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Tour Overview

As Halong Bay's most popular budget cruise, Phoenix Cruiser guides you through the numerous islets. In addition, it offers guests a wealth of leisure activities such as kayaking and swimming. Don't miss squid fishing at night, it is a very interesting experience. A cooking class at the end of the tour will show you how to make some typical Vietnamese dishes.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy a spacious cabin with a private balcony, from which you can get a magnificent view of the bay.
  • Sunbathe on the crescent-shaped beach of Titop Island.
  • Join a cooking class to learn how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
  • Visit the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites in the largest cave of Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 2-day budget tour of Halong Bay cruise!


    Take a shuttle bus for a 3.5-hour ride from your hotel in Hanoi to the Tuan Chau International Marina.


    A boat at the dock will take you to Halong Phoenix Cruiser. After boarding the ship, you will be served a welcome drink and guided to check into your cabin.


    Enjoy a seafood lunch at the restaurant with the natural beauty of the canals. The cruise ship departs from the pier, passing Dog Head, Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating Villages, Incense Burner, and Thumb Islands, and finally to Luon Cave in an arc of 2.5-4 meters. Due to the limited height, the only way to visit Luon Cave is by boat or kayak. If you're lucky, you can get great pictures of mischievous monkeys jumping up and down the cliff.

    Halong Bay Fishing Village
    Cruising to a fishing village (Ba Hang Floating Villages)


    After your guide explains the safety instructions, you are allowed an hour-long tandem kayak in Luon Cave. After that, re-board the cruise to Titop Island, which is famous for its tranquility and beautiful blue waters. There you can sunbathe on the crescent-shaped beach or swim.


    Re-board Phoenix Cruiser to photograph the stunning sunset views over the endless sea from the deck while enjoying coffee, tea, and fruits.

    Halong Bay Sunset View
    Capture the amazing sunset view of Halong Bay


    You are served a splendid dinner with seafood. After that, you can join a squid fishing trip, or appreciate the night view of the bay from the top deck with a glass of drink.

    Spend the night on the cruise ship.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: On Board

  2. 7:00-7:45

    Get up early to witness the amazing sunrise over the sea from the top deck and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Then have a bumper buffet breakfast.


    Your guide leads you to explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave in Halong Bay. The cave is filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and the changing colored lights make the whole cavern look even more mysterious.

    Halong Bay Sung Sot Cave
    Sung Sot Cave


    After checking out, our ship begins to return to port. Along the way, you'll see beautiful sights including Fighting Cocks Island and Stone Dog Island.


    Take a cooking class to learn how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

    Halong Bay Cooking Class
    Join an interesting Cooking Class


    When the Phoenix Cruiser ship is about to pull into port, have lunch.


    Disembark and take a ferry back to Tuan Chau International Marina. Then take a bus back to Hanoi.


    Arrive in Hanoi. Your 2-day budget Halong Bay Cruise draws a perfect conclusion!

    Meal: Breakfast & Brunch

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private transfer from Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides on the cruise;
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary (1 breakfast + 1 brunch + 1 lunch + 1 dinner);
  • Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, etc. as mentioned;
  • Kayaking included in the program;
  • Welcome drink & 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area;
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, visa arrangements;
  • Spa & massage services;
  • Any optional activities;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as telephone, drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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