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Overnight 4-Star Halong Bay Cruise

  • Overnight cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
  • Admire the scenery of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay from the water
  • Tour the Bewitching Grotto, and Dark and Bright cave
Overnight 4-Star Halong Bay Cruise
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Combine must-visit attractions with little-known gems on this luxurious 2-day cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi. Visit natural wonders like the Bewitching Grotto; take a kayak tour of the Dark and Bright cave; and float through the Hoa Cuong floating fishing village. Then, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore inside a floating house in the Rang Dua floating village. The fun doesn’t stop once you’re on-board either: activities include Tai Chi, squid fishing and traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstrations.
What to Expect

Day 1: Halong (L – D)

Appox 07.45: Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.

12.00: Arriving and enjoying fresh tea at Gray Line Lobby before check-in.

12.30: Entering Gray Line Cruise via a private pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in

13.30: Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.

15:00: Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. 

16:00: Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama. Recommendation: Climb up the top of the island and enjoy bird's-eye view!

17:30: Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.

18.30: Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.

19.30: A dinner with local gourmet will be served with BBQ fresh seafood. After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, squid fishing, etc.). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.

Day 2: Halong (B – L)

06.00: Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).

07.00: Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.

07:45: Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin. (Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).

09:15: Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.

10:30: Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.

11:30: Time for us to say goodbye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip. We can have some tea or other drinks at Gray Line Lobby and wait for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.

Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!!

We truly enjoyed our 2 day trip on the Gray Line Halong Cruise, the staff are incredibly attentive and always willing to help. We were very grateful that they made every effort to accommodate their food to our vegetarian requirements. The boat itself is very...More

Thank rafaelgE4142FZ
Gray_Line_Cruise, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Cruise - Halong Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi Rafaelg, Thank you so much for rating our cruise for 2 days 1 night. Your nice reviews about our staff and service are surely passed to the whole team as a big motivation to hard work and improve our cruise service quality. Once again,...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile
Great service, highly recommend

The staff were so incredibly friendly and knowledgeable! The food was fantastic and we had a blast. The beaches and caves were slightly crowded but that was due to the nature of the area. Would recommend going with Gray Line as they were excellent value...More

Thank Dayle m
Gray_Line_Cruise, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Cruise - Halong Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi Dayle, Thank you so much for spending your time to give us conscientious compliments. We're so happy to know that you had a great time in Ha Long Bay with us and also grateful for your nice words about our staff and service. Once...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Halong Bay

Well organised from the pick up to drop off. The guides we're very good friendly well informed. The boat was very comfortable from the cabins to the dinning room upper deck.The food was varied and plenty of it.Sorry we didn't stay for two nights.More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank patriciac0r
Gray_Line_Cruise, Manager at Gray Line Cruise - Halong Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Wooo,thank you patriciac0r, Your nice words will spoil our staff when they know that you had a good time with Gray Line cruise. Very nice to have you as a part of our service and hope to have your presence twice. Thank you very much....More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

As the title suggests you will not go hungry on this cruise.. The portions were obscene at times but food was varied and tasty, even for a couple where one is not keen on sea creature cuisine! The boat itself was fine, albeit the rooms...More

3  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Fantastic Cruise and equally fantastic guide (Cody).

First of all, my husband and I would like to thank Cody (Happy face) our tour guide for giving us a memorable trip via Gray Line cruise, he accompanied us from Hanoi old quarter to Halong Bay, journey time was about 4 hours, however we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BinaChauhan
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28 May 2018|
Response from 111Carolyn | Reviewed this property |
You might make a domestic flight but not international - we had a late brunch on the ship & didn’t get back to Hanoi until late afternoon so strongly advise you check with your tour operator.