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The best Halong Bay Deluxe 2 Days 1 Night Cruise and Kayak

13 reviews

  • 2 days in total

  • Meals, cruise, transport included

  • Pick up in Hanoi center
This short yet insightful trip will take you to the heart of Halong Bay on an off-the-beaten-path route and show you the best of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What To Expect

With such worldwide reputation, the bay of “descending dragons” is a huge tourist attraction. This trip will help you escape the tourist traps and enjoy the most comfortable and rewarding tour you could ever find in the area.

Superior service with safety as first priority
The safety and security of our travelers and team members is paramount. Each cabin is connected to the integrated boat-wide alarm system, and is equipped with a fire extinguisher, hammer, flashlight and life jackets. The boats are all equipped with integrated boat-wide alarm systems, life rings, life rafts and fire extinguishers. Before each cruise, all passengers take part in a safety briefing.

Comfortable and luxurious accommodation
The cruise is one of the few that offers panoramic window in every cabin, so that you can easily witness the marvelous views of the iridescent waters and more than 2,000 idyllic limestone islands! The handmade wooden furniture and luxurious bed & bath linen will ensure you a comfortable and satisfying stay.

Off-the-beaten-path and unique routes
Following the less travelled paths of the bay, this classic cruise offers unique cruising experience. In this two-day trip, you will visit Tien Ong Cave, which is not only a beauty spot but also an archaeological site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is one of the finest caves in Halong Bay. Cua Van floating village, one of the 11 insanely beautiful towns according to The Huffington Post, is also a main destination in the itinerary.

Various interesting activities onboard and off board
Participate in a variety of activities onboard and off board including swimming, kayaking, rowing, and squid fishing. If you are a food lover, don't miss out on our Master-Chef Competition and Fruit Carving Demonstration. The cruise also feature a sundeck with long chairs, which is perfect for sunbathing. Start off your morning on the second day with a Tai Chi class hosted on the sundeck. And plenty of other interesting activities and services are waiting for you to explore, so hurry up!

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Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (lunch & dinner included)
08:00: Around 8:00, our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel in the center of Hanoi.
12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port.
12:45: Boarding on Bhaya Classic cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks while our Cruise Manager does the itinerary and safety briefing.
13:00: Let the vacation begin with a tasty lunch while the boat cruises towards the southwest of Halong Bay.
15:00: Discover the mysterious Tien Ong Cave.
17:00: Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free". Take the chance to get more delicious drinks and fun.
17:30: Take part in our “Master-Chef Competition” and fruit carving demonstration, learn and try your hands with authentic Vietnamese food. The winner or the Master-Chef of Cruise would be awarded surprising gifts. It's also time to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while the boat anchors for an overnight stay.
19:00: Enjoy set-menu dinner on board while your Cruise Manager introduces the following day program.
21:00: Retire to your cabin or join our staffs for squid fishing. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (breakfast & lunch included)
06:30: Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee being served. Enjoy dawn on the bay.
07:00: Light breakfast is served onboard. The boat weighs anchor to sail to Cua Van floating village.
07:45: Take your time to visit the village. You can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to go around discovering local life on the waters.
09:00: Return to your boat and relax. Enjoy the brunch before checking out.
10:45: Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port.
12:00: Transfer back to the pier by tender.
16:00: You will arrive at your hotel or original meetup location.

Important Notes

  • Passport is required at check-in.
  • Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursions, in particular, may be canceled due to rough weather.


  • Deluxe room of 12.5 m2 with twin or double beds
  • Panoramic window
  • Natural floor & handmade wooden furniture
  • Luxurious bed & bath linen
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Shower cabin
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Toilet
  • Mini bar
  • Hot and cold water
  • Slippers
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Emergency lighting & generator
  • Smoke detector & sprinkler systems
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13 reviews
Very good
My family very enjoyed Halong Bay. It was also my daughter’s...
My family very enjoyed Halong Bay. It was also my daughter’s birthday and Adam offered to help us organize a small surprise birthday party on the cruise! It is truly the best memory ever! I could have booked a 2 day tour if we had time. Definitely go back Halong some day! 
Jolino Joseph
4 years ago
I know Halong is a very touristy spot but thanks to my local...
I know Halong is a very touristy spot but thanks to my local guide, my experience was beyond what I expected. Adam talked to me all the way from Hanoi to Halong, he told me historical stories of the north areaI, explained to me Vietnamese living lifestyles, I gained so much more knowledge within 3.5 hour bus drive. We visited not only famous... Read more
Vegard Synnes
4 years ago
The views were amazing. We really enjoyed the row boat ride,...
The views were amazing. We really enjoyed the row boat ride, and the seafood buffet for lunch. Adam was also a great guide, he fed us a lot of interesting information about the area. Definitely recommend this to my friends! 
Alicia Barkus
4 years ago
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids under 10. We had really...
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids under 10. We had really great time with our guide - Adam. He’s very friendly, caring, and funny! Halong is one of the best destinations and it is our Vietnam trip highlight, the view was marvelous, the food was delicious, people are friendly. Halong is beyond what I expected thanks to our guide. I just booked... Read more
Tyler Walker
5 years ago
We love how the tour was organized with a great guide. We...
We love how the tour was organized with a great guide. We had a very good and enjoyable time! Although it was just a 1-day trip, we got the best out of it, seeing Halong Bay and the Dong Thiên Cave. We were picked up and along the way fed many interesting facts and culture by our guide, Adam. Weather was good and we took a lot of nice photos. The... Read more
Abi Travers
5 years ago

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How do I book on Inspitrip?

The Bhaya Classic cruise is 4-star cruise can take up to 48 passengers, so you can join with other people and make new friends. To confirm your slot, please make payment first, then join a group chat on Inspitrip website to greet your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies!

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy. In case the trip is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a full refund.

What should I prepare before the trip?

  • First, you will be requested to send personal information in order to appropriately register your cruise with the port authorities, and if such information is missing or incorrect we cannot guarantee your permission to board.
  • Please bring with you all personal items and necessities for the two days that you are going to be on the cruise. Keep in mind the activities you expect to take part in as you pack your luggage. Suggested items: sunscreen, swim gear, warm clothes (for trips from Dec to Feb).

What is the policy on cruising while pregnant?

We regretfully have to refuse who have entered their 37th week of pregnancy by the beginning of the cruise. Please advise us how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy is and confirm that you are in good health and are not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Besides this, please also inform us of your pregnancy in order for us to take good care of you. We strongly recommend you review your health insurance coverage before Halong Bay cruise.

Do you have security onboard?

Yes, we have 24h security on board. The Captain and Cruise Manager are the Security Officers and you are welcome to ask about personal safety ashore or while cruising. Furthermore, jewelry and other valuables can be deposited in the safety deposit box at the Reception Desk. There are no safes in the cabins or suites.

What are the banned items onboard?

Please leave any questionable items at home. No weapons, firearms, ammunition, explosive devices and illegal drugs will be allowed onboard. This policy is to ensure your comfort and worry-free vacation so we strongly encourage your compliance.

Do you have medical service or doctor onboard?

There are no onboard doctors as part of the crew. However, all vessels are equipped with First Aid Kits and a basic medicine supply. Please ensure you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications to cover the duration of your trip. We also recommend you bring medicines for colds, fever, and diarrhea. Of course, we hope you will not need them, but it is always better to be prepared. If a serious medical emergency require assistance from onshore, we will take you back to the pier within one (01) hour. If you or one of your cruise companions is feeling ill, please inform the Reception Desk immediately.
In case of urgency, our tender can return to pier to take you to the nearest hospital within 01 hour. The whole boat can also return to pier within 02 hours.

Are all life boats and vessels available?

Yes, the life boats are located on the Sundeck; each accommodates a maximum of 12 people. Besides this, life vests are available in each cabin, under your bed, in the dining area under your chairs, and in the tender boat; so please check for those once on board. Travelers are recommended to wear a life jacket for all excursions, kayaking and swimming activities.

What is the safety procedure onboard in case of emergency?

Your safety is our number one priority. In case of emergency, please put on the life vest and gather at the reception area. Follow the instructions of the cruise manager or chief purser. Your cabin is also equipped with a hammer for breaking the window and an emergency lamp. Tender boats and life boats are ready and there are enough places provided for all passengers.

What dining options are offered on board?

All meals aboard are prepared by our qualified local Vietnamese chefs under the guidance of our European management team. The schedule for meals is as following:
  • Buffet lunch: 1pm – 2pm
  • Set-menu dinner: 7pm – 9pm
  • Buffet breakfast: 7am – 9:30am
Our restaurant offers Vietnamese seafood and international dishes and accommodates a maximum of 40 travelers, no reservations required. A kid’s menu is available upon advance request.
The cruise also offers: tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, mock tails, cocktails, beers, spirits and wine.
Bhaya Classic cruise does not offer an in-room dining service due to the limited space in the cabins, but private dinners or theme parties are possible upon request and are subject to extra charges. You should advise Bhaya Classic cruise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (01) week prior to your cruise.

What type of special meal do you offer onboard?

We make every effort to accommodate our travelers' dietary requirements whenever possible. The cruise can accommodate dietary needs such as: vegetarian meals (including Indian-style vegetarian), halal cuisine, and baby food as per your request. All you have to do is notify us at least one (01) week prior to your cruise. Please note that infant formula is not provided on board.

What is the Smoking Policy onboard?

For the comfort and enjoyment of all our travelers, smoking is NOT allowed in any of the vessel’s interior spaces. However, smoking is permitted in the sheltered external areas designated for smoking, on the Sundeck, the open balcony and other boat decks on port and starboard. Smoking is permitted on open decks but not near open doors, windows, hatches or ventilation intakes, the petrol storage tank, kitchen area, dining area and the bars. A traveler must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco products onboard. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must always be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard.

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