Experience the ultimate luxury on a Halong Bay 1 day cruise aboard our Phoenix Cruise. Our elegant vessel combines timeless elegance with modern comforts, while our friendly crew and knowledgeable tour guide ensure your safety and immerse you in the tranquil beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charming floating village, learn about the local culture, and explore a magnificent cave. Your Halong Bay journey will be full of unforgettable adventures.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi.
08:45 – 9:00 am: We will pick you up from your hotel/stay and begin our journey to Halong Bay.
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Upon arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor, you will board the Halong Phoenix Cruiser, and our cruise adventure will commence. Get ready to embark on a remarkable 6-hour journey along the famous 2-day sleeper boat cruise route, renowned for its breathtaking and peculiar landscapes. While cruising, take in the striking scenery of uninhabited islets and rocky outcrops, each with its own unique shape and name given by the locals. As you soak in the views, treat yourself to a delicious Vietnamese lunch served onboard, tantalizing your taste buds.
13:15: Our first stop is Sung Sot Cave, also known as Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, located on Bo Hon Island. This magnificent and expansive grotto is one of the highlights of Ha Long Bay. Prepare to be amazed as you ascend about a hundred stone steps to reach the entrance of the cave and discover its stunning formations.
Next, we will navigate to the Luon Cave (three tunnels) area, where you can engage in various water activities. Choose to embark on an exciting kayaking adventure, exploring the peaceful surroundings and immersing yourself in the tranquility of Halong Bay. Alternatively, opt for a leisurely ride on a traditional bamboo boat (Sampan) for a more gentle and sophisticated experience. Both options offer you a closer connection with the captivating nature of Halong Bay. If water activities aren’t your preference, you can simply relax on the sundeck, enjoying the serenity of the surroundings.
Our itinerary then takes us to Titov Island, a picturesque destination where you can relish a refreshing swim on the sandy beach, surrounded by towering limestone mountains. Don’t miss the opportunity to climb up Titov Peak, which offers a panoramic view of the bay, reminiscent of a paradise on Earth.
16:15: We will return to the cruise, setting sail back towards Tuan Chau Harbor. Make the most of your time onboard, basking in the sun on the upper deck, accompanied by music and the joyful company of your fellow travelers, as you soak in the splendor of the natural scenery that surrounds you.
17:30: It’s time to disembark and hop on a comfortable bus for the return journey to Hanoi. We will make a short break along the way, allowing you to stretch your legs and refresh.
20:30: As we arrive at your hotel/stay in Hanoi, we bid you farewell, marking the end of a memorable trip filled with incredible sights and experiences in Halong Bay.
- Round trip transfer by shuttle bus.
- Shared cruise.
- Lunch on board.
- English-speaking guide on board.
- Halong bay sightseeing 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 itinerary above 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.