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3D2N Halong Bay 4-Star Cruise **Traditional Oriental Style Interiors

By Royal Palace Cruise

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From US$ 327
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At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (28 travellers per group)
See the highlights of Halong Bay while cruising on an oriental-style wooden boat. Not only will you get to visit Halong Bay's highlights such as Titop Viewpoint, Fairy Lake Cave, the Floating Fish Farm, Surprising Cave and kayaking, but you can also enjoy a photoshoot onboard while wearing traditional Vietnamese clothes! It's a little bit of cheese and quite a lot of fun! There are also a variety of food choices on board as the chef can accommodate vegetarians and other special diet needs.

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You are looking for a traditional style wooden boat. You can even wear traditional costumes for photoshoot!

Trip Highlights

Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Kayak
Sunset Party
Learn Tai Chi

What's included

What's included

From US$ 327 7,680,816 VND
  • Accommodation - 2 nights at Royal Palace - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room
  • Roundtrip shuttle bus transfer by Highway from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Pick up and drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Ensuite cabin with A/C
  • Kayaks
  • Sunset Party, Tai Chi Lesson, Cooking Demonstration
  • Welcome drinks
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance on board
  • Beverage and other personal expenses
  • Gratuity on board
  • Travel Insurance
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Accommodation

Accommodation

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Transport

Transport

Pick-up
07:45AM
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Drop-off
05:00PM
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 30 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today you will hike up to Titop Island for a panoramic view of the Bay, kayak and swim in the emerald waters.

Accommodation: Royal Palace - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room

  • 07:45am - Pick-up at
  • 07:45 - 08:15: Pick up at your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter Area only) and depart for Ha Long City.
  • 12:30 - On arrival at pier, you will board the Royal Palace Cruise where you will be warmly welcomed by a professional and friendly crew.
  • 13:00 - Check-in cabin and enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Royal Palace Cruise in very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling in paradise will come to you.
  • 14:30 - Keep cruising to the most beautiful parts of Halong Bay. This is the best time to relax after lunch and enjoy your privacy, capturing stunning photos of the legendary bay.
  • 15:30 - Small tender will bring you to visit Titop island, hiking to the top of the island from where you can capture panoramic view of Halong Bay.
  • 16:30 - Kayaking & swimming
  • 18:00 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere where you can make friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listen to music or even try on traditional costumes of Vietnamese kings, queens.
  • 19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by a professional chef.
  • 20:30 - After dinner relax while listening to music, singing karaoke, lounging on the sundeck. Squid fishing is available for entertainment during the night time as well.
Day 2: Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Today you will visit Fairy Lake Cave, kayak to the further parts of Halong Bay and visit local fish farm.

Accommodation: Royal Palace - Deluxe Double/ Twin Room

  • 06:00 -Morning exercise with a Tai Chi master, a healthy way to start a new day.
  • 07:00 -Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.
  • 8:15 - Transfer to the daily boat. Full day activities (from 8:AM - 16:00) on day boat cruising to other, less touristy, parts of Halong Bay.
  • 09:30 – Get off the boat to discover a beautiful cave named “Fairy Lake cave”, very famous for the beauty, geological and historical value. You can see and take photos of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and a mysterious lake as well.
  • 10:30 - Kayaking, discovering the tranquil bay.
  • 12:00 – Back to the daily boat and relax before enjoying lunch on boat.
  • 13:00 – Keep cruising to other parts of Halong for an hour more.
  • 14:00 – Stop over at a fishing farm, where the local people raise fish and cultivate pearls.
  • 15:00 – Keep cruising back.
  • 16:00 - Back to your sleeping boat to relax and enjoy your private time on the boat.
  • 19:00 - Enjoy the second dinner on the boat.
  • 20:30 - Relax at leisure on your own.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will visit surprising cave before wrapping up your Halong trip.

  • 06:00 - Take photos of sunrise, morning exercise with a Tai Chi master, a healthy way to start a new day.
  • 07:00 - Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.
  • 07:45 - Visit Surprising Cave - the most beautiful one in Halong Bay
  • 09:00 - Back to the Royal Palace Cruise for check-out, keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay to explore other parts of the huge Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.
  • 10:00 - Enjoy a cooking class.
  • 11:00 - Farewell brunch served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor.
  • 12:30 - Get on the bus to Hanoi.
  • 17:00 - Transfer you back to your hotel.
  • 05:00pm - Drop-off at

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Royal Palace Cruise

Royal Palace Cruise is one of the few oriental style wooden boats in Halong Bay. It gives travellers the feeling of cruising in the olden days with its classic interior design. This is perfect for guests who are looking to cruise in style!
6 years experience
Fluent English
Refuse Plastics

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 49 helpful reviews
alarahgillum
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
This trip was incredible! For only being on the boat one night, the amount of activities they had planned for us to do made me feel like I got to see everything I wanted to see. From kayaking, to a cooking class, to kareoke, to playing soccer with locals, to hiking and visiting a cave, to early morning tai chi, you couldnÕt beat this trip! Our guide Samson was very knowledgable and made sure we had the BEST time. Ha Long Bay was probably the most beautiful place IÕve ever been. Ethereal is the best word I have to describe the beauty this trip showed me. Going through Royal Palace is an awesome way to visit! IÕm so thankful my group found this tour.
mtroiano91, Australia
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
This cruise is great! There are many great activities to do whilst on the cruise. The staff are very friendly and informative too. Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved his job and wanted to ensure that everybody had the best time possible. I highly recommend this cruise.
angelyne2020, Florida
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Had such a great time on this cruise! I was pretty impressed with the accomodations: very clean and had all the necessary toiletries. The food that they provided was excellent as well. What really stuck out was the amazing service we receieved from the entire crew, our tour guide Samson, and the manager Hoang! They really went out of their way to help us with our transportation needs, while also being very personable and ensuring that we had a great time.
R6916VQphillipr
11 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Great two day cruise, jam packed with activities and a fun and informative tour guide. Our guide, Tony was enthusiastic and full of information about all things Hˆ long bay as well as vietnamese culture in general. The staff were friendly and inviting and quick to service our every need (in my case, beer and coffee). The food was great too. The surprise cave was phenomenal and Tony's commentary made it all the more entertaining. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend!
O-2300KBH
09 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
The ship was in a bad condition, our cabin was right next to the engine room and the hole cabin and windows where shaking at all time, day and night!! It was terrible and stressful, and you had to go outside for some ÒrelaxationsÓ. Do to the weather it was a cold experience. The captain where very rude and called me Ò sensitiveÓ and we where told that there was nothing to do. After a complain to the company they gave us a cabin for only 2 persons and our family where spilt up... not the way our family wanted to spend a cruise ÒtogetherÓ. Had they written Ò nostalgic noise from machineryÓ we would off course had chosen another ship .. there are plenty of other ships. DonÕt choose this ship if you are looking for a good experience.

Royal Palace Cruise Policies

Royal Palace Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 8) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Royal Palace 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
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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