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1 Day Private 4-Star Halong Bay Cruise | 6.5H on the water

By L'Azalée Cruises

This option is for a private boat. You will have the entire boat to yourself so the itinerary may be flexible. Your captain will further advise on any plan changes due to weather conditions.

Choose this if...

You prefer seeing Halong Bay on a private boat while enjoying exclusive service on board and sail according to your own liking.


1 day
Max: 4 guests
0 cabins
5 crew members
Fuel included
With 5 crew to just 2-4 guests; expect an unprecedented level of personal pampering. This Cruise has 6.5 hours on water (much longer than the usual group 1-day routes), so with the additional time, you may choose to visit one of these destinations: 1) Luon Cave – where you can transfer onto a local Sampan boat and go through a rock formation to discover an idyllic enclosed water lake area. 2) Ti Top Island – where you can climb to the peak for a panoramic view of the Bay. 3) Soi Sim Island – where you can enjoy a more relaxed climb up to the small peak for panoramic views and take a dip in dedicated swimming area netted off for safety. The L'Azalée Premium Cruise also has an upper deck that comes with a covered lounge and a sun terrace for relaxation.

Trip Highlights

Explore Caves
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
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What's included

From US$ 272.71 6,338,754 VND per person
  • Roundtrip shuttle bus transfer: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by Expressway
  • Pick-up and drop-off point is at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Welcome drinks
  • Lunch on board with Vietnamese seafood set menu
  • English speaking tour guide on cruise
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Alcoholic drinks & non-alcoholic drinks
  • Kayak rental (USD 20/double kayak/30 minutes
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Your Hotel in Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung or Ba Dinh District
Your Hotel in Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung or Ba Dinh District

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
View the full calendar to try your luck for non-scheduled dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Harbour - Sung Sot Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Harbour - Sung Sot Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will cruise around Halong Bay at your own pace, discover ancient stalactites in Sung Sot Cave and visit a destination of your liking.

  • 08:00 - 08:15 Hotel pick up in Hanoi Old Quarter area 11:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island at the main passenger ticketing terminal. Welcome on board with a welcome drink, commence the safety briefing & Meet your crew for the day.
  • Cruise due south with Cat Ba Island on your starboard side and Ha Long Bay – port side.
  • 12:00 Lunch is served while continuing your cruise further south to your first sightseeing location of Sung Sot “Surprise” Cave.
  • 13:30 Arriving at your first sightseeing destination of Sung Sot “Surprise Cave” disembark your boat and take a guided tour through this large cave in Ha Long Bay.
  • Return to the boat by 14:20 and then decide if you would like to cruise to one of the three options for further exploration: Luon Cave/ Ti Top Island/ Soi Sim Island
  • 15.30 Cruise back to Tuan Chau Marina. On this final cruising leg you will pass by several icons of Ha Long Bay such as Thumb Island, Cock Fighting Island, Incense Island which can be seen on the 200,000 dong note, Ba Hang Floating village and finally Dog Island.
  • 17:30 Arrive back at Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for transfer back to Hanoi.
  • 20:30 Estimated arrival at Hanoi Old Quarter

Meet your guide

L'Azalée Cruises

L'Azalée Cruises operate six vessels which comprise one of the most modern, comfortable fleets in Halong Bay. The cruises were created based on the goal of combining heritage and culture with international resort standards. Guests will not only enjoy the majestic scenery but will also experience Vietnamese culture onboard through the cuisine and special activities that allow them to get an up-close view of the local life.
5 years experience
Fluent English
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What others are saying

4.9 out of 45 helpful reviews
Y1549ZQcraigm, Australia
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We went on the 2 day 1 night cruise departing 11th Feb. Our cruise director Dan The Man made the entire experience perfect from start to finish. Informative guide , knowledgeable, great English with good sense of humour. Thank you Dan for your excellent service!. The food was also delicious with wait staff also very helpful. Great itinerary but probably do 2 night 3 day instead
60mtooch, Australia
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Cruise was excellent food was great, activities fun. Service excellent. Timing great to see beauty of Halong Bay. Dan the man was a great guide. Patient and professional. Would definitely recommend this overnight cruise.
sputnik312, United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Thoroughly recommend this trip with the company. Staff on board were polite, attentive and helpful and looked after us very well. Dan the Man is brilliant as a tour guide ensuring we got to see everything. The bay is amazing with fantastic views and a must on your visit!
Mango_panda_cactus, New York
07 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had a great time on our day cruise of Halong Bay. Dat was an excellent guideÑknowledgeable, very good English, and a great sense of humor. We recommend the trip with LÕAzalee and definitely recommend Dat! DonÕt worry if it is a cloudy or rainy day, it just makes the sky and the views that much more spectacular!
j02607, Australia
07 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
WasnÕt sure to do the 2 nights but ended up saying what the heck and booked. Wow wow wow. So glad went for the 2 nights. Amazing staff, service and food, unbelievable. And lots of food. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Boys didnÕt get bored. Games on board to do if need something extra. Luckily also had amazing other guests. Dan the Man is very delightful. Knowable helpful friendly nothing to much trouble. Kids loved him. Trips, tours and kayaking great. Unfortunately not warm enough for a swim but didnÕt matter. Views amazing.

L'Azalée Cruises Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As L'Azalée Cruises 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)
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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