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3D2N Halong Bay Cruise

By V'Spirit Cruise


3 days 2 nights
Group trip
Price from USD$242.76 5.626.312 VND per person
This is a 3D2N Cruise around Halong Bay to give you more time to enjoy the bay, and explore more of the many fascinating caves in the area. This includes a visit to the Fairy Lake Cave (also known as Ho Dong Tien cave), the Pearl Farm and kayaking around Luon Cave. This option also includes return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • 2 nights; stay in a private AC cabin
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • All meals on board
  • Activities such as tai chi class, fishing, cave visits, pearl farm visit, kayaking and sunset party
  • Drinking water
  • Return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transport outside of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

V'Spirit Cruise

V'Spirit Cruise is a 3-star wooden junk cruise which takes off from Tuan Chau Port for the most popular Halong Bay route. V'Spirit not only loves to share the beauty of Halong Bay with warm hospitality, but also leads community clean up and education projects.
Fluent English


Trips available daily
Dec 19
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec 24
Dec 25
Dec 26
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Post - Sung Sot Cave
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Post - Sung Sot Cave

Today you'll get to explore Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.

Accommodation: V'Spirit Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 8am: Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay
  • 12:30pm: Embark on the cruise ship at Tuan Chau port
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 3pm: 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.
  • 5:30pm: Sunset party
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing
Day 2: Fairy Cave - Pearl Farm
Fairy Cave - Pearl Farm

Today you'll get to visit a magical place, the Fairy Cave!

Accommodation: V'Spirit Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Transfer to day boat
  • 9:30am: 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).
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm: Visit Pearl Farm. Here you'll learn about the local traditions of cultivating pearls.
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
Day 3: Luon Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi
Luon Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi

Today you will kayak around Luon Cave, a popular tourist destination!

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: Kayak around Luon Cave
  • 10:30am: Brunch
  • 12pm: Return to port
  • 4:30pm: Return to Hanoi



Guest's Hotel In Hanoi Old Quarter
Guest's Hotel In Hanoi Old Quarter
Other Notes

The above times are approximate and exact times will be provided upon booking.

What others are saying

4.1 out of 145 helpful reviews
Nissa72, Australia
8 days ago on TripAdvisor
Beautiful boat with fantastic crew. Extremely clean cabins. We had an interconnected room with a double for us and 2 singles for kids. Both opened up onto a gorgeous balcony. Buffet breakfast and lunches had a good variety and no shortage of food for 16 year old boy. Set menu dinner accommodated preferences for all. Great cocktails. We had a relaxing and wonderful time. Could have stayed for longer. Range of fun activities including swimming and kayaking. Tour guide Victor was brilliant as was manager of boat. All staff outstanding, friendly and helpful. Special mention to Manh, Sunny, Ha and Son who were especially helpful to us.
MikeJClinch, UK
9 days ago on TripAdvisor
We had a a fabulous overnight cruise in a unique and stunning part of the world, eventually. The positives are that the cabins are lovely. It was larger and better than the last ‘delux’ hotel room we left in Hanoi. The food is delicious with all tastes catered for and there is plenty of it. The staff cannot do enough for you. They are hard working and service is to the forefront of their actions. So much so that one of the waiters even allowed us to use his phone as a hotspot as WiFi is not available on the boat. Jolie is very efficient and keen to see that everyone is happy. What stopped me giving top marks were the fact we had a delayed start, having been left on the jetty for over an hour waiting to be transferred to the boat, along with the passengers for another cruise boat. Communication as to the reason for the delay was very poor - it turned out a sister vessel had broken down. When the transfer boat reached it, our boat was straddled alongside, towing it out, meaning one side of the boat had no view of the bay at the start of the cruise. To compensate for the poor start, guests were given a free beer or soft drink with lunch. Thankfully our cabin was on the other side but a complimentary beer wouldn’t have been adequate compensation if it had been us. Also the word ‘cruise’ is a little bit of an exaggeration. You are actually moving for about 45 minutes before anchoring for the night. Nevertheless, the Halong experience is one of the main highlights of our trip.
Shruti K
9 days ago on TripAdvisor
The quality of the cruise ship and the service from the staff was excellent. The rooms and common areas were very clean and orderly. The staff was ensuring that we were taken care of. However, the location (Lan Ha Bay) and the schedule were not impressive at all. The itinerary included several activities such as bamboo boat ride, kayaking, tai chi, cooking demo etc. which all sound great on paper but in reality felt very forced and were too short. By the time we actually started enjoying something, it was time to move to the next one. There were also other things that did not go well on this cruise such as - another cruise ship got stalled in the middle of the bay due to a broken generator and understandably, we had to rescue them. However, instead of off-boarding the other ship's passengers onto a smaller boat and transferring them on to ours, the two captains decided the best way would be for our ship to crash sideways into theirs, creating quite a bit of panic amongst all of us, tying the two ships together with a rope and lugging the other ship back by sailing at half the speed to an entirely different harbor. Although the cruise was until noon, we were asked to check out at 9:30am and the staff began to clean and scrub the ship as we sat and watched, in preparation for the next set of passengers. The last 2-3 hours felt entirely too rushed and impersonal and to be honest, we couldn't wait to get off the ship. Add to that, there was a delay of more than an hour getting back to the harbor and we were not provided with sufficient information and were left hanging. Later we found out that the Vspirit did not have the permit to park at the harbor! Overall, an extremely average experience that I would not recommend to anyone.
9 days ago on TripAdvisor
Me and my friend had a fantastic time! They catered to my vegetarian diet, which i appreciated. Our room was nice and clean, and the bathroom was amazing- much better than many of the hotels we've been staying in. They provide many activities on the boat to keep you busy. We went kayaking twice, which was a treat. The staff are all incredibly attentive and helpful. The boat is clean and updated. I couldn't recommend this enough. I wish they would provide free drinking water- you have to buy it by the bottle. Had I know this beforehand I would have just brought a bunch of water with me. Other than that, everything is great. Thanks for a wonderful time!
Fiona B
12 days ago on TripAdvisor
This cruise was the highlight of our tour of Vietnam. They cruise around Lan Ha Bay not Halong Bay. This is much better to see and is a lot quieter. The scenery and activities are brilliant. The staff are fantastic and are so knowledgeable and helpful, especially Jame, Jolie, Ha, Son. The boat is new and the facilities are so clean and lovely. The food is plentiful and very tasty. We went kayaking and swimming to name some of the activities. Would highly recommend this tour and company.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
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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