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2D1N Cruise (4.5 Star) | Halong & Lan Ha Bay **Private Balcony & Jacuzzi Bathtub

By Halong Sapphire Cruise

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From US$ 198
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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (46 travellers per group)
This 4-star cruise is one of the newer boats in Halong Bay - each cabin is spacious, has large windows and comes with a private balcony and a jacuzzi bathtub. 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. The boat has a restaurant, bar, and spacious sundeck on board. Sapphire Cruise's guests have said that the Vietnamese food onboard is very tasty and the staff can cater well to vegetarians and accommodate many other dietary needs.

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You're looking for a great-value private balcony room on a modern boat! Bonus: This goes to lesser-explored parts of Halong Bay!

Trip Highlights

Kayak
Sunset Party
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Learn Tai Chi

What's included

What's included

From US$ 198 4,643,150 VND
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Sapphire Cruise - Deluxe Double/Twin with Balcony
  • 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

Accommodation

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Transport

Transport

Pick-up
08:45PM
Your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
Drop-off
03:00PM
Your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter

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Scheduled Trip Dates

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Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
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 with Balcony

  • 08:45pm - Pick-up at
  • 08:45 – 09:15 Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and take you to Hai Phong
  • 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 surrounded by a lot of extraordinary limestone karst. Guests can start their journey to explore 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 overnight stay.
  • 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 Enjoy a special dinner at the restaurant.
  • 20:45 - 00:00 Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever strikes 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: 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. Back to our main board afterwards.
  • 09:30 - Check out of your cabin as you draw closer to the mainland.
  • 10:15 Enjoy a cooking class right on deck as you will be guided on how to prepare and make spring rolls.
  • 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.
  • 03:00pm - Drop-off at

Meet your guide

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

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.7 out of 50 helpful reviews
Sheila Speirs
02 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
It was lovely. Just disappointed it didn't include a visit to one of the larger, main grottoes. The 'cave' trip we did was a let-down.
warren e
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We enjoyed our room, food, and activities. Always fun to meet other travelers from other countries. I would have given a 5 rating except they did not "recommend' that i do the short bike ride one day due to my age (had just turned 70). I told them that we bike upto 20 km a day back home. We would highly recommend the two nights over one night
Angela, Hong Kong
06 Feb 2020 on Booking.com
The boat was nice and clean. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful. The cave trip was lovely and the views stunning. Our cabin was extremely clean and the beds very comfortable. Could have done with a bit more cruising around the sights, rather than stopping and mooring so soon. Check out is also very early. Would have preferred a more leisurely morning, although understand they have to prepare for the next passengers.
Sjo2008, United Kingdom
04 Feb 2020 on Booking.com
Great value, so we'll organised from tansfer from hotel with Lee our initial tour guide, to arriving on the boat with Sunny our next guide, welcome drink, activities and amazing food. Not a negative but don't go if you are thinking you just want to sit and do nothing! Staff were very patient and helpful. Our weather wasn't the best nut didn't stop us kyacking, swimming Would have liked to have known before hand that credit / debit card payments have a sur charge of 3% so take enough cash to pay for the cruise and drinks on board.
682veroc
24 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Everything on this cruise was excellent from check-in to the return to our hotel, the quality of service the charisma and attention all the time from our guide Vicky and the views from the cruise were the best

Halong Sapphire Cruise Policies

Halong Sapphire Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 8) will pay a discounted price
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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

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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