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2D1N Lan Ha Bay & Halong 4* Boutique Cruise **Roundtrip transport from Hanoi

By Harmony Boutique Cruise

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You would like to try night-kayaking to see the bioluminescent plankton.

Overview

2 days 1 night
Group trip (14 travellers per group)
This trip will bring you to the highlights of the bay - such as dark and bright caves by rustic bamboo boat, a cooking class onboard and a special experience of kayaking in the night to find bioluminescent planktons. On the last day, locals will warmly welcome you to their floating house, where you can simply relax and immerse in the local life. This boat also offers small group sizes for a more intimate experience.

Trip Highlights

Floating Village
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 145 3,370,046 VND per person
  • 1-night accommodation (Deluxe Cabin)
  • Roundtrip (shuttle bus) transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • English-speaking guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Meals onboard (Seafood, Vietnamese and international style)
  • Kayaking
  • Night-kayaking to spot Bioluminescence Plankton
  • Row-boat for Dark and Bright Cave
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Pick up from Cat Ba Town (30.000 VND)
  • Tips for crew
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Accommodation

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Transport

Pick-up
07:30AM
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Drop-off
04:30PM
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

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

Today you will cruise to the magnficent Halong Bay -Lan Ha Bay, visit the dark and bright water caves and learn how to make Vietnamese food on board.

  • 7.30 – 8.00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter area.
  • 11.40 – 12.00: Embark at Ha long – Lan Ha cruise port.
  • 12.00 – 12.20: Transfer by speed boat to Harmony Boutique Cruises. The Cruise anchors far from crowded and touristy areas in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets.
  • 12.20 – 12.45: Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
  • 12.45 – 14.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.
  • 15.15 – 17.15: The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay and completes its entry through Cua Van floating village. Visit Dark & Bright Cave by kayak or enjoy a ride in a bamboo boat rowed by one of the locals.
  • 17.15 – 17.45: Cruise to the middle of the bay. Take a dip if you wish or jump from the top of the boat.
  • 17.45 – 18.45: Back to Harmony Boutique Cruise where you can enjoy the Sunset Party on the top deck. Onboard, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by the crew. Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight.
  • 19:00 – 21.00: Savor the dinner set menu. Play game or test your luck with fishing squid.
  • At night you can also enjoy kayaking to catch a glimpse of the BIOLUMINESCENCE PLANKTON. They create a blue spark whenever you paddle through or touch the water with your hand!
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Floating Villages- Hanoi Old Quarter
Lan Ha Bay - Floating Villages- Hanoi Old Quarter

Today you will be welcomed to floating houses, learn about the life of local people.

  • 06.00 - 6.30: Sunrise photo hunt and Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
  • 07.00 – 07.45: Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
  • 08.00 – 09.15: The tender boat will take you to visit a Floating house on the bay. The local host will welcome you and share with you stories about the history and culture of the area of Lan Ha and Halong Bay.
  • 09.30 – 10.00: Come back the boat and check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the port while a taste delightful lunch
  • 11.30 – 12.00: Disembark Harmony Boutique Cruises and board the bus back for Hanoi.
  • 16.15 – 16.45: Arrive in Hanoi, end of an unforgettable trip.

Meet your guide

Harmony Boutique Cruise

The Harmony Cruise team is made up of true professionals with who have a comprehensive experience in the tourism industry. It is one of the few Deluxe Cruises in Lan Ha Bay that offers small-group trips with only 7 Deluxe cabins. Its enthusiastic staff will make your trip!
1 year experience
Fluent English
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free

What others are saying

4.6 out of 78 helpful reviews
David071094
05 Dec 2020 on TripAdvisor
The highlight of our trip so far It was such a WOW. We had chance to visit both Cat Ba island and Lan Ha Bay. More importantly, Lan Ha Bay was very quite with a small amount of tourist. The hightlight of out trip was kayaking in plankton. Great thanks to Harmony Boutique Cruise. I highly recommend!!!
Kylie
21 Feb 2020 on Booking.com
Liked · The staff were great and they did all they could to help when we thought we were going to be late for our flight later that night. Disliked · The bus picking us up was over hour and a half late. Had to waiting on the wharf for nearly an hour.
920alixb
20 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Lovely small group tour We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. All the staff were very friendly and capable. The food was amazing and the excursions from the boat were great. We particularly enjoyed the kayaking trip when we were given a fishing meet to collect some of the plastic floating in the bay. It was a small contribution but we appreciated the opportunity and the acknowledgment that there is a problem.
caspargr
16 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Great, away from mass tourism After a lot of doubting and comparing different cruises in the Halong bay area, we finally chose Harmony Boutique Cruises and we did not regret that choice for a second. The Lan Ha bay, where this cruise goes, offers the same splendid beauty as Halong Bay, but in a much more authentic way, without the big crowds of tourists. We did not feel at all like we were in a very touristy place. Further, we like the _active_ activities that were organized by our cruise: kayaking, swimming, riding a bycicle on Cat Ba Island. Other cruises instead offered much more passive alternatives. Lastly, we loved our tour guide with his humor, his knowledge, his interest, his gentlemenlike attitude. He really perfected the experience!
May
30 Jan 2020 on Booking.com
Exceptional 1. View from room 203 and 201 are fantastic. Full furnished with luxury touch of bathroom and bedroom decors. And I love to sit and enjoy my vietnamese coffee at my balcony. 2. Lots of varieties of food, our table always full with lots of delicious soup, vegetables, meat, seafood, steam rice and fresh fruits for the dessert. They prepared Indian vegetarian food as well for us, and give us free beer one can per meal. (Only for special guests ??) 3. Cruise are newly operated September 2019, only 7 cabins to keep more privacy for guest to enjoy their stay in the cruise and with small group, every guest got fully attentions. 4. Staffs are very friendly and helpful, especially Mr. Erick and Mrs. Hua, they spoke well english and guided us always with smile. 5. Activities slightly different from others cruise. Sunset party with complimentary wine on the deck, cooking class and SECRET NIGHT EXPEDITION is one of the memorable things. We did kayak in the night to catch and find a spot of BIOLUMINESCENCE PLANKTON. They sparked blue on the water whenever we paddle or touched the water with hands. Big thanks for all the harmony cruise crews, for the warm welcome and hospitality. I highly recommended this cruise and I bet you wont be regret!

Harmony Boutique Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 9) will pay a discounted price
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Strict Cancellation Policy
As Harmony Boutique 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
Change of clothes
Dry bag
Hat
Slippers/ sandals
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Towel

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