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2D1N Cat Ba Cruise **Return transport from Hanoi

By Vietnam Tonkin Cruise

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You want more than a touch-and-go experience. You'll get to fish with locals, make local delicacies and visit a pearl farm!


2 days 1 night
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
Sail with Lan Ha Legend Cruise to the amazing islets and beaches at Lan Ha Bay. You'll experience kayaking, fishing with the locals, learn how to make local delicacies and visit a pearl farm. This option includes return transport from Hanoi so you can be worry-free!

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Bright & Dark Cave
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 97 2,254,016 VND per person
  • Private cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Entrance fees
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • All meal on board as itinerary
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold towel
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Transportation from Hanoi to the boat & returns.
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Dark Cave - Bright Cave
Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Dark Cave - Bright Cave

Today you will kayak to dark and bright caves which were submerged under the water a million years ago

Accommodation: Lan Ha Legend Cruise - Deluxe Room

  • 7.45 - 8.15 am: Pick up from Hanoi and the driver will send you to Gia Luan Harbour in Cat Ba Island.
  • 12.30 pm: Check-in to Lan Ha Legend Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink.
  • 1 pm: Enjoy fresh seafood lunch. The cruise will cruise pass the crowded Halong bay, keep sailing towards Lan Ha bay passing amazing islets of different formation.
  • 3 pm: Kayaking around Dark & Bright cave area which were underwater millions of years ago. You may even see wild monkeys. Sampan boat option is available for people who doesn't want to kayak by their own.
  • 5 pm: Return to the boat, go up the huge sundeck, enjoy small sunset party with local fruits and tea. Feel free to take a dip or even jump off from the deck into the emerald water.
  • The Cruise will anchor at the tranquil lagoon in Lan Ha bay. Learn how to make Vietnamese Spring roll.
  • 6 pm: The crew will prepare a delicious barbecue dinner on the deck.
  • 7 pm: You can enjoy Squid fishing, karaoke, dancing or even drinks at the bar.
  • Overnight on board.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi
Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Today you will try fishing using the local method, and visit a pearl farm.

  • 7 am - 8.30 am: Waking up for a new day to enjoy the sunrise and recharge your energy with breakfast, coffee and tea.
  • 8.30 am: Go fishing with a net. Visit Halong bay pearl farm.
  • Around 9.30 am: Return to the boat. Check out from your cabin, the boat will begin sailing back to Cat Ba Island.
  • 11.30 am: An early lunch will be served on boat before arriving at the harbour.
  • 12.30 pm: Disembark at Gia Luan Harbour. Get on a bus back to Hanoi.
  • 3 pm: Arrival at Hanoi. End of the trip.

Meet your guide

Vietnam Tonkin Cruise

Alex and his team are experienced in organising trips around Northern Vietnam. Customers love their enthusiasm in guiding and great value of the trips. They take great care to bring their customers down the less trodden paths even in such popular places like Halong Bay.
6 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 45 helpful reviews
08 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Can was one of the best guide we've got in Vietnam. He's friendly & professional. He taught us lots of useful information about the culture & history. The lunch was very good & we appreciated vegetarian option. The kayaking in my own was excellent!
03 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
It's very good experience! clean & very well maintained cruise ship. The guide Tran was friendly & smiling. Highly recommend!
30 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
A day of fun, beauty, and delicious food! We had an amazing day! Jack was a great tour guide. The food was delicious and the views were incredible! Highly recommend!
Maruf Asheq
22 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
The overall programme was very well organised starting from picking up from hotel in the morning to dropping off in the evening. Jack was an amazing personality! I named him as Captain Jack Sparrow. During the whole day programme he assisted us in many ways starting from guiding us with sight seeing to serving with the foods! And he is an expert navigator and a good chef as well! A multi talented guy indeed! And obviously thanks to the cruise company for arranging such a well managed luxury package. Good luck ahead!
Carly H
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend this trip! Our hotel was tricky to find but they made sure to keep in good communication with us while they figured out how to pick us up, they were also very accommodating to any dietary restrictions. The tour itself was very fun, a lot of time for activities and time to just sit back and relax and enjoy the views. Our tour guide Jack was also great, very nice and informative!

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 Vietnam Tonkin 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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