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Best Luxury Halong Bay Cruise - 12 Days - 11 Nights

Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City

Upon your arrival at the airport, our tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel. Check in and have some free time to recover from the jet lag. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

This morning set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels, and then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace), Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street(formerly Rue Catinat) absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, you will take a special one day Mekong Delta tour with homemade meal today.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Hue (B)

Be free till it is time to the airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival, our guide will escort you to hotel, check in and you will be free to enjoy the night of Hue.

Overnight: Hue

Day 5: Hue Discovery (B/L)

A full day to discover this ancient city! Start with the majestic Tomb of Minh Mang that is erected in 1840, then sail the Perfume River by a Royal Dragon boat to the tallest pagoda in Vietnam – Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, get close to the significant ruins of this former capital and feel its glory in the old days. Later visit the bustling Dong Ba Market and end today’s tour. 

Overnight: Hue

Day 6: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L)

Head for Hoi An in the morning. En route enjoy the view of the coast and Da Nang from the fantastic of Hai Van Pass (a winding coast high way). In Da Nang, enjoy a half day tour to visit the Non Nuoc BeachCham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and the famous Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in and have some free time on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B/L)

This morning depart for My Son Sanctuary to see the remains of Kingdom of Champa. After lunch drive back to Hoi An, visit the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants’ house to learn more about this ancient town. Rest of the day is yours to explore Hoi An in your way.

Overnight: Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi (B/L)

Head back to Da Nang this morning for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, our guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Later discover this city by visiting the Presidential PalaceHo Chi Minh’s house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Proceed to tour the Old Quarter by rickshaw, visit the serene Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. 

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 9 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/LD)

8.00 – 8h15 : Swan Cruise’s bus or private car will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to Halong bay

12.30 Arrive at the Swan Cruise office in Ha Long City where you will be transferred by tender to the Swan Cruise. On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome drink, receive a cruise safety briefing and be shown to your cabin.

13.30 A delicious lunch of fresh seafood and Vietnamese cuisine will be served while we leisurely cruise to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.

15:00 Enjoy the breath taking views of Ha Long Bay’s dramatic limestone karsts, peaceful inlets and floating villages. Your cruise will make a stop at Vung Vieng floating fishing village where you have the choice to explore the village by either bamboo sampan or kayak. After an hour of water activities you will return to Swan Cruise for some free time to lounge on the sundeck or swim in Ha Long bay’s calm waters.

17.00 Back on board the boat we will cruise to our overnight anchorage point.
17.30 Before dinner you will take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and enjoy the sunset party on the sundeck.

19.15 Dinner will be a set menu of exquisite Vietnamese cuisine served in the dining room and enjoyed with other Swan Cruise guests.

21.00 The rest of the evening is free to enjoy at your leisure, whether that’s relaxing in your cabin or taking part in Swan Cruise’s onboard activities, which include film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room board and card games. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

Overnight aboard

Day 10 :  Discover Lan Ha Bay – Tien Cave (B/L/D)

06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck and complimentary tea & coffee.
07.00 Breakfast will be served, a selection of western foods and Vietnamese traditional breakfast – ‘PHO’

08.15 After breakfast you will transfer to a smaller boat to visit Lan Ha Bay.
09.30 At Lan Ha Bay your guide will take you kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a pristine natural beach surrounded by turquoise water.

12.30 Back on board Swan cruise, a fresh barbecue seafood lunch will be served while we cruise to the next destination.

14.00 This afternoon you will discover Toi and Sang Cave (weather dependent). This is the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and borders the Gulf of Tonkin. Here you will visit a quaint fishing village and lagoon. Time permitting, you will get to kayak through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain.

16.00 After a day of discovering the caves and villages you will return to Swan Cruise where we will make our way to our second mooring point near Ho Dong Tien.
19.15 Vietnamese style dinner will be served.

21.00 The rest of the evening is free to enjoy at your leisure, whether that’s relaxing in your cabin or taking part in Swan Cruises onboard activities which include, film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room, board and card games. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

Overnight aboard

Day 11 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07.00 Have breakfast

08.00 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave).

08:15 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.

10.00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for getting on Van back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi about 4:30 PM.

Rest of the day is on your own.

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 12: Hanoi – EXIT (B)

Enjoy some leisure time in Hanoi before transferring to the airport for your international flight back home. 


Our price include:

  • Transfer by private car with air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation at hotel including breakfasts (Double/Twin sharing)
  • Luxurious boats for cruises in Halong bay & others.
  • Halong 3days /2night –Group tour
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned.All breakfast at hotel
  • Government taxes (VAT, etc.)
  • Services charge

Our Price do not include:

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Flights (Saigon - Hue / Danang – Hanoi ) including airport taxes
  • Insurance of travelers (obligatory)
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc.
  • Beverage, tips, etc.

Payment conditions:

  • A deposit of 20% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
  • An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
  • The balance of 40% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
  • Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.

Cancellation fees:

  • In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
  • In 15-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 10% charge
  • In 06-15 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
  • In 02-06 days prior to customer’s arrival: 60% charge
  • Within 02 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.

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