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3-day V'Spirit Cruise of Halong Bay-Lan Ha Bay from Hanoi

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay – Tra Bau – Overnight Area (L/D)

    Pass By: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Vietnam

    At your hotel lobby, the driver will to collect you and transfer you eastwards to Got Harbour.


    At Got Harbour, we rest up before boarding the V’Spirit Premier Cruise, where the staff will welcome us warmly before presenting us with welcome drinks.


    The captain begins our sailing into the evocative world of Lan Ha Bay as we watch through the dining room windows. A wonderful lunch will be served here while we cruise.


    We make our first stop at the quiet area of Tra Bau, where we have the opportunity to kayak and swim in the shadows of limestone towers stretching high above.


    There will be an inviting happy hour back aboard the V’Spirit Premier Cruise as the sun begins to set over the bay. Our chef will run a fun and engaging cooking class in Lan Ha’s fading red light.


    We will have dinner to the beautiful sounds of traditional Vietnamese music tonight, all before free time at your leisure. Feel free to head out with the crew to try squid fishing on the tender boat, or head to the bar for social drinks before bed.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight on a luxury cruise in Lan Ha Bay-Halong Bay

    Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Ba Ham Lake – Overnight Area (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Vietnam

    For the early risers amongst our passengers, we will be holding a tai chi session on the sundeck. Join our onboard tai chi teacher as they take you through the basic steps.


    An excellent breakfast served in the dining room will come before you board the day boat and head over to Cat Ba Island.


    In the secluded eastern area of Cat Ba, we find the village of Viet Hai. We will take a walking tour around the gorgeous village and its attractively wild borders. After this, we take bicycles around the rainforest and rice fields of the local farmers.


    Once we get back to the day boat, we have a beautiful lunch while floating serenely on the water.


    Our next area is Ba Ham lake, which is only accessible through a cave-like tunnel leading to the fully enclosed and shimmering body of water on the other side. We will take advantage of the tranquility here to kayak and swim in the remarkable quietness.


    After a relaxing time on the day boat, we rejoin the V’Spirit Premier Cruise and head back to our enchanting overnight area while happy hour begins again.


    Dinner will be yet another delicious offering from the chef. Take the evening as you like afterwards, perhaps this is by playing board games, opting for a massage treatment or simply relaxing back in the cabin.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight on a luxury cruise in Lan Ha Bay-Halong Bay

    Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Dark & Bright Caves – Hanoi (B/L)

    Stop At: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Vietnam

    There will be another tai chi session on the sundeck, giving you another chance to learn the basics of this martial art in the new light of Lan Ha Bay.


    Head downstairs after this to enjoy the light breakfast that will be laid out in the dining room.


    We board sturdy rowing boats and head out with the locals to the Dark & Bright Caves, where we can explore a small cave system and a gorgeous segregated world on the other side, complete with tree-clad cliffs and the langurs that are sometimes seen here.



    We board the V’Spirit Premier Cruise for the last time and enjoy a lavish and delicious lunch served to us in buffet form.

    Step off the ship and onto the bus that will take us back to Hanoi.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quater area.

    If you are staying outside this area, we recommend you to take a taxi to Hanoi Opera House and you would be picked up by our guide and shuttle bus from there around 8:00 – 8:30 am.
    3 days
    Return Details
    Your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quater area
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Welcome Drinks
    • Car Transfers from hotel in the Old Quarter to Lan Ha Bay & vice versa
    • Cruise Itinerary and Program
    • English-speaking Tour Guide
    • Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Kayaking, Swimming & Bamboo boat
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees
    • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
    • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
    • Airfares, Private Car Transfers
    • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
    • Compulsory surcharge USD40/pax for Gala Dinner on 24th & 31st Dec
    • All other services not clearly mentioned above
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and Program subject to change when necessary or bad weather condition
    • Advanced reservation is required with full passenger details, including Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Visa Expiry Date etc.
    • A valid passport is required upon check-in onboard.
    • What to bring: Swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent
    • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    All reviews guide dan halong bay trip fun amazing adventure the pearl each meal cave exploring food was great sense of humour first night fantastic tour a lot of fun squid fishing cooking class kayaking activities room
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A very interesting trip to see the farther reaches of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Our itinerary was not the same as listed here, as the plan changes depending on weather, volume of tourists etc. We visited the caves on a hand rowed...More

    Thank markmZ3254HC
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It was a great experience going on this cruise! We loved every minute of it - from the activities, to the food and drinks, to the lovely staff on board - we highly recommend this cruise to everyone. Special thanks and mentions to Teddy, Tom,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Aimy L
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    What's not to like - lay back and enjoy the journey, you can kayak, swim, village trek, rice wine tasting, cooking class, oyster farm, cocktail hour buy two get three drinks and food to die for

    Thank Nanniebobbin
    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    This was such a wonderful experience. We couldn’t have been more happy with this cruise. The 3 day 2 night was definitely the way to go. The boat was beautiful, food was great, excursions were amazing and the staff were beyond kind and helpful. I...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Cassie J
    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    I would definitely recommend the 3 day 2 night trip. The first day you spend travelling to Ha Long Bay and getting to the boat, then lunch, then one excursion for about an hour and then the chance for a swim (depending on the weather)....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank E9525HRjohnk
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    Jeanette S
    24 November 2018|
    Response from iantQ4452GQ | Reviewed this property |
    On our boat there was a table of guests who had requested vegetarian food. Sorry but I can't say how well they were catered for.
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