Unique Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 3 days 2 nights

Unique 3-day 2-night tour with Serenity Cruises takes you deep into nature wonder in various activities: kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, biking, trekking

Unique way into Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 3 Days 2 Nights with Serenity Cruises

Unique way into Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island 3 Days 2 Nights with Serenity Cruises is the best choice for you.

Our cruises with a perfect combination of modernity & tradition in design and will not only bring you a journey in comfort & luxury but, also take you deep into natural wonder with various interesting activities: kayaking, swimming, biking, etc.

Three days Two nights on cruises to less touristy area of Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island is an ideal trip for those who seek for truly experience.

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Trip Length:3 Days 2 Nights
Tour Departure Dates:Daily
Ship:Serenity Cruise
Type of Transportation
Shuttle Bus
Price From:$656 USD/ Room




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  • Longest route (among typical cruise 3 days 2 nights tours in the bays).
  • A creative and unique itinerary designed by Serenity Cruises specialists and geographers based in Halong – Lan Ha Bay areas.
  • Only 2.5 hours bus transfer from Hanoi through the newest highway (instead of 5 hours as the normal tour).
  • Free transfer roundtrip bus Hanoi – Ha Long for direct booking with Us. For more information, click HERE.
  • Cutting-edge technologies in cruise construction, all cabin is connected to nature with private balconies.
  • Professional and enthusiastic staff.



8:30 – 9:00: 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 expressway after 2.5 hours driving.
11:45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf
Serenity Cruises Ship anchors far from the crowded and touristy area in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets.
12:00: Embark on SERENITY CRUISES
Warmly welcome to SERENITY CRUISES! While enjoying the welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety instructions. After that, you will check in your cabin.
12:45 – 14:00: Enjoy fabulous buffet lunch
Fabulous buffet lunch is served while SERENITY CRUISES Ship starts her sail into to magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quiet and less touristic. The ship 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
SERENITY CRUISES Ship reaches 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 in your own way with the tandem kayak (double kayak) to explore the beauty of nature in the 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.
17:30: Cooking demonstration
Back to SERENITY CRUISES after outdoor activities, this is the perfect time to relax your self 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
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 the boat.


6:30: 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 CRUISES Ship continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
7:45 – 8:00: Explore Cat Ba Island
Travel to Cat Ba town on the trail through the island. You will be surrounded by the birds chirping and the lush green leaves waving along the way. When you arrive at the gate of Cat Ba National Park, we will gather for a photo shoot with our professional photographer.
There will be time for bush-walking into the wild. Our tour guide will take you to Ngự Lâm peak and Kim Giao garden – those are the best spots to have a bird’s eye view of the island.
Besides, Trung Trang cave – an ideal destination for nature lover 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.
11:30 – Have lunch on the island
After the tour of Cat Ba National Park, you will take the bus to Cat Ba Town, enjoy local dishes made from freshly caught seafood in the morning.
When the lunch is finished, you will have time to visit the local life on your own. You can visit the local seafood market or take some photos in the Town Square.
Then you go to the most beautiful beaches: Tung Thu, Cat Co 1, Cat Co 3 to swim.
14:30 – Visit Cannon Fort
Watching the sunset on Lan Ha Bay from the fort with your favorite cup of coffee, chatting with your friends is something you cannot miss.
16:00 – Go back to SERENITY CRUISES
The canoe will pick you up and take you back to SERENITY CRUISES. Relax on the sundeck with a cocktail before dinner is served.
19:00 – Vietnamese cuisine for dinner
Dinner will be served in the cozy atmosphere and classical music. Red wine ready, candles lid, you will just indulge yourself in the taste of Vietnam.
You will then enjoy the rest of the night with drinks on the sundeck or try your luck with catching squids. Squid caught will be cooked for you right away on request.


6:30: 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.
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.
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. Spending around 30 minutes for biking along, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere, charming scenery of a typical village in the North of Vietnam.
9:15: Return SERENITY CRUISES to refresh relax and prepare for check-out
It is time for taking a quick break, packing and rechecking your luggage before check-out and payment.
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.
12:00 – 12:15: Get back to Tuan Chau Wharf
Disembark SERENITY CRUISES and farewell the crew. Get ready for driving back to Hanoi (for booking in advanced)
15:00: Travel back to Hanoi
Arrive at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter, end of an unforgettable journey

Important Notes

  • 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.
  • Meals onboard served are seafood, Vietnamese and international Cuisine. Any special request for food preference, allergies or dietary requirements should be informed at least 2 days before the departure date.
  • Advanced registration with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number, and visa expiry date is required from all passengers.
  • Wifi is available in the restaurant/bar area only, internet connectivity is limited due to geography of Ha Long bay.


  • Free transfer roundtrip bus Hanoi – Ha Long for direct booking with Us.
  • Fully furnished cabin with private Ocean View Balcony.
  • English speaking guide onboard.
  • All meals onboard mentioned (03 lunch, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast).
  • Complimentary 2 bottled water in each Cabin.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • Cooking class, Tai-chi.
  • Kayak (2 people share a kayak).


  • Limousine/private transfer Hanoi <=> Ha Long (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.


Booking directly with Serenity Cruises guarantees that you’ll receive the best service and a personal touch. Here are some of the benefits:

  • No booking fees.
  • Priority in FREE CABIN UPGRADE if available.

Customers booking with us will be on the top list of free upgrading if the higher ranked cabin is available.

  • Updated details on the information, promotions and tour package.

We provide our direct customers with clear information on any aspect of your booking regarding price, inclusions, exclusions, promotions, free transfer, etc.

  • The safe booking process and instant booking confirmation.
  • Personal touch and flexibility if you need to change your reservation.

Book directly with us every time you stay and reap the benefits!

  •   We had a fantastic time with Gin and the team on the cruise. The experience was amazing, the ship was beautiful, the cabins stunning and the service 5 star. This is the best way to experience Halong Bay. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

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      We booked this trip as my partners 30th birthday. The entire staff were great all the way through our stay. The boat visited parts of the two bays that very few others did and it felt very secluded. The only other boats we saw were...More

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      We had a great time with Gin on Serenity cruises. Absolutely natural, local and beautiful. Delicious food, interesting activities. Thanks for everything

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  •   I booked a day cruise of Lan Ha Bay through Cat Ba Express. During the cruise we saw both Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay. I had the best tour guide ever - Tay! He provided a lot of interesting informations. Was very nice...More

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      Seeing ha long bay was incredible and visiting cat ba village was amazing! Canoeing through the bay and cycling to cat ba were highlights for us. We also had a brilliant, very friendly tour guide Tommy who was constantly smiling, making jokes and made us...More

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      An excellent Halong Bay experience from beginning to return to Central harbor dock. STAFF was experienced and knowledgeable about the historic aspects of our journey through the stone islands...Meals were excellent and sleeping quaters were superbly decorated...

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  •   Very Nice cruise with great kayaking experience through a cave and other sick stuff. Great rooms! Had a suite with a round bed and a bathtub next to the Windows so er could enjoy that while looking at the amazing scenery. Downside: got kicked out...More

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      Very motivated tour guide Gin. Diversified program including kayaking and bicycle riding. Cruise ship with nice rooms, good food and cozy atmosphere. We went to places that were not very much frequented by other boats.

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      The boat was amazing! The rooms were even better! We went kayaking around the bay aswell as biking on an island. Our tour guide Tan, was the best tour guide we have had in Vietnam. He was very helpful, funny, full of energy and available...More

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  •   Cannot fault the staff at Serenity Cruses. We waited until we were in Hanoi to visit the offices and book. We were apparently the first customers to ever turn up to their main office that they run the online booking from. We were given a...More

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      Absolute value for your money. If you want to experience Halong Bay in a unconventional and non-touristic route, this is the way to go. The boat is very new, room accommodations are superb. Each room has a private balcony with a soaking tub overlooking the...More

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      Cannot fault this tour for value for money and the professionalism and dedication of all the staff. Special mention to 'Tay' one of the hosts on the journey , he was brilliant thank you. I totally agree with all the other reviews here on TripAdvisor,...More

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  •   I wish I could give 6 stars ******. This cruise goes on a different route to all the others and with so many to choose from we were so glad we chose Serenity. The guides were wonderful, entertaining and gave really interesting bite-sized talks throughout...More

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      We had a 3d2n tour in Ha Long Bay with Serenity Cruises. We kayaked around the bay and trekked on the Cat Ba island. The experience was unique and the staff was so friendly, helpful and passionate. The boat was only 4 months old and...More

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      What a memorable trip. The best trip in our journey. We got all that we wanted and more! Our guide Tay was fun, knowledgeable, on time and really had everything in order! The cabin was awesome and had a private bathroom, bathtub, and private balcony....More

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  •   The trip was even better than we were expecting. The boat is new and has a good facility. They kept what they promised. We went to the quiet places and enjoyed being alone at the bay. We would recommend this company with a safe conscience....More

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      I cannot speak highly enough of our experience here. First of all the tour was incredible. There was so much included with a cooking class, hearty lunch, swimming, and kayaking. The value for money is incredible. We had so much time to relax but also...More

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      한국에선 그리 알려지지 않은 크루즈라 조금 생소했지만 한 분의 추천으로 다녀오게 되었습니다 첫인상부터 너무 좋았던 건 바로 가이드 gin의 친절함이었습니다. (오랜시간 운전해 준 tonic도 너무 고마워요) 제가 한국인인 걸 알고 한국어를 공부하고 있다며 영어 외 한국어로 다시 설명해 주는 등 너무 친절하고 센스 넘치는 가이드였습니다....More

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