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3D2N Halong Bay 4-Star Cruise **Traditional Oriental Style Interiors

By Royal Palace Cruise

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You are looking for a traditional style wooden boat. You can even wear traditional costumes for photoshoot!


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (28 travellers per group)
See the highlights of Halong Bay while cruising on an oriental-style wooden boat. Not only will you get to visit Halong Bay's highlights such as Titop Viewpoint, Fairy Lake Cave, the Floating Fish Farm, Surprising Cave and kayaking, but you can also enjoy a photoshoot onboard while wearing traditional Vietnamese clothes! It's a little bit of cheese and quite a lot of fun!

Trip Highlights

Squid Fishing
Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Learn Tai Chi
Sunset Party
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What's included

From US$ 236 5,485,498 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 24
Mar 25
Mar 26
Mar 27
Mar 28
Mar 29
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 hike up to Titop Island for a panoramic view of the Bay, kayak and swim in the emerald waters.

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 pier, you will board the Royal Palace Cruise where you will be warmly welcomed by a professional and friendly crew.
  • 13:00 - Check-in cabin and enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Royal Palace Cruise in very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling in paradise will come to you.
  • 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 where you can make friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listen to music or even try on traditional costumes of Vietnamese kings, queens.
  • 19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by a professional chef.
  • 20:30 - After dinner relax while listening to music, singing karaoke, lounging on the sundeck. Squid fishing is available for entertainment during the night time as well.
Day 2: Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Today you will visit Fairy Lake Cave, kayak to the further parts of Halong Bay and visit local fish farm.

Accommodation: Royal Palace - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room

  • 06:00 -Morning exercise with a Tai Chi master, a healthy way to start a new day.
  • 07:00 -Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.
  • 8:15 - Transfer to the daily boat. Full day activities (from 8:AM - 16:00) on day boat cruising to other, less touristy, parts of Halong Bay.
  • 09:30 – Get off the boat to discover a beautiful cave named “Fairy Lake cave”, very famous for the beauty, geological and historical value. You can see and take photos of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and a mysterious lake as well.
  • 10:30 - Kayaking, discovering the tranquil bay.
  • 12:00 – Back to the daily boat and relax before enjoying lunch on boat.
  • 13:00 – Keep cruising to other parts of Halong for an hour more.
  • 14:00 – Stop over at a fishing farm, where the local people raise fish and cultivate pearls.
  • 15:00 – Keep cruising back.
  • 16:00 - Back to your sleeping boat to relax and enjoy your private time on the boat.
  • 19:00 - Enjoy the second dinner on the boat.
  • 20:30 - Relax at leisure on your own.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will visit surprising cave before wrapping up your Halong trip.

  • 06:00 - Take photos of sunrise, morning exercise with a Tai Chi master, a 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 the Royal Palace Cruise for check-out, keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay to explore other parts of the huge Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.
  • 10:00 - Enjoy a cooking class.
  • 11:00 - Farewell brunch served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor.
  • 12:30 - Get on the bus to Hanoi.
  • 17:00 - Transfer you 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
Refuse Plastics

Royal Palace Cruise Policies

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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