Luxury Halong Lan Ha Bay Cruise 8 hours + Limousine Transfer & Buffet Lunch

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Join a one-day cruise experience specially designed to witness the best parts of Halong Bay and get off the beaten track to discover Lan Ha Bay – the untouched neighbor of Halong.

With included transfers and sailing on a modern cruise ship with a traditional design, you have the comfort and opportunity to discover first-hand the immense beauty of these two UNESCO sites. Packed full of activities, this cruise experience is perfect for those on a budget of time but not quality.


  • 2.5 hours by limousine bus via new express highway
  • 7.5 hours cruise on a luxury Halong Bay cruise ship
  • Cooking demonstration and sunset party
  • Kayak or row a local boat through an array of stalagmite caves in the Dark and Light grotto archipelago.
  • Swim in a quiet cove with amazing backdrops
  • Cruise past floating villages of local fishermen


07:00 – Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi (if you use the limousine transfer)

09:30 – Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, be welcomed aboard, and receive a safety briefing and welcome drink.

JadeSails will take you on a 7.5-hour journey through the remote Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, discovering many hidden and untouched natural wonders.

13:00 – Buffet lunch on the boat

While cruising through a maze of towering limestone mountains, relax in the ship’s elegant restaurant fully equipped with air-conditioning.

Enjoy a buffet lunch (western, Vietnamese, and seafood) served before spectacular seascapes.

13:30 – Explore magical sea caves and hidden lagoons by a local rowing boat.

Drop anchor at a cove to enjoy dramatic natural scenery in the Dark and Light grotto archipelago.

After an introduction from our expert on how to paddle safely, you will take a bamboo boat rowed by a local guide and gently glide through stalagmite caves leading to hidden lagoons amidst a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from jade-green water.

Every turn brings another surprise and secret passages of an array of stalagmite caves leading into hidden lagoons with a unique ecosystem.

15:00 – Kayaking and swimming at an off-the-beaten-track location in Lan Ha bay

We travel to a quiet area in Lan Ha Bay. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty surrounded by around 400 fascinating islands and islets. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. Immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, this is a great experience.

16:00 – Cooking demonstration

Our chef will guide you on how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese and learn new and unique cooking skills.

16:30 – Sunset party

Meet on the sundeck for a magnificent sunset over the UNESCO Halong Bay. It’s an ideal time to make acquaintances with new friends, share your traveling experience or simply watch the sunset or just relax while cruising back to Tuan Chau Marina. Or you can choose to relax in the big Jacuzzi that is located in front of the cruise ship.

17:45 – Disembark the ship for a comfortable limousine ride back to Hanoi via the new express highway

19:30 – Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends.


  • Comfortable chauffeured-driven limousine ride with free mineral water
  • 7.5 hour cruise
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing locations indicated
  • Mouth-watering buffet lunch (Western, Vietnamese, and seafood)
  • Sunset party
  • Jacuzzi on the cruise ship
  • Kayaking and local rowing boat, lifejacket and water proof bag
  • English-speaking guide during the tour


  • Vegetarian meals available on request
  • Pick up/drop off at hotel located within 2km from Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Booster Seats are available (on request)
  • Tips are appreciated


  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance and tax
  • Tips for tour guide and personal expenses

Additional Information

Things to note

  • All the activities are optional. If you don’t want to join in any activities mentioned in the program, you’re free to enjoy the bay on the sundeck or from the beautiful lounges on the cruise.
  • During the water activities, it’s advised to bring water-proof bags to avoid any water damage to your belongings.
  • For any special allergies or special requirements with regards to the food, please update us in advance so we can make arrangements. The vegetarian menu is available upon request.
  • Essential things to bring: suncream, hats, extra set of clothes, sport’s shoes, sunglasses…

Child Policy

  • Tickets for children below 4 years old: free of charge
  • Tickets for children 4-10 years old: 50% of the tour fee.
  • Tickets for children over 10 years old are charged at adult rates.

Cancellation Policy

Bad weather cancellation policy

Cruise Companies try to avoid operating any vessel in the vicinity of a tropical system and monitor the progress of these storms very closely. If there is any potential threat to any of our passengers or ships, the itinerary may be altered to try to avoid any interaction with the storm or any affected areas.

The cancellation of the cruise is decided by the Halong Bay Management Board. They closely monitor the weather conditions; they usually do not give official notice but instead do not give permission for boats to go out. Final decisions of cruise cancellations are made before 3.00 PM on the day.

Most often in case of storms, Cruise Companies inform Vietnam Is Awesome and passengers a day before the cruise embarks. In case there is no knowledge beforehand of any storms, Cruise Companies may announce the cancellation on the morning of the cruise or as soon as it receives information from the local authority that no boats are allowed to go in the Halong Bay.

Vietnam Is Awesome  also monitors the weather situation closely and tries to update all passengers. Please always leave us your contact details, such as your hotel in Hanoi or your mobile number in Vietnam.

If Vietnam Is Awesome informs passengers of the cruise cancellation before passengers depart from Hanoi, passengers will receive a 100% refund of the tour fee (not including the standard credit card processing fee). Vietnam Is Awesome will also try to help you rebook the cruise for the following day(s) depending on your schedule, the cruise availability, and weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • The reservation can be modified up to 6 days before your travel dates.
  • Free cancellation up to 6 days before travel dates.
  • Full payment is due at the time of booking and can be settled by credit card. If canceled according to the cancellation policy, refunds will be made to your bank account. It may take 5-10 business days for the refund to appear in your account.
  • A credit card processing fee of 3.5% will not be refunded.


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