The Stellar Cruise 2 Day 1 Night Itinerary offers a luxurious journey through Halong Bay. You’ll explore hidden caves, local fishing villages, and admire stunning scenery. The itinerary includes kayaking, a Vietnamese cooking class, and a visit to Sung Sot Cave.
The Stellar Cruise boasts twenty-one spacious cabins equipped with luxurious amenities, private en-suite bathrooms, a large sundeck, elegant dining room, lounge bar, beauty spa, massage services, kayaking, and exciting entertainment options. Come aboard the Stellar cruise for a mesmerizing experience that you will never forget.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Halong Bay.
A guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the marina in a shuttle bus or private car. Along the way, you’ll be treated to the tranquil scenery of rural landscapes and farmlands.
Upon arrival at Tuan Chau marina, you’ll be welcomed aboard the luxurious cruise ship with a refreshing drink, and the captain and crew will introduce themselves during a cruise briefing. After checking into your cabin and taking a moment to unwind, you’ll set sail and indulge in a typical local lunch in either the dining room or outdoor dining area.
The itinerary includes a visit to the Surprising Cave, where you can explore its fascinating features and learn about its unique history. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Titop or Soi Sim island area for a refreshing swim, snorkeling, or a short trek to the island’s summit for stunning views of Halong Bay.
As the day comes to a close, you’ll head back to the sleeping area and watch the sunset from the sundeck while enjoying a fun-filled Sunset party with new friends. The day’s adventures conclude with a delicious and authentic Vietnamese dinner, followed by a variety of onboard activities such as reading, games, movies, and even squid fishing.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.
Recharge your energy with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck, followed by a delicious local breakfast. Sail through the emerald waters towards Luon Cave (Hang Luồn), where you can either explore the cave on a kayak or comfortably on a bamboo boat rowed by locals. Later, check out the cabins at your leisure while the ship sails past other breathtaking highlights in the bay.
Before returning to the shore, join a cooking demonstration on how to make spring rolls, followed by an early lunch. Say goodbye to the friendly crew before transferring back to Hanoi, where you will arrive at your hotel around 4:30 PM.
Price per person based on double occupancy.
- Round trip transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong City – Hanoi.
- Fully equipped luxury en-suite cabins with A/C and hot water
- All meals included on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast)
- 2 complimentary bottled mineral waters provided in the cabin
- Complimentary morning tea and coffee offered
- A welcome drink upon arrival
- Tai Chi session
- Cookery demonstration
- Entrance and sightseeing fees included
- Choice of either a local rowing boat or kayaking
- Fruits and local wine served during a party
- Internet Wi-Fi available in the dining room
- Fishing equipment available
- English speaking guide on board.
- On-board insurance and service charges included
What’s NOT included
- Room upgrade.
- Supplement for single cabin.
- Surcharge for public holidays.
- Spa, massage.
- 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 Stellar Cruise 2 Day 1 Night Itinerary 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.