La Pinta Cruise - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay 3 days - 2 nights

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La Pinta Cruise - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay 3 days - 2 nights

From US$ 325 per person

Discover the beautiful nature of Lan Ha Bay, kayak and swim in the Tra Bau area and learn to make traditional Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy this 3-day 2-night cruise and explore Viet Hai Village on the second day.

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Duration 3 days
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Pickup included
Pickup is available for hotels within the Old Quarter of Hanoi. If you are staying outside this area, you must make your own way to the meeting point at 43 Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.


  • Explore a quiet paradise - Lan Ha Bay
  • Enjoy 2 nights on La Pinta cruise, a luxury brand new cruise with 16 stylish cabins
  • Enjoy swimming and kayaking on the crystal clear water as well as relaxing on the sundeck
  • Take part in an on-board cooking class and learn traditional Vietnamese dishes
  • Cycle in Viet Hai Village
Full description
Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (lunch/dinner) On the first day you have the option to get picked up from Hanoi old quarter between 9:00 and 9:30 AM (optional). Head on the new national highway 5B from Hanoi capital to Cat Hai Island. At 11:45 AM, you arrive at Got Pier, where you will be offered tea, lemon juice or purified bottled water before transferring to your La Pinta Cruise at 12:00 PM. On-board, enjoy a welcome drink then receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions before check-in. At 12:30 PM, savor a delicious lunch at the restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals and islets such as Da Chong, Con Vit and Gia Luan. At 2:15 PM progress to Trung Trang cave by bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave. Trung Trang Valley is the largest one in Cat Ba Island. The cave was formed by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination. After Trung Trang Cave. Take a short trek at the entrance of Cat Ba National Park in order to know more about the typical creation of the tropical forest. Between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM, join the on-board chefs for a cooking show where you can learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes. You are also welcome to take part in a special activity or any activity of your choice. At 7:30 PM dinner is served on-board. After finishing dinner, view the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic music, enjoy drinks from the bar while watching a Vietnam special Top Gear - a TV series by the BBC or try your luck at squid fishing. You could also grab some drinks and relax outside on your private cabin balcony. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village (breakfast/lunch/dinner) At 7:15 AM, enjoy a light buffet breakfast served on-board. At 8:15, start your excursion with a boat trip to Lan Ha Bay for sightseeing. At 9:30 AM, the boat docks at Viet Hai pier. Here, passengers can choose bicycles or electric cars to travel 3.5 km into the village. Viet Hai Village is in a valley within Cat Ba National Reserve. You can either take photos or videos, walk in the old houses or meet village folks and observe the local daily life. In summer, discover the beautiful rice field, in winter time you may do some trekking on the lime stone cliffs and mountains. At 11:30 AM, a local lunch is served with fresh seafood and local foods. At 1:00 PM, enjoy a ride back to Viet Hai pier where your boat takes you to Van Boi - a small beach nearby. Here, you can do some kayaking or swimming. At 3:30 PM, get back onto the day trip boat to transfer back to the cruise. Back on-board enjoy free time to relax, join a cooking class or take part in a special activity on the sundeck. Enjoy an on-board dinner at 7:30 PM. After finishing dinner, you can enjoy another evening full of activities or relax in your cabin.  Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (breakfast/brunch) Wake up at 6:00 AM inhale the fresh air, watch the sunrise on the horizon and admire the breathtaking seascape. At 6:30 AM, travel 10 minutes to a nearby fishing area. Here, observe a man and woman in classic fishing costumes and take photos or videos of this performance or of the lime stone islets on the bay. At 7:15 AM, enjoy a light buffet breakfast before transferring to the dark and bright cave at 8:00 AM. On arrival, explore the lovely cave in a bamboo boat. At 8:45 AM, head back onto the cruise and join the special activity or any activity of your choice. At 9:15 AM, pack and check out before enjoying a farewell brunch, served at the restaurant at 9:45 AM. You will travel back to Got Pier where you will disembark and say goodbye at 12:00 PM. You can then enjoy an optional transfer back to Hanoi. At 2:30 PM you will arrive in Hanoi old quarter and be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Welcome drink and hot/cold towels
  • Spacious air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • Meals as indicated in the full description (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat ride
  • Cooking class
  • Swimming
  • Squid fishing, music entertainment and satellite TV (subject to the weather conditions)
  • Insurance
  • Shared boat cruise on the second day
  • Luxury minivan transfer from Hanoi to Hai Phong and vice versa
  • Airfare and visa arrangements
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Surcharges for Christmas and Solar New Year’s day ($50 USD per person) and Lunar New Year’s day ($15 USD per person, per night)
  • All other services not stated above

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Meeting point

The local supplier's office at 43 Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note, pick up and drop-off services in Hanoi old quarter are only for customers who book the transfers
  • Please note, all special activities are subject to weather or seasonal conditions
  • The cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • The onboard menu include Vietnamese specialties and some international cuisine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 59 reviews

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The entire experience was amazing from beginning to end. A luxury bus picked us up from hotel in Hanoi and took us to the pier. We were welcomed onto the ship with warmth and excitement. The views are spectacular from every corner of the vessel. The rooms are beautiful and romantic, your main window letting in the inordinately grandiose vista of the Halong archipelago. The food is delicious, elegantly presented, and abundant. The activities were incredibly well executed and organised. It made our trip memorable and added so much flavour and uniqueness. Service was phenomenal, all the staff on board are kind, obliging and generous and bend over backwards to accommodate your every whim. This experience was spiritual in its magnitude, would thoroughly recommend La Pinta, excellent value overall

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December 20, 2019

Good cruise with very friendly staff. The ship was a bit rusty on the outside, but interior and cabins were very good. Staff was extremely friendly. The schedule was a bit too tight at times (e.g. only a couple of minutes after lunch we already had to be ready for a tour and this was informed about 5min beforehand) and there were some changes to it that could've been communicated better. Food was good and plentiful, trips were good, although you'd think the water and drinks on trips would be included since the price for the cruise was high already. Like already mentioned, staff was super friendly, but we felt that at times they could back off a little bit. There's really no need to be thanking me and bowing every second minute.

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October 26, 2018

The cruise and the personal were very nice. Always helping and kind. Also the room was fantastic. !!!However, we asked the coordination stuff to drop us on the way to Hanoi as we wanted to meet a friend of us. Also here the staff was very helpful, but apparently the transportation staff and the cruise stuff aren’t in the same company as we were dropped of directly on the highway with very bad explanations about where to go (as our friend talked to the bus coordinator via phone, we knew that we were dropped off 20 km away from the agreed drop off location. Destroyed a little bit of the great experience from the cruise. I don’t think It was the cruise stuff fault, but the transfer manager.

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October 20, 2018

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