Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

Activity provider: Vietnam Tour
Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

Activity provider: Vietnam Tour
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From US$ 172.71 US$ 155.44 per person

Explore the Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays on a quiet boat with fewer tourists. Enjoy swimming and kayaking in the blue waters, discover hidden caves, enjoy a cooking class, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes at the hotel. Transfer extra surcharge 15$/per person 2 ways by highway.


  • Cruise along the amazing limestone karst islands and islets of Halong Bay
  • Learn about Vietnam culture and enjoy traditional Vietnamese food
  • Explore the emerald waters by kayak and discover Cong Do and Cap La Islands
  • See the Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a swim at the beach
  • Relax on deck and enjoy the night sky with a cocktail as you take in the sites
Full description

Discover the beauty of the Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Bai Tu Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” on an overnight cruise. Soak up the scenery and embrace the culture on this cruise that includes a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave, the biggest cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay 8 - 8:30 AM: Enjoy pickup by shuttle bus from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter. 12:30 PM: Arrive at SunWorld Port. Take some time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Wait for the captain to finish registration and then transfer to the boat. 12:45 PM: Relax with a welcome drink and listen to a short briefing about boat safety and activities before checking into your cabin. 1:30 PM: Enjoy a Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 3 PM: Arrive in the kayaking area of Cap La Island. Kayak through the karst and enjoy some swimming. 5:30 PM: Head back to the boat for a sunset party while your boat sails to its overnight anchorage point. 7 PM: Enjoy a set dinner on board. 8:30 PM: Take some free time and challenge yourself with Vietnamese puzzle games or gather your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply enjoy a cocktail and the quiet of the night on the bay. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi 6 AM: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the bay with a cup of tea or coffee. 7 AM: Breakfast is served Western style. 8 AM: Explore the hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and spend time at a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. 9 AM: Upon return to the boat, take about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. 10 AM: Attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey, a 2-star Michelin chef, used to teach – Nem Cuon. 11 AM: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat. 12 PM: Head back to the harbor and disembark at SunWorld pier. 12:30 PM: Say farewell to Halong Bay and ride back to Hanoi by shuttle bus. 3 - 3:30 PM: Arrive back in Hanoi.

  • 2-day, 1-night cruise in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bays
  • Live guide
  • Fully furnished cabin with ocean view (twin or double bed)
  • Welcome drinks
  • Kayaking and squid fishing equipment
  • All meals on-board (2 x lunch; 1 x dinner; 1 x breakfast)
  • Tea and coffee with breakfast
  • Cooking class
  • Sunset party
  • 1 bottle of water (per person, per way on the bus and boat)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • A surcharge of $50 at the time of cruise check-in (single cabin)
  • A surcharge of 15% on Christmas, new year, and national holidays
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Meals served onboard are traditional Vietnamese food
  • There will be an extra charge in peak season ($10 per person) from Oct 1 to April 30 which can be paid on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Service

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We had a really good experience overall. The transport (extra fee as stated) was prompt and convenient. Our guide, Hung, was excellent: organised and sociable; he always did his best to keep everyone happy and make sure things went smoothly. The service onboard was also very attentive. Food was plentiful and very varied, it really felt like a treat. The included kayaking was great fun and although there were other groups it did not feel busy. The cave was interesting and unexpected. too. We felt the room was not quite as nice or as large as shown. It was clean and bright, but the bed was hard and the boat engine was quite noisy through the night because our cabin was near the back of the boat. Still, for the price the overall experience was very good with a nice balance of organised activity and free time. It is almost worth it just for the food.

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April 2, 2023

Would have been a 3 star rating if the crew and overall experience would have not been good. First of all, the boat from the pictures is not reflecting reality. Just set your expectations right. Also on the 2nd day you need to leave the room at 9:30, which is not so nice. But overall, totally loved it and it’s totally worth. Dong our guide was amazing.

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April 2, 2023

J’ai passé un agréable séjour sur le bateau Renea. Le guide Chong dans l’autobus était incroyable et Duc également une fois sur le bateau. Faire une croisière dans une zone moins touriste était vraiment super. La sortie en kayak était plaisante et nous nous sommes bien amusés. Le guide a même accepté de faire déplacer le bateau pour que l’on puisse se baigner dans une zone que l’on préférait. Le soir, pas de chance pour la pêche au squid mais nous en avons vu. Le seul gros bémol est l’attente interminable entre la sortie du bateau et le retour en autobus. Je comprends que cela demande beaucoup de logistique avec le groupe suivant qui arrive mais c’est vraiment très long.

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April 2, 2023

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