Cruise through the awe-inspiring limestone cliffs of Halong Bay aboard the Phoenix Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights. Explore the exotic formations of a limestone cave and immerse yourself in the vibrant daily life of the local people living on this stunning bay. Experience the beauty and charm of Halong Bay with Phoenix Cruise.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Halong Bay.
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Start your exciting journey as we pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (shuttle bus available upon request). Sit back and relax during the scenic 2.5-hour drive to reach the mesmerizing Halong Bay.
12:00 – 12:30 PM: Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina, where a tender boat will be waiting to transport you to the Halong Phoenix Cruiser. As you step aboard, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and smoothly check into your comfortable cabin.
13:00 PM: With your belongings safely settled in your cabin, our boat sets sail towards the heart of the World Heritage Site. Indulge in a delightful lunch at the boat’s restaurant, savoring the fresh flavors of local seafood. For those with a preference for vegetarian options, our menu is always ready to cater to your needs.
While cruising, marvel at the stunning natural wonders that unfold before your eyes, including the picturesque Dog Head and Swan Islands, the enchanting Ba Hang Floating villages with their unique floating houses, the striking Incense Burner, and the majestic Thumb Islands. Our next stop is the captivating area of Luon Cave, where you’ll have the chance to embark on an exciting kayaking adventure.
Around 2:30 – 3:00 PM: Prepare for an unforgettable hour of kayaking around the breathtaking landscapes of Luon Cave. Our experienced guide will provide you with essential safety guidelines and paddle techniques before assisting you onto our brand-new sit-on-top kayaks. Afterward, we’ll take you to Titop Island, where you can immerse yourself in swimming, sunbathing, or simply soak in the panoramic views from the island’s peak.
5:00 PM: As the sun begins to set, we return to the comfort of our cruise for a moment of relaxation. The sundeck offers a perfect setting to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while savoring the refreshing fruits provided. Alternatively, you can order your favorite drink from the bar as our boat gracefully cruises towards the anchorage area for the night.
7:00 PM: Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring an array of local seafood delicacies. Afterward, you can unwind with drinks from the bar or the top deck, or even try your hand at squid fishing, adding a touch of excitement to your evening before retiring to your cabin for a restful night.
Day 2: Halong Bay Cruise.
7:00-7:45 AM: Wake up to the stunning morning view of the picturesque landscape as you savor a steaming cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the invigorating fresh air.
8:30-11:30 AM: Depart from the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and board a smaller boat for an exciting excursion to the Head islet and Drum Area. Stop at Parachute cave, where you can partake in kayaking, swimming, and explore the pristine waters. In case of adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds and big waves, we offer the option to visit Drum Cave or Fairy Lake instead.
12:00 PM: Treat yourself to a delectable lunch of fresh seafood served on the support boat.
1:15 PM: Embark on a visit to a Pearl farm, where you can discover the fascinating process of cultured pearls.
4:30 PM: Return to the Halong Phoenix cruiser, which awaits you at Titop Island with a warm welcome back on board.
5:00 PM: Unwind and enjoy refreshing drinks and fresh fruits on the top deck as you witness the captivating sunset.
7:00 PM: Delight in a mouthwatering dinner featuring the finest local seafood. Afterward, you have the option to savor drinks from the bar or the top deck, or try your hand at squid fishing before retiring for the night.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
7:00 – 7:45 AM: Start your day by immersing yourself in the tranquil morning ambiance, savoring a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea while taking in the breathtaking landscape. Delight in a hearty breakfast amidst the refreshing open air, setting the perfect tone for the day ahead.
8:00 – 9:00 AM: Embark on an extraordinary excursion guided by our knowledgeable tour guide as you explore the awe-inspiring Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) in Halong Bay. Prepare to be amazed by the magnificent formations and enchanting beauty that awaits within this remarkable cave.
10:00 AM: As we set course back to the harbor, it’s time to check out of your cabin and settle any remaining bills. Take this opportunity to feast your eyes on more captivating views of Halong Bay, including the iconic Fighting Cocks Island, a symbol of this remarkable bay, along with the picturesque Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10:20 AM: Engage in a captivating cooking demonstration on board, where our skilled chef will unveil the secrets behind crafting authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. Learn about the traditional recipes and techniques that make this popular dish a favorite among the Vietnamese people.
10:45 AM: Indulge in a delectable lunch served on board as we continue cruising towards the harbor. Relish the flavors while soaking in the scenic beauty of Halong Bay, creating lasting memories of this extraordinary journey.
11:20 AM: Bid farewell to the Halong Phoenix Cruiser as we transfer you back to Tuan Chau International Marina via a tender boat. From there, board our comfortable bus for a leisurely return journey to Hanoi. Anticipate reaching your hotel in the old quarter around 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM, cherishing the unforgettable moments and experiences from your Halong Bay adventure.
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.