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2D1N Halong Bay **Traditional Oriental Style Interiors

By Royal Palace Cruise

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You're looking for a oriental style wooden boat for cruising. This is a very traditional boat that is lots of fun!


2 days 1 night
Group trip (28 travellers per group)
See the highlights of Halong Bay while cruising on an oriental-style wooden boat. In addition to visiting the most important sites such as Titop Viewpoint, Surprising Cave and kayaking you can enjoy a photoshoot onboard while wearing traditional Vietnamese clothes! It's a little bit of cheese and quite a lot of fun!

Trip Highlights

Explore Caves
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Visit Cat Ba Island
Sunset Party
Learn Tai Chi
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What's included

From US$ 120 2,788,987 VND per person
  • Roundtrip shuttle bus transfer by Highway from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Pick up and drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Ensuite cabin with A/C
  • Kayaks
  • Sunset Party, Tai Chi Lesson, Cooking Demonstration
  • Welcome drinks
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance on board
  • Beverage and other personal expenses
  • Gratuity on board
  • Travel Insurance
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


Trips available daily
Mar 29
Mar 30
Mar 31
Apr 01
Apr 02
Apr 03
Bookings should be made at least 30 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
Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today you will cruise to the most beautiful parts of Halong Bay, hike up to Titop Island and enjoy sunset party.

Accommodation: Royal Palace - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room

  • 07:45 - 08:15: Pick up at your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter area only) and depart for Ha Long City.
  • 12:30 - On arrival at the pier, you will board the Royal Palace Cruise and be warmly welcomed by the professional and friendly crew.
  • 13:00 - Check-in to the cabin and enjoy a specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water.
  • 14:30 - Keep cruising to the most beautiful parts of Halong Bay. This is the best time to relax after lunch and enjoy your privacy, capturing stunning photos of the legendary bay.
  • 15:30 - Small tender will bring you to visit Titop island, hiking to the top of the island from where you can capture panoramic view of Halong Bay.
  • 16:30 - Kayaking & swimming
  • 18:00 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening to music, or try on some traditional costumes of Vietnames kings and queens.
  • 19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by a professional chef.
  • 20:30 - After dinner relax, while listening to music, singing karaoke, lounge on the sundeck. Squid fishing is available for entertainment during the night time as well.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Halong Bay – Hanoi

Today you will learn the basics of Tai Chi and visit Surprising Cave; made up of thousands of stalactites with dramatic lighting.

  • 06:00 – Take photos of sunrise, morning exercise with our Tai Chi master, a perfect healthy way to start a new day.
  • 07:00 – Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.
  • 07:45 – Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay.
  • 09:00 – Back to Royal Palace Cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.
  • 10:00 – Enjoy a cooking class.
  • 11:00 – Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor.
  • 12:30 – Get on the bus to Hanoi.
  • 16:30 – Transfer back to your hotel.

Meet your guide

Royal Palace Cruise

Royal Palace Cruise is one of the few oriental style wooden boats in Halong Bay. It gives travellers the feeling of cruising in the olden days with its classic interior design. This is perfect for guests who are looking to cruise in style!
6 years experience
Fluent English
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What others are saying

4.8 out of 49 helpful reviews
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
This trip was incredible! For only being on the boat one night, the amount of activities they had planned for us to do made me feel like I got to see everything I wanted to see. From kayaking, to a cooking class, to kareoke, to playing soccer with locals, to hiking and visiting a cave, to early morning tai chi, you couldnÕt beat this trip! Our guide Samson was very knowledgable and made sure we had the BEST time. Ha Long Bay was probably the most beautiful place IÕve ever been. Ethereal is the best word I have to describe the beauty this trip showed me. Going through Royal Palace is an awesome way to visit! IÕm so thankful my group found this tour.
mtroiano91, Australia
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
This cruise is great! There are many great activities to do whilst on the cruise. The staff are very friendly and informative too. Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved his job and wanted to ensure that everybody had the best time possible. I highly recommend this cruise.
angelyne2020, Florida
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Had such a great time on this cruise! I was pretty impressed with the accomodations: very clean and had all the necessary toiletries. The food that they provided was excellent as well. What really stuck out was the amazing service we receieved from the entire crew, our tour guide Samson, and the manager Hoang! They really went out of their way to help us with our transportation needs, while also being very personable and ensuring that we had a great time.
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Great two day cruise, jam packed with activities and a fun and informative tour guide. Our guide, Tony was enthusiastic and full of information about all things Hˆ long bay as well as vietnamese culture in general. The staff were friendly and inviting and quick to service our every need (in my case, beer and coffee). The food was great too. The surprise cave was phenomenal and Tony's commentary made it all the more entertaining. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend!
09 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
The ship was in a bad condition, our cabin was right next to the engine room and the hole cabin and windows where shaking at all time, day and night!! It was terrible and stressful, and you had to go outside for some ÒrelaxationsÓ. Do to the weather it was a cold experience. The captain where very rude and called me Ò sensitiveÓ and we where told that there was nothing to do. After a complain to the company they gave us a cabin for only 2 persons and our family where spilt up... not the way our family wanted to spend a cruise ÒtogetherÓ. Had they written Ò nostalgic noise from machineryÓ we would off course had chosen another ship .. there are plenty of other ships. DonÕt choose this ship if you are looking for a good experience.

Royal Palace Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 8) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Royal Palace 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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