Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Halong Phoenix Cruiser, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. The boat's design is based on a traditional Asian junk exuding elegance and luxury. From the moment you step on board, you will feel pampered. The professional crew and experienced captains can take you to explore tranquil scenery in the safest conditions.
This spectacular Halong Bay cruise allows you the opportunity to experience the rich culture and natural environment of northern Vietnam in just 3 short days. Halong Bay is often referred to as Vietnam’s eighth wonder of the world and once visited, it is difficult to deny that claim. Imagine 3000 stunning limestone peaks rising up from crystalline emerald waters, in an area that is without a doubt the most exceptionally beautiful in the country - an unparalleled coastal landscape.
Day 1 - Hanoi - Halong Bay
At 08:00 am, you’ll leave for Halong Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. There you’ll board your boat, a wooden junk built from the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, that will take you first to the busy World Heritage area and then to a well-known grotto. Weather permitting, you’ll be able to swim or relax and enjoy the views on the sundeck.
Overnight: Phoenix Cruiser (Lunch, Dinner included)
Day 2 - Halong Bay
Today you’ll be transferred after breakfast to your day-trip boat (with private crew) to cruise to the most deserted areas of Lan Ha Bay with opportunities to swim from quiet beaches or kayak through water tunnels. A personal chef will prepare and serve your lunch on board the boat or you may enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach (depending on tidal condition). The afternoon offers more time for swimming at a private beach, kayaking to deserted lagoons, and exploring quiet floating villages. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to the Phoenix Boat for dinner and your overnight stay.
Please Note: The smaller boat’s facilities are limited and at a lower standard when compared to the Phoenix boat, but you’ll have its exclusive use to cruise around the further reaches of the bay well away from the tourist area.
Overnight: Phoenix Cruiser (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Day 3 - Halong Bay - Hanoi
You’ll wake in the fresh air of the bay with a swim or you can relax on the sundeck. After breakfast, you’ll continue your cruise to visit an island and relax on its beach or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. Before lunch on the sundeck you’ll learn a few recipes and techniques that go into preparing the most popular dishes in Vietnamese cuisine. Lunch would be served when cruising back to dock around noon whereupon you’ll be picked up for your return transfer to Hanoi. You’ll arrive at your hotel in the mid-afternoon.
(Breakfast, Lunch included)
For your three-day Halong excursion, you'll board Phoenix Cruiser, a wooden junk based on the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure. The Halong Phoenix Cruiser has a total of 16 deluxe cabins. The cabins are all private ensuite and include air-conditioning, rustic rattan furnishings and private toilets. The Phoenix Cruiser has a luxury restaurant located at the bow of the junk which serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine as well as a sundeck on the top deck.