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3D2N Halong Bay Cruise from Hanoi

By Rosa Cruise

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You want to explore Halong Bay at a more relaxed pace. Perfect if you're seeking a reliable and convenient option to tour these beautiful karst landscapes!


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (9 travellers per group)
This option is a 3D2N Cruise around the panoramic Halong Bay, with visits to caves and islands around the bay. It includes return transfer from Hanoi Old Town, a cooking class, as well as hiking and kayaking at Titov island, which offers beautiful panoramic views of Halong Bay.

Trip Highlights

Squid Fishing
Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Learn Tai Chi
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Trip Inclusions

From USD$234.70 5,438,184 VND per person
  • 2 nights' stay in private AC boat cabin
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fee
  • All meals on board
  • Activities such as cooking class, tai chi class, learning to make pearls, kayaking, hiking, cave visit and sunset party
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 6 bottles of mineral water
  • Return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transport outside of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol
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Guest's Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Guest's Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Other Notes

The above times are approximate and the exact time will be provided after booking.


Trips available daily
Jan 29
Jan 30
Jan 31
Feb 01
Feb 02
Feb 03
Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Pearl Farm Village
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Pearl Farm Village

Today you'll get to make your own pearls and go squid fishing!

Accommodation: Rosa Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 7:30am: Depart from Hanoi
  • 12:30pm: Embark on cruise ship at Tuan Chau Port, lunch
  • 3pm: Visit Pearl Farm village, learn to make pearls, kayak, swim
  • 5pm: Sunset party
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing and games
Day 2: Fairy Lake Cave - Titov Island
Fairy Lake Cave - Titov Island

Today you'll get to see a panoramic view of Halong Bay at Titov Island

Accommodation: Rosa Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Transfer to day boat, visit Fairy Lake Cave. Visit Fairy Cave. The locals believe the cave contains a lake where fairies descended to swim, and therefore call it “Ho Dong Tien” (Fairy Lake Cave). Kayaking around.
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 2pm: Visit Titov Island. Hike up to the viewpoint on Titov Island. It’s an easy-moderate hike with 426 steps and handrail in parts. Once at the viewpoint, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most iconic views of Halong Bay – a panoramic view of the bay and numerous boats dotted about.
  • 4:30pm: Return to Rosa Cruise
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
Day 3: Sung Sot Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi
Sung Sot Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi

Today you'll get to explore Sung Sot Cave

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: breakfast
  • 7:30am: Explore Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. With two chambers inside, Sung Sot Cave's honeycomb walls and 30m high ceilings are illustrated with colourful lights.
  • 10am: Cooking class
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 12pm: Return to port
  • 2:30pm: Stopover at gift store
  • 4pm: Return to Hanoi

Meet your guide

Rosa Cruise

Rosa Cruise is a 3-star wooden junk, that departs from Tuan Chau port for the most popular route of Halong Bay. Their meals are of decent quality and their rooms are not fancy, but clean. Their staff are also nice and helpful. Rosa Cruise operates one boat with 8 cabins and a 22 person capacity.
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.3 out of 127 helpful reviews
lara749, UK
10 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We decided to have 2 nights in Halong Bay and were really glad we took the extra night. The boat was quite small - about 10 cabins and the cabin itself was tiny - just about room for a double bed and not much else. The shower room was functional. However we did not spend much time in the room as there was always something to do. The food was wonderful and plentiful. On the 2nd day we transfered to a day boat and had a great kayaking trip to a tiny beach through the rocks with no one else around - fabulous!
29 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
A really beautiful experience, a pristine cabin, lovely guide, and a packed schedule for active passengers but no enforced activities. Very well organised. Tinh was charming and I thoroughly recommend Rosa Cruise. (I was also very impressed with Ms Lien Nguyen at the office who sorted out my booking which changed several times. She was very helpful!)
04 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Everything was Excellent & Splendid! We have booked this for our Honeymoon trip without payment 2 months in advance. David Khanh and Kenny have been very diligent to keep us posted on the transportation arrangement and our special needs ahead of our inaugural cruise stay. My husband and I are both light sleeper and had not been having a peaceful sleep in Old Quarters due to Traffic Culture - Honking Hell. The food onboard was good, the hospitality onboard kept us warm and the room was so spacious! David is also concerned enough to arrange our transportation back to Hanoi and I was stoked to receive a warm honeymoon souvenir from him. I am definitely recommending Doris Cruise to my friends. P/s: do dress up for the Dinner: Fine Dining.
26 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We booked a 3 days/2 night with Rosa cruise but they told us we have been upgraded to a new cruise, Doris Cruise. At the beginning we were a little worried because we didn’t know what to expect but for our surprise it was truly amazing. The cruise was brand new, standards really high, rooms super comfortable and very well presented. We booked the deluxe room with sea view and we got a massive room with a terrace as big, jacuzzi with sea views and a king size round bed!! We fell in love with the staff, super helpful, very attentive to detail and great people, always with a big smile. Specially need to mention Sam , one of the waiters who made every meal even more special, he is a lovely guy who became a friend for us. As well Bruce, the receptionist who had the schedule ready for us everyday , he helped us a lot with everything we needed always attentive to detail and with a big smile. Thanks guys!! I need to mention the food quality ( 5 stars!) the choice of drinks, the sunset party, and the activities with all our tour guides that were amazingly helpful and knowleadgeable!! We visit a pearl farm , a fisherman village , did a lot of kayaking, cycling in the national park... 100% recommend it, if you are planning to take a cruise in Halong bay , choose Rosa cruise company for the best quality and price.
TheClarkeClan, Australia
21 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did the overnight cruise. The checkin process was quick and on time. The boat is clearly ‘well used’.... but this seems typical of 90% of the boats to choose from.... unless you want to pay ridiculous money then this seems to be the standard. It was clean enough and adequately appointed. Rooms are also an appropriate size, but the beds are cheap foam mattresses, and are quite hard. In regards to the meals they nailed it in this department..... a huge amount of food provided at each meal and tasted really nice. We did the Pearl Farm, which was a bit of a waste of time to be totally honest... then some kayaking, then finished off the first day with a swim in Ha Long Bay, which was the highlight. Day two we did the Caves, and this was impressive.... the caves are HUGE, and was a beautiful view. Drink prices are OK.... A little more than the mainland, but not over the top. Our guide was a nice bloke, but we had no type of “tour guide” interaction in the way of interesting info or discussion.... the only time we had any type of interaction in any way with him was the Caves on the second day, and the brief cooking class. There are literally hundreds of options for cruises in Ha Long Bay.... it’s a bit of a lottery to choose a good one, and match decent quality with a fair enough price.... and Rosa Cruise seems to hit this balance.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
No booking fee. Cancel for free 24 hours after booking.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Backup batteries and charger
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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