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Overview

There is probably no way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay perfectly, except being local fishermen. This Halong bay overnight cruise 3 days 2 nights gives you an opportunity to learn how to go offshore fishing on the local fishing boat; join in fishing activities with locals; try using fishing gears and experience how hard their lives are.

Grayline Ha long is the newest Classic cruise of 113-years worldwide brand Gray Line. Spreading over 3 decks with 14 luxury cabins, it offers boutique interiors with the oak-wooden wall. All rooms and bathrooms have the large sea view. VIP cabin (Suites) has the private terrace, Jacuzzi bathtub, and private balcony. More different than other cruises in Halong Bay, Gray Line Halong Cruise’s first criterion is taking serious care to ensure you the safest cruising in Halong Bay.

Our dedicated team is waiting for you, we together discover amazing Halong Bay.

Highlights

  • Embark at Tuan Chau Marina, enjoy free tea at Gray Line private reception room
  • Visiting the less touristic destination
  • Experience the longest route and cruising time, ALMOST 48 hours on the Bay
  • Swim and conquer the panoramic peak at Titop Island
  • Do kayaking at Be Ong Cam area near Lan Ha bay and admire the serenity of escape
  • Visit Gray Line Exclusive Floating House
  • Interact with local fishermen and learn/practice how to go offshore fishing as they daily do
  • Get a glimpse of ruin of floating villages and discover a pearl farm on Halong Bay
  • Explore Maze Cave – one of the most peaceful caves in Halong Bay and very less touristic
  • Enjoy dinner with BBQ seafood in cozy and romantic ambiance
  • Stay overnight in the quietest area in Halong Bay

Destinations

Country

Vietnam

Vietnam Destinations

Quang Ninh

Tour Information

Accommodations

Gray Line Halong cabin is your eyes over Halong Bay. Our rooms featured the large sea-view bathroom and private balcony will ensure intimate privacy and comfort for you to enjoy cruising. The traditions and the modern blend harmoniously in distinctively handcrafted woodwork and boutique décor, which allows you to relax in style and makes the most of your Halong retreat.

Please choose one of these types of cabins as below:

  • Deluxe Cabins

The deluxe cabins with large sea-view windows are 16m2 and located on the first deck. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed available.

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins

The deluxe balcony cabins are 18m2 and located on the second deck with the private balcony. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed.

  • VIP Cabins

The VIP cabins are 20m2 and located on the second deck with connecting door, Jacuzzi bathtub and private terrace of 10m2 with panorama view. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed.

Food and Beverage

During the tour, we offer you 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.  Not only enjoy sightseeing of Ha Long Bay, you will have the breathtaking taste of Vietnamese cuisine experience, Halong’s seafood. The food is made by our passionate Chef’s and is the combination of Vietnamese style and European style.

Transportation

  • For those who use our limousine transfer service, limousines pick up you around 7:45 – 08:15 AM and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • For those who don’t use our limousine transfer service, our cruise will leave Tuan Chau Port at 12h00 PM.

Other Activities

  • Cave exploring
  • Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson
  • Play board games
  • Squid fishing
  • Massage service (available throughout the cruise)
  • Tai Chi Lesson on sun desk (30 minutes)
  • Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Day touring on sampans (rowed by villagers)

Includes

  • Private cabin
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • All meal on board
  • Cooking, Taichi demonstration
  • Kayaking, sampan boat
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
  • Daily fresh fruit daily
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board

Excludes

  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses

Booking Terms

Minimum 30% Deposit to confirm the Voucher

Booking Policies

What to bring:

  • Sunblock
  • Camera and film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original passport
  • Wide brim hat Swimming costume for summer
  • Sunglasses
  • Proper shoes for climbing in cave
  • Warm clothes for winter

Change itinerary:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.

Children policies:

  • One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
  • One child from 5 to 12 years is charged 75 % of the room stay per night and person when using existing beds.
  • One older child or adult is charged 40 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.

Payment policies:

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 07 days before arrival.

Cancellation policies:

  • If the booking is canceled up to 10 days prior to the arrival date: No cancellation charge.
  • If the booking is canceled less than 10 days prior to the arrival date: Charge 100% of total rate.

Location

Departure Time

7:45 am

Pick up

We will let you know in booking confirmation

Tour Detail Itinerary

Tour Details

Multiple days

Number of day

3

Number of Night

2

Itinerary

Day 1
Hanoi- Halong Bay(L,D)

07.45 – 08.15 We pick up you from your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter (if using Gray Line’s shuttle service ).

12.15 Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy free tea at Gray Line reception room

12.30 Get on Gray Line boat easily by the private quay, then you will be warmly welcomed by crew team who will serve you in the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly during cruise briefing. Check in your reserved cabin and take a rest.

13.20 Enjoy a nice set lunch. Relax on the sundeck and grab the unparalleled scenery of Halong Bay while cruising ahead to the Bay. Cruise through Hoa Cuong floating fishing farm.

15.00 Visit Titop Island by tender. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming, conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong Bay in the afternoon.

15.40 Arrive at the Ong Cam floating house by tender – one of few existing houses (belong Lan Ha Bay) left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to the mainland. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on the bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you will have a very quick look at the ruin of floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!

17.30 Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Gradually revise your vitality by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on the sundeck at dusk. Enjoy a mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. Get memorable sunset moment and order some Halong styled glasses of the cocktail by joining the buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders.

18.30 Joining to cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll – an authentic specialty, which is voted for World’s 50 best foods by CNN.

19.30 A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambiance, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21.00 Evening activities: watching the film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar, and card games; going fishing squid on the tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing.

22.00 Overnight at the quietest sleeping area, End of the first day in Halong

Day 2
Halong Bay (B,L,D)

06.30 Refresh your new day by doing Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck or be ready your camera while Dawn breaks over the sea.

07.30 Having the light breakfast with coffee, tea, and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.

8.30 – 16.00 Take you to a little-known part of Halong by a sightseeing boat. There is probably no way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay perfectly, except being local fishermen and doing as they do daily. Flexibility is always the way to adapt to weather and tide condition of local men in Halong Bay. For this reason, three main activities will be arranged flexibly in that day:

1, You have an opportunity to learn how to go offshore fishing by local fishing boat; join in fishing activities with locals; try using fishing gears and experience how hard their lives are… under guidance from a real local fisherman, whose face is sunburned due to their hard living. This is the foremost essential activity created by Gray Line Halong cruise.

2, You will have another chance to do kayaking near the Drum cave under Karst rocks, which is closely attached to a love story of locals that surely let you see the hidden beauty of Halong and people there. The first day might be not enough and the second is for you to unleash your expectation with that exciting water activity.

3, By visiting Pearl farm and tour guide’s experience, they will feast your eyes lively. You will take a deep look at a typical pearl farm on Halong Bay and will know more about how to make real pearls from nature creatures in Halong.

In addition, a whole day to be fishermen, Gray Line also brings you to Van Gia village area where you can run your eyes over the ruin of one of the famous floating villages in Halong and partially understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses.

From fishing to practicing typical activities as locals daily do, they are the best and the core value of our trip which Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there. You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature but also the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.

16.30 You might be tired with full of beautiful moments and real experience. Time to get back Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy

17.30 Relax and enjoy the sunset with fresh fruits on the sundeck. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion will be run one more time. Do not miss it.

18.30 Join in the cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Learn how to make fresh or fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce

19.30 The second fabulous BBQ dinner impresses you while mellow sounds of sea and music come together

21.00 Enjoy your last evening on Halong Bay by drinking, playing games, going fishing and relaxing in your own way

22.00 End of the second day with a sound sleep in peace of the natural heritage site

Day 3
Halong Bay- Hanoi(B,L)

06.30 Awaken you at dawn and Tai Chi exercise is ready to start a good day

07.30 Enjoying the breakfast at Gray Line restaurant

08.30 Explore Me Cung (Maze) cave. This little-known cave is located on a remote island, which is rare in the cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then gradually overlooking to the west, a great lake considered as a royal garden will appear in front of you, surrounded by natural mountain walls and seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.

9.30 – 10.30 Come back to the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, relax among grand views. Farewell lunch is deliciously served whilst Gray Line keeps on its route back to the marina

11:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. Finish your tour.

Tour Filter

Main Languages

English

Food Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tour Types

  • Customize Tour

Retreat Activities

  • Sun & Beach
  • Adventure Activities
  • Photography
  • Sea Activities

Traveler Type

  • Private Couple
  • Group of Friends
  • Family with Children
  • Old Persons over 50s
  • Teenager Activities
  • Executive Retreats
  • Women Only
  • LGBT
  • Privates
  • For Everyone

Means of Transportation

  • Private Car

Escorts Services

  • Group Tour Guider