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From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

4.5 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Rosa Cruise 3 star

From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

Activity provider: Rosa Cruise 3 star

From US$ 227 per person

Experience the scenic beauty of Halong Bay on a 2-day 3-star Rosa cruise. Enjoy kayaking, explore caves, swim, learn Vietnamese cooking and more.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter. If your hotel is outside this location, please make your own way to the meeting point.


  • Cruise along Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruising through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbor
  • Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay
  • Visit Dark & Bright Cave and rowing bamboo boat
  • Do kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Islet
Full description
DISCOVERY HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (2 DAYS 1 NIGHT) (Our itinerary is unique and different, we will take you to the less touristy and enchanted sceneries) DAY 1: HANOI- HALONG – LAN HA ON ROSA CRUISE ( L/ D) 08:00 – 8:45: Our tour guide pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. 08:45: Departure to Halong Bay. 10:30: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minutes short break. 11:30 – 12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor. 12:00 – 12:30: Transferred by speedboat to Rosa Cruise. Welcome to Rosa Cruise and enjoy welcome drink, meet the captain, crew to get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin. 13:00: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian set menu lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. – Continue cruising through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. – Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air). – Heading back toward the sleeping area – Do kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Islet 17.30: Come back to our Rosa Cruise and participate in our sunset party with fruit, cake and wine. Take photos and relax. 18:00 – 18:15: Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam. 19:00: Time for dinner enjoying special seafood and Vietnamese typical food on the cruise. 21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, listen to music, squid fishing, relaxing and overnight on the Rosa Cruise. DAY 2: ROSA LAN HA – DARK & LIGHT CAVE – HA LONG CRUISE – HANOI ( B/L) 06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. 07.00 – 7:45: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast. 08.15: You will be at reception to go visit Dark & Bright Cave by the tender (the transfer boat) to the small floating house and there you can have opportunity to explore the cave on local bamboo boat (rowing by the locals). 09.30: Come back to Rosa Cruise and check-out from the private cabin and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. 10:00: Have last buffet lunch at the cruise 11:30: Rosa Cruise are landing near Tuan Chau Harbor and transfer guest to Tuan Chau, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise. 12:00 – 12:30: Return to Hanoi. 13:50 – 14:00: Stopover in Hai Duong province to relax. 15:00 – 15:30: Arrive in Hanoi
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation during cruise
  • Welcome drink
  • Meals on board
  • Sunrise Tai-Chi demonstration
  • Cooking class
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • You will be required to send a copy of your passport to the tour operator at least 24 hours before check-in for advanced registration
  • The itinerary is subject to change without notice due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
  • The cruise may be cancelled without notice in the event of unavoidable circumstances, such as major climatic events. You will be offered a full refund in the event of cancellation
  • Please advise if you are a vegetarian
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • Please do not bring large pieces of luggage on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Some activities were canceled due to the coronavirus in China. They said the government had canceled all tours. But we were already on a trip together on the boat, so whether we stayed on the boat or visited a cave is the same. At the same time, they picked up a new group of tourists, which they dropped us off.... it seems stupid

February 10, 2020

Amazing trip! Very friendly staff and the value for money was good. Food was delicious, the room was clean and the tour to the cave was very interesting. The only thing that bothered us was transportation: the chairs in the shuttle bus were too small for European people (if >1.75m) and given that the shuttle trip takes three hours, it’s very uncomfortable. We recommend others to take the upgrade.

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December 26, 2019

We had a great time. There were only 8 people on the boat so we could relax what the idea was. Very varied and delicious food, fantastic service. The comfortable room does not perceive that you are in a boat. We did kayaking and took a very nice swim in the sea. 100% recommended.

September 20, 2019

Product ID: 101927