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2D1N Cruise (3-Star) | Halong & Bai Tu Long Bay route **Small Group Trip

By Vega Travel

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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (16 travellers per group)

With Vega Cruise, a small boat for only 16 people, you will cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay that is lesser-known by travellers but offers magnificent seascapes. This is a great escape from the crowd as you will kayak through the narrow lanes of limestone karsts in a hidden area, see the ancient stalactites in Trong Cave (Drum cave) and Trinh Nu (Virgin Cave). On the second day, you'll visit the highlights in Halong Bay - Titop Island and Sung Sot Cave. Vega Cruise's Chef prepares authentic Vietnamese cuisine and is able to cater to vegetarian and other dietary requirements.

Kayaking
Watersports
Island Hopping

Trip Highlights

Explore Caves
Kayak
Ti Top ('Titov') Island

Choose this if

Choose this if

You wish to travel with a small group and leave the typical route in Halong Bay and visit Bai Tu Long Bay.
Suitable For
Small Groups
Vegans
Vegetarians

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 161.12 3.734.863 đ
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Vega Cruise - Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Return Transfer from Hanoi
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Caves visiting, kayaking
  • Meals onboard (2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • Drinks
  • Tips for guide and crew
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam). Details

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long bay
Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long bay

Today you will cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay, kayak in hidden lagoons and visit Trong Cave (Drum cave) and Trinh Nu (Virgin Cave)

Accommodation: Vega Cruise - Superior Double or Twin Room

  • 07:30am - Pick-up at Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam).
  • Take a 3.5 hour drive through the Red River Delta to the wharf of Halong Bay.
  • 12:00 – 12:15 Check in to your room. Cruise out to the bay.
  • Sit back on the boat restaurant or the sundeck to relax as Vega cruises past the hundreds of islands and islets of Bai Tu Long Bay area that is lesser travelled by tourist and well-known for its magnificent seascapes
  • Enjoy freshly prepared lunch served by Vega’s boat staffs.
  • The cruise will make a right turn to a less-visited area where you will enjoy kayaking, exploring the peaceful beauty of Halong Bay.
  • Paddle in the 2-person kayak through the narrow lanes of limestone mountains and karsts being broken by wind and time.
  • 15:00 Visit Trong Cave (Drum cave) and Trinh Nu (Virgin Cave). You can take a dip in the emerald waters.
  • 19:00 Anchor in a tranquil lagoon among Bai Tu Long Bay, Ha Long bay for dinner and a peaceful night.
  • Overnight on the cruise.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi
Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi

Today you will visit Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and hike up to Titop Island for the best bay views.

  • 7:00 Early Breakfast on the boat
  • 8:00 Visit the most beautiful cave of the bay called Hang Sung Sot ( the Surprising cave)
  • 9:00 Walk up 340 constructed terraced steps to the top of Titop Island for a 360-degree amazing view of Ha Long Bay. Walk down to Titop beach, a naturally formed sand beach, for a refreshing dip in the bay.
  • 10:00 Continue cruising along Halong Bay. Spot the Dog stone, Fighting Cock islet, the Couple islet and local fish farms. If time and tide permit, we will stop for a while in a peaceful place for relaxation on the boat deck.
  • 11:00 Enjoy brunch before packing up to leave.
  • 11:45 -12:00 Check out. Disembark and take a land trip back to Hanoi.
  • 04:30pm - Drop-off at Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam).

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Vega Travel

Vega Travel has been showing travellers the beauty of Vietnam since 2000. They are one of the pioneers in Halong Cruise and Sapa Travel. Travellers can trust them on the trip organisation given their extensive experience in the field.
20 years experience
Basic English
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 50 helpful reviews
Aronaki, California
11 Dec 2020 on TripAdvisor
I spent hours online trying to figure out which travel company to go with for an overnight in Ha Long Bay. For some reason, my gut told me to go with Vega Travel. It was moderately priced and seemed to offer more active options like kayaking. This past December (2019), we were SO happy to find ourselves aboard. The organization is extremely professional and well run in all aspects. From the emails exchanged far in advance to how we were first greeted when we arrived at their offices, I knew we were in good hands. My feelings were reinforced by the quality of the staff, the lovely character of our boat, the amazingly delicious food that was served. But most importantly, the mix of individuals on our tour was just fantastic. We made new friends all over the world (from Australia to the Basque Country of Spain, from London to New York). We really loved being together and finding out about each other. I don't think that the boat could hold more than 20 guests which makes it ideal to get to know each other. This wonderful mix of people then got to drink and eat fabulously together. We had the chance to kayak and swim. We were anchored almost alone in this beautiful setting overnight. I especially liked viewing the dawn as it came up. So settling. I can't recommend this more highly!
Mark1200, Australia
11 Dec 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had an amazing time on our cruise with Vega over the December break. Our guide Duy was awesome and was incredibly attentive, answered all our questions and took us to great spots. The itinerary for the 3 days is busy but is very well organised and orchestrated. We did a night stay on the boat and a night stay on Cat Ba Island and thought it was a great balance of experience. The food on the boat was good (just be sure to be clearly communicate any dietary restrictions if you have them). Overall, the experience was exceptional and we met amazing people along the way too. We would highly recommend it!!
SunnyTraveler1212
11 Dec 2020 on TripAdvisor
My cousin and I booked a three day and two night cruise after seeing it in Lonely Planet. We both had an amazing time in the cruise. The food was amazing and there were plenty of activities, we loved kayaking and cycling. It was a great atmosphere and we felt that we thoroughly saw the bay. We were also taken to more quiet spots with less boats and were taken to the caves early to beat the crowds. Dem was an outstanding guide. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and funny and we couldn't have asked for a better guide! I learnt a lot about the bay and also Vietnamese culture and daily life from him that I would not have got from a museum or book. If you have Dem as your guide, you are very lucky. You will have a great time and will be well taken care of!
Bluemoon1991
18 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had a great time on the two day one night Halong bay tour. Dem our tour guide was awesome , very helpful, informative and friendly :we learned a lot about Vietnamese culture. The bay was beautiful and we really enjoyed the activities included. It was great that Vega took us away from other more tourist spots so it was quiet. We liked the boat on the whole although paid for deluxe room and felt it wasn't worth the extra overall as the other rooms were nice and ours had an adjoining glass panel door to the room next door who we didn't know, so a little askward- a solid door would be better to minimise noise and ability to see light on etc. Overall recommend Vega and the tour.
geotravelgeo, Minnesota
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
My wife and I chose to do the 3D/2N Ha Long Bay cruise with Vega Travel because their itinerary included more adventurous activities than most other tours. Day 1: - We were picked up from our hotel in Hanoi old quarter and driven by bus to the Ha Long City cruise terminal. - The first day included two small caves with viewpoints of the bay and a couple hours of kayaking with optional swimming in between. Day 2: - The second day included one giant cave which our guide Tiger got us first in line so we could have the whole place to ourselves before being flooded by other tourists. - One stop at Ti Top (Titov) island for spectacular 360 views of the bay and optional swimming. - We transferred boats to move to the Cat Ba region where we hopped on bicycles and pedaled through small jungle villages before trekking a few kilometers through the jungle (and partaking in local rock climbing). - We arrived to the resort side of Cat Ba island where we had a group dinner (not included in price of tour) and relaxed after a busy day. Accommodations are at a hotel on the island. Day 3: - The third day took us back through Ha Long Bay to more beautiful scenery before arriving back at the port for the bus ride back to Hanoi. Note there are not any activities on day 3. Massive buffet meals were served for breakfast (day 2 - boat and day 3 - hotel), lunch (day 1, 2, and 3), and dinner (day 1). There were many food options for all types of diets. Overall, this option was great for us and allowed us to experience multiple parts of the bay through various activities. Our guide Tiger was fantastic! He was very enthusiastic and was very organized getting us to each location and activity on schedule. You could really tell he loved his job and he made an effort to get to know everyone in the group! We would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a more adventurous Ha Long Bay experience.

Vega Travel Policies

Vega Travel Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 7) will pay a discounted price
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Strict Cancellation Policy
As Vega Travel 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

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Camera
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Flipflops
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Toiletries
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket
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