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    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam


    8:00 | Pick-up time

    For those who book our transfer service will be collected from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter. Instead of spending 4 hours on the traditional road to Ha Long city, we will shortly arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf by express way after 2,5 hours driving.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

    11:15: Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf – transfer by small boat to Serenity Cruises

    She anchors far from crowded and touristy area in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam

    12:15 – 12:30 | Embark on Serenity Cruises

    Warmly welcome to Serenity Cruises! While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin

    13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch

    Fabulous lunch is served while Serenity Cruises starts her sails into to magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quiet and less touristic. She will pass famous Finger Islet, Frog Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.

    15:00 | Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long bay, hit the green emerald water for kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits)

    Option 1: Serenity Cruises reaches Dau Be Island, one of the most beautiful islands located in the South East of Halong bay. It is time to discover Halong bay yourselves with your travel buddy on sharing kayak. Go explore the beauty of nature in hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hanging down from the cave ceiling. This activity might depend on the tide level of the bay. In case the tide level is too high or too low, we will do kayaking in Dark Cave, Bright Cave area. There is a stop for those who wish to swim and go snorkeling in the lush green water.

    Option 2: In the days of too high tide (usually seasonal), Serenity Cruises will take you to visit the giant fish and the floating village. We will do kayaking in the water body that embraces one of the most beautiful floating villages of the bay. While kayaking, you will have opportunities to learn more about another typical value of the region: the daily life of local fishermen. You will also have a brief look at the geology of the karst mountains that beautify the surrounding.

    Our cruise manager/tour guide will inform you which option we will follow based on their experience and weather conditions.

    16:30 | Cooking demonstration

    Back to Serenity Cruises and relax on cruise. Enjoy our Happy Hour Deal in all bars on cruise. On board, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew. Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight

    19:00 | Savor deluxe Dinner Set Menu

    After the incredible dinner, take your leisure time to chat at the bar, watch the movie in the restaurant, enjoy Spa treatment.You will stay overnight on cruise.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Vietnam


    6:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck

    Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.

    6:30 | Have light breakfast

    Serenity Cruises continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Viet Hai Village, 02 Lang Viet Hai Catba Island, Cat Ba 180000 Vietnam

    7:15 | Visit Viet Hai village

    Our crew will take you to Viet Hai, a small village located in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of Cat Ba National Park. Spending around 30 minutes for biking along, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere, charming scenery of a typical village in the North of Vietnam.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam

    9:15 | Return to Serenity Cruises

    You will have sometime for fresh relax on the cruise then spend few minutes to settle your bill and check out from 9.15-10.00 am

    10:00 | Taste delightful lunch

    During the time well prepared lunch is served, Serenity Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbour.

    12:15 – 12:45 | Disembark Serenity Cruises and farewell the crew

    13:00 – 13:15 | Travel back to Hanoi by bus

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    Bus transfer service from Halong to Hanoi is available for booking in advance.

    15:30 | Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, end of unforgettable trip

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
    2: Local Tours Vietnam, 39 Ngõ Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Complimentary 2 bottled water in each Cabin.
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Kayak (2 people share a kayak).
    • Cooking class, Taichi.
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees.
    • English speaking guide onboard
    • Fully furnished cabin with private Ocean View Balcony.
    • Overnight accommodation at Halong Serenity Cruises Ship.
    • Entry/Admission - Viet Hai Village
    • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
    • Entry/Admission - Tuần Châu Harbor
    • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Viet Hai Village
    • Limousine/Shuttle Bus transfer Hanoi - Ha Long
    • Single Supplement: 75% of total price extra charge
    • Spa, Massage, Beverages, Personal expenses.
    • 3 days 2 nights on the cruise plus 135USD/person extra
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration depends on the time of day and traffic conditions.
    • Meals on-board are served with seafood, Vietnamese and international Cuisine. Any special request for food preference, allergies or dietary requirements should be informed at least 1 days before the departure date.
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 adults.
    • Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area only. Internet connectivity is limited due to geography of Ha Long bay.
    • Cruise itinerary might be changed due to weather and other conditions without prior notice.
    • Swimming or kayaking activity may not be possible due to bad weather. Unused services are not subjected to a refund.
    • The tour organization is subject to favorable weather conditions. If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather (Not allowed from Government) , you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Cancellation will ONLY be announced by the Halong Local Port Authority and often at short notice. Therefore, your understanding in these situations will be highly appreciated as these circumstances are entirely not under our control.
    • If the cancellation is informed to guests prior to leaving Hanoi and the guests have not used any service: 100% of the amount paid will be refunded.
    • If the cancellation is informed during the trip (guests have already used some services: e.g. transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc): The remaining amount after subtracting all the actual fee of services used will be refunded.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We just arrived back in Hanoi after a one night two day trip with Serenity Cruises and felt compelled to leave a review. Everything was excellent starting with the bus from Hanoi, our welcome aboard, the details and quality of the cabin, the selection of...More

    Thank kealanm2017
    LocalTravellerss, General Manager at Local Tours Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy that your enjoyed the 2 days 1 night trip on our boat and liked our tour guide, staffs and itinerary. Thanks for your recommendation! So much appreciated. See you again.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We absolutely loved our time on board Serenity Cruise. It was a jam pack couple of days so if I was to do the trip again I would definitely add an extra day to lounge around and enjoy the view. The staff were amazing and...More

    Thank natasham74
    LocalTravellerss, General Manager at Local Tours Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks so much for your review! It's nice that you liked the trip. Yeah, see you next time. We would do it better and better. Have a nice time in Vietnam.

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We had booked through our hotel in Hanoi (Hanoi Chic Hotel) for a 3 Day and 2 Night trip to Halong Bay with Serenity Cruises, and could not be happier with the experience. From start to finish the whole trip was brilliant and included kayaking...More

    Thank JimnTrace
    LocalTravellerss, General Manager at Local Tours Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your review, Jim! It was great that you have a long nice trip in Halong and Lan Ha bay. That's our pleasure. We try to help our customers see the beauty of the bays. Hope to see you again on other...More

    Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

    Amazing , fantastic!! This 3 day trip was so fantastic... the boat was beautiful, clean and so spacious. The staff were the best...friendly, informative and so helpful. We enjoyed exploring national parks, caves and a local village via hiking, kayaking, cycling and swimming. Stunning food...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Lisa W
    LocalTravellerss, Manager at Local Tours Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Lisa W, Thanks so much your great review for our serve. We really glad to hear that you enjoyed with your trip at Ha Long Bay.We hope to host you again. Best regards

    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    good service,friendly guide,creating family moments.We joke and chat together with friends from several countries,diverse cultures,beautiful scenery along the way.Really a wonderful trip.Thank you to the staff Serenity Cruise Halong Bay Vietnam especially guide miss Gin

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    LocalTravellerss, Manager at Local Tours Vietnam, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2019

    Thank you very much for your great view. We are very happy when you enjoyed the service on Serenity. We do hope to host you again. Best regards. Luan

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    Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
    There were quite a few day cruises at Halong Bay but I do not know if Serentity offers these as their focus is on beautiful overnight cruises I think. I am sure you could search for and find many day cruises but they... More
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