2 Days 1 Night Cruise
Two days one night cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay (a less visited part of Halong Bay) on one of the boutique traditional boats of Indochina Junk, this is ideal for you to discover the natural beauty and local life in a limited time schedule, you will get to visit a cave, go kayaking and visit a floating village. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experiences a memorable night in the majestic bay. The route is off the beaten track and our staffs are keen on taking care of customers’ requests, it is quite potential to be your highlight trip in Vietnam.
- Cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay, the less visited part of Halong Bay
- Traditional wooden boats and authentic experience
- Oriental-designed cabin with large windows and en-suite bathroom
- Explore Halong Bay by kayak, visit the cave, and a bamboo boat trip to the floating village
- Authentic Vietnamese cuisines onboard
Which boats for this itinerary?
This 2 day 1 night boutique cruise itinerary is for wooden traditional boats, to offer you the unique authentice cruise experience in Bai Tu Long Bay, enjoy the path less travelled with small group.
Itinerary Map (Click to download)
Day 1: Ha Long International Harbor – Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave (L, D)
08:20 – 08:45: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
11:30: Arrive at Indochina Junk Office, take a rest at the Waiting Lounge before transferring to Cruise.
11:50 – 12:15: Go to the port by a buggy, where the crew and staff will welcome you and assist with the check-in process onto the cruise ship.
12:30 – 13:00: After boarding the cruise ship, you will enjoy tea and listen to an introduction about the itinerary and safety information for the journey, as well as check-in to your cabin.
13:15: Have lunch at the onboard restaurant, featuring seafood dishes from Quang Ninh. The cruise ship will start its journey to explore Bai Tu Long Bay, passing through limestone islands and beautiful scenery along the bay.
14:30: The tour guide will take you to visit Thien Canh Son Cave, where you can explore the natural beauty of the cave with unique stalactites formed over thousands of years.
15:00: Relax on Hon Co Beach and join a kayaking excursion to discover the limestone islands in the bay before returning to the cruise ship.
16:15: Back to the cruise ship and enjoy a sunset cruise on Bai Tu Long Bay.
17:15: Join a Vietnamese cooking class.
19:00: Rest and have dinner in a quiet and romantic atmosphere on the bay.
20:00: Free time to relax and you can also join the experience of squid fishing. Spend the night on Bai Tu Long Bay
Day 2: Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Ha Long International Harbor (B, L)
07:00 – 07:15: Morning view of the Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Breakfast is served on the cruise ship.
07:45: Transfer by bamboo boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village, where you can explore the unique way of life and the beautiful scenery of the fishing village amidst the natural heritage.
08:45: Back to the cruise ship for relaxation and leisure time.
09:45 – 10:00: Check-out and enjoy some leisure time to relax and capture memorable moments as the cruise ship journeys through the stunning limestone island area.
10:15: Enjoy an A La Carte while the cruise ship continues its journey on the bay.
11:30: The cruise returns to the International Port of Ha Long. Drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province for a short break in this typical Vietnamese agricultural village which is rich in culture and traditions.
13:00 – 13:45 : Enjoy a water puppet show performed by local artists.
16:00 : Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.
On the return, you will have a short break at Yen Duc Village – a typical Vietnamese agricultural village which is rich in culture and traditions. This is a great chance to visit the charming fields while wandering narrow alleyways in the odorous fresh air and enjoying the WATER PUPPET SHOW there.
This itinerary might be subject to change due to the weather or tide conditions without prior notice.
- Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi ( Luxury Van)
- Welcoming drink.
- Luxury, en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water.
- All meals on boat.
- Tea & coffee free with breakfast.
- English speaking guide on board.
- Water puppet show
- Personal expenses.
- Extra drinks.
- Bank charge (for payment by credit cards).
- Spa and Massage Services
VISITIORS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED ON BOARD (FOR SAFETY REASON)
- Person with disability: physical or sensory
- Person who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…
- Person who is older than 80
WHAT’S TO BRING?
- Sun Block
- Wide Brim Hat
- Insect Repellents
- Warm Clothes (in winter from November to April)
- Original Passport
Visiting sites & Experience
Explore Thien Canh Son cave
Exploring Thien Canh Son cave is an experience that you won’t want to rush. Take your time to admire the intricate details of the rock formations and soak in the tranquil ambiance of the cave. A visit to the cave typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes, giving you plenty of time to fully appreciate its beauty. When you arrive at Thien Canh Son cave, you will be greeted with an awe-inspiring view of Bai Tu Long Bay. With sandy beaches, crystal-clear green water, and elegant sailing boats dotting the scenery, this panoramic view is truly a sight to behold.
Hon Co island
Hon Co Island, located in the tranquil Cong Do area of Bai Tu Long Bay. While still relatively unknown to tourists, Hon Co Island remains a hidden gem within the breathtaking Bai Tu Long Bay. Its pristine white sandy beaches and mesmerizing emerald green waters create an idyllic setting for those seeking solace away from the bustling crowds. Visitors can relax on the sandy beach on this island. Moreover, Hon Co Island boasts the magnificent Thien Canh Son Cave, an absolute must-visit destination within Bai Tu Long Bay.
Kayaking in Bai Tu Long Bay
Visit Vung Vieng floating village
One of the highlights of visiting Vung Vieng Fishing Village is taking a bamboo boat ride through the village’s narrow waterways. Glide along the calm waters as your friendly local guide navigates the boat, providing insightful commentary along the way. This immersive experience allows you to truly appreciate the tranquility of the village and gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life.