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3D2N 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 at a more relaxed pace while seeking a traditional yet comfortable means of transportation.


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (21 travellers per group)
This option is a 3D2N Cruise around the panoramic Halong Bay, with visits to caves and islands around the bay - such as Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, Trong cave, Me Cung cave, Dong Tien lake and Pearl farm. It includes return transfer from Hanoi Old Town.

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 US$ 325.01 7,554,242 VND per person
  • Round trip shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter via Expressway
  • 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, 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 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
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 - Sung Sot Cave - Titov Island
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Sung Sot Cave - Titov Island

Explore Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, and Titov Island

Accommodation: Syrena Cruise - Deluxe Room

  • 9:30am: Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay
  • 12:30pm: Embark on the cruise ship at Tuan Chau port
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm: Arrive at Sung Sot Cave
  • 3:45pm: Swimming at Titov Island
  • 6pm: Happy hour
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing
Day 2: Trong Cave - Fairy Lake Cave - Pearl Farm - Me Cung Cave
Trong Cave - Fairy Lake Cave - Pearl Farm - Me Cung Cave

Today you'll get to visit Trong Cave, the home to a beautiful local legend

Accommodation: Syrena Cruise - Deluxe Room

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: Transfer to day boat
  • 10am: Visit 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.
  • 11am: Head to Fairy Lake 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
  • 2pm: Visit Pearl Farm to learn about the local traditions of pearl cultivation.
  • Then head to Me Cung Cave. Unlike many other caves in Halong Bay, no legend is attached to Me Cung Cave. However, it is an important archaeological find, where remains from 7,000 to 10,000 years ago have been found. The cave has many small chambers for you to explore!
  • 6pm: Happy Hour
  • 7pm: Dinner
Day 3: Luon Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi
Luon Cave - Tuan Chau Port - Hanoi

Today you'll get to visit Luon Cave.

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: Visit Luon Cave
  • 9:15am: Breakfast
  • 10:45am: Return to port
  • 4pm: Return to Hanoi

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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