mesmerizing experiences. You will explore the natural wonders of Lan Ha Bay. You will also have fun with thrilling activities like kayaking and swimming in the clear waters. You will relax on board with a soothing Jacuzzi session and admire the panoramic views of Lan Ha Bay. You will also learn how to cook iconic Vietnamese dishes with our cooking demonstration. This journey will offer you the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation in the heart of Lan Ha Bay. Reserve your overnight cruise today and make lasting memories.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM: Our comfortable limousine bus will pick you up from either your hotel in the old quarter or No. 34 Hoa Ma, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi. If you prefer shuttle bus service from Hanoi, please note that there will be an additional charge.
12:00 PM: Get ready to be warmly welcomed by the friendly crew members of Peony Cruises at No. 34, Tuan Chau Marina, Quang Ninh.
12:30 PM: We’ll escort you onto our support vessel, where you’ll embark on a scenic journey through the bay towards our luxurious craft, Peony Cruises. During this time, we’ll provide a briefing about the itinerary, ensuring that you have all the necessary information.
1:00 PM: Relax and enjoy refreshing welcome drinks and cool towels as we serve you a special lunch filled with fresh and mouthwatering delicacies. Indulge in the decadent dining experience on our luxury junk; it’s a moment when life couldn’t get any better! We’ll then set sail towards Lan Ha Bay, a proud member of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays.
Immerse yourself in the exquisite luncheon featuring fresh seafood and a tempting selection of appetizing dishes while cruising amidst the captivating scenery of Lan Ha Bay.
3:30 PM: Prepare to visit the enchanting Tra Bau area, renowned for its unspoiled and picturesque natural beauty in Lan Ha Bay. This is the perfect time to embark on a kayaking adventure, discovering the true beauty of the limestone islands. Alternatively, you can unwind and enjoy the Jacuzzi pool on board Peony Cruises.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Join us for a captivating cooking demonstration and learn how to make the famous Vietnamese cuisine, spring rolls. Alternatively, ascend to the top deck of the cruise to witness the mesmerizing sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Take advantage of our Happy Hour promotion at the bar, offering a buy one get one free opportunity. This is an ideal moment for photography enthusiasts to capture the magical sunset over Lan Ha Bay.
7:30 PM: Indulge in a delightful dinner prepared by our skilled chef, savoring the delicious flavors of local cuisine. Enjoy this intimate and romantic dining experience.
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Relax and unwind at the sky bar, sipping on exotic cocktails and drinks (additional charges apply). Treat yourself to optional spa services or simply enjoy the serenity of the top deck beneath the beautifully illuminated sky.
For those seeking more excitement, try your luck at squid fishing on the main deck, adding a touch of adventure to your evening.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
6:00 AM: Start your day off on a vibrant note with an invigorating Tai Chi session, while immersing yourself in the enchanting sight of the sun gently ascending above the horizon.
6:45 AM – 7:15 AM: Delight in a scrumptious breakfast served as we leisurely cruise back to Gia Luan jetty. (Please note that breakfast timing may be adjusted to align with the actual itinerary.)
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Embark on an enriching excursion to the Cat Ba World Biosphere through a seamless transfer. Experience a captivating 30-minute journey from Gia Luan to Trung Trang, a mesmerizing cave renowned for its stunning limestone formations and captivating cave ecosystem.
9:30 AM: Return to the main boat from the cave and complete the cabin check-out process. Kindly place your luggage outside your cabin as instructed.
Lunch will be served at the restaurant, and you can conveniently settle any outstanding bar bills at the designated desk, if applicable.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Disembark from Peony Cruises and enjoy a smooth transfer back to Block #34, Big Bay Group Terminal, Tuan Chau Marina. Take this opportunity to relax and patiently await the retrieval of your luggage.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Ensure that you are ready and prepared at Tuan Chau Marina to embark on the next phase of your journey.
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 local tour operator that offers a variety of cruise tours in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam. You can choose from Lan Ha Bay 1-day tour, Lan Ha Bay 2-day trips, or Lan Ha Bay 3-day cruise tour. You can stay on a shared boat or a private chartered cruise and explore the less crowded Lan Ha Bay. 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.