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3D2N Lan Ha Bay & Halong 4.5-Star Cruise **Includes Village Bicycle Trip on Cat Ba Island

By Halong Sapphire Cruise

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You would like to pamper yourself in spacious cabins with a private balcony and a jacuzzi bathtub as well get off the beaten path and visit Viet Hai Village.

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (46 travellers per group)
This trip will take you through the highlights of Halong Bay as well as Lan Ha Bay, allowing you to kayak in hidden lagoons (Dark & Bright Cave) and enjoy quieter surroundings, while you pamper your self in a spacious cabin which comes with a private balcony and a jacuzzi bathtub. In addition to taking part in fun activities onboard such a morning Tai Chi session and a sunset party, the the third day will allow you to get off the beaten path and visit Viet Hai Village where you can see how the locals live.

Trip Highlights

Squid Fishing
Kayak
Learn Tai Chi
Sunset Party
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What's included

From US$ 233 5,415,695 VND per person
  • Roundtrip shuttle bus transfer by Highway from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Water 0.5 litre per person/ bus journey
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels (in the Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district only)
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Ensuite cabin with A/C
  • Kayak
  • Sunset Party, Happy Hours, Tai Chi Lesson, Cooking Demonstration
  • Welcome drinks
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance on board
  • Beverage and other personal expenses
  • Tips for crew
  • Travel Insurance
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Accommodation

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Transport

Pick-up
08:45PM
Your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
Drop-off
03:00PM
Your accommodation 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 - Hai Phong - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

Today you will set sail for Lan Ha Bay, kayak and swim in the emerald waters. Enjoy Sunset Party on board.

Accommodation: Sapphire Cruise - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room (1st Floor)

  • 08:45 – 09:15 Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and take you to Hai Phong around 11:30 - 12:00 You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board the luxurious craft, Sapphire Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.
  • 13:15 - A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favourites will be served. Set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.
  • 15:00: When lunch is about to finish, the Cruise completes its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot of extraordinary limestone karsts. Guests can start their journey to explore the Lan Ha Bay by Kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
  • 17:00: Back to the main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight
  • 17:30 Join the sunset party on the sundeck in a warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music.
  • 19:15 Relish special Dinner in restaurant.
  • 20:45 - 00:00 Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. The bar has a wide range of wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our rooftop deck under the cover of a star filled sky
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay

Today you will visit Viet Hai Village, cycle around to explore the area and kayak to further parts of Lan Ha Bay.

Accommodation: Sapphire Cruise - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room (1st Floor)

  • 06:30 Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it's an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today's adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.
  • 07:00 Enjoy a buffet breakfast with the best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.
  • 08:45 Next we board the day boat, head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and 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, bamboo…you will have a chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).
  • 12:00 Relax for a while and enjoy the special lunch
  • 13:45 Free time for swimming and kayaking alongside vertical cliffs, discovering untouched areas. (if the weather permits)
  • 16:30 Back onboard Sapphire Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as you cruise to the overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see.
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Bar opens for Happy Hour.
  • 19:15 A special dinner will be served
  • 20:45 – 00:00 This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. There is a selection of board games for your entertainment. The bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.
Day 3: Dark & Bright Cave - Halong Bay
Dark & Bright Cave - Halong Bay

Today you will kayak in the dark and bright caves and pick up some Tai Chi moves in the morning.

  • 06:30 - The nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in the daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never-ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.
  • 07:00 - Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)
  • 7:45 - 9:00 - Enjoy the last part of your trip to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterwards.
  • 09:30 - Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland.
  • 10:45 Enjoy your brunch on the boat.
  • 11:45 You will embark on a small tender boat and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.
  • 12:10-12:30 Get on the bus and get back to Hanoi
  • 15:00 Arrive at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter.

Meet your guide

Halong Sapphire Cruise

Sapphire Cruise offers the most spacious and luxury cabins with private balcony, jacuzzi bathtub and modern furniture on board. It was launched in December 2018 to provide top quality cruising experience for travellers in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. The cruise is not only equipped with the latest safety features, but it also brings guests a completely unique experience with a carefully researched itinerary and a team that is available on a 24-hour service.
2 years experience
Fluent English
Refuse Plastics

Halong Sapphire Cruise Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Halong Sapphire 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
Backup batteries and charger
Binoculars
Camera
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Flipflops
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Toiletries
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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