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2D1N Cruise (4-Star) | Halong **Small Group, Expressway from Hanoi

By Secret Halong Cruise

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You want a comfortable getaway with a great crew! Every dollar is worth it - good food & cocktails, large rooms and amazing service!


2 days 1 night
Group trip (16 travellers per group)
Treat yourself to good views and a luxurious stay! Secret has a super friendly crew that cares about every little detail, and travellers have raved about their yummy food & cocktails! They also have one of the smallest group sizes we’ve seen in Halong, allowing for a more intimate experience. Besides that, the crew does their best to avoid the crowds by avoiding peak timings. Secret Halong have also taken on board traveller feedback that travellers do not enjoy the tourist trap shops between Halong-Hanoi. So this option includes an expressway transfer from Hanoi, which not only cuts travel time by half, but also avoids all the tourist shops along the way!

Trip Highlights

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

From US$ 152 3,537,204 VND per person
  • Return shuttle bus transport from Hanoi Old Quarter via fast Expressway transfer
  • 1 night's stay in private AC cabin
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • All meals on board
  • Activities such as tai chi class, kayaking, fishing, swimming and hiking
  • Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • On board insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol
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Your Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Other Notes

The above timings are approximate and exact time will be confirmed at the time of booking.


Trips available daily
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Mar 08
Mar 09
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 - Trong Cave
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Trong Cave

Today you'll get to fish at one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.

Accommodation: Secret Halong Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 9am: Depart from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • 12:30pm: Embark on cruise ship at Tuan Chau Port
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 4:30pm: Kayaking and fishing at Trong Cave. Trong (or ‘Drum’) Cave has a tragic folklore associated with it. Local legend tells the story of a fisherman who took refuge in Trong Cave during a storm. His lover was hiding in the cave just opposite from Trong Cave, but he died before he was able to reach her.
  • 6pm: Enjoy sunset
  • 7pm: Dinner on sundeck
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing
Day 2: Titov Island - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi
Titov Island - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi

Today you'll get to explore Titov Island, famed for its romantic beaches and panoramic views of Halong Bay.

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Swimming and hiking at 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.
  • 10:30am: Brunch
  • 11:30am: Return to port
  • 3pm: Return to Hanoi Old Quarter

Meet your guide

Secret Halong Cruise

Secret Halong Cruise is a 4-star steel boat, that departs from the main port of Tuan Chau for the most popular route of Halong Bay. Their attention to detail will delight you as you meet the lovely local staff, and taste the fresh delicacies. Secret Halong has one boat with 8 cabins and 22 person capacity.
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 94 helpful reviews
Carol Diamond
20 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Halong Bay is amazing! The weather didn't cooperate but the boat, staff and trip were worthwhile none the less! Our trip guide, Chuyen, was warm and friendly! The activities we were able to do were great! Loved the caves and kayaking. We were picked up in a 6 seat limousine van, which was a nice touch! Our return vehicle was a 20+ passenger bus, which took 4+ hours to return to the hotel. Halong Bay is a must see!
26 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
My friends and I recently used this company for the 2 day, 1 night trip. It was fantastic. From the start, we got lost and went to the wrong harbour - Chuyen (tour leader) - quickly arranged for us to be picked up. The boat itself was beautiful and the rooms were a good size - the bathrooms were great with lovely hot showers and the beds were soft. Everything was lovely and clean. They provided delicious seafood throughout and a fantastic vegetarian selection for my friend. Chuyen was knowledgeable about everything and all the activities were accessible for all. A great mix of relaxation time and active time!
MichelleN1939, Canada
19 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
This tour was very good, time keeping a little off but that was due to one group from Malaysia constantly being late to activities and meals. The kayaking and caving were nice. Really liked the very attentive manager Chunyun. When we were taking the bus back to Hanoi, we asked him to promise that we wouldn’t be taken ‘shopping’ brought into a mass organised Vietnamese tourist scam shop and left there for 30 mins while our driver had lunch. He reassured us when waving us off after our cruise that we wouldn’t and I find myself writing this review while sitting outside a bus of the very scam shop right now. Quite a disappointment after what was a very nice trip.
Uli H
17 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
This was a good excursion for our family. It’s very busy on halong bay but the boat was clean and had a great crew. Only complaint would be the smoking by crew in areas that were supposed to be non smoking. Would be nice if crew spoke a little more English as they cater to English speaking tourists.
Bshum06, Auckland
10 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
The boat is really clean and the rooms are really comfortable! Chuyen was a great host - really thoughtful touches and really look after the people onboard. The bay itself - is really crowded and is hard to squeeze in amongst all the other boats but secret Halong cruise try their best! Dao Linh was also very helpful with our booking. They helped us with the shuttle there from Hanoi which was on time and perfect (would not recommend the awkward toilet/ souvenir top half way though) and they also helped us with the car to Hai Pong. I would recommend Secret HaLong cruise to my friends!!

Secret Halong Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 10) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Secret Halong Cruise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

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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