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3-Day Halong, Lan Ha Bay Cruise with cycling, kayaking, swimming and caving

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What to Expect

Day 1: Hanoi - Hai PHong - Lan Ha Bay

09:00 – 09:30: Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong around 11h30 (applied for guests who use shuttle bus service (additonal cost at US$40 per person/ return trip)

12:00: You will be taken on our tender from the wharf to board Era Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. 

13:15: Having lunch while the cruise is still sailing for Lan Ha Bay, passing through Da Chong islet 

15:00: start their journey to explore Ba Trai Dao beach, doing the kayak and/or enjoy swimming. 

17:00: Back to main boat, 

18:00: enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration with fresh spring roll/fried spring roll. Enjoy Dinner in restaurant.

20:45 - 12:00: Your free time to relax or enjoy Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck 


06:30: attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck 

08:00: Enjoy a buffet breakfast at restaurant.

09:00: You'll transfer to Era Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

12:00: Have lunch with set menu on our day boat.

13:45: Free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area (if the weather permit)

16:00: Back on board Era Cruise, take some time to freshen up, of massage service will be available.

17:30-18:30: Bar opens for Happy Hour.

18:00: Enjoy cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

19:15: Having dinner onboard. The Rest of the time, you can relax yourself or do squid fishing

Day 3: Bright Grotto - Hanoi 

06:30: Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. 

07:00: Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)

7:30 - 9:15: Enjoy the last stage of your trip to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats.

09:30: Check out of your cabin have a final brunch. By 11:30, you will board our tender and head back to the harbor

12:00: Get on luxury van and get back to Hanoi (applied for guests who use the bus with Era cruises)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Got harbor, Cat Hai town, Cat Ba district, Hai Phong city, Vietnam
Departure Time
12:15 PM
3 days
Return Details
Got Pier, Cat Hai ward, Cat Ba district, Hai Phong city, Vietnam
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Surcharge for peak date on 24 December and 31 December at US$50 per person
  • Massage services
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a special treat it was to spend 2 nights on this beautiful boat. The rooms and dining area were gorgeous, and the staff, food and service were exceptional. The cruise manager Thanh always addressed us by name and made sure we had everything we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carian19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

August 2019 Did a lot of research on the different cruise options in Halong Bay and finally chose Era Cruise - totally no regrets! 1. Fast response (even on weekends). Other cruise website had poor or templatised response. Era Cruise had a human touch to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ZenNg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this cruise, all the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Sitting in the jacuzzi and watching the sunset was amazing!

Thank Happiness44811477548
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this trip for our honeymoon and the staff couldn't have made it any more special, the rooms are impressive with the floor to ceiling windows and the outstanding views. The rooms could have been a little cleaner and there was a funny...More

Thank B00p00pad00p
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

The cruise is one of the best things you could do in Vietnam! We chose to ho ahead with era cruise based on the ratings! And believe it or not you cannot ask for more! Awesome and super friendly staff! Loved it to bits! Cheers!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shruti J
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13 April 2019|
Response from divyanz |
Extra with pickup from your hotel paid at their offices at the pier before boarding. Contact Era Cruises to arrange.
Key Details
  • Era Cruises
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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