Top The Best Cruise For Ha Long Bay Tour 2 Days 1 Night

The 2-day 1-night cruise is the ideal time to explore Ha Long Bay, discover the beautiful natural wonders, and experience the service on the boat.

The 2-day 1-night cruise is the ideal time to explore Ha Long Bay, discover the beautiful natural wonders, and experience the service on the boat. So if you don’t know how to travel to Ha Long 2 days 1 nights, what should you experience, what to eat, how to play? You can follow our instructions before booking your itinerary

Top Cruise Operators for Ha Long bay tour 2-day 1-night

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Currently, there are hundreds of bus operators offering 2-day 1-night trips with different prices, costs, itineraries, and service standards. Based on ten years of experience working in Halong Bay tourism, Vivu Halong presents cruises and operators that will bring you the best time in Halong Bay.

Elite of the Sea

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  • Population: 35
  • Tour: Tuan Chau Marina – Lan Ha Bay – Morning Cave
  • Utilities: High-class restaurant/Cirrus Cloud, Outdoor & indoor bar, Wine and cigar cellar, Mini golf, spa & massage sauna, gym, year-round swimming pool, Children’s playground
  • Activities: swimming, kayaking, cooking class, squid fishing, spa, morning Taichi

La Casta Cruise

La Casta Regal Cruise, Hạ Long – Cập nhật Giá năm 2023

  • Number of cabins: 22 (La Casta Cruise), 24 (La Casta Regal)
  • Tour: Tuan Chau Marina – Lan Ha Bay – Bright Cave – Frog Pond Area
  • Facilities: Fine Restaurant, Panoramic Bar, Beauty Spa & Massage, Sun Court, Outdoor Pool (La Casta Regal)
  • Activities: Swimming, Cooking class, Kayaking, Squid fishing,

Rosy Cruise 

Rosy Cruises, Hạ Long – Cập nhật Giá năm 2023

  • Population: 22
  • Tour: Tuan Chau Marina – Lan Ha Bay – Morning Cave – Tra Bau area
  • Facilities: Fine-dining restaurant, Panoramic bar, Spa & massage, Sun deck, outdoor pool
  • Activities: Swimming, Cooking class, Kayaking, Squid fishing,

Indochina Junk

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  • L’amour Junk (private wooden boat)
  • Prince Junk (wooden boat)
  • Dragon’s Pearl Junk (wooden boat)
  • Dragon Legend (metal box)

Sea route: Bai Tu Long Bay

Cruise ship port: Ha Long international cruise ship port

Paradise Cruise

Paradise Peak Cruise, Đảo Tuần Châu, Hạ Long

  • Facilities: restaurant, bar, Spa, sundeck, gym, reading room
  • By sea: depart from Tuan Chau to Halong Bay Center
  • Attractions: Sung Sot cave, Titop Island, Tung Sau Pearl farm
  • Special activities/experiences: visit a pearl farm, enjoy dinner with royalty, sunset party

Mon Cheri Cruise

Du thuyền Mon Chéri Cruise - Đặt tour ngủ đêm Vịnh Lan Hạ, Cát Bà

  • Mon Cheri Cruise (steel ship)
  • Sea route: Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
  • Cruise ship port: Tuan Chau international cruise ship port

Genesis Regal Cruise

Genesis Regal Cruise: One of the Newest Luxurious Ships in Lan Ha Bay

  • Steel  Cruise
  • Sea route: Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
  • Port of call: Tuan Chau Marina (Tuan Chau Island)

The best experience in Halong Bay for 2 – day and 1-night cruise

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Two days and one night is not a long time to learn and explore, but a well-planned schedule of activities. You have time to experience nature, private time to relax and explore the wonders of the world.

An overnight trip to Ha Long Bay is an excursion, which includes transportation (usually from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay), comfortable accommodations, food, activities, and on-site activities.

You will indeed be on a two-day one-night tour. But basically, you’re only on the boat for about 24 hours, from noon the first day to noon the next day. The remaining time is driving time between Hanoi and Ha Long. However, because it is a highway, the driving time is shortened to only 2.5 to 3 hours.

If you are departing from Hanoi, the tour will start at 08:00 from Hanoi, check-in in the afternoon, board the boat and start exploring Ha Long Bay. You will stay on board, enjoy food, explore caves, kayak, visit floating villages and return to Hanoi.

Best time to visit Ha Long Bay

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Traveling to Ha Long in every season is beautiful because of its unique and interesting scenery. But, in my opinion, from April to October is the best time to visit Ha Long Bay. In summer, the sky is bright, sunny, and perfect for outdoor activities. Also, it’s the low season with many promotions for travelers, so take advantage of this opportunity to get the best deals when booking your itinerary.

Which place to visit in Ha Long Bay

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The trip to the middle of Ha Long Bay is the most popular route with famous attractions: Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Cho Da Islet (Do Da Islet), Dinh Huong Islet, Trong Mai Cave, Sung Sot Cave. , Titop Island. , Soi Sim Island, Maze Cave. The service begins at Tuan Chau International Port. Many tour companies are exploiting this tour.

  • Pros: The cruise line passes through the most scenic areas of Ha Long Bay, which has become the most popular boating destination in Ha Long Bay with many exciting experiences.
  • Cons: tourism can be very crowded, especially in summer with many domestic tourists.

Bai Tu Long Bay

Trang Chủ - Dragon Legend Cruise

This trip is to the quiet part of Ha Long Bay, known as Bai Tu Long Bay. It’s a big place, be quiet. You will have a chance to visit Thien Canh Son Cave, Cong Do Cave, and Vung Vieng Fishing Village. The cruise departs from Hon Gai Port or Ha Long Cruise Port

  • Advantages: the tour goes through a quiet area, less touristy than the central area of Ha Long Bay.
  • Cons: not a wide selection of cruise ships, and high-quality ships are expensive.

Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island 

Lan Ha Bay day tour | Day cruise trip from Cat Ba island ❤️

The trip aims to explore Lan Ha Bay, located in the south of Ha Long Bay, the tip of the Cat Ba archipelago (Hai Phong). Visitors will find Luon Cave, Ba Ham Lake, Nam Cat Island, Monkey Island, Ba Trai Dao Beach, Light and Dark Cave, Cat Ba Island, and Viet Hai Village. The tour starts at Got Wharf (Hai Phong). Cruises have become more active in recent years.

  • Pros: New cruise lines, advertised as quieter than Halong Bay Center, as an alternative cruise line.
  • Cons: This area is not as important as Halong Bay, so in the future when many ships are operating, it may be crowded.

Wooden boat or steel boat? How do you choose a boat?

Previously, cruises on Halong Bay were mainly carried out by wooden boats, each with less than 15 cabins. They are also beautiful with sails when sailing in the blue bay.

In recent years, steel boats are luxuriously designed and comfortable. Each train has many reception rooms. The cabin is large and modern like a hotel room in the city center with full amenities.

Wooden boat – ancient sailing boat in Ha Long Bay

  • Pros: This train is made in a classic style, the cabin is completely wooden, so it is very comfortable. A small group on these wooden boats is common.
  • Cons: the size of the house is smaller than the metal box (10m2 – 15m2). Some service packages are also limited to steel only, and there will be a bar, restaurant, and sundeck to serve your trip.
  • Price: from > 2,500,000 VND/person to group 2 people 1 room including meals, activities, entrance fees, shuttle from Hanoi

Steel boat, new generation sailing boat in Ha Long Bay

For a long time, most of the boats coming to Ha Long Bay are wooden boats with sails and covered with a purple color. Those are traditional boats to make a good place for tourists. In recent years, steel-hulled ships have been designed with more cabins to meet the travel needs of tourists and provide modern amenities for visitors. Each steel-hulled ship has 20-40 large cabins, cabin areas from 25m2 – 90m2, and some ships with private balconies.

  • Advantages: steel-hulled ships are equipped with modern equipment, large rooms (>20m2), and high facilities and services.
  • Cons: usually large ships and many tour guests.
  • Price: from > 3,200,000 VND/person for a package tour, 2 people sharing a house, including meals, activities, and transportation from Hanoi.

 Activities on this 2 – day 1-night tour

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During the cruise of 2 days and nights on Ha Long Bay, the ship will not set sail at all but will stop to serve outside services. The most popular activities are kayaking, local bamboo boat rides, cave visits, fishing villages, or island cycling.

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Best experience to see Ha Long Bay “up close”. The water in Ha Long Bay is calm, so you can freely kayak around the limestone island.

There will be two kayaks (for two) or one kayak (for one person). A boating company offers stand-up kayaks (you stand and paddle, which looks great).

It’s not difficult to learn rowing if this is your first time. Listen to the guide’s advice and follow him throughout the kayaking process, you will be safe and have a great time enjoying the culture of Ha Long Bay.

Besides, you can paddle, kayak and get close to the coral islands or roll in the water cave.

Natural cave tour

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Ha, Long Bay is famous for its natural caves with unique geology, beauty, and archeology. It takes a bit of a walk to reach the cave entrance, but once you enter, you will be amazed by the beauty of the cave.

You will find unique rock formations when entering the caves. Other famous caves in Ha Long Bay: are Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, Drum Cave, Me Cung Cave, and Thien Canh Son Cave. For locals, each cave is associated with mysterious stories from the past.

Visiting a fishing village

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If you want to discover the beauty and learn about the locals living in Ha Long Bay, don’t miss the fishing villages. In the 2-day 1-night cruise itinerary, the fishing village tour will be arranged on the morning of the 2nd day. This is the best time to see the life of the local people.

There will be locals using bamboo boats to take you around the villages for a specific amount of time (usually 45 minutes to an hour). It could be a pearl farm, it could be near these fishing villages, and you could stop by to see how they raise pearl crabs.

Depending on the specific route, you will visit different fishing villages. Which, three fishing villages that attract many tourists are Vung Vieng fishing village (Bai Tu Long Bay), Cua Van fishing village, Ba Hang fishing village (Ha Long Bay), and other fishing villages in Lan Ha Bay, Cat Island. Grandma.

Island tour

The most popular islands to visit on this tour are Soi Sim Island, Titop Island, and Hon Co Island. Visitors can’t help but be impressed and amazed by the fine white sand beaches, clear blue sea water, and rich flora and fauna.

The best thing about visiting these islands is that you can climb to the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ha Long Bay.

Surprise Cave

Sung Sot Cave is located on Bo Hon Island, northwest of Ha Long Bay, about 15 km southeast of Tuan Chau Marina.

To get to the cave, you have to climb more than 100 steps to reach the mouth of Sung Sot cave. Grotto has 10,000 square meters.

The cave entrance is divided into 2 caves, the first cave is small, connected by a small path leading to the main cave, enough to accommodate 1,000 people or more. The whole cave is unique with stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes.

Sung Sot Cave can be included in the program of a day trip (6-hour trip) or an overnight cruise on the Halong Bay waterways and is recommended to visit in the morning or evening.

Titov Island

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Titop Island is located in the center of Ha Long Bay, just 8 km from the port.

Visit Titop Island, enjoy climbing a few hundred steps to see Halong Bay, and it’s worth the effort.

There is also a sandy beach where you can swim or sunbathe and have a relaxing time. Despite its small size, Titov Island is known as one of the most beautiful islands on the coast.

A Titov Island trip can include a day tour (6-hour tour) or an overnight cruise along the Halong Bay route.

Cat Ba Islands

Cat Ba Island belongs to Hai Phong City, about 10km from Ha Long Bay to the Southeast, and 30km from Hai Phong city center. Cat Ba archipelago consists of 367 islands in the waters of Lan Ha Bay. You can stay overnight at a hotel on Cat Ba Island. After an overnight cruise in Lan Ha Bay, you will head to Cat Ba Island for hiking or cycling to visit local villages.

Viet Hai village

Viet Hai village is located on Cat Ba island, about 18 km from Cat Ba town.

Go to Viet Hai village. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and local life. A bicycle trip to Viet Hai village is part of the night cruise program of some cruises on Lan Ha Bay.

Thien Canh Son cave

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Thien Canh Son Cave is located on Hon Co Island (Bai Tu Long Bay), you will climb 100 steps to reach the cave entrance. The door is small so you have to go down a bit to avoid hitting your head on the lower floor. Thien Canh Son Cave has two caves, each containing stalactites and stalagmites. A trip to Thien Canh Son cave will be included in the overnight trip to Bai Tu Long Bay.

Vung Vieng fishing village

Vung Vieng fishing village is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, 24 km from the mainland. There are many fishermen in this village. But, they have moved to this area for a better life, the village is now peaceful to visit, a good place to learn about the floating life of Halong Bay.

A visit to Vong Vieng fishing village can be combined with a day trip or an overnight cruise on Bai Tu Long Bay.

A light and dark cave

Located on the boundary of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay, near Cat Ba National Park, you will find two amazing caves where the rocky mountains meet the sea creating a unique natural combination: Light Cave and Dark Cave.

A visit to Bright and Dark caves can be combined with an overnight cruise in Lan Ha Bay.

How do you stay comfortable on a boat?

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Whether you stay in a traditional wooden boat or a modern steel vessel, you are provided with comfortable accommodation with modern amenities. In particular, many ships are as luxurious as 5-star hotels on the mainland.

Cabin with a private bathroom

Any wooden boat or metal vessel has good compartments. In addition, most of the rooms are designed and decorated with wood. The interiors of these rooms are very warm and comfortable.

All cabins will have private bathrooms and large windows overlooking the sea. Most ships have cabins with private balconies and seating areas

Each cabin can accommodate two people (one bed or two), an extra bed, or three bedrooms, in addition to a family room. If you are looking for connecting cabins for babysitting, some ships have one.

Restaurants & Cafes

Usually, each boat has a restaurant to fully serve guests. All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served here. However, some containers may have two dining areas (indoor dining and outdoor dining) to accommodate your dining needs.

Some cruise lines also offer full meals on the upper deck (V’ Spirit Premier) and dinner on the floating deck. In the past, there was dinner in the cave, but now there is no more.

The onboard bar can serve a variety of drinks (soft drinks, spirits, alcoholic beverages) so you don’t need to bring your own. However, the price of drinks will be a bit higher than at the shop above.

Restaurants can accommodate many, even hundreds of people. Thus, you are free to enjoy your meal with your friends and family.

The food is usually Vietnamese mixed with Western dishes to suit the taste of tourists. Meals can be set menu or buffet and ala carte depending on each guest.

If you have a special request (vegetarian, dairy-free, meat-free…), the chef will gladly accommodate your request. You just need to let us know before booking an itinerary.

Sundeck & Lounge

Each boat will have its top deck for guests to relax in. The Sundeck has spacious beds and a lobby for all visitors. Here are the best places to watch the sunset and sunrise in Ha Long Bay. Morning Taichi is also held here. I can say that the best time on a cruise on Halong Bay is watching the sunset on the sundeck.

The spa is a massage service

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Usually on steel ships, they have medical treatment and massage service, it’s nice to do this after a long day and lots of outdoor activities in Ha Long Bay.

In addition, the 5-star yacht now has many other facilities such as a swimming pool, gym, library, and mini golf course.

Food is a restaurant service

On the tour, there are always professional chefs serving dishes for you. Meals on board can be set menu, buffet, or ala carte depending on the boat. In particular, the supervisors are ready to serve your special request: vegetarian, do not drink milk, you must inform them in advance, then you can enjoy your meal as requested.

Food will be included in the tour price, but beverages such as wine, spirits, beer, or soft drinks will not be included and you will pay the bill. In addition, the price of drinks on the boat is more expensive than in the shops on the mainland.

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