Hanoi – Halong Bay Combined

North Vietnam, PACKAGE Deals

Hanoi – Halong Bay Combined 5 days / 4 nights of trekking and cruising, you have chance to enjoy the beauty of Hanoi Capital – shops, local food, charming architecture, experience the daily life of ethnic minorities as Dzay, Black Hmong, Red Dzao… in Sapa. Getaway to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha bay and Cat Ba island. We arrange many interesting activities: Trekking, home-stay, kayaking, swimming, cooking class, squid fishing…

Trip Overview:

  • Hoa Binh Palace Hotel :
    Located right in the centre of Hanoi Old Quarter, the hotel is surrounded by the most famous landscapes and historical spots of Ha Noi, just 2-minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake (the Sword Lake).
  • Hanoi Boss hotel:
    Boss Hanoi Hotel is the brand new three-star hotel which has been operated since 2009. Becoming a member of Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Association, Boss Hanoi Hotel is recognized as a sustainable development enterprise. Proud of our experienced and professional service, the hotel is a preferred choice for both demanding Travelers as well as discerning Businessman whether it is for vacation or business trip. Advantageously located in the heart of the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi, the hotel is few minutes walk away to countless tourist attractions, popular Government and Diplomatic institutions as well as the Business District of the city.
  • Greyline Cruise Halong Bay:
    Gray line Cruise is the newest Classic cruise of 113-years worldwide brand Gray Line. Spreading over 3 decks with 14 luxury cabins, our best halong luxury cruise offers boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall. All rooms and bathrooms have large sea view. VIP cabin has private terrace, Jacuzzi bathtub and private balcony.

  • The Benefit:

    -Only from 305 $/pax for 5 days trip to enjoy the luxury service, stay one night in 3 stars Hanoi hotel and two nights Cruise on Halong Bay.

    -The rates are included full meals and service on board as itinerary mentioned.

    -Save 26% compare to service booked separately.

    -Free Airport Pickup.

    -Free Transportation and Tour Guide service Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi.

  • The Deal Highlights:

    -One night in the charming and luxurious cabin with large window and en-suite bathroom.

    -One night before cruise at Hanoi Hotel.

    -One way pick up airport – Hotel Hanoi.

    -Embarkation at Tuan Chau, the best Marina Pier in Halong. Enjoy the private Gray Line lounge.

    -The longest routes among other cruise Operators, provide guests more time to discover diversified landscape of Halong bay.

    -Visit Vung Vieng, the less-touristic floating village with magnificence of Limestone Mountain, floating life of locals and pure environment.

    -Kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain.

    -The most interesting activities within Day 2: Cycling through the village, rain forest and rice fields; Trekking in the mountain; Kayaking thru Caves with emerald pure water.

    -Explore the Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, one of the most stunning caves in all of Halong Bay.

    -BBQ buffet dinner with fresh seafood.

    -Quiet sleeping area (Drum cave), avoid the noise and bad impact from neighbouring cruises.


DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival. Meals = No meal.

Pick up at Noi Bai airport to chosen Hotel in Hanoi. Stay at your chosen hotel in Hanoi. Discover the Cuisine of Hanoi by yourself in flexibility, not included in package.

DAY 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

7:45 - 08:00: Shuttle bus pick up at hotel.

12:15: Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier, Tuan Chau island, Halong city. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge.

12:30: Transfer by tender to Grayline Halong Cruise - welcome drink. Cruise briefing and check in cabins for tourists.

13:00: Enjoy set lunch while cruising to Vung Vieng floating fishing village.

15:00: Arrive in Vung Vieng - the most beautiful fishing village in Halong bay. You will take the rowing boat trip and pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves.

16:15: Back to the cruise and continue cruising to Drum cave.

16:45 - 17:30: Enjoy swimming around the cruise ( weather condition ), relax on the sun deck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities.

18:30: Cooking demonstration will be on the sun deck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.

19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Luxury buffet BBQ dinner ( available for group 10 pax + ) is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21:00: Evening activities include: Watching film at approximately 21.00; Board and card games are available; Join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.

22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong governmental office. Overnight on board.

DAY 3: Halong bay – Lan Ha bay - Greyline Cruise. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

06:30: Greeting dawn on the Bay, join the Tai Chi class, if the weather condition allows or upon guest’s request.

07:30: Light breakfast with menu of: Bread, pastries, bacon, ham, egg, juice, tea or coffee, sausage…

08:30: Transfer to Gray Line day boat - Depart for Lan Ha bay, a small and peaceful bay. Sailing straight to Viet Hai village, a small village on the mountain, far away from center belongs to Cat Ba island, Hai Phong. You will be overwhelmed by the fantastic beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches where you can come to swim, go kayaking...

10:00: Arrive at Viet Hai pier - take bicycle trip through untouched forests and wildlife (4km) to village that locates on a small valley of mountain with great landscape among rice field, buffalos, famers.

10:30 - 12:00: Trekking in the core of Cat ba National forest to Bat cave. tourists can enjoy village scenery, then trekking back the village(800m/1way).

12:30: Enjoy village scenery, trekking in the core of Cat Ba National Forest to Bat cave, then trekking back the village (800m/ 1 way). Enjoy lunch with local seafood.

14:30 - 17:30: Visit Dark Cave by kayaking and swimming near the boat in new fresh environment with special feeling among wide blue sea water.

16:00: Cruise back to our overnight anchorage near Drum Cave.

18:00: Relax and enjoy sunset on the Sun deck. Cooking class will be showed.

19:00: Dinner is served with a variety of Halong seafood.

20:00: Take part in a huge number of evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room, board and card games, squid fishing, karaoke singing on Star bar with various languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French...

22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave area. Overnight on Board.

DAY 4: Visit Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave) – Halong Bay – Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

06:30: Tai Chi class on the Sundeck.

07:30: Have breakfast include Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.

08:30: Visit Amazing cave ( Hang Sung Sot ) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.

09:30 - 10:30: Check out time. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier. Brunch served on board.

10:00: Farewell Buffet brunch and hope to serve tourist soon again.

11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line private lounge before land transfer to Hanoi.

15:45: Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 5: Hanoi Departure. Meals = Breakfast.

Have breakfast at hotel. Free time at leisure until being transferred to Noi Bai airport for the next flight. Trip ended.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Transfer from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay and Return by A/C bus.
  • 02 hotel stay at Boss hotel, Hoa binh Palace hotel or similar.
  • Airport pick up and drop off service.
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in Itinerary.
  • Complementary bottles of water on bus and Welcome Drink.
  • Meals as indicated.
  • Travel Insurance on board.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide during the trip.
  • Kayaking or Bamboo boat rowing.
  • All taxes and service charge.
  • FREE payment fee by credit cards online.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Private car (upon request).
  • Additional drinks.
  • VAT tax.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel outside of Hanoi Old Quarter.

THE PACKAGE RATES: USD 610 per 02 persons, based on twin shared room.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC.
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old: are charged 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children from 9 and over: are charged at the adult rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 20 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 07 – 19 days prior to check - in date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 07 days prior to check - in date : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.
    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount. - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

    Important Notes:

  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • Guests will stay one night at Hanoi before Gray Line Cruise. Check in at 14:00 and check-out at 11:00.
  • Wi-Fi is available onboard for free of charge in the Dining room. However, interruption is expected due to strength of coverage signal on sea.
  • Food: In Halong, It is mainly seafood; please let us know if you are vegetarian.
  • Doctor and Pharmacy are not available on boat.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
  • What to Bring:

  • Passport with valid visa.
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong or small US dollar notes for personal expenses.
  • Sunblock or insect repellent.
  • Sport shoes & swimming suite.
  • Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March].
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service.
  • We only accept cash payments on board.
  • Outside beverage have applicable corkage fee.
  • Travel light, as you can please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel.