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2D1N Halong Cruise (3-Star Boat) **No-frills & Great Value

By Sunlight Cruise

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You're looking for a good value and comfortable overnight cruise. The rooms aren't fancy but they're very clean & comfortable, and the crew are friendly & knowledgeable.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (22 travellers per group)
This is a frills-free option if you are looking for a short getaway from Hanoi. Experience kayaking between towering limestone pillars and tiny islets, chilling on a white sandy beach and seeing a local farm. This includes an overnight trip on a boat around UNESCO Halong Bay, and return transport from Hanoi.

Trip Highlights

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

From US$ 130 3,021,628 VND per group (max group size of 22)
  • 1-night cabin (with private bathroom) on the cruise
  • Return Limo Transport from Hanoi Old Quarter/ Hanoi Opera House via highway
  • English speaking guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Kayak
  • Fishing
  • On-board cooking class
  • In-room drinking water
  • Other beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
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Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter ((Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam).
Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam).
Other Notes

If you're staying outside Hanoi Old Quarter, please meet at Hanoi Opera House. Meet-up time to be provided after booking.


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
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 - Surprise Cave - Titop Island
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Surprise Cave - Titop Island

Today you will kayak among the towering limestone karsts

Accommodation: Sunlight Halong Cruise - Standard Room

  • 7:15-8:15 Pick-up at your hotel near Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera house by shuttle bus. You will then depart to the harbour.
  • 12:00 Arrive at the harbour, transfer by tender boat to the cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks, the crew will brief you about the cruise before checking in.
  • 12:30 Lunch will be served- Vietnamese cuisine and fresh seafood.
  • 14.30 Visit Surprise cave
  • 16:00 Continue to Titop island where you can enjoy swimming on a sandy beach and climbing up top for a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay
  • 18:00 Return to the cruise. Watch for the sunset while watching a demonstration of making Vietnamese spring roll
  • 19:00 Dinner will be served.
  • 20:00 Join the fishing excursion or karaoke.
  • Overnight on the cruise
Day 2: Pearl Farm - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Pearl Farm - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will visit a pearl farm and kayak to quiet spots at the bay

  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Visit a local Pearl Farm, learn how pearls are produced
  • 08:30 Kayak in quiet waters at the bay
  • 10:30 Check-out from the cabin
  • 11:00 Lunch
  • 12:00 Arrival at the harbour
  • 17:00 Driver will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.

Meet your guide

Sunlight Cruise

With nearly 15 experience years in the tourism industry, Loi knows exactly how to make travellers' trip brighter. Their trips are organised in small groups for a more relaxing experience.
5 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 41 helpful reviews
18 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
06 Jan 2020 on Trip Advisor
Such an amazing experience! My guides Han and Dani were so warm, welcoming, helpful, and funny. Accommodation on the boat was great, the food was delicious, and facilities were comfortable. The crew was friendly and polite and even joined us for karaoke. The itineraries were managed well with a good balance of activities and rest. I can not recommend this tour group highly enough! Thank you guys so much for an incredible time out on the water.
05 Jan 2020 on Trip Advisor
You want it - Han got it. Our guide Han did an amazing job providing everything we needed - even the needs we didn’t know we had. He even chased a boat in the kayak, so I could get the perfect shot. The trip was great and the views spectacular. Swimming among the rock formations did it for me.
05 Jan 2020 on Trip Advisor
Fantastic activities in Lan Ha bay and on Cat Ba island with an attentive team, listening to us, on an authentic boat full of charm. Very good dishes served on board and an appreciates course of making spring rolls! Absolute relaxation in a dream setting. Thank you to the guide Loi for his availability, his comments and his knowledge of the place. Highly recommended !
04 Jan 2020 on Trip Advisor
Took the 2D1N tour with Dani Queen and crew. It was an awesome and memorable tour. The crew were very sporting and attentive to all our requests. Would highly recommend to anyone who are looking to go to Halong bay.

Sunlight Cruise Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sunlight 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
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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