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2D1N Halong Bay 4-Star Cruise from Hanoi

By Syrena Cruise

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You're looking to cover the most popular route of Halong Bay while seeking a traditional yet comfortable means of transportation. Delightful meals are served onboard!


2 days 1 night
Group trip (21 travellers per group)
This option is a 2D1N Cruise around the panoramic Halong Bay, with visits to caves and islands around the bay - such as Sung Sot cave (Surprise cave) and Luồn cave, and hiking and kayaking at Titov island, which offers beautiful panoramic views of Halong Bay. It includes return transfer from Hanoi Old Town.

Trip Highlights

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

From US$ 160 3,716,656 VND per person
  • Round trip shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter via Expressway
  • 1 night's 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, cave visits, kayaking, hiking and swimming
  • Drinking water
  • 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


Trips available daily
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
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 - Luon Cave - Titov Island
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Luon Cave - Titov Island

Today you'll explore Luon Cave by bamboo boat and see panoramic views atop Titov island

Accommodation: Syrena Cruise Boat - Deluxe Room

  • At 08:00 AM: Tour guide will pick up from hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong Bay. From Hanoi, head east for more than 3.5 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, plough buffaloes or planting seedling.
  • 12h 00: Receptionists welcome guests at the International Tuan Chau harbour.
  • 12h 45: Captain welcomes guests to Syrena cruises by tender. Check-in cruise, whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin.
  • 13h 00: Leaving International Tuan Chau harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights Ba Hang fishing village, Đỉnh Hương island, Chó Đá islet, Gà Chọi islet...
  • 15h 00: Visit Luồn cave - one of the caves open to the form beautiful about endemic the vegetation of the Halong Bay. Visit Luồn cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman.
  • 15h 45: Leaving Luồn cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov - the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. On the top of the mountain, you can see the corner of magical Halong Bay.
  • 17h 00: Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy the sunset on the sun deck.
  • Go to the overnight place - Titop 587.
  • 18h 00 - 19h00: HAPPY HOUR - Buy 1 drink get 1 free (wine excluded)
  • 18h 30: Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration.
  • 19h 00: Have set menu dinner.
  • 20h 30: Evening activities include: film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage (contact with cruise manager for service price),
Day 2: Bo Nau Cave - Surprise Cave - Tuan Chau Port
Bo Nau Cave - Surprise Cave - Tuan Chau Port

Today you'll get to explore the stunning caves in Halong Bay

  • 06h 00: Morning call (if you request).
  • 06h 30: Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luồn cave.
  • 07h 00: Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room).
  • 08h 00: Cruises stops at Bồ Nâu cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to Surprise cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
  • 09h 00: Then come back to Syrena cruise, relax and check out of cabin. Please put your luggage outside the door. Our porters will collect and get them ready on the Pier for you. Finally, the cruise disembarks in International Tuan Chau harbour.
  • 09h 30: Check out cabin. Enjoy brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have).
  • 11h 00: Transfer by tender back to Tuan Chau harbour and disembarkation.
  • 16h 00 to 17h 00: Arrive back at Hanoi Hotel

Meet your guide

Syrena Cruise

Syrena Cruises is a 4-star traditional Vietnamese wooden boat departing from Tuan Chau port for the most popular route of Halong Bay. The boat crew are very helpful and knowledgeable, and the chefs cook up delightful meals. Syrena operates 2 boats with 17 cabins each and 34 person capacity.
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.2 out of 126 helpful reviews
Guillermo T
26 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Had the most amazing time in this short but lovely cruise. We were transported from Old Hanoi City by a private and quite comfortable charter (also had wifi) to Ha Long Bay. Made an unexpected pit stop at a pearl factory which we appreciated mostly for stretching, bathroom and coffee break but you can peruse and buy merchandise as well. Taken to the Port where we were received by very welcoming staff and shortly boarded our vessel. As we were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary we chose the luxury suite with spa bath and were by no means disappointed. Room was quite spacious for the size of the boat, incredibly comfortable and well-appointed. We were escorted upstairs for further instructions describing a comprehensive itinerary of activities on-board. The cruise itself is short but they have all activities down to clockwork. This makes it quite easy to enjoy all the sights at Ha Long (i.e caves, beaches, hiking, kayaking) for just the right amount of time. Food options were also plentiful and included Vietnamese favorites (can also enjoy a cooking demonstration as part of your itinerary). All in all, for the amount paid and time allotted for this cruise, we are exceptionally pleased with everything we got to experience and the amazing service from Syrena Cruises.
DazzaLim, Australia
20 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Syrena cruises was a pleasure to travel with in ha long bay. We did a 3 day 2 night cruise which was very relaxing and absolutely one of the most beautiful places ever. Oscar, the cruise manager was a pleasure to deal with, and provided customised services with a personal touch. Would throughly recommend him and his crew.
Helen L
04 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We've just got back from the 2 day Syrena 2 cruise and we loved every minute of it! A huge thanks go to ALL the staff who were very attentive and kind. The boat was clean and the rooms were very comfortable. The trips were breathtaking and worth the 'hike' to the top!!!! We thoroughly recommend this trip and would definitely go again. Thank you Syrena 2, you're a credit to your company. Room 209! Helen and Ian Xxxx
Lantau_Subic, Philippines
01 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We very much enjoyed our two day cruise with Syrena. Their van pick-up and ride was great, on-time and very good driving, well worth the cost. Our Cruise director, Alice, made the entire trip very special. She was always "two steps" ahead of everything and definitely knows her job and provides superb customer service. While the cabins are somewhat small, the bathroom and shower area was nice. We especially enjoyed spending time on the outside deck that is adjacent to the suite. To say the least, the food was VERY GOOD. Don't worry about them running out of the good stuff, they are very experienced and the refills just kept on coming! I found the upper deck to be very enjoyable. It's a great vantage point for photos and trust me, the scenery just keeps getting better around every island. We've already convinced 3 other couple to book with Syrena, for sure there will be more!
01 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Syrena boats are well maintained, the cabins and toilets are small but clean and comfortable, the food is good with sufficient variety. the lounge and upper deck are great for larger groups and relaxing, the hotel pick ups are professionally managed, all in all a good Cruise Company. It is the whole two day - one night cruise that feels rushed. One is on the boat for only about 22 hours- for which one has to commute in a bus for a total of 7 hours, wait on the boat station for another 1 hour. And then all the activities one after another feel very rushed and barely gives time on the boat itself. The visit to Sung Sot cave was spectacular and a total must do, but the visit to Ti Top island is totally avoidable, by the time we came back it was near dark, would have been better to just relax on the boat, watch the sun set on the spectacular Halong bay. The morning boat and cave visit also felt like a repitition of Tam quoc visit, but most people enjoyed it.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Syrena 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.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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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