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3D2N 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 as well as visit Viet Hai village by cycling on Cat Ba Island.


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (14 travellers per group)
Enjoy an extra day on the boat surrounded by the natural beauty of limestone Islets around Lan Ha and Halong Bay. In addition to visiting the dark and bright caves and getting a chance to find bioluminescent planktons, during your extra day you will visit Viet Hai, a small village located in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of Cat Ba National Park. This boat also offers small group sizes for a more intimate experience.

Trip Highlights

Floating Village
Viet Hai Village
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 285 6,623,781 VND per person
  • 2-nights accommodation (Deluxe Cabin)
  • Roundtrip (shuttle bus) transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • English-speaking guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Meals onboard (Seafood, Vietnamese and international style)
  • Row-boat for Dark and Bright Cave
  • Kayaking
  • Night-kayaking to spot Bioluminescence Plankton
  • Cycling in Viet Hai Village
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Pick up from Cat Ba Town (30.000 VND)
  • Tips for crew
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


Trips available daily
Mar 06
Mar 07
Mar 08
Mar 09
Mar 10
Mar 11
Bookings should be made at least 7 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 - Lan Ha Bay
Hanoi - 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.

Accommodation: Harmony Boutique Cruise - Twin or Double Bed Room

  • 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. The area is surrounded by extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. Visit Dark & Bright Cave by kayaking or enjoy a bamboo boat ride rowed by the local people to soak in the peaceful atmosphere.
  • 17.15 – 17.45: Cruise to the middle of the bay. Take a dip if you wish or jump off the top of the boat!
  • 17.45 – 18.45: Back to Harmony Boutique Cruises to enjoy the Sunset Party on the top deck. Onboard, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew. Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for the night.
  • 19:00 – 21.00: Savor the dinner set menu. Play games or test your luck with fishing squid.
  • You will also enjoy kayaking in the night to catch BIOLUMINESCENCE PLANKTON. They create a blue spark whenever you paddle through or touch the water with your hands.
Day 2: Viet Hai Village - Van Boi Beach
Viet Hai Village - Van Boi Beach

Today you will join a morning Tai Chi session, a bicycle trip along Viet Hai village path and relax on a secret beach.

Accommodation: Harmony Boutique Cruise - Twin or Double Bed Room

  • 06.00 – 6.30: Enjoy sunrise and admire the never-ending miraculous scenery of the Bay while trying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
  • 07:00 – 7.45 Light breakfast, coffee and tea served.
  • 08:30 – 11.00 Transfer to day boat for visit Viet Hai village. You will take a bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and a dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, will have a chance to see the local life on a valley of local people.
  • 11:30 – 13.00 Back to the day boat to visit Lan Ha Bay. Lunch served on day boat.
  • 13:30 Visit Lan Ha Bay, kayak to discover the bay by yourself and swim in the blue water. Visit the Van Boi area, which is the heart of Lan Ha bay, there are a lot of white sand and coral beaches.
  • 16:30 – 17.00 The day boat will take visitors back to the Harmony Boutique Cruise, back to the point overnight on the bay.
  • 17:30 – 19.00 Relaxing on the sundeck and enjoying the bay after a long day. Joining the mini cooking class, today we will make fried spring rolls.
  • 19:00 – 21.00 Enjoy dinner on board with an all-new menu that includes local seafood delights combined with some Western-style cooking.
  • 21:30 You will have time for rest, drink, or simply head back to your cabin.
Day 3: Floating Village - Hanoi
Floating Village - Hanoi

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

  • 06.00 - 6.30: Start the morning with a sunrise photo shoot 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: Tour guides and tender will take you to visit a Floating house on the bay. The host will provide you with information about the culture and traditions of the bay.
  • 09.30 – 10.00: Come back to the boat and check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the port while enjoying a tasty lunch.
  • 11.30 – 12.00: Disembark Harmony Boutique Cruises and travel back to Hanoi.
  • 16.15 – 16.45: Arrive in Hanoi.

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

What others are saying

4.6 out of 78 helpful reviews
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!!!
21 Feb 2020 on
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.
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.
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!
30 Jan 2020 on
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
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
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.

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