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1 Day Cruise | Less-Crowded Lan Ha Bay route

By Serenity Cruises

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You crave a unique Halong Bay experience. Beat the crowds by visiting the less-touristy Lan Ha Bay and Trung Trang Cave - and in a luxurious fashion!


1 day
Group trip (70 travellers per group)
This boat trip stands out with its unique itinerary. It's hard to beat the crowds at Halong Bay but this boat certainly does try - with visits to the less-touristed Lan Ha Bay and Trung Trang Cave, which isn't seen on most of the other boats' itineraries. This is a large luxurious boat so sit back and enjoy :)

Trip Highlights

Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
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What's included

US$ 89 2,068,654 VND per person
  • Round trip shuttle-bus transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter via Expressway.
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch on board, afternoon tea, coffee, fruits, welcoming drink.
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeing spots.
  • Kayaking, swimming.
  • Trung Trang Cave visit.
  • Vietnamese/English speaking tour guide accompanying you from start to finish.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip for staff
  • Drinks at bar.
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Guests Accommodation in Old quarter Hanoi
Guests Accommodation in Old quarter Hanoi
Other Notes

The drop off time may slightly change due to weather conditions.


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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 - Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Trung Trang Cave - Hanoi
Hanoi - Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Trung Trang Cave - Hanoi

Today you will explore Trang Trung caves

  • 7:00 – 7:30 Pick-up at Hanoi, go over Chuong Duong Bridge and enter 5B highway. It is 2.5 hours journey.
  • 10:15 - Check-in at Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf before boarding Serenity Cruises.
  • Enjoy Halong Bay’s majestic beauty with a welcoming drink.
  • 11:15 - Drop anchor at Gia Luan port to visit Trung Trang Cave. On the ceiling of the cave, there are many stalactites with the shapes as the great sculptures of nature. It is also in this cave where archaeologists found the traces of ancient primates from thousands of years ago.
  • 12:45 - Come back to Serenity Day Cruises and savour Buffet Lunch on board while you are surrounded by the secluded Lan Ha Bay dotted with beautiful limestone karsts.
  • 14:00 - Go kayaking and swimming in Bright Dark Cave.
  • 16:00 - Travel back to Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf.
  • 17:30 - Board the bus to get back to Hanoi.
  • 19:30 - Finish your journey and say farewell.

Meet your guide

Serenity Cruises

Serenity Cruises draw a quieter, more style-conscious customer. They are for people who dream of floating on calm seas, among limestone peaks under boundless skies. After working for over ten years as a tour organizer, the founder has developed a special bond with the Cat Ba and Halong, which he considers his second home.
2 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 34 helpful reviews
07 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
I spent an amazing 2 days with this company: the staff and our tour guide Tay were lovely, they do care about their clients and do their best to satisfy us!! I had so much to cycle, kayak, fish, play Uno, meet great people and discover halong bay! Besides, the cruise is really nice and the food was so good!!!!!! I recommend you this company and it was an amazing experience!!! Thank you so much serenity cruise and thank you so much Tay !!!!
05 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Excellent boat, Excellent Staff. Very well organized and coordinated. We never felt rushed but at the same time felt that we were doing interesting activities. Strongly recommend the Tai-chi class in the morning. Suggest waking up at 6.25 and not bother with the Sunrise. We are vegetarians and our request was accommodated with excellent choices at each of the 3 meals.
04 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing food, even better staff and fabulous rooms. My boyfriend and I did the two days, one night tour in December 2019 and would recommend it to anyone. The Mormont tai chi class is a must Abe then kayaking was so much fun! Clean boat with great amenities and awesome food and strong cocktails!
A1230YIsandrag, Colombia
04 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
It was a great experience to sleep one night in the serenity, the guide Mr. Lucky is a great person, speaks very good English and knows a lot about the places visited.
Beus2013, Spain
03 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
It was a really lovely experience! Wonderful, kind and helpful staff! Harry is especially attentive and professional. Kayaking was really fun! Thanks Serenity Cruise for the fantastic day!

Serenity Cruises Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Serenity Cruises 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)
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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