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3D2N Cruise (4.5 Star) | Halong & Lan Ha Bay **Includes Cycling on Cat Ba

By Halong Sapphire Cruise

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Free - Meet-up at Hai Phong
+US$ 15.34 - Return Transfer from Hanoi

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At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days 2 nights
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. In addition to taking part in fun activities onboard such a morning Tai Chi session and a sunset party, 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. 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.

Outdoor Adventures
Kayaking
Culture
Explore Villages
Watersports
Watersports
Island Hopping
Cycling
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Trip Highlights

Viet Hai Village
Bright & Dark Cave
Kayak
Sunset Party
Learn Tai Chi
Lan Ha Bay
Cat Ba Island

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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.
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What's included

What's included

From US$ 333.70 7.735.395 đ
  • Accommodation - 2 nights at Sapphire Cruise - Deluxe Double/Twin with Balcony
  • Water 0.5 litre per person/ bus journey
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • 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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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

Free - Meet-up at Hai Phong
  • Hai Phong Wharf Details
+US$ 15.34 - Return Transfer from Hanoi
  • Your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter Details

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

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

  • 11:30am - Meet-up at Hai Phong Wharf
  • 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 with Balcony

  • 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 on Cat Ba Island. 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
  • 12:00pm - End at Hai Phong Wharf

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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