What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 Days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31GAP02

Overview

Garden Bay Cruise Halong offers genuinely life-enriching, unique and authentic Halong cruises. We combine the comfort of warm ancient wooden boat ambience with modern consolation, the convivial attentive service with the exclusive personal value added experience, the authentic touch of every Halong attractions and life with its majestic unique nature.

Highlights

    • Visiting famous places such as Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay
    • Exciting activities on board (cave discovering, bamboo boat, fishing, cooking)
    • Exploring Vung Vieng village and learn about life in Halong Bay communities
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Size : 15.6 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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 Tripple balcony cabin

Tripple balcony cabin

Size : 21 m2 Max Adults: 3

Bed size: Double + single

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Deluxe balcony cabin

Deluxe balcony cabin

Size : 19 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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  • Meals
    3 Lunches , 2 Breakfasts , 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    "Accommodation - oneId: #2"
  • Price Includes
    • WIFI
    • Insurance
    • Taichi class
    • Entrance Fees
    • Cruise Itinerary and Program
    • Welcome Drink, hot/cold Towels
    • Cooking Class- fruit carving flower
    • 01 bottles of water/pax/day in room
    • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
    • Spacious air-con Cabins and en-suite Bathrooms
    • 02 Breakfast, 03 Lunches and 02 Dinner on board
    Price Excludes
    • Tips and Beverages
    • Optional services and etc
    • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi( bookable)
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

     In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Hon Gai - Bai Tu Long
07:15 Optional pick up at hotel for three and a half hours road trip with short refreshment on half way to Halong Bay.
12:00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat
12:30 Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.
13:00 Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu
15:00 Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)
16:30 Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.
17:30 Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.
19:30 Having BBQ dinner
21:00 Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices...
23:00 End of program for Day One.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruise

Day 2: Cap La area
06:30 Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.
07:15 Coffee, tea and light breakfast pastries served in the dining room
08:00 Transfer to the day boat to go to Cap La area
09:30 Go fishing with the fisherman
11:00 Back to the day boat, free time & relaxing on the sundeck
12:00 Having Set lunch with seafood and grills.
13:30 Kayaking and swimming
15:30 Return to main boat. Relaxing and Enjoy the rest of the day on board

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruise

Day3: Halong - Hanoi
06:30 Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.
07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.
08:00 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature
09:30 Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration
10:30 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore
11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.
16:30 Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Itineraries may changed due to the weather condition and operation of authority management

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Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.1

Based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.2
  • Organization
    8.6
  • Value for money
    9.0
  • Safety
    9.4
9.5

fiona m

Dublin, Ireland
06 Oct 2018
Fantastic cruise through Halong Bay We stayed 2 nights 3 days on board the garden bay 2.. what a fantastic time we had. It was a fablous experience cruising through Halong Bay and the weather was great. We had the most friendly h... See more

We stayed 2 nights 3 days on board the garden bay 2.. what a fantastic time we had. It was a fablous experience cruising through Halong Bay and the weather was great. We had the most friendly host Chung, he was a happy freindly guy , and informed us thoroughly of every day planned.. The crew were very friendly too. The food was beautiful on board very authentic... The cooking demo by Chung was great fun.. we learned how to make springrolls then they were cooked and served with our bbq. The day trip was fantastic exploring the floating fisherman's village, and on the 2nd day we went fishing on a smaller boat kayaking through limestone caves and had the most amazing lunch.. Nam was hosting the day boat cruise.. very friendly guy too. Overall it was an amazing experience with garden bay.. Rooms were very clean and bed comfy.. boat is a little old and could do with a bit of maintenance.. paint ect.. but the experience overall over shadows that. I would recommend upgrading to balcony view as it's the most amazing opening that door in the morning and sitting out on your deck chair while cursing through to the next stop.. The only thing I would suggest garden bay have is some entertainment after bbq/dinner.. music / games ect.. Thank your Chung & crew for making our trip so memorable.. also chung is a great photographer.. he was very happy to take photos and took some amazing ones too.

8.8

Michelle K

Melbourne, Australia
28 Sep 2018
Fantastic tour I am writing this review as i was a bit apprehensive leading up to my tour due to some of the comments regarding the condition of the boat and rooms. I was on the Garden Bay cruise for 3 days/2 ... See more

I am writing this review as i was a bit apprehensive leading up to my tour due to some of the comments regarding the condition of the boat and rooms. I was on the Garden Bay cruise for 3 days/2 nights. I was quite pleasantly surprised with how clean, comfortable and functional our room was, based on previous reviews. The staff were fantastic, especially Happy, our bartender and Tai Chi instructor, couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Only reason i didnt give 5 stars was that for the 3 day tour i thought the 2nd day was a bit lacking in activities. The first and last days are the same as the 2 day tour, but for that middle day you are sent to a 'day boat'. We thought we would be kayaking for 2-3hrs but it was only around 40 minutes. If you do the 3 day tour, make sure you bring your book, cards or some form of entertainment with you on the day boat.

9.0

David B

America
20 Jul 2018
Perfection This was my second cruise with Garden Bay and everything from the exceptional staff, to the food, to the accommodation, and the cruise program was perfect. My brother and his wife were visiting ... See more

This was my second cruise with Garden Bay and everything from the exceptional staff, to the food, to the accommodation, and the cruise program was perfect. My brother and his wife were visiting Vietnam for the first time from Australia so I had flown across from Bangkok to be their guide. Mr Lan, our cruise director immediately recognized me from my earlier trip with one of my sons and his family in January this year. Mr Lan and his mainly young crew go out of their way to ensure that every moment you spend on board is memorable. As it happened, it was my sister-in-law's birthday but we had not previously notified Mr Lan. Nonplussed, the kitchen came up with the most original birthday cake we have ever seen, a small cheesecake surrounded by a colourful and dramatic mountain of carved vegetables. (See attached photograph). PS: Mr Lan and his crew work very hard, but we noticed that we were the only group that put a gratuity into the envelopes that are placed on the table at the final lunch. If you have had a good time, don't be mean. Remember the average Vietnamese wage is only about $US 300 a month.

8.8

olivia j

Australia
19 May 2018
Nice cruise We did the 3 days/2 nights cruise with the boat Garden Bay 2. We had an overall really good time. We arrived on the first day around 12:30pm and had lunch and then went kayaking at a fishing vill... See more

We did the 3 days/2 nights cruise with the boat Garden Bay 2. We had an overall really good time. We arrived on the first day around 12:30pm and had lunch and then went kayaking at a fishing village and visiting a pearl farm. Second day, in my opinion was a bit light. We went on another boat (while the main boat goes back to the harbour to take new passengers) to a further area of the bay, swimming and kayaking. Swimming was amazing and our guide for the day was really nice, lunch was delicious as well. After that we went on a fishing boat to learn about fishing techniques. We returned to the boat around 3pm. Day 3 is the visite of a cave, which is good but not exceptional, and then early lunch before to come back to the harbour. The cruise manager “Cuong” (not sure of the spelling sorry) was really nice, and the staff in general was really professional. We asked for vergetarian food and we’ve been treated really well, with excellent food different for both diners ! We recommend this cruise that goes to Bai Tu long Bay Area, which is way less crowded than Ha Long Bay.

9.3

Jans2014

America
24 Mar 2018
Amazing tour and guide Kevin! We booked 3D2N. We were picked up from the hotel in time in the most luxurious van! We did pay a bit more than ‘normal’ to feel like royals and the start was there. Kevin was our guide and told u... See more

We booked 3D2N. We were picked up from the hotel in time in the most luxurious van! We did pay a bit more than ‘normal’ to feel like royals and the start was there. Kevin was our guide and told us everything about Hanoi and was interactive during the bus trip. When we arrived (6 course!!!!) lunch was served and the staff treated us so well. They are so polite and helpful and really try and make an effort to remember your name. The dinner buffet was amazing too and there was more than enough food for everyone (they kept refilling everything). Same as breakfast, amazing! Kevin informed us about everything and was very helpful and active during our activities too. He was always there to answer any question we had. The second day Kevin left to take the other (2D1N) tourists to shore and we had another tour guide who didn’t even introduce himself, nor was he involved in any of the activities. Before Kevin left he gave us more information about food recommendations in Hanoi which we tried and really enjoyed. Some we would’ve never tried ourselves. All in all a really good trip and value for money and we felt like royals for 3 days. (Most luxurious thing we have ever done whilst travelling Asia). Totally recommend the extra night as the 2nd day we had part of the bay to ourselves.