Serenity Cruises 3 Days 2 Night
Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
Transportation : Cruise
Departure : Daily
Amount : From 2 people
Two day one night cruise to less touristy area of Lan Ha & Ha Long bay is an ideal trip for those who seek for truly experience. SERENITY CRUISES with perfect combination of modern & traditional design will not only bring you a journey in comfort & luxury but also take you deep into natural wonders with various interesting activities: kayaking, swimming, biking, etc…
DAY 1: HANOI – TUAN CHAU WHARF – SERENITY CRUISES
8:30 – 9:00: Pick-up time
For those who book our transfer service, you 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.
11:15 – 11:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – transfer to Serenity Cruises
She anchors far from crowded and touristy area in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets.
12:15 – 12:30: Embark on Serenity Cruises
Warmly welcome to Serenity Cruises! While you enjoy 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 buffer lunch is served while Serenity Cruise starts her sails to magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and less touristic. She will pass famous Finger Islet, Frog Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands
15:00: Explore Halong – Lan Ha bay - go kayaking, swimming and snorkeling (if weather permits)
Serenity Cruises reach Đầu Bê Island, one of the most beautiful islands located in the South East of Ha Long bay. It is your time to discover Ha Long bay on your own way with tandem kayak (double kayak) to explore the beauty of nature in hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hang down from the ceiling cave. You can also go snorkeling to admire the amazing aquatic world. These activities 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.
16:30: Happy Hour & cooking demonstration
Back to Serenity Cruises after outdoor activities, this is perfect time to relax yourself with a cocktail, Happy hour deal is available from 16.30 – 18.30. Onboard, 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 stay.
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, etc. You will stay overnight on Serenity Cruise.
DAY 2: EXPLORE CAT BA ISLAND
6:30: Do Tai-chi session on sundeck
Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind. Serenity Cruise continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served in tranquil atmosphere.
8:30: Leave Serenity Cruises to canoe for transfer to Beo Dock
9:00: Travel to Cat Ba National Park from Beo Dock by bus
There will be time for bushwalking into the wild. We will pass Kim Giao forest, reach the highest point named “Ngự Lâm peak” which offers a great view of the whole island its biosphere reserved.
Besides, Trung Trang Cave – an ideal destination for nature for nature lovers – is also a highlight of the day. Trung Trang cave features 400 meters length through mountains, which is a natural cave created by heaven over two thousand years of history.
12:30 – Have lunch in the island
After trekking time in the National Park, our bus will take you to Cat Ba Center Town. You can enjoy delicious lunch and then have time to discover the local life on your own. In the afternoon, you will go to the most beautiful beaches here: Tung Thu, Cat Co 1, Cat Co 3 to swim.
15:00 – Visit Cannon Fort
This area is ranked as one of the most spectacular landscape viewpoint in Vietnam. From Cannon Fort, you will not only have a view of the island and Lan Ha Bay but also learn a more about Vietnam history.
16:00 – Go back to Serenity Cruises
Canoe will pick you up and take you back to Serenity Cruises. Relax on sundeck with a cocktail before dinner is served.
19:00 – Enjoy dinner
You make take the rest of the night with drinks on sundeck, or watch TV in your room, or try your luck with catching squids.
DAY 3: SERENITY CRUISES – VIET HAI VILLAGE – TUAN CHAU WHARF
6:30: Do Tai-chi session on sundeck
Be an early bird for photo hunt and refresh yourself with Tai-chi. If you already joined in the previous morning, it’s a second chance for you to nail it. Light breakfast then will be served after tai-chi session.
7:45: 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. Spend around 30 minutes for biking along, to indulge yourself in peaceful atmosphere and charming scenery of a typical village in the Northeastern of Vietnam.
9:15: Return SERENITY CRUISES to refresh relax and prepare for check-out
10:00: Taste delightful brunch
During the time well prepared brunch is served, Serenity Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbor.
11:30 – 11:45: Disembark Serenity Cruises and farewell the crew
12:15 – 12:30: “Goodbye Lan Ha – Halong Bay”
Return at Tuan Chau Wharf and get ready for the drive back to Hanoi (for booking in advance).
15:30: Travel back to Hanoi
Arrive at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter, end of unforgettable journey
Price & Inclusion
- Cruise itinerary might be changed due to weather and other conditions without prior notice
- Swimming or kayaking activity may be not possible due to bad weather. Unused services are not subjected to a refund
- Meals onboard are served with seafood, Vietnamese and international style. Any special request for food preference, allergies or dietary requirements should be informed at least 2 days before the departure date
- Advanced registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expired date is required for all passengers.
- Wi-Fi depends on the location of the cruise on specific time due to the geography of Halong and Lan Ha bay
- Transfer Hanoi <-> Halong
- English speaking guide onboard
- All meals onboard mentioned (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch)
- Complimentary 2 bottles of water in each cabin
- Entrance tickets and sightseeing fees
- Cooking class, Tai-chi instruction
- Tandem kayak (double kayak), snorkeling gear
- 10% tax if VAT bills are requested
- Limousine/private transfer Hanoi <-> Halong (this is only available upon request)
- Spa, Massage, Beverages, Personal expenses
- Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and Lunar New year
- Tips for guide/driver/crew & all other services and items not mentioned specifically above