Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L/D)
7:45am to 8:15am: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ha long bay. Rest stop for 20 minutes en-route.
12pm to 12:30pm: Arrive at Ha Long City port and board cruise by a tender. Enjoy a welcome drink while captain delivers cruise briefing.
Savor lunch on board while cruising through Ha Long symbols Stone Dog Islet and Trong Mai Islet. Stop at Soi sim island for one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on the island's peak.
3:30pm: Visit Sung sot cave (the cave of Surprise) with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites. Then, drop anchor in a calm water area, relax on the sundeck at sunset, taste some local wine and fruits. After that, join in a "cooking session" on board with our chef making some special dishes with suggested recipe.
7pm: Have dinner on board and enjoy karaoke or squid fishing in the evening.
Overnight in your cabin suite on the cruise in the middle of Halong Bay.
Day 2: Halong - Lan ha bay Monkey Island Cat Ba Town (B,L,D)
7am: Start your day with complimentary tea or coffee, then enjoy breakfast on board.
9am: Visit a pearl farm village. See the pearl products and understand the process of pearl making in Ha Long. Then transfer to smallerday-boat to explore Day and Night Cave and Lan Ha Bay, guided kayaking, swimming, a pristine natural cave lapped by the turquoise water.
Lunch will be served on smaller boat.
2:30pm: Arrive at Monkey Island. See wild monkeys and the endangered white-headed languor. You also can swim in the beach or trek up to mountain. Return to your boat, take time to refresh and relax.
3:30pm: Arrive at Beo Harbor. Travel to Cat Ba town by bus.
7pm: Have dinner in your hotel's restaurant and then enjoy your free time at night to discover Cat Ba town. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel.
Day 3: Cat Ba Halong Bay - Hanoi (B,L)
7:30am: Have breakfast in your hotel. Enjoy your morning in Cat Ba town. Take advantage of the beautiful morning landscape, a prefect photo opportunity.
8am: Check out of your hotel. The bus will take you to to the harbor where you can board the transfer boat to re-join the cruise.
9:30am: Relax on sundeck while sailing back to the harbor.
11:30am: Leave the cruise. Have a short break and take a bus drive to a local restaurant for lunch.
1:30pm: Leave Ha Long bay and return to Hanoi. Enjoy a short break on your return trip.
5:30pm: Get dropped off at your hotel. Tour ends.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 3 Days
Departure Time :
Departure Details :
Pick up your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Cancellation Policy :
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
- If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
- Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewDiscover Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island with 1-night on the cruise and 1-night on Cat Ba Island. Join some interesting activities like kayaking, swimming, cooking class and biking..
- All entrance fees included
- All necessary equipment included
- Breakfast included
- Dinner included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
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Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L/D)
One welcome drink per passenger on board
Pick-up and drop-off by air-conditioned bus at Hanoi Old Quarter
Professional English speaking guide
Accommodation based on double/twin-shared wooden cabin/room, cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower. Single Supplement will be applied if you are solo traveler or you want to stay single room)
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Morning tea, coffee and cake
Insurance on board, taxes and services charge
The price is based on twin/double-sharing cabin on the cruise & twin/double-sharing room in the hotel. Single Supplement will be applied if you are solo traveler: USD $25 for private room in the hotel in Cat Ba Island (compulsory - the payment will be collected at the travel date) and USD $22 for private cabin on the cruise (optional - please kindly give us the special requirements if you want to choose it)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Most travelers can participate
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Wear comfortable shoes
Warm clothes recommended (from Dec till March)
Bring swimsuit and towel
Bring sun block and insect repellent
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Large luggage is prohibited
Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operation conditions. The itinerary above may be changed a litter bit at the time of booking, but the mentioned activities will not be changed.
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The tour to Halong Bay was in rainy weather but that did not hamper our enjoyment. The boat was comfortable and the catering generous. Our excursions to Monkey Island, Pearl Farm and Cat Ba Island were most enjoyable. A fascinating three days.
Overall a good tour with really cool activities and a helpful tour guide, in the beautiful surroundings of Halong Bay. Only issue is the boat, which is quite dated. For example the windows wouldn’t shut fully in our cabin, which probably explained why we had unwelcome friends (cockroaches!) and the air con was leaking. So our first bedtime on the boat was a bit stressful. Tour guide was very helpful however and arranged for us to have a different room at the late hour, and the new room was completely fine. Food is quite average so if you’re a very fussy eater you may want to think twice about this trip. Day 2 involved a little waiting around at first to transfer onto the Cat Ba boat, but once we were transferred the activities were amazing!! So would really recommend the second day/night around Cat Ba if you’re torn between the 1 and 2 night tours. Hotel on Cat Ba Island was lovely too. Day 3 is pretty much just the long journey back to Hanoi, so pack a book and expect to have a chilled final day.
This was our favourite place in Vietnam. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. The food was very good and it was all very well organized with plenty to see and do but also some time to yourself to explore or just sunbathe on the boat. Would highly recommend the 3 day tour.
Our guide was very good and helpful throughout the journey. The area is beautiful and well-worth visiting. My concerns were the choppiness of the activities. They tried to pack so much into the trip that you never had a real chance to just enjoy the scenery. In addition, I would opt for any upgrades. Both the bed on the boat and the hotel was like sleeping on a board. The showers were simply a shower hose in the bathrooms.
The first day was great with great crew and food, especially our tour guide Tai. I'm not sure exactly what a deluxe cabin upgrade entailed because our cabin was the same as everyone's. The second day, the Cat Ba portion was quite disorganized and we didn't get to do half of what was promised in the itinerary.
Did the 3 day tour with one night on the boat and one in a hotel on Cat Ba Island. Excellent tour and well worth the money. However, I paid extra for the 'deluxe' tour and it wasn't really made clear what was different about my tour than everyone else on the boat. I did get a somewhat nicer room on the boat, but I think but other than that it was virtually identical. Cat Ba Island was interesting and I recommend getting scooter immediately and doing the trek across the island. Nice scenery and a fun ride. Scooters are just a few dollars to rent. Beware that there are only two cash machines on Cat Ba Island, so start the cruise with plenty of cash. You will need some cash. Lots of little incremental charges as drinks are not included alcohol or otherwise. Also be warned that one of the two cash machines doesn't take MasterCard or Visa... It is clearly marked. DON'T TRY IT ANYWAY... like I stupidly did. It ate my card wouldn't return it and created a hassle to get the back early the next morning. The other cash machine was out of cash that night as well, so there was literally no way to get cash on the Island. Bring plenty of cash and a backup card. This is not the only problem I had with cash machines in Vietnam. So, I highly recommend having a backup card and maybe some cash stashed in your stuff in case of an emergency.
I might like to try this again sometime with two nights on the boat. The Kayaking part was great as was the tour of the cave. they certainly keep you busy with little real down time just sitting around... other than the transportation to and from Hanoi... The 3 hour bus ride is not so fun, but not unbearable. There is a mid-way stop at a shopping place another reason to have some cash, although there is a cash machine there.
You get to do a lot of activities in just a couple days and have plenty of photo ops of Halong Bay, but like any tour, it can be annoying being confined to a boat all the time. For example, kayaking was only 30 min, visiting the Surprising Caves was 45 min, and we were constantly surrounded by other cruises full of tourists, so every destination was quite crowded except for cycling through Viet Hai island, which was a highlight. The food was not that great, especially compared to what locals ate. On Cat Ba we just opted to skip the included meal at the hotel so we could enjoy something better outside. The cooking class should really be called a cooking demonstration it was just 15 min of rolling prepared ingredients for spring rolls, so most people chose to skip it.
A fun roller coaster. Transport to the ship: good. Sailing around on the ship: great. The staff: excellent. Food: ok/good. Our cabin: nice looking, but disappointing because we paid extra to the tour booking for an upgraded cabin but the ship assigned a lower deck cabin right over the engine which had a strong smell of fuel making it hard to sleep. The second 1/2 of our tour was cancelled due to outstanding circumstances, but the booking company got us back on track with a super fun speedboat ride and slightly revised itinerary that ended up being more fun than the original! So overall we had a great time and recommend this tour. Go with the flow a bit and you'll have a blast.
An amazing few days. The harlong bay days were great and we really enjoyed staying overnight. Cat ba island wS very interesting although we were confused at the lack of communication. We arrived at our hotel at 2pm and had to ask the hotel staff to find out when and where anything would happen. The itinerary on Viator did not follow and it would have been nice to know we could do something that afternoon. The next day was a great day on a tour but once again we need to ask what was happening, arriving back in Hanoi about 8pm. Much better communication was required for the second half of the tour.
This was an extremely well run tour.Pickup was timely guide was incredible, food was alright not super,activities were interesting.Logistically everything ran seamlessly connections went smoothly.The boat was small in comparison but was very cozy stongly recomend the 3 day 2 night tour .