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1-Day Luxury Cruise (w/ Private Pier for Embarkation)

By Genesis Cruise

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You're short on time and seeking a luxurious option. You'll be able to have comfortable bus transfers, delicious food and even have your own private pier to board!


1 day
Group trip (24 travellers per group)
This is for travellers who want total comfort in their Halong day trip. From the luxury bus transfer from Hanoi, to having a private pier for ease of getting on the boat, to the delicious food on board - Genesis goes to great lengths to make sure you have a comfortable trip!

Trip Highlights

Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 88 2,044,899 VND per person
  • Lunch on board (Vietnamese & seafood)
  • Mineral, WIFI, movie on bus
  • Afternoon finger foods before disembark
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Luxury van transfer (round trip)
  • English speaking guide
  • On board insurance and service charges
  • Sampan rowed boat/kayking
  • Return limo transfer via highway from hotels located 3 km from Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcohol
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Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (3km from Hoan Kiem Lake)
Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (3km from Hoan Kiem Lake)


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Bookings should be made at least 3 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 - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will discover the beauty of limestone karsts and emerald waters.

  • 08.00: Hotel Pick up
  • 11.45: The bus will arrive Tuan Chau marina, where you can easily get on Genesis Cruise by private pier, and be welcomed by the lovely Crew.
  • 12.40: Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch with delicious local flavours.
  • After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck, while hundreds of islands with different shapes pass before your eyes.
  • 14.00: The boat will move to Hang Luon (three tunnels) area, where you can enter a water cave and kayak, row a bamboo boat or just stay on board for relaxing.
  • Those who love challenging themselves can discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking, while those who want to just relax can sightsee on the bamboo boat to admire breathtaking scenes.
  • 15.05: You will leave the boat and explore Sung Sot (Surprising) cave. This is the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay, located in core area of the heritage site.
  • 16.15: After exploring the cave, take a rest and watch the sunset on the bay. A tea break with cocktails, fruits, snack (included) will be served.
  • 17.15: It is the time to say goodbye Halong bay, Disembark to get on the bus, and get on the new express way to get back Hanoi.
  • 18.15: Short restroom break
  • 19.30-20.00: Return to hotel

Meet your guide

Genesis Cruise

Genesis is a start-up project, started in June 2017. Since its inception it has been growing steadily every year by listening to the feedback of its customers and creating new and better experiences. Genesis is a luxury brand that wants to share the beauty of Halong Bay with everyone.
3 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 41 helpful reviews
Kira Stricker
06 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
chloeJoondalupWa, Australia
10 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We absolutely loved Halong Bay thanks to Genesis Luxury day cruise. We were picked up in a luxury van by Bien and had a comfortable 2hr road trip to Halong. The cruise was amazing, lunch on board was served to us with some wine and was most relaxing. We decided to go on the bamboo boat to the watercave which was just magical! We were very well looked after and I would highly recommend Genesis to everyone who wants a little bit of luxury in their life!
10 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great day trip that was very easy and low stress (got picked up from my hotel in old quarter and dropped off). Van was luxurious. River cruise and kayaking were very amazing. Ben made a great tour guide. I would recommend to bring a change of shorts for the kayaking. You will want your regular clothes for the rest of the tour. The cave was massive but insanely crowded on the day I went. Good selection of paid for drinks at the boat bar.
193kathrynm, Australia
09 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We were more than happy with Genesis Cruises. Our guide Bien was very friendly and informative. We were picked up in a comfy mini bus for the trip to Halong Bay. Everything was perfect, the weather, the cruise, staff, food and the bamboo boat ride into the water cave. We would highly recommend Genesis and our guide Bien was fantastic.
Sanha, Singapore
09 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
So happy we chose this cruise, had a really great stay. Thank you so much Alex, Nancy, Mai, Phi Phi and all the team members for their awesome service and making our Anniversary so special. Our suite with terrace was beautiful, so clean and wonderfully decorated. Food, hospitality and decor were all outstanding. Really great stay! They are very considerate to all dietary constraints and adjusted the menu accordingly. Only area where we could suggest some improvements is in their activity planning, can plan some more interesting activities.

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 Genesis 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.

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