Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay 3 days 2 nights

Unique 3 days 2 nights tour with Serenity Cruises takes you deep into nature wonder in various activities: kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, biking, trekking.


Serenity Cruises with a perfect combination of modernity & tradition in design 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. Two days one night cruise to less touristy area of Lan Ha & Ha Long Bay is an ideal trip for those who seek for truly experience.

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Duration:3 Days & 2 Nights
Ship:Serenity Cruise
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 round-trip bus transfer Hanoi – Ha Long (no hidden price). 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.


  • Transfer Hanoi – Ha Long (Tuan Chau wharf) – Hanoi (round trip).
  • 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.


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Customers booking with us will be on the top list of free upgrading if the higher ranked cabin is available. For example, if you booked Junior Cabin directly with us and other customers booked via our agencies, when we have only 1 Senior Cabin vacant, you will be prioritised for upgrade.

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  •   The Serenity Cruise was beyond our expectation. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel, the quality of service was exceptional. The Boat is pure luxury,the Chef prepared the most exsquisite mouth watering foods. My daughter is a vegetarian, and the staff could...More

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      The cruise is amazing, from the staff and accomodation to the food I could not think of a negative. Our guide was brilliant, had fantastic English and was very funny. The kayaking was lovely and cat bai island cycling is great. Thanks for making my...More

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      We took an incredible tour on board the Serenity today. To our delight, there were only four guests in total, and Son and the crew treated us like VIPs. The scenery was as amazing as we hoped it would be... even semi-shrouded in a fog...More

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  •   Son and the crew went out of their way to make the tour of lan ha bay an amazing and special experience. Such a beautiful place and the one day tour is both relaxing and exciting. Every aspect of the tour was a highlight and...More

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      If you choose to cruise Halong bay you will be overwhelmed with a choice of vessels. My husband is a captain and we have cruised many destinations and this company the staff and tour is wonderful.. you will not regret choosing Serenity Cruises. As the...More

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      We had a great experience in this cruise . Nice cruise , excellent services from all the staffs . Clean and comfortable roomz and you will learn how to make spring roll on this cruise . Food on the cruise is good . Waiter is...More

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  •   Is was a supper Cruise ! Excellent service provider by the tour agency. Tour Guide Tan and Tay was really friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back to cruise again.

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      We had a lovely day on this trip the lunch food was delicious and our guide son was helpful and friendly. He definitely made our trip. The kayaking around Lan Ha bay was great so much quieter and more relaxed than the busy trips around...More

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      The 'Serenity Cruises' is the incredible 5 🌟 Halong Bay cruise, is very new and clean. It have a private bathtub in your room, delicious local and international cousine, good view from the bar area at the top deck and the magnificent Tai Chi program...More

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  •   Good service and our tour guide, Tommy was excellent, attentive and enthusiastic for his work. Programmes have been planned out for the day. Lunches and dinners served as a 4-5 course meals. Good food if you like western food.

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      Wonderful day trip, our guide Son was very funny and knowledgeable. The food was lovely just a shame about the cloudy day we had. Kept seeing Son around Cat Ba afterwards and he was still helpful and kind when he saw us.

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      Incredible staff, beautiful boat that was not at all full, delicious food and, of course, the most stunning scenery. We kayaked and jumped into the bay which was awesome. Special thanks to Charlie who looked after us from the start till the end. Would absolutely...More

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  •   IT was perfect. Friendly staff, good food en the cruise was very clean and comfortable. Guide Chris and Son were great en very friendly. Thank you guys!!! Keep up the good work!!

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      Sun is an amazing guide who is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Goes above and beyond to make your experience a wonderful one, it was a pleasure

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      We had a lovely time on the serenity cruise! We did the 2 days one night stay with a kayak tour, cooking show and visiting a secret village. The scenery at Ha Long is very great. Also our guide, Tommy, was excellent. Very motivated, friendly...More

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  •   My friend and I decided to do a last-minute 2 day/1 night cruise to Halong and Lan Ha Bays and are so happy that we chose Serenity! Everything far exceeded our expectations -the boat, food, staff, accommodations, activities - we were thoroughly impressed. Our tour...More

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      Gd trip im ha long bay. We also went to Cat Ba island. Thanks tour guide Gin. Overall its a good and relax trip

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      we did the day trip to lan ha bay with our guide Son. What a fantastic day! Son was very friendly, knowledgeable and super caring about us all having a nice trip. The lunch provided was huge and very tasty! Kayaking through the 3 caves...More

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